While in the Southeast and the Midwest, he covered some of the biggest stories of the past decade, including two presidential campaigns in three different swing states.
Derick was born and raised in Richmond, VA, but he's no stranger to New York City. His father lives in Queens, where Derick spent a significant amount of time growing up.
Derick's a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University with degrees in journalism and political science. In his spare time, he loves exploring food and culture right here in New York City and around the world.
He's thrilled to call NYC home.
Woman killed by private sanitation truck in Brooklyn hit and run
Police are searching for the truck that left the scene, though it remains unclear if the driver knew a person had been struck.
Video shows man who attacked off-duty officer with bike chain at Manhattan subway station
Police are hoping new video will help them find the masked attacker who threw a bicycle chain at an off-duty police officer as she waited at a Manhattan subway station.
Jersey City shooting was planned for months, based on hate, investigators say
Federal and state law enforcement officials held a press conference Monday to update the continuing investigation into the Jersey City shootings that left a police officer, three civilians inside a Jewish grocery store, and two suspects dead.
Jersey City standoff: School across from shooting scene reopens
Sacred Heart School still had bullet holes in the windows as children headed back to class.
New York City, Newark come to temporary agreement to stop homeless relocation
New York City's plan of relocating homeless people to other parts of the country upset officials in New Jersey and prompted a lawsuit, but both cities met behind closed doors Monday and came to a temporary agreement.
Father: Driver of car that fled Brooklyn scene of daughter's death a 'coward'
An off-duty officer taken into custody after a deadly two-car crash in Brooklyn over the weekend is being released, but could face charges at a later date, officials said.
Thousands remain without power in New Jersey after Tri-State snowstorm
As of Wednesday morning, 21,000 customers in Sussex County remained without power. That's more than a third of everyone living there, and officials warn the lights may be off for a couple more days.
Barbershop, street shootings leave 2 dead, 5 wounded in Newark
Police are investigating two shootings in Newark in less than two days that have left two people dead and five wounded.
NYPD officers dodge bullets outside Brooklyn deli, 1 in custody
The gunfire erupted just before 2 a.m. after a dispute outside a delicatessen in near Nichols Avenue and Fulton Street in Cypress Hills, and at least one person is in police custody.
Robbery victim shot after 2 men ransack Bronx recording studio
Video from inside the studio shows a masked gunman pushing the victim to the ground. A second man with a gun leaves his face uncovered as both men rob the place.