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.
MILWAUKEE — A holiday shooting became a homicide investigation when the victim of gun violence on July 4 was taken off life support. His family’s quest for justice then intensified. “It’s hard,” said Cassandra, sister of Hector Acevedo. Preparing to lay their brother to rest, Hector Acevedo’s sisters said Tuesday, July 16 they were having a rough time. “A piece of me is gone, and I don’t think I’ll ever get it back,” said Cassandra. “It’s very heartbreaking,” said Alissa […]
MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee toddler was fatally shot just days after celebrating her third birthday. The incident sparked hurt and outrage in the city. The man allegedly responsible for the shooting was taken into custody soon after — and was awaiting charges Monday, July 15. In the meantime, Milwaukee leaders said prevention needs to start on the streets — and inside homes. “This person made a mindless decision,” said Reggie Moore, the director for Milwaukee’s Office of Violence Prevention. “It […]
MILWAUKEE — A man was battered, broken, and bruised after being caught in the aftermath of a police chase. Milwaukee’s north side was the scene of another grisly crash on Friday, July 5 — raising concerns once again. “Fractured ribs, broken toes, broken wrists, broken fingers,” said Jason Darrough. “I was the red car. I was the most crumpled.” Darrough was lucky to be alive after being pulled from the crash near 58th and Capitol. The three vehicles involved were […]
MILWAUKEE — The father of a man, 25, who was shot in the head and left in grave condition on July 4 near 84th and Mill in Milwaukee spoke with FOX6 News Monday, July 8, seeking answers and justice for Hector Acevedo. Police said the man was hurt in a shootout between two parties just after 6 p.m. on the Fourth of July. No arrests were made. Officers canvassed the area, and sought surveillance footage from homes near the crime […]
KENOSHA — Chaos was caught on camera after when a shooting and a stampede occurred at a Kenosha bar on June 30. A 28-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the neck and had to be taken to the hospital by Flight for Life, where he was listed in critical but stable condition. The owners of the bar spoke with FOX6 News on Sunday, July 7 and promised changes to ensure something like this doesn’t happen again. Calling it an […]
WAUWATOSA — Days after two fallen officers were laid to rest, the community refuses to rest when it comes to showing their love and support. Hosted by Milwaukee Tag and the Milwaukee Police Association, Wauwatosa’s Inflata-Palooza event invited families to spend the day having fun for a good cause. On Saturday, July 6, inflatables filled Rotary Park Pavilion in Wauwatosa. “Laser tag, bounce houses,” said Dara Ounkham, marketing coordinator for MKE Tag. “We ave something for the little tiny tots, […]
BROOKFIELD — A 45-year-old Pewaukee man is expected to face criminal charges after an incident late Thursday, July 4. Officials say a Brookfield police officer attempted to stop a vehicle eastbound on Bluemound Road at Brookfield Road shortly before midnight. The suspect behind the wheel was driving recklessly, officials say, and being a hazard to others on the road. The vehicle eluded officers eastbound on Bluemound to Moorland — and then southbound on Moorland. New Berlin officers deployed tire deflation […]
KENOSHA — Clinging to life after a shooting an a stampede inside a Kenosha bar, a man remains in critical condition. It all happened after a dispute inside a bar spilled out onto the streets. Fights erupted both inside and outside of MVP Bar in Kenosha. Lots of people spilling onto the busy street and into the neighborhood nearby led to chaos for officers and patrons alike. Chaos as frantic patrons beeline onto the streets outside of MVP Bar. “I […]
MILWAUKEE — A south side family is reeling after a domestic violence incident turned deadly. The victims in the case are torn apart for many reasons — and following the incident, their lives have been changed forever. The woman involved says she’s feeling a lot of emotions. She said her husband of 20 years was the man who was shot and killed, battered and bruised. She didn’t want to show her face, but she shares an important message. “Just for […]
MILWAUKEE — Homeless people look to the Street Angels to make it through another day. The group has become a beacon of aid for those in need. They’re now able to touch even more people on the streets of Milwaukee. From trekking to makeshift homes on the streets and beneath bypasses, the Street Angels are dedicated to finding the homeless and giving them basic necessities. “We go out three nights a week,” said Shelly Sarasin, one of the Street Angels […]
MILWAUKEE — Make-A-Wish Wisconsin helps create life-changing experiences for kids in desperate need of a pick-me-up — and they’re making a difference in the lives of critically ill children. On Saturday, the organization held its annual Big Bash for Kids at Whitnall High School. “I think it helps them understand giving back to other kids,” said Angela Jones. The festival raises funds to make wishes come true for local children with a critical illness. “They range in anything from different […]
MILWAUKEE — Lizzo fans say her show on Thursday night, June 27 was electric. But on Friday, June 28, a firestorm brewed online about what happened following her Summerfest performance. With accusations against a Summerfest employee, Lizzo says she’s seeking justice. Lizzo headlined the Harley-Davidson Roadhouse stage, performing for a crowd of nearly 10,000 people. Shortly after her performance wrapped up, Lizzo accused a security guard of being racist towards her crew members. The incident played out on social media […]