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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
  • School buses

    “Slow down:” When the school buses roll, motorists everywhere urged to drive safe

    MILWAUKEE — Thousands of students will hop on buses and cross streets when school begins on Tuesday, September 1st. Just as students get back into their school routines, drivers everywhere need to get back into their safe-driving routines too. For the past two years, Charles Fells has been a school crossing guard — and he’s looking forward to the start of the school year. “They are glad to see me come,” said Fells. While students and parents are glad to […]

  • Free haircuts for kids at back to school event

    Entrepreneurs team up for back to school event: “To be a blessing to as many parents as we can”

    MILWAUKEE — School starts for most students in southeastern Wisconsin on Tuesday, September 1st, and on Sunday, August 30th, some local entrepreneurs stepped up in a big way for the kids — helping to get them ready to head back into the classroom as a new school year begins. Gaulien “Gee” Smith, of Gee’s Clippers and Mario Dickens, of Mario Dickens Creations teamed up for a FREE back to school event held at Zeidler Union Square in Milwaukee. Smith and Dickens […]

  • BoyzIIMen Gang Prevention Resource

    “Keep them off the street:” Non-profit works to break up gangs, build up Milwaukee’s youth

    MILWAUKEE — A local nonprofit group is trying to rehabilitate troubled teens by revitalizing a home. The tenacity couldn’t be dampened by Saturday’s rain. “If we don’t invest in our future then Milwaukee is at a standstill,” said Randy Jones, volunteer. Volunteers began to remodel the BoyzIIMen Gang Prevention Resource House near 40th and Fairmount. The group came together to help Marcus Duke, executive director for Club Kids Incorporated. “Our mission is to keep kids out of trouble, gang prevention, […]

  • Lice

    As school is about to start, there’s a mutated form of lice in Wisconsin: “It worries a lot of people”

    MILWAUKEE — As kids prepare to head back to school for a new school year — parents may want to check their heads when they come home! A mutated form of lice has made its way into Wisconsin, and it is worrying some parents. “These lice actually live on the blood,” Dr. Paul Hartlaub with Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare said. Lice can be transmitted via close contact with others. “It can spread it worries a lot of people of course,” Dr. […]

  • Germantown fatal hit-and-run

    Suspect in hit-and-run that killed Germantown bicyclist released; researcher says fatalities on the rise

    GERMANTOWN — The number of fatalities involving bicyclists has doubled in Wisconsin over the last year. The latest victim — a 50-year-old man from Germantown never made it home after he left to get some food on Sunday night, August 23rd. Germantown police said late Monday the vehicle involved in this fatal hit-and-run incident had been recovered, and a suspect was in custody. But now, we’ve learned that suspect has been released — because there is not enough evidence yet […]

  • Shooting near 22nd & Hadley

    “This is going to continue:” 102 homicides in Milwaukee, officials worry the next victim will be someone you know

    MILWAUKEE — Police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred on Monday morning, August 24th on Milwaukee’s northwest side. This is Milwaukee’s 102nd homicide to occur this year. Now, loved ones of those lost to gun violence and city officials are asking what it’s going to take to put a stop to the deadly violence in Milwaukee. City officials say this latest homicide couldn’t have been prevented by police. It happened around 3:00 a.m. Monday, August 24th, near 22nd and […]

  • Tavern

    Man shot and killed after attempting to run two suspects over outside tavern

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee’s 101st homicide this year occurred early Saturday, August 22nd. The incident ended with a crash. Cell phone video captured the crash at the south side intersection of 16th and National Avenue just before 2 a.m. “Security was directing traffic and a car came across 16th Street and smacked another car,” said a man who witnessed the crash. Police say the incident began moments prior in the 1500 block of W. Scott Street. The victim, now identified as […]

  • Jason Pansier farm accident

    “The tractor overturned:” Donated blood saved man’s life after farm accident; how you can help others like him

    MILWAUKEE — One never knows when tragedy will strike, but when a Brown County man experienced a life-threatening injury, he had the support and resources he needed to get through it. Donated blood saved Jason Pansier’s life, and now, his family is paying it forward. Jason Pansier’s family has partnered with the BloodCenter of Wisconsin to raise awareness about the importance of becoming a blood donor. Jason was critically injured in July at their family farm. “Jason was running a […]

  • IRS scam

    “It sounded too bizarre:” IRS scammers use scare tactics to target victims for money

    MILWAUKEE — It’s an old scam with new tricks and it’s costing taxpayers millions of dollars. Con artists are duping people out of money by posing as the IRS and using scare tactics, causing folks to fork up money. The Better Business Bureau says it’s getting dozens of calls a day about the scam and says it’s the largest scam the IRS has ever seen. The posers seem to be targeting senior citizens and immigrants, and many of these calls […]

  • Lamarr Banks

    “A rough road ahead:” Family grieves loss of Army veteran killed in hit-and-run crash

    MILWAUKEE — He served and fought for our country. But for one Milwaukee man, the real danger was here at home. 40-year-old Army veteran Lamarr Banks was killed in a hit-and-run crash. “He was the love of my life, he was my everything,” said Liya Guzman, Banks’ fiancee. Guzman will not experience her happily ever after. “Want to know why. I want to know who could have done this to him,” sad Guzman. Banks was struck and killed on Sunday, […]

  • Burleigh fatal hit-and-run

    “Your heart goes out to the family:” 40-year-old killed in hit-and-run crash near Appleton & Burleigh

    MILWAUKEE — A 40-year-old man was struck and killed in a hit-and-run crash on Milwaukee’s west side early Sunday, August 16th — but this may not have been an accident because the victim and suspect may have known each other. Milwaukee police say the victim was near Appleton and Burleigh when he was struck around 1:40 a.m. The 40-year-old man that was struck by the car apparently got into some type of fight with the occupants of the vehicle that […]

  • Man-Up-5K-Walk

    “Get out and exercise:” Man-Up-5K-Walk helps raise health awareness and heart rates

    MILWAUKEE — Thousands of Milwaukee men gathered downtown to raise health awareness and their heart rates. There is no other walk quite like the Man-Up-5K-Walk in Milwaukee. Each stride is a step towards bettering the overall health of men. “We want men to unite,” said Matthew Johnson, walk founder. Guys of all ages strolled the Milwaukee Riverwalk Saturday morning, August 15th as part of the Man-Up-5K Wellness Walk. The main goal: addressing the needs and issues that have been long […]

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