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 — Dead after calling for help multiple times, an inmate at the Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility passed away on Sunday, March 17 prompting an investigation from the Wisconsin Department of Corrections and the Milwaukee Police Department. William Leary, known to his friends as Bill, was at the facility for almost three weeks for receiving stolen property, when he began showing signs of illness over the weekend. FOX6 News spoke with someone close to Leary, who says loved ones are […]
STEELE COUNTY, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Public Safety’s Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) is investigating the death of a young girl who was located deceased in Steele County, Minnesota on Friday evening, March 15. Officials said the Southern Minnesota Regional Medical Examiner’s Office preliminarily identified the victim as Noelani Robinson, 2. The medical examiner determined the preliminary cause and manner of death to be homicide due to blunt force trauma to the head. Noelani Robinson was taken by a […]
MILWAUKEE — Held captive and abused, two Milwaukee teenagers were left disfigured after prosecutors said a trio of men sexually and physically abused them. Antwan Alexander, 28, Wesley Brechlin, 22, and Jarmon Turner, 21, each face the following charges: Mayhem, as party to a crime — two counts Child abuse — high probability/great harm, as party to a crime — two counts Sexual intercourse with a child 16 or older, actor 19 or older — two counts According to prosecutors, […]
MILWAUKEE — A disturbing discovery marks the end of an Amber Alert. Milwaukee police confirmed on Saturday they believe they have located 2-year-old Noelani Robinson dead in Minnesota. Police Chief Alfonso Morales held a news conference and detailed how the little girl’s body was located. “At approximately 7 p.m. on yesterday’s date, an off-duty department of public works employee observed something out of the norm as he was driving home,” Morales said. “He called this tip into the local police […]
MILWAUKEE — The FBI announced on Friday, March 15 that it is now offering a $5,000 reward for information that helps locate 2-year-old Noelani Robinson. An Amber Alert was issued for Noelani on Monday after her mother, Sierra Robinson, was murdered near 91st and Mill — allegedly by Noelani’s father, Dariaz Higgins. “The suspect is a cold-blooded killer — and our search to find Noelani has become a game to him,” said Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales. “It’s obviously apparent […]
BROWN DEER — Brown Deer police officers were threatened, attacked and spat on while dealing with an OWI suspect late on Saturday, March 9 and early Sunday, March 10 — and it was all caught on camera. Two officers were taking part in a traffic stop near 51st and Brown Deer Road just before midnight when another crime was committed in front of them. A white Toyota drove past the officers, headed westbound in the eastbound lanes of Brown Deer […]
MILWAUKEE — The choice was made — and Milwaukee came out on top. The city was chosen to host the Democratic National Convention in July 2020. Over at the Sherman Phoenix inside Shindig Coffee, the convention was all the buzz. “I was very, very excited when I heard the news,” said Merry Russell of Milwaukee. This will be the first time in more than 100 years that Democrats will nominate their presidential candidate in a Midwest city other than Chicago. […]
MILWAUKEE — It’s not your average pet boutique. Lue-Lue’s World near Silver Spring Drive and Lovers Lane carries high-end clothes and supplies. The owners hope you might be able to help police catch a suspect who stole more than $1,000 worth of merchandise. “Gucci sweaters, and these dresses by Burberry here. Louis Vuitton bibs and the Chanel dresses,” said owner Aminah Hamdan as she showed FOX6 News around the store on Sunday, March 10. Unfortunately, Hamdan said a woman got […]
MILWAUKEE — It’s a venue known for its painting parties, but on Saturday, March 9, the Farmhouse Paint and Sip transformed into a place that is helping others get a clean canvas… so-to-speak. Paying it forward, The Dress Sequel has returned for a second year, and the pop-up shop is even more elaborate. Shoppers are getting a great deal while supporting a great cause. “New purpose, new experience, and to help them see what is possible for the future,” said […]
MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee middle school teacher is caught on camera berating and belittling a student. But it was the person who took video of the episode who ended up in trouble. “Excuse me?!” — could be heard in the cellphone video. But the next words out of the teacher’s mouth were not as polite. “Your dirty (expletive) needs to learn how to take a bath — shut up,” the teacher shouts in the video. The teacher is heard shouting […]
MILWAUKEE — He is suspected of abusing his position and sexually assaulting students. A University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee professor now faces felony charges. Professor Anthony Azenabor is now barred from campus — and could spend time behind bars if convicted of sexually violating students at UW-Milwaukee. Students are appalled to hear about the alleged behavior. “It upset me a lot. Campus is supposed to be a safe place,” said Carly Grover, UWM junior. “That is just sickening.” Court documents revealed that […]
RACINE — From the moment they were created in Racine, tiny homes have helped tackle big problems — giving veterans facing hard times a warm place to stay, with a door to opportunity. The James A. Peterson Veteran Village and SC Johnson Community Center are located at 1624 Yout Street in Racine — where veterans who are homeless are housed and supplied with all the tools needed to break the cycle of homelessness and help them to once again become […]