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 — This past week was all about highlighting downtown Milwaukee and all it has to offer, focusing specifically on restaurants. On Saturday, June 1, the focus was on real estate. Downtown Diggs highlighted why city abodes are so coveted. From quaint with character to modern luxury, condo styles and prices run the gamut in Milwaukee. “Built in 1897, hardwood finish… there’s a wide variety,” said Jacob Zielinski, listing agent. “There’s a lot of great units available.” The history and […]
WEST ALLIS — A woman is recovering from some serious injuries after police say she was attacked by her partner and another woman. People who live in one West Allis neighborhood are bothered by recent crime. “They should all be in jail,” said one neighbor. “I can’t believe that happened,” said another. West Allis police say the female victim texted her live-in boyfriend Bayron Guzman — asking his whereabouts. After responding he as near an apartment complex, she went to […]
MILWAUKEE — Two people were trapped inside a house that caught fire near 16th and Hadley in Milwaukee early Tuesday, May 28. One man, 49, was able to walk away from the blaze, but the other, 64, did not survive. The man who survived the blaze was able to make it out to the second floor porch after being woken up by smoke detectors going off. FOX6 News spoke with the landlord, who said the smoke detectors were recently inspected, […]
BROOKFIELD — A meaningful Memorial Day ceremony was held in Brookfield on Sunday, May 26 to pay tribute to the fallen and recognize those who sacrificed so much. As flags waved in the wind, folks sat still, gathered in remembrance as they honored those who gave their lives protecting ours at the Marine Corps League’s Marine Memorial Service at Wisconsin Memorial Park on Capitol Drive in Brookfield. “I want everyone to recognize this day is special,” said David Bice, retired […]
MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee grandmother was killed while crossing the street Friday night near the Mitchell Park Domes. A suspect was caught, but the victim’s family is still searching for something else in the case. “It’s still sinking in,” said Tamika Gould, the oldest daughter of Carla Gould, the victim. “She repeatedly ran my mom over, they said. She hit her across the street and drug her to the other side of the street.” Still in disbelief after an argument […]
MILWAUKEE — A man gunned down while trying to break up a fight is being remembered by family and friends. But police say the man who was killed near 25th and Hopkins Thursday night, May 23 was once one of Milwaukee’s most wanted. Working two jobs with dreams of becoming a cook. This is how LZ Jolly Jr.’s father wants him to be remembered. “An upstanding man that was trying to help people,” said LZ Jolly Sr. “Trying to raise […]
PLEASANT PRAIRIE — A 19-year-old Pleasant Prairie man was fatally shot outside the Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen on 77th Street near 104th Avenue late Monday night, May 20. “He was laying in front of Cheddar’s, bleeding out,” said Abdul Alchaar. Alchaar believes his brother, Khaled Alchaar, would still be alive if he got help sooner. Alchaar rushed to Cheddar’s after getting a panicked call from Khaled Monday night. “It was a six-second call saying, ‘I got shot’ — and he hung […]
OAK CREEK — Prosecutors said a Racine man led deputies on a high-speed pursuit through a construction zone on I-94 before crashing near the Drexel Avenue exit ramp in Oak Creek. He was apprehended by a K-9 officer, and prosecutors said marijuana and alcohol were found in a backpack in his possession. Anthony Chambliss, 30, faces three felonies and four misdemeanors: Vehicle operator flee/elude officer, repeater Second degree recklessly endangering safety, repeater Possession of THC (second-plus offense) OWI, second offense […]
MILWAUKEE — On Sunday, May 19, Milwaukee Mayor Barrett visited three places of worship in an effort to engage faith communities to fight violence and promote safety in Milwaukee. This, on the 15th annual Ceasefire Sabbath — an effort to mobilize the faith-based community to work collaboratively to improve public safety and strengthen neighborhoods. As the weather warms up, it seems tempers also rise, which is why Mayor Barrett said the Blueprint for Peace is so vital. The Ceasefire Sabbath […]
BROOKFIELD — From sex to labor, human trafficking is a grim reality that has become prevalent nationwide — with Milwaukee being one of the hubs. One local organization is looking to break victims free. Chaplain Krista Hull, founder and director of Redeem and Restore Center, is dedicated to helping victims escape domestic sex trafficking. “This will be the most difficult period of their life,” said Hull. “We have met them where they are at, and walk alongside them.” She’s working […]
MILWAUKEE — FOX6 News on Tuesday, May 14 got an update on reconstruction at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church near 9th and Highland, ahead of the one-year anniversary of the four-alarm fire that happened May 15, 2018. On Tuesday, we learned the trusses for the steel roof would be installed by the end of the week, and so would the metal decking — helping make the building stronger than ever. “It’s looking beautiful. It’s absolutely looking beautiful,” said Lydia Beasley. In […]
MILWAUKEE — Jay Dobberke, 63, a former lab tech for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) faces 10 felony counts of possession of child pornography. According to the criminal complaint, Milwaukee police were assigned a CyberTip that indicated on Feb. 13, a subject “had viewed an image that depicted child pornography on the search engine ‘Bing.'” Investigators determined the “IP address came from an IP range assigned to the Physics Building” at UWM — and specifically “assigned to a device that […]