Derrikia joined the NBC 15 family in December of 2017. She was raised in Swainsboro, Georgia. Her mother helped her realize that being a journalist was her gift at the early age of six. After graduating high school, Derrikia moved to Atlanta, Georgia receiving a Bachelor’s degree in May of 2016 majoring in Mass Media Arts with a concentration in Radio, Television, and Film.
Derrikia interned at WSB-TV in Atlanta for two years as an Investigative Intern. She began her journalism career in 2016 at WJBF News Channel 6 in Augusta, Georgia for one year before transitioning to NBC 15.
In her spare time Derrikia enjoys spending time with friends, finding her next vegan recipe, and hunting down her next story. She is also an active member of the National Association of Black Journalist.
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