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.
PLEASANT PRAIRIE — A 19-year-old Pleasant Prairie man was fatally shot outside the Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen on 77th Street near 104th Avenue late Monday night, May 20. “He was laying in front of Cheddar’s, bleeding out,” said Abdul Alchaar. Alchaar believes his brother, Khaled Alchaar, would still be alive if he got help sooner. Alchaar rushed to Cheddar’s after getting a panicked call from Khaled Monday night. “It was a six-second call saying, ‘I got shot’ — and he hung […]
OAK CREEK — Prosecutors said a Racine man led deputies on a high-speed pursuit through a construction zone on I-94 before crashing near the Drexel Avenue exit ramp in Oak Creek. He was apprehended by a K-9 officer, and prosecutors said marijuana and alcohol were found in a backpack in his possession. Anthony Chambliss, 30, faces three felonies and four misdemeanors: Vehicle operator flee/elude officer, repeater Second degree recklessly endangering safety, repeater Possession of THC (second-plus offense) OWI, second offense […]
MILWAUKEE — On Sunday, May 19, Milwaukee Mayor Barrett visited three places of worship in an effort to engage faith communities to fight violence and promote safety in Milwaukee. This, on the 15th annual Ceasefire Sabbath — an effort to mobilize the faith-based community to work collaboratively to improve public safety and strengthen neighborhoods. As the weather warms up, it seems tempers also rise, which is why Mayor Barrett said the Blueprint for Peace is so vital. The Ceasefire Sabbath […]
BROOKFIELD — From sex to labor, human trafficking is a grim reality that has become prevalent nationwide — with Milwaukee being one of the hubs. One local organization is looking to break victims free. Chaplain Krista Hull, founder and director of Redeem and Restore Center, is dedicated to helping victims escape domestic sex trafficking. “This will be the most difficult period of their life,” said Hull. “We have met them where they are at, and walk alongside them.” She’s working […]
MILWAUKEE — FOX6 News on Tuesday, May 14 got an update on reconstruction at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church near 9th and Highland, ahead of the one-year anniversary of the four-alarm fire that happened May 15, 2018. On Tuesday, we learned the trusses for the steel roof would be installed by the end of the week, and so would the metal decking — helping make the building stronger than ever. “It’s looking beautiful. It’s absolutely looking beautiful,” said Lydia Beasley. In […]
MILWAUKEE — Jay Dobberke, 63, a former lab tech for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) faces 10 felony counts of possession of child pornography. According to the criminal complaint, Milwaukee police were assigned a CyberTip that indicated on Feb. 13, a subject “had viewed an image that depicted child pornography on the search engine ‘Bing.'” Investigators determined the “IP address came from an IP range assigned to the Physics Building” at UWM — and specifically “assigned to a device that […]
WAUKESHA — They finally made it! Most college students can’t wait for graduation day — and on Saturday, May 11, students from Carroll University saw their dreams become a reality — but they weren’t the only ones recognized for their accomplishments. In true Carroll University fashion, a monumental moment was marked by a melodic sound. “Bagpipers lead the kids in when they come as freshmen, so this is completing their epic journey, taking them out,” said Sue Pierman, Carroll University. […]
MILWAUKEE — Wayne Potts and Dujuan Harrison of Milwaukee are now charged in connection with a high-speed pursuit that eventually led to a crash near 27th and Loomis on the city’s south side earlier this month. The pair face the following criminal charges: First degree recklessly endangering safety, use of a dangerous weapon (Potts) Vehicle operator flee/elude officer resulting in bodily harm (Potts) Vehicle operator flee/elude officer causing damage to property (Potts) Neglecting a child – specified harm did not […]
MILWAUKEE — Nearly eight years after his death, the family of Derek Williams is getting some sense of closure in the case. Williams died while in police custody in 2011. Video showed Williams gasping for air and pleading for help in the back of a squad car — images ingrained in the minds of many years later. Williams’ death while in police custody sparked controversy from the public — and pain for loved ones reeling from the loss. “The […]
GRAFTON — An 18-year-old California woman suspected in the fatal stabbing of a Grafton man was charged with first degree intentional homicide Monday, May 6. The accused is Crystal Gutierrez, a high school student. According to a criminal complaint, on Friday, May 3, around 2:30 a.m., a 911 call came in from a woman from California who reported she’d received a text from her daughter pleading for help — texting the address of 902 Spring Street in Grafton (9th and […]
NEW BERLIN — Volunteers at a New Berlin church helped nourish thousands of people in need — making a difference around the world. Our Lord’s United Methodist Church’s charitable efforts demonstrate how a little can go a long way. At a meal packing event on Sunday, May 5, cheers were overheard — the sound of excitement as volunteers and church members reflected on their good deeds. Each meal box packed was celebrated — because those on the receiving end would […]
MILWAUKEE — From stability to support, local organizations do so much to help children in foster care transition and live happy, productive lives. The Empower Me Foster Walk on Saturday, May 4 helped raise funds and awareness for the foster home community. Gathered at Lakeshore State Park, foster children and families were celebrated. “So many times, foster youth feel alone,” said Jameelah A. Love, an event organizer. On Saturday, they were far from alone. “Smart, beautiful and important,” said Santana […]