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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
  • ‘Serious public health threat:’ City-county drug task force issues final report, recommendations

    MILWAUKEE — It’s a fight against the epidemic that’s plaguing families nationwide and killing people in our state. Now, there’s a collaborative effort meant to stop opioid abuse and deaths. It’s a meeting that’s been needed for some time. Last year, opioid abuse and overdoses crippled families. “This is a serious public health threat. We saw 400 people lose their lives in Milwaukee County through overdoses,” said Alderman Michael Murphy. Wanting to curb the startling statistic, the Milwaukee City-County Heroin, […]

  • ‘Fireworks, tree lighting, Santa:’ Kick off a festive month of holiday fun in the Historic Third Ward

    MILWAUKEE — ‘Tis the season for holiday fun! Derica Williams spent the morning in Milwaukee’s Third Ward to preview “Christmas in the Ward.” About Christmas in the Ward (website) Tree Lighting Ceremony Join “Milwaukee’s Christmas Station” 95.7FM WRIT’s morning show personality Meg McKenzie as she emcees the tree lighting and leads you in celebration. Santa Visits Jolly’s Gingerbread House Visit with Santa and let him know what’s on your Christmas list. You can even have your photo taken with him […]

  • Council tasked with reducing homeless population approves plan that prioritizes permanent housing

    MILWAUKEE — Below freezing temperatures are enough to keep most of us inside in the winter, but not everyone has that luxury. City, state and community leaders are working together to help those who homeless — left out in the cold. A council tasked with reducing Wisconsin’s homeless population approved an action plan Tuesday, Nov. 27 that would prioritize putting the homeless into permanent housing without strict preconditions, among other things. The Wisconsin Interagency Council on Homelessness, which was formed […]

  • ‘Suspected shooter’ shot, wounded by US Marshals conducting surveillance near 28th and Wells

    MILWAUKEE — A suspect was shot and wounded by members of the U.S. Marshals Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force near 28th and Wells in Milwaukee on Monday afternoon, Nov. 26. “I heard about five gunshots. I heard cars revving off and a bunch of yelling,” a neighbor said. The U.S. Marshals said it happened as the task force team was conducting surveillance as part of a fugitive investigation in the area. An unrelated shooting took place, and “in response […]

  • 8 teens in custody, 1 on the loose after pursuit of stolen van in West Allis

    WEST ALLIS — Eight juveniles were arrested and police were searching for a ninth after a stolen van fled officers in West Allis Saturday night, Nov. 24. Police said just before midnight, officers attempted to stop the van near 65th and Mitchell Street when it fled from squads. Police deployed stop sticks on at least two occasions, but the van didn’t stop. A PIT maneuver was performed near 43rd and Mitchell, and the van came to a stop. Three occupants […]

  • Small Business Saturday puts focus on Milwaukee-area “mom and pop shops” 🛍️

    CEDARBURG — Black Friday may be one of the busiest shopping days of the year, but Small Business Saturday, Nov. 24 is proving to be far more lucrative and impactful for local businesses. The unofficial holiday encourages customers to help their hometowns by spending their hard-earned dollars locally. Shoppers say they have success finding unique items at “mom and pop shops”, and stores like Cedarburg Toy Company bank on this unofficial holiday, giving special deals and incentives to get people through […]

  • ‘It has a huge impact:’ Students at 3 schools in Wauwatosa think of others on Service Learning Day

    WAUWATOSA — In the spirit of gratitude, students, parents and staff at Wilson Elementary and Wauwatosa STEM School on Tuesday, Nov. 20 participated in the second annual Service Learning Day. Additionally, students and staff at Jefferson Elementary School participated in their first Service Learning Day. Master Sgt. Larry Sanders knows firsthand how it feels to get a little something from home while deployed. “It has a huge impact. Everyone in the unit got excited when they came in,” said Master Sgt. Sanders. […]

  • ‘So many people struggle:’ Aurora Family Service provides 3K+ families with Thanksgiving groceries

    MILWAUKEE — Thanksgiving is about family and tradition — but sadly, not everyone has a chance to celebrate. For 22 years, Aurora Family Service has helped provide more than 64,000 families with the ingredients to prepare a Thanksgiving meal. Volunteers on Monday, Nov. 19 helped Aurora Family Services officials put together care packages for more than 3,000 families. “We are able to really give back by being here. So many people struggle, and that is an opportunity to have a sense […]

  • Gun deer hunt starts off slow in 2018: ‘Not a lot of movement as in years past’

    WEST ALLIS — FOX6 News stopped by Domine’s Deer Processing in West Allis Sunday, Nov. 18, as the first weekend of the 2018 gun deer hunting season wrapped up. Mico Jaksic, the owner of Domine’s said the season was off to a slow start. “Today we only had a few, and yesterday I only had eight,” said Jaksic. He said the first weekend normally yields about 50 a day. “If it doesn’t get any better, I’m gonna wrap it up. […]

  • Christ Church in Mequon spreads holiday cheer across the world

    This time of year, Santa’s helpers are spreading holiday joy all across the world. Nearby in Mequon, folks are sharing gifts — and God — all in one package. They’re not Santa’s elves, but they are just as busy. Community members at Christ Church are working hard to spread joy and get into the holiday spirit. “It just keeps getting bigger and more fun,” said Melissa Knous, co-leader for the Operation Christmas Child at Christ Church. The church members gathered […]

  • ‘He is not violent at all:’ Family wants answers after officer shot man near 35th and Clarke

    MILWAUKEE — The family of a man shot by Milwaukee police on Monday, Nov. 12 wants to know why an officer opened fire, and said Tuesday they were being prevented from checking on his well-being. “Somebody has shot in our house,” said Deanna Johnson. As a bullet struck Johnson’s home, Jamie Alexander was hit as well. “All we heard was three shots and it was over and he was laying on the ground,” said Johnson. Jamie Alexander, 42, was the […]

  • Police: 42-year-old man shot, seriously wounded by officer near 35th and Clarke

    MILWAUKEE — A 42-year-old man was shot and wounded by a Milwaukee police officer who responded to a “subject with a gun” call at 35th and Clarke on Monday afternoon, Nov. 12. It happened around 12:15 p.m. Police said officers arriving at the scene were flagged down by a citizen who advised that a subject was armed with a gun. After officers observed the suspect matching the provided description, officers approached the suspect and an encounter ensued. A 38-year-old officer with […]