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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.

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    WEST ALLIS — Noodle straws is Capri di nuovo‘s solution to the plastic pollution problem. The West Allis restaurant has joined the growing trend of establishments choosing to eliminate plastic straws. Restaurant officials have introduced a very unique and delicious biodegradable option. It looks like a longer version of ziti — but this pasta isn’t part of a meal on the menu at Capri di nuovo. “People come in — they were excited about it. The kids were having a blast. It’s […]

  • Nancy Pelosi addresses health care concerns during Milwaukee panel: ‘Very disappointed in the sabotage’

    MILWAUKEE — As health care remains one of the major election topics, politicians continue to rally voters in their favor. Gathered at Independence First, U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, and a panel of health professionals addressed a crowd that has cause for concern. “The Affordable Care Act provides critical access to health insurance for Americans with disabilities. The law prohibits discrimination in health care coverage against people with preexisting conditions and people with disabilities fall into this category,” said Deb […]

  • Woman charged after driving away with squad car; says ‘she hadn’t slept in days’ because of drug use

    WAUWATOSA — A 20-year-old Milwaukee woman was able to get behind the wheel of a Wauwatosa squad car and took it for a spin. Police found nothing amusing about the joyride. In fact, several officers responded and even a K9 to track Antoinette Martin down. She was finally taken into custody and spend Friday, July 20 in court. Martin is charged with the following: Take and drive vehicle without consent (felony) Escape-criminal arrest (felony) Disorderly conduct, use of a dangerous […]

  • Man approaches dog walker in downtown Milwaukee, fight ensues and leads to death

    MILWAUKEE — Police are investigating a fatal fight on the streets of downtown Milwaukee that happened early Tuesday morning, July 17. Police say a man was found dead on a sidewalk near Wells Street and Old World Third Street around 3:40 a.m. Businesses were blocked and residents were cordoned off from their homes. Some living in the area said they feel it’s relatively safe. “I haven’t heard anything since I’ve been here in five years. It’s surprising and shocking,” said a […]

  • Day care worker charged with neglect after 8-month-old suffered injuries while in her care

    MILWAUKEE — A 62-year-old Milwaukee woman is charged with neglecting a child after an 8-month-old boy suffered injuries while in her care at Harvest Learning Center, a Milwaukee day care facility. The accused is Catherine Junior. According to the criminal complaint, police began investigating Junior after an 8-month-old boy was brought to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. The complaint indicates the child, who is now 9 months old, suffered significant injuries, including “swelling under his scalp and a bite mark on […]

  • ‘Said she needed space:’ Parents of girl missing from Glendale fear the worst; desperate for her return

    GLENDALE — Worry and fear are consuming a Glendale family as they search for a missing 16-year-old girl. Officials say Teenasia Scobey-Polacheck was last seen on Sunday, July 1 when she left her home on a silver and blue bicycle. Her parents, Annemarie and Bill Scobey-Polacheck said Tuesday, July 10 they’re praying with friends and church members for her safe return. “She was upset because we took away her cellphone. She had been communicating with an older man. It was unsafe, so […]

  • Mother, others protest outside day care after alleged abuse: ‘I want this building to get shut down’

    MILWAUKEE — A mother who says her 8-month-old boy was abused at a day care in Milwaukee is demanding answers about the alleged assault. As you can imagine, this mother is very upset. She took to the street on Monday morning, July 9, and said she’ll be outside the day care every day until she finds out how her baby was hurt, and who did it. A small group had a big presence outside the Harvest Learning Center near 72nd […]

  • ‘Wish I could do more:’ Donations collected in Milwaukee for refugees of political crisis in Cameroon

    MILWAUKEE — In dire need of basic necessities, refugees of the political crisis in Cameroon are getting help from caring hearts here in Wisconsin. A few simple items can make all the difference. “I just want our children to be fed. I want our people to have clothing,” Sr. Edna Lonergan, president of St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care said. St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care has gone global with its outreach. “It’s a big project,” said Lonergan. The organization has […]

  • ‘A landmark:’ Hidden statue at Greendale Middle School to be restored, revealed for Village anniversary

    GREENDALE — It’s now a modern mystery. Only folks born decades ago were able to see a special statue built at what’s now Greendale Middle School. The sculpture is still there, but no one is allowed to see…yet. In the darkness entombed between two buildings sits a hidden gem that hasn’t been seen in nearly half a century. “A little bit of a landmark,” Mary Mainella with the Greendale Historical Society said. Mainella recalls seeing the now hidden treasure when […]

  • Apartment residents complain of damages, breathing troubles after arson near 29th & Wisconsin

    MILWAUKEE — Residents are complaining of breathing troubles and damage to their homes after fire tore through their apartment building near 29th and Wisconsin. It’s been nearly three weeks since firefighters rushed to the burning apartment building on June 17. Since then, police arrested the person they say was responsible. As it turns out, it was a woman who was angry with her ex-boyfriend who allegedly caused it all. “Fire department had to kick my door in,” said Cheryl Murdock, […]

  • ‘I’m shocked:’ Residents taken aback by allegations against community activist Vaun Mayes

    MILWAUKEE — Vaun Mayes, a man federally charged with the attempted fire bombing of Milwaukee Police Department’s District 7, spoke with FOX6 News in the aftermath of the Sherman Park unrest in August 2016. He was promoting peace. “We just decided to come up here and try to make the park safe for everyone to be here,” Mayes said in August 2016. Hours before that, teenagers were seen smashing a gas station window and throwing bricks at buses while some threw […]

  • ‘Over 100 cats and kittens:’ MADACC volunteer gets national recognition for her work as a foster parent

    MILWAUKEE — Fostering a pet changes the lives of both the animal and the family who eventually adopts them. One woman received a national honor for the work she’s done in the Milwaukee area. Snuggles from our furry friends are hard to resist — and no one knows that better than Nicole Rogahn. “We do get very bonded,” said Rogahn. Fond of felines, she volunteers with MADACC and decided to foster. “It’s been over 100 cats and kittens,” said Rogahn. Over […]