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Derica Williams is a New York native raised in New Jersey. She graduated from the University of Maryland College Park with a B.A. in Communication Studies. After college, Derica returned home and started her career in television broadcasting at WNYW-TV, the FOX 5 station in New York, where she was an Associate Field Producer.

A few years later Derica began reporting at WALA FOX 10 in Mobile/Pensacola. While there she covered a wide range of stories involving everything from hurricanes, to murder trials, to the Gulf Oil spill. In addition to her reporting duties Derica hosted a segment on the station's 'Studio 10' morning show that focused on Consumer News. She occasionally anchored the morning, evening and weekend newscasts as well.

Derica most recently joined the FOX6 team in June 2012. She is a family-oriented individual who, in her leisure time, enjoys playing and watching sports, going to the beach and writing poetry. She likes to travel and enjoys exploring new restaurants and different cuisine.
Derica is excited about being in Milwaukee. She is embracing the city and is looking forward to all it has to offer. Derica really has a passion for news and loves meeting new people every day.

Recent Articles
  • Juan Silva Sr. and Juan Silva Jr.

    “That was a big bite for him to take:” Father walks free after serving time for son’s alleged crime

    MILWAUKEE — In 2013, a Milwaukee man confessed to being the driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run crash. But a tipster has come forward with new information. Now, the father is leaving prison and his son is charged with the crime. “It was a tough call. I’m not sure what I would do,” said Charlene Busse, neighbor. Busse is talking about what’s going on with Juan Silva Sr.and his son, Juan Silva Jr. In September 2013 a woman was injured and Juan […]

  • Sean Harvey

    Search warrant connected to carjacking case makes reference to “rolling drug houses,” new trend in Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE — Criminals are trying to find another way to skirt the law — but Milwaukee police seem to be onto them. Apparently — there is a new trend in Milwaukee that involves “rolling drug houses.” A search warrant connected to a recent case makes reference to this trend. 23-year-old Sean Harvey of Milwaukee is accused of robbing a woman at gunpoint and stealing her car. He now faces multiple charges, including armed robbery, operating a motor vehicle without owner’s consent, […]

  • Milwaukee Air & Water Show

    “Perfect place to be!” No disappointment this year for Air & Water Show after unrelenting fog last year

    MILWAUKEE — The unrelenting fog along Milwaukee’s lakefront led organizers to call off the Milwaukee Air & Water Show last year — but this year, there were no fog issues, and some say this year’s Air & Water Show was the best one yet! This was the seventh consecutive year for the Milwaukee Air & Water Show — which took place on Saturday, July 25th and Sunday, July 26th along the lakefront. First-timers and veteran Air & Water Show enthusiasts […]

  • Free basketball clinic

    “It was very helpful:” Free basketball camp prepares Milwaukee’s youth for the game of life

    MILWAUKEE — A free basketball camp takes Milwaukee’s youth off the streets of the inner city and into a high school gym. But the lessons being taught will go well beyond the gym walls. With each dribble, a lesson is getting passed to these kids. Dozens of boys and girls from 9-12 years old attended a clinic hosted by Milwaukee Alderman Willie Wade. “Young people are from the neighborhood, north division and throughout the city and sometimes don’t get the […]

  • Crime statistics in Milwaukee

    Seeking change: Milwaukee’s high crime statistics has city leaders looking for answers

    MILWAUKEE — As the number of homicides in Milwaukee soars, city leaders are trying to get to the root of the causes in an effort to curb violence. The Public Safety Committee was presented with some shocking statistics about overall crime in our area. The growing violence in Milwaukee is actually a national problem. Earlier this week, the Public Safety Committee called a special meeting which took about 4 1/2 hours. Nine different agencies talked about the possible causes, challenges and […]

  • Scott Walker

    “A huge step forward:” Governor Walker issues executive order to arm Wisconsin National Guard

    MADISON — Governor Scott Walker issued an executive order on Tuesday, July 21st allowing Wisconsin National Guard members to carry weapons while on duty. The executive order comes after Mohammad Abdulazeez first shot up a military recruiting center at a Chattanooga strip mall last Thursday, July 16th — before driving to a Chattanooga Navy operations support center and launched another attack, killing four Marines and a sailor. The gunman died in a gunfight with law enforcement. In a statement, Governor Walker said the following: […]

  • Breanna Eskridge

    Police say 17-year-old girl who died after shooting was targeted: “She never did nothing to nobody”

    MILWAUKEE — Gun violence has taken the life of another teenager in Milwaukee. A 17-year-old girl is the latest victim. She died after she was shot several times while on a porch near 12th and Concordia on Sunday night, July 19th. Milwaukee has now experienced its 86th murder of 2015 — matching the total for all of 2014. 17-year-old Breanna Eskridge is the third teenager to be shot and killed in Milwaukee in July. 14-year-old Tariq Akbar died after he was […]

  • Festa Italiana Mass

    Festa Italiana Mass a tradition for families: “We try to hit Mass every single time we come”

    MILWAUKEE — Maier Festival Park is a place for traditions. Each year, families flock to the Summerfest grounds for the myriad of summer festivals, offering music, food and fun. But there is something else that happens at Maier Festival Park each year — inside the largest venue on the grounds. It’s an event that has brought families together for nearly 40 years. On Sunday, July 19th, the Marcus Amphitheater was transformed into a house of worship. The 38th annual Festa […]

  • Balloon

    “Nobody could stop it:” Stormy weather causes hot air balloon mishap at Waterford festival

    WATERFORD — A freak accident sends hot air balloons flying into the sky crashing into each other before falling to the ground pulling vehicles and crew members with it. A serene scene in Waterford changed in a flash with this morning’s stormy weather. A moment of panic overtook spectators at the Waterford Balloonfest. As ominous clouds loomed over the field, a gust of wind carried away several balloons — it was all captured on cell phone video. “Happened just like that […]

  • Hamilton family

    Hamilton family upset by Starbucks plan to open stores in impoverished areas saying “we don’t want you here”

    MILWAUKEE — Starbucks plans to open stores in 15 low-to-medium income communities, including Milwaukee. The company says it wants to support economic development and social change, but one local family hoped for much more from the coffee giant. A memorial sits in front of the Red Arrow Park Starbucks in honor of Dontre Hamilton.In April of 2014, Starbucks workers called police about Hamilton who was sleeping outside the coffee shop. Police came to the area, it ended in a fatal […]

  • Whitefish Bay officer-involved shooting

    Whitefish Bay residents caught off-guard by officer-involved shooting: “It’s safe and very peaceful here”

    WHITEFISH BAY — Law enforcement officials on Monday, July 13th were on the scene of an officer-involved shooting in the quiet suburb of Whitefish Bay. The incident caused some in the area to panic — fearing for their safety. It happened near the intersection of Kent Avenue and Lancaster Avenue, shortly before 6:00 p.m. Whitefish Bay Police Chief Michael Young said at the scene Monday night that a 39-year-old man was shot and injured by a nine-year veteran Whitefish Bay […]

  • Tariq Akbar killed in shooting near N. Lake Drive

    In light of violence involving young victims and young suspects, some city leaders push for change

    MILWAUKEE — There have been 11 homicides in Milwaukee since July 2nd, and more than 20 shooting incidents in that time frame. Two of these homicides involved teenage victims, and teenage suspects. These cases have some city leaders questioning whether change needs to come to the juvenile justice system. 14-year-old Tariq Akbar was shot near N. Lake Drive and Kenilworth on Friday night, July 3rd — shortly after the U.S. Bank Fireworks Show wrapped up. 15-year-old Matthew McMillan is charged with […]


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