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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 Nikki.krize@wnep.com.

Recent Articles
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    Three Sentenced in Union County Rock Throwing

    LEWISBURG — Three teenagers involved in a rock throwing incident that severely injured a woman from Ohio were sentenced Thursday afternoon in Union County. The victim Sharon Budd and her family were in court as well. The Budd family says it’s been a long 14 months and they are glad to put this behind them. Sharon & Randy Budd just arrived for the sentencing @WNEP pic.twitter.com/ZT54yR3sQG — Nikki Krize (@NikkiKrize) September 3, 2015 The case was closed Thursday as the […]

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    LiveBlog: Teens Face Sentencing in Rock Throwing Case

    LEWISBURG — Three teens involved in rock throwing incident that severely injured a woman are being sentenced in Union County. Dylan Lahr, Tyler Porter, and Keefer McGee will be sentenced for their role in a rock throwing incident on Interstate 80 last year. Sharon Budd was badly injured when the car she was traveling in was hit by one of the rocks. Tyler Porter of Milton pleaded no contest to conspiracy to commit aggravated assault. All other charges were dismissed. […]

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    Teen Injured in Crash Dies

    BALD EAGLE TOWNSHIP — A student from Central Mountain High School injured in a crash last month in Clinton County has died. Troopers said Carter Allison, 17, of Mill Hall was hurt during a crash in Bald Eagle Township on August 18. Neighbors say Allison was passionate about running track. He was on his way home from practice last month when he crashed near Mill Hall. He died Tuesday night in the hospital from his injuries. Classmates at Central Mountain […]

  • 2015 Little League Worlds Series Comes to an End

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — With the crack of a bat, it was set in stone. Japan won the Little League World Series, officially finishing the 10 day tournament. The big story of this year’s series was the Red Land Little League from York County, or Mid-Atlantic as they are known in South Williamsport. The team was the first one from Pennsylvania to make it to the finals since 1990. “U.S. Champions! It’s a great title to have,” said Daniella Gruber of […]

  • Major Fan Support for PA Little League Team

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — Red Land may have come up short against Japan on Sunday in the championship game of the Little League World Series, but their run was fun to watch. It was extra special for fans who followed the team from York County to South Williamsport with a few stops in between. Red Land Little League, or the Mid-Atlantic Region as they are known at the Little League World Series, took one last batting practice in South Williamsport.¬† It […]

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    Red Land Little League to Play in World Championship

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — It might be little league, but there was a huge crowd Saturday in South Williamsport. The U.S. Championship game between Texas and Pennsylvania was a record breaker with almost 46,000 in attendance. Now, after a thrilling 3-2 walk-off win, the team from York County will play for the world championship. The kids from Lewisberry had the opportunity to do something Saturday that no team from Pennsylvania has done in 24 years and that’s win the U.S. Championship […]

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    Historic Marker for Little League Unveiled in Williamsport

    WILLIAMSPORT — The Little League World Series is taking a break from the games on Friday, but there is still lots of activity on the other side of the river in Williamsport. The city unveiled a historic marker honoring Little League Friday afternoon. On Friday night, the Chamber of Commerce is hosting a big party called ¬†Williamsport Welcomes the World. This is the seventh year for Williamsport Welcomes the World, a free street fair on West Fourth Street with food […]

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    Little League Pin Trader Displays Massive Collection

    WILLIAMSPORT — Pin trading is a popular tradition at the Little League World Series and a man from Wisconsin takes it to another level. He has more than 40,000 pins and some of them are on display in Williamsport. Some are small, some are very large, and some are worth more than $1,000. But all of these pins have a special meaning to Butch Faber of Wisconsin. “They said, ‘This is your whole collection?’ I said, ‘No, this is about […]

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    Little League World Series Boosts Economy

    WILLIAMSPORT — Throughout the 10 days of the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, some places in Williamsport say they experience a boom in business. The Bullfrog Brewery on West Fourth Street in Williamsport is quiet now, but employees say right before and after the Little League World Series games they are packed. “Little League is honestly our busiest time of the year, no matter what,” Jenna Evelhair said. Evelhair is a waitress at the Bullfrog Brewery and says […]

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    Buzz Builds Over PA Team in Little League World Series

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — For the first time in 25 years, a team from Pennsylvania has made it to the national championships at the Little League World Series And even though they’re not playing on this day, the team from York County is creating a lot of excitement in South Williamsport. The boys from Red Land Little League are still undefeated at the Little League World Series in South Williamsport. Their manager says they hope to become the first team from […]

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    Kids Get Excused From School to Watch Little League

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT– It’s always a big deal when a Pennsylvania team is in the Little League World Series, and that team from York County plays Texas Wednesday night. Red Land Little League has a lot of fans and many of them came to support their boys at the game against Texas. Students and their parents were here all day because that school district in York County excused their absences as educational trips. Red Land Little League, also known as the […]

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    Pennsylvania, Texas to Battle in Little League World Series

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — Little League fans are gearing up for yet another big game in the Little League World Series. The team from the Harrisburg area plays Wednesday night against Texas and plenty of fans made the trip. With the team from Pennsylvania coming from about two hours away, the Texas fans are bound to be outnumbered by fans of Red Land Little League. Everywhere you look at the Little League World Series complex, there are red shirts.¬† They represent […]


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