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.
WAUKESHA COUNTY — A Waukesha County Sheriff’s deputy was hospitalized after a car slammed into her squad car Friday morning. Multiple vehicles were involved in the crash, which also closed lanes and backed up traffic for miles. Authorities found an impaired driver — that suspect, a woman, was behind the wheel as the deputy’s car was totaled. It happened around 9:50 a.m. on Jan. 17. on I-94 near the Waukesha/Milwaukee County line. The deputy was posted in the median, monitoring […]
MILWAUKEE — Several White House staffers made their way to Milwaukee on Tuesday, Jan. 14 ahead of the president’s visit. Among them, the senior advisor and deputy assistant to the president. Participants from The Joseph Project sat down Tuesday to share their stories about life after incarceration. The newfound sense of positivity came largely because of the program created by Sen. Johnson. The Joseph Project is a faith-based jobs initiative that gives inmates life and work skills in a training […]
MILWAUKEE — Crime is down in Milwaukee as collaboration goes up. City leaders are now touting teamwork as the reason Milwaukee is seeing a reduction in crime. In 2015, Mayor Tom Barrett said Milwaukee was considered one of the top ten most dangerous cities in the country. But by 2018, the city dropped to number 18 — and the number of homicides fell along with it. “We are here today to announce we have seen a 33 percent reduction in […]
MILWAUKEE — Saturday, Jan. 11 marked National Human Trafficking Awareness Day — and people in Milwaukee spoke out about the “silent epidemic,” with Milwaukee considered a major hub. An event at the Convergence Resource Center in Milwaukee was aimed at helping men make a change. “It’s everywhere and it doesn’t discriminate,” said Arnold Cifax with the Convergence Resource Center. “When we look at the danger and activity this industry does, it’s at a magnitude that, it’s a problem all of […]
MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales released on Friday, Jan. 10 numbers showing the reduction in crime in the city for 2019. The chief noted that homicides decreased in the City of Milwaukee for two consecutive years. In 2017, there were 119 homicides. In 2018, homicides decreased to 99 and decreased even further in 2019 to 97. “The reduction that we are seeing in violent crime is citywide,” Morales said. According to the police chief, Milwaukee has also seen […]
WAUKESHA — The Waukesha County Courthouse, administrative building, and juvenile center were evacuated Monday morning, Jan. 6 after FOX6 News called to report information from an anonymous caller who indicated five bombs were placed in the courthouse — and the first was set to go off at 9 a.m. On Monday afternoon, officials with the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department asked for help identifying and locating a person of interest — and they announced an arrest just before 6 p.m. Officials […]
ST. FRANCIS — Everybody is a critic, but this food critic will melt your heart, eating his way to a bright future. Smiling from ear to ear, excited about tickling his taste buds, Dominic Dean shares his love for cuisine — and his opinions — with thousands online. “It’s like, an experience, going to trying new foods,” said Dean. At just 14, Dean began his own social media page and YouTube channel — “Dominic’s Milwaukee Restaurant and City Reviews.” “My […]
MILWAUKEE — It’s been called the quiet epidemic, but the voices against human trafficking are getting louder. Trained to take on some of the best in mixed martial arts, on Saturday, Jan. 4, FOX6’s cameras captured a different kind of bout at Zero to 100 Fitness and MMA in Milwaukee. “We are doing what is called our fight against human trafficking,” said Marlon Culpepper, owner, head coach, and trainer. Culpepper uses his gym to teach the community. “It’s a self-defense […]
KENOSHA COUNTY — Traffic came to a crawl Friday morning, Jan. 3 on I-94 near the Wisconsin-Illinois state line. Deputies on the scene were investigating a fatal crash. Authorities said the victim, identified as Christina Oldaker, 38, of Coldwater, Michigan was not in a vehicle, but instead, was walking southbound along the interstate when she was struck. FOX6 News spoke with a clerk at a nearby gas station who said the scene was heavy on his mind. “Very sad,” said […]
MEQUON — A Mequon man made his initial appearance in court Monday, Dec. 30 — nearly six months after a crash that killed a 56-year-old man in the Town of Cedarburg. Charges were filed against Adam Gertz, 19, on Dec. 23, and an arrest warrant was issued. During his initial court appearance Monday, Gertz received a $25,000 signature bond, and a status hearing was scheduled for Jan. 13. The crash happened on July 3 at the intersection of Granville Road […]
CUDAHY — A fundraiser was held Saturday, Dec. 28 for the family of Elm Grove Police Sgt. Joseph Ipavec, who died by suicide at the police department on Nov. 25. It was the latest fundraiser honoring fallen law enforcement at Jen’s Sweet Treats in Cudahy. Maggie Wetzel is a close family friend of Sgt. Ipavec’s widow. Joseph Ipavec was a 19-year veteran of the Elm Grove Police Department, who died days before Thanksgiving. “He left behind two beautiful children,” said […]
MILWAUKEE — A teenage boy is recovering after being struck by a bullet on Milwaukee’s north side on Thursday afternoon, Dec. 26. Police say two women, ages 22 and 23, were taken into custody. Officers say what happened at the home near 54th and Chambers around 2:30 p.m. Thursday was far from merry on Christmas Day. The incident sparked neighbors to take cover. “They told us just to stay inside,” said one neighbor. “We heard what sounded like five, six […]