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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
  • Quad/Graphics prints, binds MLB’s World Series programs

    SUSSEX — Bummed out after being beat in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series. While some of the energy dwindled for fans, the outcome caused one local company to actually kick into high gear. “We are printing pages as soon as the game is done,” said Rick Cowan. Cowan is the customer account manager for Major League Baseball at Quad/Graphics. “The buzz around the plant was very exciting,” said Cowan. The NLCS was a nail-biter for many reasons. […]

  • ‘Ready for change:’ Sherman Park residents gather to envision ways to strengthen the community

    MILWAUKEE — Committed to change, residents in Sherman Park are taking steps to turn their neighborhood around by making their visions into a reality. From riots to resilience, residents in the Sherman Park neighborhood have gone through struggles, but continue to seek success for those living here. “I’m dedicated to my community,” said Tremerell Robinson. Tremerell Robinson has been to all three visioning sessions aimed at improving Sherman Park east. “I want to see our community better we have beautiful […]

  • Classes canceled at Westosha Central H.S. in Kenosha Co. following social media threat

    KENOSHA COUNTY —  A violent online message spreads fast at a Kenosha County high school — prompting an investigation by the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department. Authorities determined there was no credible threat, but classes at Westosha Central High School were canceled anyway on Friday morning, Oct. 19. “This is definitely a concern for all of us,” said Sheriff David Beth. “Last night we did two complete searches of the entire school.” Beth was part of a sweep of the high school […]

  • ‘Hard to cope:’ Family wants answers after man shot to death near 39th and Ruby

    MILWAUKEE — Police are investigating after a Milwaukee man was shot and killed near 39th and Ruby on Tuesday, Oct. 16. Police said just before 10 a.m., shots rang out in the area. Officers and family members of the victim soon swarmed the area, trying to find out why it happened and who did it. Red and yellow police tape stretched across the street, where moments before, neighbors were sprawled out on the floor. “It’s pitiful,” said Barbara Carter, neighbor. […]

  • ‘Shocked:’ Wheels stolen from 3 vehicles in underground garage in Greendale

    GREENDALE — Thieves took the wheels right off several vehicles at a Greendale apartment complex early Monday, Oct. 15. An alert was sent out to residents that crooks were able to make their way inside the complex’s garage — while the residents inside were sleeping. “I have a key fob that gets me into the garage,” said Sarah Sandy, a resident of the complex. “You can’t get in unless you have this stuff. But somehow, thieves managed to get inside. […]

  • ‘We have a significant problem:’ Mayor spreads word about preventable causes of infant death

    MILWAUKEE — In 2017, 120 babies died in Milwaukee before their first birthday — a majority of them African-American. With that in mind, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett on Sunday, Oct. 14 visited churches on the annual “Strong Baby Sabbath” to talk about two preventable causes of infant death — premature births and unsafe sleeping environments. Prayers for strength were followed by a call to action at Hepatha Lutheran Church near 18th and Locust. “We have a significant problem in this city […]

  • Shoppers get a jump-start on holiday buying at Fleet Farm’s Toyland

    OCONOMOWOC — Making their list and checking it twice — shoppers flocked to Fleet Farm for the grand opening of Toyland on Saturday, Oct. 13. Though pumpkins are still on the shelves, Christmas is right around the corner. “Christmas is fun,” said Ranyah Pate. With little ones wanting lots of stuff, many were eager to get a jump-start on the holidays. “We want to get out here and get it before it’s all gone and at the right price,” said Rita […]

  • Dashcam video of high-speed pursuit released, police seek 1 suspect

      BROWN DEER — Brown Deer police released on Tuesday, Oct. 9 dashcam video of a police pursuit that unfolded earlier in the month. The search for one suspect in this incident is still ongoing. According to Brown Deer police, around noon on Monday, Oct. 1, officers were trying to stop a stolen BMW, which fled, and the pursuit began, reaching speeds near 90 miles-per-hour. The driver weaved in and out of traffic, blowing through several red lights. Eventually, the […]

  • ‘Very shocked:’ Neighbors eager for answers after body found in truck on fire in Greendale

    GREENDALE — A body was found in a truck yards from businesses and a school in Greendale on Sunday, Oct. 7, and the truck was on fire when first responders arrived. “It’s really scary. The grass was all burned up too,” said Jim Batley. It happened right across from Batley’s barbershop. “Very shocked. I couldn’t believe it. Normally that doesn’t happen around here,” said Batley. Word spread fast along the business strip about what happened around 4 a.m. Sunday near Northway […]

  • ‘A great stress reliever:’ Runners take on 26.2 miles during Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon

    MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon, in its 38th year, took place Sunday morning, Oct. 7. Runners gathered at the starting line in Grafton early Sunday, preparing their minds for the challenge as they stretched and loosened up, proudly sporting their bib numbers while watching the numbers on the clock closely once the race stepped off. “About three hours and 46 minutes,” said Andrea Bray. “My best time was three hours and 50 minutes,” said Kim Teske. Anticipation was heightened […]

  • ‘A wonderful feeling:’ Motorcyclists come together for man who lost limbs from dog lick

    SLINGER — A West Bend man remains positive despite having a life-altering loss and the community is helping him push through. “He’s been so inspiring to everybody he is our super G,” said Jon Stein, benefit organizer. Greg Manteufel has been fighting a rare battle. “99 percent of us will never have this happen to us,” said Tracy Arnold, benefit organizer. The 48-year-old lost limbs and part of his nose after contracting bacteria found in dog saliva. “I was shocked. I […]

  • ‘We’ve got Brewer fever:’ Fans tailgate at Miller Park despite rainy weather

    MILWAUKEE — Excitement was brewing well before the team entered the ballpark Friday afternoon, Oct. 5. Hours before the game, it was packed and the pregame in the parking lot was in full force. Everyone had an optimistic and celebratory mood going into Game 2. It was vibe mother nature couldn’t dampen. Snapped into place, securing their location and coverage — soggy supporters wouldn’t let rain stop their good time. “The weather doesn’t matter,” said Moira Linse. But what does is […]