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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
  • Dwayne Chaney, convicted murderer on the run, possibly with 23-year-old woman

    MILWAUKEE — The search is on for a Milwaukee man convicted of murder. Officials are asking for the public’s help in locating Dwayne Chaney, a man who was found guilty in the November 2015 homicide of Michael Prescott. The guilty verdict came down late Friday afternoon, October 20th. While on trial and out on bond Thursday, October 19th, officials say Chaney cut off his GPS. He is now on the run. U.S. Marshals released a photo of 23-year-old Zuri London, who they […]

  • “Screaming for help:” 13-year-old boy struck by hit-and-run driver while riding bike

    HALES CORNERS — Hales Corners police are investigating after a 13-year-old boy was struck by a hit-and-run driver while riding his bike Monday night, October 16th. The boy was struck while riding to a friend’s house to work on a science project. He never made it there, ending up at the hospital instead. “My shoulder still hurts pretty bad,” Brady Evans said. As he was released from the hospital Tuesday, October 17th, Evans described the pain as both physical and […]

  • Gone in 60 seconds: Car stolen from garage as family ate dinner feet away

    MENOMONEE FALLS — A Menomonee Falls family fell victim to a crime — with thieves targeting them as they ate dinner — just feet away. “I got a vest now and will start walking around at night and see what’s going that’s going on,” Greg Koepke said. Koepke, who was the victim of a recent car theft, is now warning others. “If I see someone’s garage door is open, knock on their door and say’listen, don’t allow this to happen […]

  • NARI Home & Remodeling Show presents the latest trends and technologies for your home

    WEST ALLIS — Preparing for the season both inside and outside of your home. The latest trends and high-tech ways to improve your house one room at a time was featured at the NARI Home & Remodeling Show Saturday, October 14th. From tarts to tiles and touchscreens — the show had it all. Showcasing high-tech upgrades, companies like Techteriors demonstrated how home automation is so easy to use. “This can control home video, audio, and security, custom lighting, shading, all of those things encompassing […]

  • Jeremiah Flowers sentenced to 4 years; last of 4 men prosecutors say took $20 from victim’s purse after fatal shooting

    MILWAUKEE — The last of four suspects involved in a 2016 homicide learned his fate Monday, October 9th. 19-year-old Jeremiah Flowers initiated the confrontation that led to 32-year-old Rebecca Wood’s death near 28th and Clarke. After the cold-hearted crime, one of the suspects snatched the purse belonging to the mother of two, only to get away with $20. While Wood’s father is still emotional over the loss of his daughter, Flowers claimed he’s a changed man. “My daughter’s life was […]

  • On 7th annual Strong Baby Sabbath, city leaders hope for continued decline in infant deaths

    MILWAUKEE — On average, 100 infants die before their first birthdays in Milwaukee. Led by Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, one group is making the effort to reduce that number and create awareness of infant mortality. Sunday, October 8th marked the Strong Baby Sabbath in Milwaukee. It involved a message in the house of God, meant to reach the homes of pregnant women and new mothers in Milwaukee. “Put your arms around these young women,” Mayor Tom Barrett said. “Be there for […]

  • “Give them the tools they need:” Fatherhood Summit encourages fathers be active in childrens’ lives

    MILWAUKEE — Changing lives and lifestyles, one father at a time. On Saturday, October 7th an event designed to help fathers become more a present and positive influence in their kids’ lives happened. With different backgrounds and struggles, these men came together focused on one common goal. “I’m trying to move forward to find another job I can support my kids with,” father Jeffery Lenon said. “Trying to get back into their kid’s lives.” The annual Fatherhood Summit put on […]

  • “There was no braking:” Reggie Gaston charged in crash that killed mother, infant daughter

    MILWAUKEE — 22-year-old Reggie Gaston of Milwaukee faces multiple criminal charges in connection with a crash that killed a woman and her infant daughter on Monday, October 2nd. Seated in a wheelchair with his leg propped up, Gaston heard the charges brought against him Friday, October 6th. Second degree reckless homicide, habitual criminality repeater (2 counts) Second degree reckless injury, habitual criminality repeater Gaston’s ankle was fractured from a crash but the pain he caused to others is far worse. “It’s […]

  • “We need plenty of prayer:” Family grieves after mother, baby girl killed in violent crash

    MILWAUKEE — A mother of five and her young baby were killed after a violent crash on Milwaukee’s north side early Monday, October 2nd. This after an SUV slammed into their vehicle at 35th and Capitol. Condolences are pouring in for the family that is grieving heavily. “We need plenty of prayer,” said Brenda Dean, aunt. “We got one still here, but two are gone.” Dean is being a voice for the victim’s parents, who are mourning too much to […]

  • “Somebody seen something:” 56-year-old man gunned down behind his own Milwaukee home

    MILWAUKEE — A 56-year-old man was gunned down right outside of his home in Milwaukee. Police are searching for the person or persons who killed a man early Sunday morning, October 1st near 41st and Auer. FOX6 spoke with the victim’s neighbors and loved ones who shared memories and concerns. Emergency responders surrounded Stanley Smith and his vehicle after tragedy occurred early on the first day of October. Daylight brought loved ones trying to piece together what happened. “He was […]

  • “The outpouring is great:” Richfield community holds car show fundraiser for girl with bone cancer

    RICHFIELD — Keeping her daughter alive with groundbreaking surgeries and also the help of the community, people are rallying behind a girl who who spent five years hospitalized after being diagnosed with bone cancer. “My daughter Amber is wonderful girl,” the girl’s mother, Tiffany Pflughoeft said. Amber Pflughoeft has had a tough time for much of her childhood. “We got devastating news she had bone cancer,” Tiffany said. Diagnosed at 10 years old. Amber’s mother said cancer spread to her […]

  • “I’ve been crying all night:” Family and neighbors mourn death of 4-year-old found dead in home

    MILWAUKEE — A child found dead and partially burned in a south side home Thursday, September 28th near 17th and Grant has now been identified. What happened near 17th and Grant Thursday was truly tragic. Some neighbors placed balloons and bears, creating a little memorial. The child’s grandfather said he was a happy kid whose life was taken too soon. “He was just four,” victims grandfather, Ralph Di Stasio said. “I miss him a lot.” Fighting back tears over the […]