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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
  • Tow truck hit by semi on I-94

    ‘Thank God he’s alive:’ Car show benefit held for tow truck driver hit by semi on I-94

    MILWAUKEE — A tow truck driver continued to recover Sunday, Sept. 22, after a semi crashed into his cab while he was on the side of the road near the Mitchell Interchange on Aug. 26. Friends and co-workers called his survival remarkable. Many in the industry came together for him and a greater cause on Sunday morning. Pulled over and ready to help a motorist in need, Joe Altenhofen soon became the one who needed assistance. A semi driver going […]

  • ‘Making it look better:’ Young volunteers clean neighborhood following violent week in Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE — Following a deadly week in Milwaukee, a group of volunteers spent part of Saturday, Sept. 21 sweeping away unsightly garbage near Benjamin Franklin Elementary School near 24th Street and Nash Street, cleaning the area literally and figuratively. “It makes it look dirty, trashier,” said Keyshawn Hall, a volunteer. “That’s why we have people out here like us cleaning up and making it look better. “I wanted to help the community, and do what’s right for Milwaukee,” said Michael […]

  • ‘Numb, heartbroken:’ Family members grieve the loss of Jasmine Banks, killed by a stray bullet

    MILWAUKEE — A young mother is killed — caught in the crossfire — on Milwaukee’s north side. The tragedy is shaking loved ones and community members to the core. Jasmine Banks was driving home with her sister and their two young children in the back seat when gunfire erupted. An innocent 23-year-old woman had her life cut short. Now, a 5-month-old son has to grow up without his mom — and Banks’ loved ones cannot bear the emotional pain that […]

  • Adam Esser

    Milwaukee man wounded by shots fired from BB gun: ‘No one had time to react’

    MILWAUKEE — It was a fake gun, but a real-life scare. A Milwaukee man said he was struck after someone opened fire on him with a BB gun. Milwaukee police said they received several reports of people and property being targeted from near 8th and Center — where a woman was shot — to the Riverwest neighborhood and places in between. Adam Esser’s cheek was healing Tuesday, Sept. 17 after an incident on Sunday night that caught him off guard. […]

  • Kenosha County brothers charged, accused of running massive drug operation

    KENOSHA — Tyler and Jacob Huffhines are now charged, accused of operating an “empire of illegal drugs.” The two were busted in connection with a ring of illegal THC vaping cartridges worth millions of dollars. The two made initial appearances in Kenosha County court on Monday afternoon, Sept. 16. The Huffhines are charged with the following: Possession with intent to deliver THC (> 10,000G) – three counts (Tyler Huffhines) Maintaining a drug trafficking place (Tyler Huffhines) Identity theft – financial […]

  • ‘Influenza hits you quick:’ Health officials encourage Wisconsin residents to get flu shots early this season

    OAK CREEK — Summer is winding down, and the fall season is upon us. With the start of the school year and change of the weather, the flu comes rolling in as well. It’s a good idea to start protecting yourself now. With the coughs, sneezes and close contact, germs can spread easily and quickly. That’s why Lauren Misleh, the pharmacy team leader at the Meijer store in Oak Creek, is urging everyone six months of age and older to […]

  • ‘Remembering the past:’ Former alderman, Milwaukee historian team up to restore retired Goldmann’s sign

    MILWAUKEE — One man’s trash can be another man’s treasure — and that’s why two Milwaukee men have gone through great lengths over the years to bring an iconic symbol back to Milwaukee. They’re now looking for help to finish up the process. Broken and rusted, a now-defunct sign was one a bright spot on Milwaukee’s south side. “Remembering the past is important,” said Adam Levin. Levin spearheaded a project to have the beloved Goldmann’s Department Store sign have a […]

  • ‘Justice needs to be served:’ Milwaukee mom of 4 shot in broad daylight, suspect sought by MPD

    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee mother is shot in broad daylight, just yards away from a north side school. She was rushed to the hospital, but died from her injuries early Friday, Sept. 13. The fatal incident is shaking residents on the block — and devastating loved ones. Milwaukee police say Cherron Miller was shot just after 3:30 p.m. Thursday near 52nd and Locust in Milwaukee. “She was just an outgoing person and I’m really going to miss her,” said Polly […]

  • ‘They just exploded:’ Women get into fist-fueled fight inside Coggs Human Services Center

    MILWAUKEE — A fist-fueled fight was captured on camera and spread to thousands on social media in a matter of hours, and it’s not just the brawl that has many concerned. It happened during a busy morning inside the Coggs Human Services Center. In the video, some folks are seen seeking safety and others shake their head in disgust. “To come into a building, a state building at that and start commotion… it ain’t good at all,” said Monica Brown, […]

  • "Bike Bandits" target Citgo gas station near 27th and Capitol

    ‘They rob and they run:’ Gas station manager fed up with ‘bike bandits’ after years of crime

    MILWAUKEE — The manager of the Citgo gas station near 27th and Capitol said he’s been targeted repeatedly by thieves who come in and grab whatever they’re able to get their hands on — the brazen criminals doing this without regard to customers or security cameras filming their crimes. Anand Mirle said Monday, Sept. 9 he’s been victimized for years, and enough is enough. “They rob and they run,” said Mirle. Mirle shared video showing a group rushing into the […]

  • ‘Feels good to give:’ Milwaukee County Zoo’s Ride on the Wild Side is a fun ride with a great cause

    MILWAUKEE — It’s a once a year opportunity, but the benefits will continue long after the event is over. A special ride at the Milwaukee County Zoo was held Sunday, Sept. 8. Lions, tigers and bears, oh ride… through the trail at the Milwaukee County Zoo. Riders got a different perspective of the wildlife. “We rode 10 miles today,” said Keith Nowak, a participant. “It was awesome,” said 12-year-old Tyler Kyne. “The animals were up. You could see them.” For […]

  • ‘A great day to be green:’ Tosa Green Summit teaches residents how to live more eco-friendly life

    WAUWATOSA — The City of Wauwatosa is helping hundreds of residents make strides in being more eco-friendly. Saving money and the environment makes it easy to be green. Recycling products like electronics, medicine, shredded paper and hazardous waste can make all the difference. “It’s a great day to be green,” said Jeff Roznowski, chair of the Tosa Green Summit. “If these things aren’t being recycled today, they are going to a landfill. We are trying to divert things from a […]

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