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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
  • Norm and Juli Schultz

    Couple recounts travel in SE Asia amid COVID-19: ‘Taking temperatures everywhere we went’

    BAYSIDE — From temples and landmarks to scenery and people — Juli and Norm Schultz had a trip of a lifetime traveling to Cambodia and Vietnam in early March for over two weeks. “It was just beautiful,” Juli Schultz said. “It was so interesting, different cultures. It was incredible.” But with coronavirus cases starting to spread, things quickly changed. “They were taking temperatures everywhere we went,” Schultz said. “Mandatory masks every building we went to, every historical site we went […]

  • ‘We have a responsibility:’ Milwaukee sign fabricator starts 3D printing reusable masks

    MILWAUKEE — A fabricator by trade and known for making signs, Adam Brown is the owner of Sign Effectz. His small business is trying to take on a big task. “This is my life right now,” Brown said. For the past week, he’s been working nonstop to help healthcare workers stay safe as the coronavirus pandemic spreads. He’s using a 3D printer to make reusable masks. “This has become my priority,” said Brown. “We have a responsibility if we have […]

  • Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office says COVID-19 response ‘a team approach’

    MILWAUKEE — With the number of deaths in Wisconsin rising because of the pandemic, the medical examiner has been working with the department of emergency management to discuss resources. Meanwhile, how examiners are doing their day-to-day jobs has changed. “So what we are trying to do is split into two teams,” Dr. Brian Peterson said. The Chief Medical Examiner for Milwaukee County is keeping track of every COVID-19 death in the county. They’ve been working alternate weeks. “The hope is […]

  • Roderick Crape

    ‘It’s serious:’ Milwaukee man died from COVID-19 less than 8 hours after hospital admittance

    MILWAUKEE — The number of deaths in the state from coronavirus was at five Tuesday, March 24, state health officials reported, and three of those deaths occurred in Milwaukee County. Roderick Crape, 54, died Friday night, March 20, less than eight hours after he was admitted to the hospital. Loved ones said symptoms were swift and severe. “That morning, he wasn’t feeling good,” said John Harris, a close friend of Crape. “I told him to go to the doctor.” Harris […]

  • Pizza Crafters

    Pizza Crafters brings creativity to the kitchen with ‘take, make & bake’ pies

    MENOMONEE FALLS — Stacked chairs and an empty buffet bar marked a drastic change for the normally packed Pizza Crafters on Silver Spring Drive near Pilgrim Road in Menomonee Falls. “We are an all-you-can-eat pizza pasta and salad buffet, and I knew when things started to change, that I was probably one of the front line restaurant types that people would start to worry about,” said Tim Rohlfs, owner of Pizza Crafters. Rohlfs said the restaurant was taking a big […]

  • ‘Lift their spirits:’ Jackson police collecting cards for assisted living residents

    JACKSON — Cooped-up, concerned and careful, Officer Jennifer Gerke with the Jackson Police Department said residents at a nearby assisted living facility are trying to cope with the changes brought on by the coronavirus pandemic as best they can. “The residents there were seemingly down and depressed,” Gerke said. “They can only be in numbers of six and can’t have no essential visitors. They are definitely in their apartments and lonely.” So, officers thought of a creative way to give […]

  • 66-year-old Milwaukee man dies from COVID-19, 1st death in Milwaukee County

    MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s office on Friday, March 20 said they are investigating the death of a 66-year-old man from complications of COVID-19. The man was a Milwaukee resident and had been hospitalized for several days prior to his death. “It got to the point where he couldn`t even walk and his breathing got really hard so that`s when we finally my mom said we are going to get you to the hospital,” Elvaughn Riley said. He […]

  • Shooting range, ammo business booming amid coronavirus pandemic

    MEQUON — Shut down or altered service, the spread of the coronavirus has businesses all across southeastern Wisconsin changing their day-to-day routines. But one Mequon business is actually seeing an increase¬†in customers — and handling it all within the rules. Getting out of the house at a place that’s complying with guidelines associated with the coronavirus, Cheryle Rebholz — co-owner and founder of Bear Arms Boutique Shooting Range — says business has actually ramped-up since the pandemic and reassured the […]

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton (Getty Images)

    ‘Trying to help:’ Bucks roster steps up for Fiserv Forum workers, ‘those who make this place run’

    MILWAUKEE — It started with a pledge from NBA MVP Giannis Antetokoumnpo to donate $100,000 to the Fiserv Forum employees affected by the cancelation of events at the arena as a result of concerns over the coronavirus. Then, Khris Middleton announced he would match Antetokounmpo’s donation. Then, Bucks officials announced the entire roster would be donating to help the impacted workers — with the Bucks matching the donations. “For virtually all of our members, it’s a moment of terror, followed […]

  • Eating better, getting necessary nutrients key as coronavirus spreads, nutritionist says

    THIENSVILLE — Schools are closed and office buildings are shut down as the coronavirus pandemic circulates through Wisconsin. “Suddenly, people are aware,” said Karen Krchma, owner of New Newtrition. “Maybe I’m not that healthy, and I’m going to do something about it.” Krchma has been trying to keep her shelves stocked. She said the coronavirus pandemic now has folks looking at many ways to prevent catching the virus — with some turning to a holistic approach. “I’m running out of […]

  • Wisconsin DHS reports 19 coronavirus cases in 7 counties, officials expect number to rise

    MADISON — Wisconsin has 19 coronavirus cases in seven counties as of Friday, March 13. For the first time, that includes Milwaukee, Racine, and Sheboygan counties. Health officials with the state say they fully expect that number to rise — which is why Governor Tony Evers proclaimed a public health emergency. Here is the breakdown of what we are seeing in terms of the number of cases: Waukesha County, 1 Milwaukee County, 2 Racine County, 1 Sheboygan County, 3 Fond […]

  • Wisconsin health officials announce 3rd case of coronavirus; patient in Dane County

    MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and Public Health Madison and Dane County announced Tuesday, March 10 that a third person tested positive for coronavirus. The first case involved a Dane County resident who returned from China and was placed under quarantine at the end of January. That case was announced Feb. 5. The state’s second positive case was confirmed late Monday, March 9 in Pierce County, which borders Minnesota in western Wisconsin. DHS officials said the […]

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