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
  • ‘Nothing can stop you:’ 21-year-old told she wouldn’t live past 5 graduates from Alverno

    MILWAUKEE — Overcoming adversity and fighting obstacles, a 21-year-old woman has quite the success story and is looking forward to pursuing her dreams. Proudly decorated, Brianna Walker was feeling accomplished and thankful — fortunate to have support from her family, friends, and staff at Alverno College as she earned her undergraduate degree on Saturday, Dec. 14. Walker was born with a cataract in her right eye. “Growing up, it was so hard,” said Walker. “I was different from other kids. […]

  • Power restored: We Energies called to gas line leak, power outage in Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE — A digging project that hit a snag — more than 1,300 We Energies customers were without power for a majority of the day Dec. 13 after a contractor hit an underground power line. We Energies rushed to restore electricity around 9 a.m. near Jackson and Juneau on Milwaukee’s lower east side. Later in the morning, crews were called to another scene — less than two miles away. Near Ogden and Prospect, crews closed down the street after reports […]

  • Friendship Circle Bakery and Coffee Shop

    Bakery providing opportunity for adults with special needs expanding ‘to change as many lives as possible’

    MILWAUKEE —¬†For some, going to work is a chore, but for others, it’s a labor of love. A Milwaukee business is growing, and giving adults with special needs the opportunity to rise to the occasion. “We are going to sift two pounds of flour, a tablespoon of baking soda, and salt,” said Sol Weingrod, a baker learning new skills at the Friendship Bakery. “I’m learning how to improve my social skills, do different tasks that I’m asked to do.” Gathered […]

  • ‘Unhappiness comes in a lot of forms:’ The psychology of school gun violence, threats

    GERMANTOWN — There was an extra police presence Tuesday at Germantown High School and Kennedy Middle School after authorities investigated a potential gun threat. It seems safety risks like this are happening all too often and are alarming for many. In recent weeks, at least nine schools have had instances of threats or gun violence, with Oshkosh West High School and Waukesha South High School having school shootings 24 hours apart. “Our feeling is there are more threats like this […]

  • MPD employee crashed vehicle into Milwaukee home: ‘Sounded like the ceiling was falling’

    MILWAUKEE — There was a close call for a Milwaukee family after a car plowed into their home on Friday morning, Nov. 29. The driver is a Milwaukee Police Department employee. “It sounded like the ceiling was falling,” said Freddie Lewis, who lives at the residence on S. Tennessee Avenue (near 20th and Bolivar). “My mom said somebody ran into the house. I see movement — and this guy is putting his car in the garage.” Lewis said his neighbor […]

  • Milwaukee Art Museum participates in international Museum Store Sunday benefiting St. Jude

    MILWAUKEE — Thanksgiving weekend was a big one for holiday shopping, with Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, and Giving Tuesday following the turkey. On Sunday, Dec. 1, FOX6 News found some mixing retail therapy with a little culture. Strolling through the Milwaukee Art Museum, visitors checked out culture and the arts. On Sunday, there was a bonus. “It’s a way for people to take what they learned and gathered from here, and bring it home,” said Lilia Banrevy. […]

  • ‘Biggest day of the year:’ Local business owners and shoppers partake in Small Business Saturday

    MILWAUKEE — Making a difference in your community, one sale at a time. Saturday, Nov. 30 is Small Business Saturday, and shopping in Milwaukee’s Third Ward was a win-win for everyone involved. Shoppers pounded the pavement this weekend as holiday shopping officially kicked off. “It’s the biggest day of the year,” said Kate Strzok, the owner of Broadway Paper. “We do so much planning.” For Strzok, this one day means a lot. “Sixty-seven cents of every dollar spent stays in […]

  • Driver fleeing from police crashes into Milwaukee home, sparks fire: ‘It’s heartbreaking’

    MILWAUKEE — A police pursuit on Milwaukee’s north side ended in a fiery crash near 13th and Columbia early Tuesday, Nov. 26. The impact sparked a fire that damaged two homes. According to police, around 2:30 a.m. Milwaukee police observed a vehicle disregard a stoplight near 30th and Burleigh, narrowly missing another vehicle going westbound on Burleigh Street. The squad activated its lights and sirens to conduct a traffic stop, however, the vehicle refused to stop and led officers on […]

  • Robert Olson

    Prosecutors: Milwaukee Fire Department lieutenant sexually assaulted 14-year-old girl

    MILWAUKEE — Oak Creek police arrested a Milwaukee Fire Department lieutenant on Wednesday morning, Nov. 20. Police records showed he was arrested in uniform while he was on duty at an MFD facility. A news release Monday, Nov. 25 from the Milwaukee Fire Department said officials were taking this matter very seriously and opened an internal investigation. To ensure compliance with the Oak Creek Police Department investigation, the Milwaukee Fire Department was unable to comment further, the news release said. […]

  • ‘Learning about who they are:’ Girls on the Run celebrates program completion with 5K

    MILWAUKEE — Girls on the Run hosted a 5K Sunday, Nov. 24, and the event marked a milestone in the growth of their minds, bodies, and spirits. The girls celebrated what makes them one of a kind. Participants were amped up because the day was finally here! “We have over 50 teams and more than 640 girls that are going to run, walk, and skip across the finish line of our 5K,” said Tina Jones, executive director of Girls on […]

  • Field to Freezer

    Brookfield software developer creates Field to Freezer, an app that takes some stress out of hunting

    BROOKFIELD — Out in the woods and perched on their stands, hunters hit the land on Saturday, Nov. 23 — the start of Wisconsin’s nine-day gun deer season. Meanwhile, FOX6 News spoke with Matt McCoy, founder of Field to Freezer, an app making things easier for hunters this season. “Looking forward to chilling in the stand for a bit,” said McCoy McCoy knows when he bags that buck, time is of the essence. “Part of the challenge is once you […]

  • Sandra Parks

    ‘I’m still in shock:’ Candlelight vigil held on 1-year anniversary of shooting death of Sandra Parks

    MILWAUKEE — A candlelight vigil and balloon release were held Tuesday, Nov. 19 on the one-year anniversary of the shooting death of 13-year-old Sandra Parks. The young girl, who often wrote about gun violence, was killed by a stray bullet fired into her home near 13th Street and Hopkins Street on Nov. 19, 2018. The somber, yet celebratory vigil was held in a field near the home where Parks lost her life. “It’s almost like it’s happening all over again,” […]

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