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 7-year-old girl and 30-year-old man are being treated for injuries after a double shooting that happened near 28th and Glendale on Friday, March 29. According to officials, a confrontation occurred between two subjects when shots were fired, striking the 7-year-old. She suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound and was transported to a nearby hospital. A 30-year-old man also suffered a gunshot wound and was taken to the hospital. “My heart just hurt right away,” said a neighbor. “I […]
MILWAUKEE — A grisly crash on Milwaukee’s south side early Friday morning, March 29 injured several people including two police officers. Authorities say the driver of the striking vehicle disregarded the stop sign near Muskego and Rogers, and caused the collision around 2:25 a.m. The impact was so forceful the cars took out a pole and damaged a building. “The guy, he was knocked out, just laying with his mouth wide open,” said Taron Banks, lives nearby. Taron Banks lives […]
MILWAUKEE — A woman went berserk on Milwaukee’s north side. She ended up using a car bumper as a weapon — and it was all caught on camera. With a car bumper in one hand and some bad intentions, the suspect was caught on camera unleashing her fury on the vehicle and its owner. Police arrived on the scene near 16th and Capitol on Monday, March 25. But that did not stop the woman from throwing punches and attacking the […]
MILWAUKEE — The aunt of a 16-year-old boy charged as an adult in connection with a crash that killed an Uber passenger on Friday, March 22 said he’s not responsible for the death of Marlyn Hernandez, 22. Jesus Cardenas-Torres, facing the possibility of nine years in prison, was being held at the Vel Phillips Juvenile Justice Center as the case was being waived into adult court. His aunt said the accusations against him are false. “He is innocent. He has […]
MILWAUKEE — The dark and illegal industry of human trafficking is beginning to come to light. With the loss of Sierra and Noelani Robinson, many have wondered how they can help. One opportunity will be rolling by in just a few months. Known for its delicious menu, Blue’s Egg in Shorewood is taking new, tasty creations on the road. Co-owner Chef Joe Muench partnered with Jarrett Luckett, executive director of Exploit No More. The two created a menu for a […]
MILWAUKEE — Saturday morning, March 23, family and community members gathered for the funeral of two people killed in a house on March 14. Entering the sanctuary dressed in all white, Tinna Clark and her five children honored her 4-year-old son Rayveon Cunningham and his grandfather, 67-year-old veteran Gary Pitts. The two were trapped inside of their home near 39th and Silver Spring after a fire was sparked by a candle. “It’s been really rough,” said Cynthia Greenwooda, a family […]
MILWAUKEE — A woman is dead following a crash involving a stolen vehicle early Friday morning, March 22. It happened near 21st and Orchard around 1:30 a.m. The victim’s roommates are in sorrow and disbelief. The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the victim as 22-year-old Cristina Marlyn Hernandez of Milwaukee. “There was no screeching, nothing. It was just a bang,” said a man who lives nearby. Home surveillance captured the moments after the crash. “It shook my windows. That’s […]
MILWAUKEE — 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. FOX6 News spoke with someone close to Leary, who said loved ones want to know what really […]
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 […]