Derick is a Local 23 News lower Valley Reporter. Born and raised in Brownsville, Derick has a passion for his Rio Grande Valley community.
His passion for reporting extends to the stories he brings to light.
Following a four-year service in the United States Navy, Derick graduated from Texas State University San Marcos with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies. While in college, Derick was a radio DJ at KTSW, 89.9 and an anchor for La Bella Vida variety show. In addition to staying active in school, Derick completed an internship for the “Jason and Deb Morning Show” and “No Control Radio” at 101 XFM.
No stranger to Valley news, Derick was a producer for CBS 4 in Harlingen. Following his time with KGBT, Derick produced news for Time Warner Cable News, a 24-hour news station in downtown Austin. With his three year of experience in a professional newsroom, Derick is here to report real stories that matter to the community he loves.
Derick enjoys spending his time off with family, fiancé and their two rescue dogs. He also enjoys exercising and maintaining a vegetarian lifestyle. Follow Derick on his KVEO Local 23 News Facebook page and on Twitter.