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 dogs Monty and Polly.

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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    Preparing for Thanksgiving in Sunbury

    SUNBURY — Special Occasions on Second Street in Sunbury is filled with volunteers carving hams, folding clothes, and sorting toys to get ready for Sunbury’s free community Thanksgiving dinner. Kim Eisley of West Milton donated a pie. “I can’t believe how many people they feed. It’s so good that she does this, that she takes the time out to do this for everyone in the community,” Eisley said. How many people do they feed at this free dinner? “My first […]

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    Free Coats in Sunbury

    SUNBURY — As the temperature dips lower and lower, it’s time to bring out those winter coats. But not everyone has warm accessories for the cold weather, so the Greater Susquehanna YMCA in Sunbury is doing something about it. Grant Wolsey of Northumberland proudly showed off his new green coat. He tried on about a dozen coats until he found one he liked at the Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA in Sunbury. The best part? All of the coats, hats, gloves […]

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    A ‘Super’ Visit at Janet Weis Children’s Hospital

    MAHONING TOWNSHIP — While many of us are busy preparing for Thanksgiving dinner, many families are stuck in the hospital during the holiday. To make the holiday week a bit brighter, the staff at Janet Weis Children’s Hospital near Danville arranged a “super” kind of visit for its young patients. Spiderman, Batgirl, Wonder Woman, and Black Lightning all gathered in one place. No, there wasn’t an emergency that required four superheroes. The crew paid a visit to the young patients […]

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    Madi Raises Money for Christmas Gifts

    ELYSBURG — While some children are looking forward to what they’ll get this Christmas, a girl from Elysburg is excited to give gifts this holiday season. The third grader is raising money for Toys for Tots for the fifth straight year, so she can buy toys for children in need. Madi Kerstetter, 8, of Elysburg, sorts through some of the money she’s raised for Toys for Tots. As of now, the total is more than $700. Madi started raising money […]

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    Lewisburg Soccer Team Plays for the State Championship

    LEWISBURG — While the focus on many schools this time of year is football, Lewisburg Area High School is all about soccer. The boys’ team plays for the state championship this weekend. “We have a lot of support, not just in the school but also in the community. A lot of alumni, I think, are coming back for the game. It’s really exciting to be playing in the state championship game at Hersheypark Stadium,” Logan Cho said. Lewisburg Area High […]

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    Thousands of Christmas Trees Up for Bid in Union County

    EAST BUFFALO TOWNSHIP — The annual Christmas tree auction is underway in Union County. People from all over the east coast gather at the auction near Mifflinburg to bid on trees which may very well end up inside your home. At the Buffalo Valley produce auction near Mifflinburg, there are close to 20 acres of Christmas trees. Organizers say this is the biggest Christmas tree auction in the world, with more than 80,000 trees auctioned off. “There’s a lot here […]

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    Penn State Increases Security for Saturday’s Game

    UNIVERSITY PARK — After ISIS quickly claimed credit for the deadly attacks against Paris, the terror group wasted no time releasing a video, claiming it will carry out an attack on Washington, D.C. Even though those threats weren’t aimed at Penn State, university officials wanted to increase security at this weekend’s big event: the Penn State/Michigan senior game, where they are expecting a crowd of well over 100,000 fans, who should expect some restrictions. “I think the biggest change will […]

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    Students Decorate Windows in Lewisburg

    LEWISBURG — Some students from Lewisburg High School are getting into the holiday spirit by spreading some cheer in downtown Lewisburg. The students painted the windows of more than a dozen businesses Tuesday. Dominic Cozza is a senior at Lewisburg High School and spent part of his day painting a candy cane on the window of Bull Run Tap House in Lewisburg. The Bull Run is one of 18 businesses participating in the high school’s window painting program. “Bring festivity […]

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    Woman Turns 105 in Snyder County

    PENNS CREEK — A woman who lives in Snyder County has just turned 105 and says she isn’t slowing down any time soon. In 1910 William Taft was president, and sliced bread and Diet Coke weren’t even invented yet. But Grace Kovacs was alive. And here she is 105 years later, celebrating a milestone birthday! Grace tells us in those 105 years, she’s lived a full life. “I did a lot of things. I sewed, I knitted, I worked, traveled,” […]

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    Two Fire Companies Merging

    NORTHUMBERLAND — The borough of Northumberland is about one square mile, but there are currently two fire companies. Chief Brian Crebs says the companies are in the process of legally becoming one large fire department to better serve the community. “If we had two going to one station and 10 going to the other, maybe we didn’t spread the wealth around manpower-wise to do the best job we could when we arrived at the incident,” Chief Brian Crebs said. Merging […]

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    Mother Accused of Leaving Son in Scalding Water

    BUFFALO TOWNSHIP — A mother from Union County was in court to face charges that she put her toddler in scalding water, causing second-degree burns. That mother is accused of abusing her 2-year-old son by putting him in a bathtub filled with very hot water which burned him. The woman surrendered Thursday afternoon in Union County to face the charges against her. Hayle Hans, 20, of Buffalo Township is charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, and endangering the welfare of […]

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    Free Meals for Vets on Veterans Day

    MIFFLINBURG — Veterans Day is a time to honor those who served our country. As part of Veterans Day, many restaurants are offering free meals to vets. Steven Boob of Mifflinburg proudly served our country in the United States Air Force. “I was a Vietnam vet. I served two tours in Vietnam,” Boob said. On this Veterans Day, Boob stopped by Sheetz to get a free sandwich and drink for lunch. Sheetz is one of many places offering free meals […]


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