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's Strain for the Brain Run/Walk took place Sunday, honoring individuals living with a brain tumor, those who lost the fight and the many people who love them.
Milwaukee County Parks crews say Memorial Day is the "start of the trash season." McCarty Park on Tuesday morning was one example of what they're dealing with -- already short-staffed and spread thin.
There’s a new campaign aimed at supporting the conversation of mental health as demand for services is growing at an alarming rate.
As we prepare to praise them on Memorial Day, it’s a solemn weekend remembering the military members who have died.
Police responded to reports of a gun at Slinger Middle School on Friday, May 27. It was later deemed a hoax, and one student was taken into custody.
In Milwaukee's entertainment district, the money will go toward installing security fencing that can be remotely raised and lowered. The downtown entertainment corridors will transform into pedestrian-only zones on weekends and during major events.
Many parents who rely on formula to feed their babies are struggling right now because there is a lack of supply. But there is an option for those in need.
Milwaukee firefighters battled a two-alarm house fire near 34th and Lisbon on Monday morning. The fire ended up spreading to another home, and on Monday night, the medical examiner confirmed a death due to the fire.
Sunday marks four years since the 140-year-old Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church went up in flames. About two-thirds of the restoration project remains to be completed, costing about $6 million.
Milwaukee police are investigating three shootings that happened in the downtown entertainment district Friday, including two at Water and Juneau.