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
  • ‘Increase the biodiversity:’ New trees planted along Kinnickinnic River Trail amid restoration efforts

    MILWAUKEE — The Kinnickinnic River and the Kinnickinnic River Trail have been undergoing a transformation for nearly a decade. On Saturday, Oct. 19, FOX6 News learned the next steps in the process. FOX6 caught up with a crew rooted in the restoration of the habitat along the Kinnickinnic River and Kinnickinnic River Trail. “We want to come up the stem of the tree,” said Ellis Rich, AmeriCorps NCCC. “It will make the tree not rot.” Their efforts would also help […]

  • Milwaukee woman accused of neglecting 6 children in her care: ‘House was unlivable’

    MILWAUKEE — A 43-year-old Milwaukee woman is accused of chronic neglect of six children who were in her care on the city’s north side. The accused is Tracey Shields — and police describe her home as not fit for any human or animal to live in. Shields, 43, faces the following criminal counts: Chronic neglect of a child – specified harm did not occur (six counts) Physical abuse of a child (intentional causation of bodily harm) Behind the doors of […]

  • Arraignments set after vape cartridges, marijuana, nearly $1M found in Milwaukee home

    MILWAUKEE —  A Milwaukee man and woman allegedly caught with nearly $1 million in cash and nearly 20 pounds of marijuana in their home were in court Monday, Oct. 14 for their preliminary hearings, which they waived. These offenses were just the tip of the iceberg, according to prosecutors. Amanda Ware, 30, and Govanny Molina, 34 face the following criminal counts: Possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, THC, greater than 10,000 grams, as a party to a crime, […]

  • ‘Providing support:’ Strong Baby Sabbath aims to reduce the high infant mortality rate in Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE — It’s a significant problem affecting Milwaukee city. Nearly 100 babies born in Brew City did not make it to their first birthday in 2018. City leaders continue to work to prevent infant mortality. “We do care for our community,” said Evelyn Merriett, with New Covenant Baptist Church near 38th Street and North Avenue. Members of the church, one of the many Strong Baby Sanctuaries in Milwaukee, help educate about the problem and provide resources to those in need. […]

  • ‘Moving forward in life:’ New food truck creates job opportunities for victims of human trafficking

    MILWAUKEE — After months of preparation and planning, a mobile business came to Milwaukee — designed to satisfy your cravings and help victims of human trafficking. With bright colors and whimsical decor, this food truck is a welcomed contrast to the dark and dismal reality of human trafficking. “All of their basic needs were stripped of them, and then replaced by someone who wanted to exploit them,” said Kristina Glackin, a survivor and advocate for human trafficking victims. Through this […]

  • ‘Let’s work together:’ City leaders try combat homelessness as Tent City eviction date looms

    MILWAUKEE – Time is ticking for homeless people to clear out of Tent City as an end-of-the-month eviction date looms. City officials are working to ensure they don’t have to return to the streets. On a wet and soggy day, folks living underneath I-794 and the Marquette Interchange are dealing with the elements. “With the weather turning, we certainly want to get everybody indoors,” said Jim Mathy, who works with the Milwaukee County Housing Division. The makeshift homes need to […]

  • ‘They are taking the baton:’ MPS students speak up about issues that matter to them

    MILWAUKEE — Hundreds of Milwaukee Public Schools students came together on Tuesday, Oct. 8 to have their voices heard — speaking up as one about issues that matter to them. Three-hundred students from 31 middle and high schools attended the second annual Leadership Summit at Serb Hall, designed to build confidence while gathering the concerns of their fellow peers. “Us being here is going to make a huge impact,” said Anika Moore, a junior at Bradley Tech High School. “This […]

  • ‘Scary to see:’ 3 women shot, 2 killed in less than 24 hours in Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE — Three women were shot in less than 24 hours in Milwaukee. Two of them were killed. The most recent fatal shooting happened early Monday morning, Oct. 7 on the city’s south side. “It’s getting scary,” said Benjamin Jordan, who was stopped in his tracks by police and a horrific sight. “I saw that body next to me on the right-hand side in the back alley and I was sad. Real crazy.” Jordan tried to shield his young nephew. […]

  • ‘Hoping for the best:’ Farmers in southeast Wisconsin struggle to harvest following heavy rain

    WEST BEND — Farmers across southeast Wisconsin were soaked by early October heavy rains, after an especially rainy September. More rain on Saturday, Oct. 5 didn’t give the agricultural industry a break, with farmers struggling to dry out. Underwater after continuous downpours, farms across southeast Wisconsin took a pounding as storms brought heavy rain as the calendar turned to October. “A lot of farms in the area, we are all in the same boat,” said Rick Roden, farm co-owner. Water […]

  • ‘A call to action:’ Song called ‘Break the Cycle’ aims to combat domestic violence in Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE — First, he helped make songs about combatting bullying and violence. On Saturday, Oct. 5, FOX6 News caught up with a Milwaukee activist working on a special project aimed at preventing another major issue plaguing our community — during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. More than just a beat and a melody, the song is about a serious issue that, tragically, too many people deal with. “It hits home to a lot of people,” said Tracey Dent, executive producer and […]

  • Video shows fiery crash involving Johnsonville semi that shut down portion of I-43 in July

    MILWAUKEE — The Wisconsin Department of Transportation released on Friday, Oct. 4 video showing a fiery crash involving a Johnsonville semi that happened on Sunday night, July 14. The crash happened around 9 p.m., shutting down I-43 in both directions at North Avenue. Glowing flames illuminated the dark interstate, shutting down the interstate in both directions after a Johnsonville semi driver’s tire blew. The semi was headed south on I-43 when the incident happened. Coming around the curve on I-43 […]

  • Zay Bailey

    ‘Feeling very sad:’ Young man killed, woman hurt in double shooting near 38th and Good Hope

    MILWAUKEE — A double shooting left an 18-year-old man dead and a 34-year-old woman hurt. It happened early Tuesday, Oct. 1 near 38th and Good Hope Road. Milwaukee police tried to calm family members on Tuesday morning after the shooting — just feet from the home of Zay Bailey, 18. “We are just feeling very sad, very hurt, very heartbroken,” said Imogene Wesley, Bailey’s grandmother. Bailey’s family said they were searching for clues as to who and what caused the […]

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