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
  • Police Remove Skimming Device From Gas Pump

    NEW COLUMBIA–When you pump gas, many times you’re in a hurry and you don’t think about identity theft. But that’s exactly what happened to some people who pumped gas at Short Stop, just off Interstate 80 in Union County. State police removed a skimming device from inside one of the gas pumps at Short Stop in New Columbia yesterday. Troopers say when people put their credit cards into the machine the skimmer saved the information, and it was stolen. Steve […]

  • Commissioners Break Ground for New Northumberland County Prison

    COAL TOWNSHIP — A former facility for juvenile offenders will be the site of a new prison in Northumberland County. It’s been more than two years since fire ruined the Northumberland County Prison in Sunbury. Officials broke ground Friday morning for the new county prison. The place used to house juvenile offenders. Commissioners say it only needs renovations and additions to turn it into the new Northumberland County Prison. Northumberland County officials posed with hard hats and shovels in front […]

  • Enjoying the Warm Weather in Towanda

    TOWANDA — The sun was shining, and the cherry blossom trees were blooming in Bradford County Thursday. Many people spent the day outside in Towanda because it felt like summer. James Palferman and his fiancee Diane Tomlanson worked on their garden. “It’s nice. I want to go to Lowe’s so we got a bunch of mulch and rhododendron bushes,” Tomlanson said. “Just trying to make it prettier. Taking advantage of the nice weather and spice up the front lawn,” Palferman […]

  • Folks Raising Money for Memorial After Church Fire

    BEAVERTOWN — A fire in Snyder County got a lot of attention last year because it destroyed a former church that was supposed to be a museum to Davy Jones. Before passing away, Jones lived in Beavertown. He owned that church, but that building wasn’t the only thing damaged by the fire. The Beavertown War Memorial Rose Garden is at the corner of Orange and Walnut Streets in Beavertown. There is a monument with the names of area servicemen and […]

  • Road Worker Killed on the Job

    HEMLOCK TOWNSHIP — A township worker was killed on the job Tuesday in Columbia County. Police say he was hit by a dump truck driven by one of his coworkers. Officials in Hemlock Township say the crew members are all like a big family and this loss is hard to take. Joseph Benner, 60, of Catawissa, died on the job after he was hit by one of his coworkers. According to police, the road crew is a small, tight-knit group […]

  • Mother Charged with Child Endangerment

    SUNBURY — A young child found running down a busy street in Sunbury led police to much more. When officers took the boy home, they found garbage and feces inside the house. The child’s mother works as a nurse and is now charged with child endangerment. There’s a steady flow of traffic on 11th Street in Sunbury throughout the day. That’s why Kayla Ferrell is surprised to learn a 3-year-old boy was running there by himself over the weekend. “It’s […]

  • Employees Prep Knoebels for Season Opener

    RALPHO TOWNSHIP — In just a few days, Knoebels Amusement Resort near Elysburg opens for the year. It’s crunch time for the employees as they spent the day cleaning, cooking, and testing rides. Employees worked diligently and fast on Monday. They were planting flowers, stocking shelves, and scrubbing down rides to prepare for opening day Saturday. There are more than 60 rides that require off-season maintenance. “Disassembly and then reassembly in order to welcome our guests to the park, all […]

  • WWII Letters Provide a Glimpse Into the Past

    MOUNT CARMEL — Do you have something in your family history that you’ve been looking for for years, but can’t find? Something you’re not even sure exists? Such was the case for a man from Northumberland County, who thought there were family letters from World War II somewhere out there. John Leshinski of Mount Carmel has always been interested in World War II. Family members who served during the war sent letters to relatives back home. Leshinski says it was […]

  • Kids on the Hunt for Some Easter Treats in Columbia County

    ORANGEVILLE — The bunny came a little early in one part of Columbia county — and these eager egg hunters were certainly not bothered by the early arrival. Brightly colored Easter eggs filled the courtyard at the Gardens at Orangeville, and for one-year-old Ardyn Shaffner, she was right in the middle of the action to celebrate her first Easter. The Gardens at Orangeville is a long-term care facility which serves over 120 residents day to day. Sue Shaffner’s father lived […]

  • Restaurant Gears up for Busy Easter Weekend

    KELLY TOWNSHIP — Preparations are underway for Easter dinner at the Country Cupboard near Lewisburg. Employees in the kitchen prepared food for Sunday. “We do about 80 pans of macaroni and cheese just on Sunday alone, 300 for the entire weekend,” Missy Swartz said. The Country Cupboard is one of the only restaurants in the Lewisburg area that is open on Easter, and for people who do not want to cook, it’s a good place to go. Managers say it […]

  • Power to Save: Helping Lewisburg Community Garden

    LEWISBURG — Volunteers at the Lewisburg Community Garden grow fruits and vegetables to donate to food pantries and hot meal programs. Now, they are looking for your help to continue helping others. The Lewisburg Community Garden is ready for the 2017 planting season after a long winter. This weekend marks the sixth year the garden is open. Garden manager Kyle Bray says volunteers donate a lot of produce. “Last year, for example, we harvested a total of 3,688 pounds of […]

  • Student Showcases Talent to Benefit Go Joe

    MILTON — Come July, Newswatch 16’s morning meteorologist Joe Snedeker will set off on his annual bike ride. Go Joe 20 will raise money for St. Joseph’s Center in Lackawanna county. On Thursday afternoon, a high school student in Milton hosted a talent show to raise money for Go Joe. In many ways, 16-year-old Gregory Fleck of Milton is just like any other high school sophomore. He’s talkative, loves music and television. Talking with him, you may not realize Gregory […]