Nikki Krize joined the Newswatch 16 team as the central Pennsylvania Reporter in November 2011, and she is no stranger to the area.
She comes to us from Hazleton, where she worked at News 13/SSPTV as a reporter and anchor for more than three years. Before that, Nikki interned at WFMZ in Reading.

Nikki graduated from Shippensburg University with a degree in Communications/Journalism and a minor in Speech Communication. She was born and raised in Pennsylvania, and is one of several Berks County natives on the WNEP team.

Nikki is a diehard Philadelphia sports fan and doesn’t miss a Phillies or Eagles game. She also enjoys playing tennis and spending time with her family, friends and beloved cockatiel Cinnamon.

Nikki is proud to be covering the news most important to the people of northeastern and central Pennsylvania. If you have any news tips or story ideas, feel free to send her an email at

Recent Articles
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    Man Accused of Killing Wife Ordered to Trial in Snyder County

    PENN TOWNSHIP — A man from Snyder County has been ordered to stand trial in the death of his wife. Kenneth Wochley is accused of killing his 75-year-old wife Ann with a hammer inside their home in Selinsgrove. His attorney argued on Tuesday that the Wochleys were a happy couple with no history of violence and that someone else killed Ann. Wochley, 75, had no comment as he was taken into district court near Selinsgrove to face charges that he […]

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    Montour County Switches Transportation Providers

    MAHONING TOWNSHIP — If you live in Montour County and use shared ride transportation services, you will soon see some changes. This Friday, Montour County Transit will become part of Rabbit Transit, a transportation provider based in York. County commissioners call it a necessary change because of new PennDOT requirements. They say the bus service under Rabbit Transit will be more affordable for Montour County and riders won’t notice much of a difference. Buses and vans labeled “Montour County Transit” are […]

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    Plan to Close Railroad Crossings in the Fight Against Blight

    SUNBURY — The mayor of Sunbury is hoping to make a deal with a railroad company that would help fight blight in the city. Norfolk Southern wants to close railroad crossings in Sunbury.  The railroad would either pay Sunbury to do this or trade land.  Sunbury’s mayor says these small pieces of land are blighted and he wants to fix them up. Sunbury Mayor David Persing showed us before and after pictures of his proposed railroad project with Norfolk Southern.  It’s […]

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    UGI Set to Replace Gas Lines in Downtown Danville

    DANVILLE — UGI is starting a natural gas main improvement project on a busy street in downtown Danville. Lines on Mill Street in Danville were painted by UGI as the utility company prepares for a two-week project. UGI will replace aging gas lines on one of the borough’s busiest streets. “If it has to be replaced, I feel like you need to replace it because if it doesn’t you could have an explosion,” Chris Brandt said. Brandt works at Elite […]

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    Antique Trail Offers Shoppers Many Options

    BENTON — If you like antiques, you may want to plan a trip to Columbia County. A group of shop owners has partnered with the Columbia/Montour Visitors Bureau to form the Fishing Creek Antique Trail. Shoppers checked out the hidden treasures inside Bakery Antiques on Main Street in Benton, but if they don’t find what they are looking for, there are plenty more places for them to shop. “Most of them are antique shops. There are other specialty shops. There […]


    Contractor Saves Man’s Life…Twice

    SOUTH CENTRE TOWNSHIP — A man from the Bloomsburg area is counting his blessings after a major health scare this week. He says his contractor saved his life. “He’s not just working on my house. This man has saved my life,” Mike Baker said. Baker and Fred Guzevich shared a hug as the two remembered what happened just one day earlier. Fred is the contractor working on Mike’s fire-damaged house. Mike stopped by to check on things and felt like he […]

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    The ‘Buzz’ about Beekeeping at Susquehanna University

    PENN TOWNSHIP — In Snyder County, there’s some serious buzz about a bee club at Susquehanna University. The group now has 15 members and is helping the school in all kinds of ways. Josh Levesque and Marta Mendez carefully checked on the honeybees at Susquehanna University. The two are members of the university’s brand new beekeeping club. Levesque had the idea for the club after researching bees last year. “I realized more and more about how bees are in trouble […]

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    Gun Owners Weigh In on Assault Weapon Debate

    RALPHO TOWNSHIP — Assault weapons have been making headlines lately after last weekend’s deadly nightclub shooting in Florida. We spoke about the debate with gun owners from all over the country who are in the Elysburg area for a large clay shooting competition. The Pennsylvania State Trap Shoot brings thousands of people to Northumberland County each year from all over the country.  This year is no exception.  Most of the people at this event own guns so we wanted to […]

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    Local Reptile Expert Discusses Alligator Incident

    GREGG TOWNSHIP — Disney has closed the beaches in all its resort areas after a child was attacked by an alligator. The child’s remains were recovered Wednesday afternoon. Here in our area, parents and a reptile expert are weighing in on the tragedy and what may have caused it. “The father tried to rescue the child and I suppose that it was a large alligator, probably impossible to extricate the child from the alligator,” Clyde Peeling said. Clyde Peeling is […]

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    School Welding Program Gets Large Donation

    SOUTH CENTRE TOWNSHIP — Students in a vocational welding program have something to look forward to when they go back to school this fall. Two natural gas companies gave the school in Columbia County a big donation which directly helps the welding program. The materials are normally something you’d see on the way to a natural gas company. Instead, it was all delivered to the Columbia-Montour Area Vocational-Technical School near Bloomsburg. The materials are a donation from Williams Companies and […]

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    Help Find Dog’s Owners

    KULPMONT — Humane police in Northumberland County need your help finding a dog’s owners. The dog is malnourished, over-bred and had fleas. Tressa is believed to be a four-year-old female pitbull mix. She’s very playful, but she was not that way when she was brought to the Animal Resource Center near Danville on Sunday. “She’s missing a lot of fur on her hips. Long toenails, not bathed, just basically neglected,” Marcia Belles said. “All her mammary glands and nipples are […]

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    Reaction to Politicians’ Statements on Shooting

    It’s being called the deadliest mass shooting in American history. It seems like everyone has something to say about the nightclub shooting in Orlando–especially politicians. Both presidential candidates made their stances pretty clear. Hillary Clinton is calling for tougher gun laws. Donald Trump is pushing for a ban on Muslims. But what do people in our area think? “They’re both wrong,” Judy Dutcher said. Judy Dutcher of Lewisburg believes the killer would have committed the crime with or without a […]


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