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 Nikki.krize@wnep.com.


Recent Articles
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    Susquehanna University Student up for Community Service Award

    SELINSGROVE– Steve Weidlich is a standout on the basketball court. “He’s a dynamite student, 3.8 GPA, very involved in the community. He’s going to finish as one of the school’s all-time leading scorers,” Coach Frank Marcinek said. But Weidlich is also a standout off the court. He and two other college students from our area are in the running for the 2017 Allstate NABC Good Works team award. It recognizes community service in men’s college basketball. Although Weidlich goes to […]

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    Danville Coaches Prohibited From Prayer with Players

    DANVILLE — Another school district in our area has ordered the head football coach to stop praying with his players. Members of the Danville Area High School football team have a tradition of praying before each game. A national group fighting for the separation of church and state found out about that, and like it did at another school in our area this season, helped put an end to it. The Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a letter to Danville […]

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    Woolrich Now Headquartered Overseas

    PINE CREEK TOWNSHIP — The oldest outdoor apparel company in the country, located in central Pennsylvania, is merging with its sister company in Europe. Woolrich will remain in Clinton County just as it has been since 1830, but its headquarters will now be in London. Until last week, Woolrich in Clinton County controlled the North American market while Woolrich Europe sold overseas. But now the two sister companies merged, forming Woolrich International. People in Clinton County have mixed opinions about […]

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    Hunters Sharing the Harvest

    MUNCY TOWNSHIP — Despite the weather, rifle deer season is in full swing.  It’s no secret people hunt for different reasons. Some like to eat the meat, while others like the trophy. There is another option, one where you can help feed the hungry for free. It’s been a busy week at Springman’s Country Store near Muncy. Employee Collier Nix says more than 150 deer were brought in Monday and Tuesday. But with the exception of a few people on Wednesday, […]

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    Kids Get to See TreeFest in Bloomsburg

    BLOOMSBURG — Some children in Columbia County got to experience a longtime Christmas tradition in Bloomsburg Tuesday without the big crowds it usually draws. TreeFest is an event with more than 130 decorated Christmas trees, and some kids had the winter wonderland all to themselves. There are brightly decorated Christmas trees lined up as far as the eye can see inside the Caldwell Consistory in Bloomsburg. It’s part of TreeFest, an annual event benefiting the Bloomsburg Theater Ensemble. The real […]

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    Spending Cyber Monday at the Mall

    MONROE TOWNSHIP — Just like shopping malls have Black Friday and smaller stores have Small Business Saturday, the internet has Cyber Monday. Cyber Monday is one of the biggest internet shopping days of the year, and many websites are hold huge sales. Not everyone likes to shop online, however, and we found plenty of people at the Lycoming Mall near Muncy and the Susquehanna Valley Mall near Selinsgrove. There are sale signs in basically all of the store windows. We […]

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    Election Recount? What Does It All Mean?

    SELINSGROVE — It’s been almost three weeks since Trump was elected president of the United States. He is transitioning into his new position and appointing cabinet members. Now, Jill Stein, the former presidential candidate for the Green party, launched a campaign for a recount of votes in three states. This all comes after a group of computer scientists reached out to the Clinton campaign, casting doubt on the election results in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. Newswatch 16 spoke with a professor […]

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    ‘Small Business Saturday’ – Big Day for Small Merchants

    LEWISBURG — Many business owners are looking forward to “Small Business Saturday.” One community in Union County takes that day very seriously. “Shop Local” is the theme of the weekend in Lewisburg and Barbara Allison agrees with that motto. “Instead of spending money in a mall, I think we need to support the people in the towns,” said Allison. While the stores in downtown Lewisburg had their fair share of Black Friday shoppers, the real draw is “Small Business Saturday.” […]

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    Lycoming Mall Shoppers Eager for Deals

    MUNCY TOWNSHIP — Plenty of people showed up at the Lycoming Mall for some Black Friday shopping. At the Lycoming Mall near Muncy people walked through the mall on a mission and many had their arms filled with shopping bags. Emily Martin had her arms full with a very young Black Friday shopper — 6-week-old Karis. “We try to get all our shopping done in one day so we just go out and get all of our Christmas shopping done,” […]

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    Power To Save: Recycling Computers

    LEWISBURG  — There is a place in central Pennsylvania that recycles your old computers, and gives them to people who need them. Brian McAndrew of Watsontown dropped off his old laptop at MePush, a place that services computers in Lewisburg. “It could be helpful to somebody else,” McAndrew said. MePush not only services computers; the company on Buffalo Road takes pride in fixing people’s unwanted computers and giving them to people who need them. At last year’s computer giveaway, close […]

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    Stocking Up on Thanksgiving Cheer

    LEWISBURG — While a lot of people spent the day grabbing last minute items at the grocery store, the wine and spirits stores were just as crowded. All throughout the day, there was a steady stream of people at the Fine Wine and Spirits store in Lewisburg. The day before Thanksgiving is one of the busiest of the year. “I was fortunate to get it at a good time where I’m not waiting for 20 minutes or so,” said Michael […]

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    Last-Minute Shoppers Crowd Grocery Stores

    KELLY TOWNSHIP — Weis Markets near Lewisburg was more crowded than usual, as people rushed around getting their last-minute fixings for Thanksgiving. “I’m having Thanksgiving tomorrow at my son and future daughter-in-law’s house and this is our first Thanksgiving together, so picking up some great things for them,” Peggy Diehl said. It’s the last big rush before Thanksgiving, and Weis Markets spokesperson Dennis Curtin says this holiday is the biggest food day of the year. “We’re not selling as many […]