Derick Waller - Eyewitness News
Derick Waller is a reporter for Eyewitness News This Morning. Derick's journey to WABC took him to TV stations in Cleveland, OH, Raleigh, NC and Charlottesville, VA, which is where he got his start.

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.

Derick's Stories
NY county marks 1-year anniversary of 1st COVID case, opens new vaccine center
Westchester County marked the one-year anniversary of its first COVID-19 case Wednesday, this as another vaccination mega-site run by the state of New York and FEMA opened in Yonkers.
Coronavirus NYC: J&J shots coming to New York, Co-op City getting vaccination site
The single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine could be available in the Tri-State area for the first time as early as today.
Secret code and a 6-week wait for this fried chicken in Queens
As businesses have had to pivot during the pandemic, a gourmet chef in NYC has found success with fried chicken. It's become so popular you can only order with a secret code!
Coronavirus NY: Mayor Bill de Blasio says some state-run sites not vaccinating enough city residents
Mayor de Blasio says the city is closing in on two million vaccinations. But, he took another opportunity to jab Governor Cuomo saying his big state-run sites like the Javits Center are not effectively getting the vaccine where it needs to go.
Fine dining chef Eric Huang pivots to making fried chicken so good it has 6-week wait
Chef Eric Huang spent 10 years cooking in some of New York's most exclusive restaurants, including Eleven Madison Park, which was voted best in the world four years ago.
New COVID vaccination center opens in Staten Island despite supply shortages
Friday, a new vaccination location opened at the Empire Outlets on Staten Island, but another location in Queens, at martin Van Buren High School, was pushed back to Sunday.
ABC7 Unite: Frontline workers open up about COVID-19's impact on Black community
Pervasive social inequalities like poverty and overcrowded housing have led to more Black and Hispanic people contracting COVID-19, studies show.
New York City pharmacies get vaccine, mayor expanding access for seniors
The Biden administration is shipping the COIVD-19 vaccine direct to pharmacies, which began administering doses on Friday.
Some New York City restaurants say 25% capacity is not enough as mayor, governor feud
On Thursday, there was a very public feud between Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo over who makes the COVID rules.
Coronavirus Update New York City: It's opening day at Citi Field -- for vaccinations
After criticism about the number of vaccine doses available at Citi Field, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced two more mega vaccination sites for New York City.