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.
Driver crashes into front of Brooklyn funeral home, flees scene
It happened at Sabatino's Funeral Home on Avenue U in the Gravesend section around 2:45 a.m.
Electrician killed after cherry picker hit by box truck in Queens, causing deadly fall
A 59-year-old electrician fell to his death while making repairs to a traffic light after his work vehicle was struck by a box truck in Queens early Thursday.
MTA rolls out new fleet of LIRR cars just in time for morning commute
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SUV runs red light, flees scene of deadly Queens crash, police say
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