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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
  • ‘Put a gun to his own head:’ Witness recounts suspect’s actions before fatal officer-involved shooting

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police shot and killed a man on the city’s south side during a traffic stop Monday evening, Aug. 13. While the investigation continues, FOX6 News is learning more about what happened in the moments before two officers pulled the trigger. A witness told FOX6 News the 48-year-old suspect’s actions were somewhat erratic as officers approached him. Soon after, bullets flew and screams of terror echoed in the streets. The incident began around 5 p.m., when Milwaukee police […]

  • ‘Gotta stop:’ Family says father killed in triple shooting was protecting his kids

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police are investigating a triple shooting that happened near 10th and Burleigh Sunday night, Aug. 12 — Milwaukee’s 12th homicide in 12 days. One man was killed and two boys were hurt, including a 4-year-old. According to police, officers responded to the area just before 8:30 p.m. Investigators said an ongoing dispute led to the shooting.  The suspect fired multiple gunshots at a group of people that included children. A 4-year-old and  a 14-year-old were struck. The […]

  • ‘We will help you:’ Church leaders host ‘Praise Fest’ in Washington Park, 1 week after quadruple shooting

    MILWAUKEE — Church leaders and members are trying to break the cycle of violence that has impacted the church’s neighborhood. On Sunday, Aug. 12, outside of their church walls and into the Washington Park Bandshell, the congregation at Parklawn Assembly of God brought ministry to the people during Praise Fest. “Worship God, and to share love with the community,” said Theresa Jones, Parklawn Assembly of God chief ministry operations officer. Song and prayer echoed in the area a week after shots […]

  • Cream City Classic highlights water cleanliness with swim in Milwaukee River

    MILWAUKEE — When you think of the Milwaukee River, taking a dip is probably not the first thing that comes to mind. But on Saturday, Aug. 11 that changed for some folks who considered the 2018 Cream City Classic a historical swim. “Looking at this river and other rivers in the area you look at them and are like ‘I would never ever go in there,'” Ben Trager said. Swimmers, like Ben Trager, are helping prove the stigma is fading. […]

  • ‘A killing for nothing:’ 1 dead after dispute leads to triple shooting near 27th and Capitol

    MILWAUKEE — Dozens of gunshot rang out Thursday night, Aug. 9 at a gas station near 27th and Capitol. The shooting resulted in two men, ages 47 and 48, receiving non-life threatening gunshot injures and one victim, a 41-year-old man, being fatally shot. Several people witnessed the shooting as the gunman opened fire around 9:45 p.m. Surveillance video captured how it all unfolded. In the video, the suspect is seen running from alongside a car, firing at a group of […]

  • ‘Really exciting for us!’ Tickets for 1st Bucks game at Fiserv Forum now on sale

    MILWAUKEE —  Tickets for the Milwaukee Bucks first game at the new Fiserv Forum went on sale Monday morning, Aug. 6. The first ones through the doors were die-hard Milwaukee Bucks fans who hit the ticket counter ready to score pre-season tickets. “It’s the first opportunity for fans to come out and see the Bucks play in the new Fiserv Forum,” said Dustin Godsey, Milwaukee Bucks chief marketing officer. Milwaukee meets their Midwest neighbors in October. The Bucks take on […]

  • 2 charged in violent Wauwatosa home invasion that targeted family new to the country appear in court

    MILWAUKEE — A brutal home invasion in Wauwatosa targeted a family new to this country. The crime left them scarred physically and emotionally. The suspected mastermind behind it all was in court Monday, Aug. 6 along with one of two suspects accused of carrying it out. Nicole Kauper waived her preliminary hearing, entered a not guilty plea and was bound over trial. A competency hearing was requested for Brandon Lane. Investigators say 36-year-old Kauper helped plan the crime. Court documents said Kauper […]

  • ‘It’s ridiculous!’ 6 hurt in 3 separate shootings; 2 in or near Milwaukee’s Washington Park

    MILWAUKEE — Six people were hurt in three separate shootings that happened on Saturday, Aug. 4 and early Sunday, Aug. 5. Two happened in/near Milwaukee’s Washington Park. “Heard like, six to seven shots go off,” said Brandon Cooper. Police said three 18-year-old men and a 20-year-old man suffered injuries not believed to be life-threatening after the shooting that happened shortly after 3 p.m. Saturday. The motive is under investigation. People who were at the park told FOX6 News a group […]

  • ‘The no tax is huge:’ Shoppers take advantage, buying school supplies and more during 1st sales tax holiday

    GREENFIELD — School is out for summer, but parents are getting a lesson in subtraction as they hit the stores, shopping until they drop during Wisconsin’s first sales tax holiday — which runs through Sunday, Aug. 5. Jennifer Houk was making a list and checking it twice on Saturday — enjoying a different kind of holiday shopping. “Crayons, markers, glue sticks, notebook — pretty much everything you need for a first-grader,” said Houk. She and many others were taking advantage […]

  • ‘It’s bothersome:’ Fires, shootings, car crashes create busy night for first responders

    MILWAUKEE — Thursday night, Aug. 2 into Friday, Aug. 3 was a rather busy stretch for police officers and firefighters on Milwaukee’s north side. From fires to shootings and even car crashes, FOX6 News counted more than a half-dozen scenes where police or firefighters were call to incidents — and all of this in a span of about three hours. The incidents left some homeless and others seriously wounded. Evidence markers and police tape stretched across homes near 36th and Center. […]

  • Jonathan Copeland Jr. held on $1.5M cash bail in fatal shooting of Officer Michalski

    MILWAUKEE — A murder scene caught on camera — body cameras from Milwaukee police officers capture several parts of the fatal incident where Jonathan Copeland Jr. allegedly opened fire on Officer Michael Michalski. Bound to a wheelchair, Jonathan Copeland Jr. made his initial appearance on drug charges on Tuesday, July 31 — that initially brought Officer Michalski to a home at 28th and Wright on July 25. Copeland now faces additional charges after what happened that day. Court documents reveal […]

  • ‘It’s really devastating:’ Large crowd attends community vigil honoring fallen MPD officer

    MILWAUKEE — A large crowd gathered Monday evening, July 30 to remember fallen Milwaukee Police Officer Michael Michalski, who died after he was shot while checking on a wanted suspect near 28th and Wright on Wednesday, July 25. That’s where the community vigil began on Monday evening at 6 p.m. It was an emotional evening as those gathered focused on the man Officer Michalski was, and how he lived. Many said the 52-year-old officer who was a 17-year veteran of […]