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 Killed in Logging Accident

    MOUNT PLEASANT MILLS — The Snyder County coroner was called Wednesday to the scene of a logging accident that killed a young man. It happened in Mount Pleasant Mills. According to state police, Dayton Kratzer and his brother were clearing trees from a property in Mount Pleasant Mills when a tree rolled off the forklift and killed Kratzer. It was a normal day at work for Kratzer, 21, of Beavertown, and his brother, until the unthinkable happened. The two were […]

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    Collecting Coats for People in Need

    SUNBURY — With this colder weather, many of us broke out winter clothing. A lot of people are fortunate enough to buy new winter coats, but others are not. The Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA in Sunbury needs your help to keep people warm this winter. A bin near the entrance of the YMCA in Sunbury is filled with new and gently used coats. The coats were dropped off by some of its members over the last few hours for its […]

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    People Hope for Help after Flash Flooding

    MCINTYRE TOWNSHIP — Carly Root was careful not to step on any nails as she walked around what used to be her garden and pool at her home near Ralston. “Everybody who came down here said it was like a vacation spot.” It does not look like a vacation spot now. Four houses were destroyed in this area of McIntyre Township. One of them was Root’s boyfriend’s grandparents’ longtime home. You can see the kitchen area hanging over Pleasant Creek. […]

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    Cleaning Flood-Damaged Homes in Lycoming County

    ELDRED TOWNSHIP — People in one part of Lycoming County are cleaning up after their houses were heavily damaged by flooding. Howard Kling has lived in a house near Montoursville for about 25 years. He spent the day cleaning up the damage caused by heavy rain, early Friday morning. His basement and yard flooded, causing around $7,000 in damages. “I got woken up by the fire company and jumped into shin-deep water,” Kling said. Kling had just cleaned and decorated […]

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    Penn State Football Player Discusses Eating Disorder

    GEISINGER MEDICAL CENTER — A fan favorite on the Penn State football team told the world about his personal struggle off the field. Joey Julius is a standout player for Penn State’s football team but what many people do not know is the Nittany Lions kicker has a very personal struggle. Julius shared that struggle Friday morning with Good Morning America. Many watch Joey Julius on the field every week and think about how great he is and how happy […]

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    Lycoming Mall to Close for Thanksgiving

    MUNCY TOWNSHIP — The Lycoming Mall is joining a growing list of stores and malls that plan to close for Thanksgiving Day. It certainly bucks the trend of shoppers who have gotten used to flocking the malls right after turkey dinner. This year, the Lycoming Mall will open at 5 a.m. on Black Friday. That’s a big difference from last year when the mall opened at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, closed at midnight, and reopened at 6 a.m. the […]

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    Get Ready to Pay to Park on Saturdays

    BLOOMSBURG — If you plan to drive in Bloomsburg on Saturdays, be prepared to pay when you park. Ready Go Burrito is a busy restaurant on Main Street in Bloomsburg. The business does not have its own parking lot, so customers and employees park on the street, and must feed the parking meters. “If you’re busy you can’t go out and feed the meters and if you’re like two minutes late you get a ticket so it sucks,” Nicole Betz […]

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    One Dead after Boat Capsized in Northumberland County

    UPPER AUGUSTA TOWNSHIP — A boater has died in Northumberland County. Authorities say two people were fishing Wednesday night on the Susquehanna River near Sunbury when their boat capsized. The coroner said Walter Delong, 58, of Beavertown, drowned. He called the death accidental. The other person was taken to a hospital. Fishing experts say the spot where they were fishing is a popular one for night fishing, but there is a dam in that area, which could cause a boat to capsize. Even though […]

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    Beavertown Residents Sad Over Loss of Former Church

    BEAVERTOWN — People continue to take pictures at the former Beaver Lutheran Church in Beavertown. Most cannot believe the church that was built in the 1880s is now a pile of burned rubble. “It’s unbelievable,” Marge Benfer said. In 2000, Newswatch 16 stopped by the old church to spend time with the late Davy Jones of The Monkees. He bought the building in the 1990s and planned to make it into a museum and performing venue. After his death in 2012, […]

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    Site of Planned Davy Jones Museum Burns Down

    BEAVERTOWN — The former Beaver Lutheran Church went up in flames early Tuesday morning in Snyder County. The place was supposed to be a museum honoring the late Monkees singer Davy Jones. A fan of the Monkees lead singer bought the landmark with the intention of renovating it into a museum. The building, now a pile of rubble, was filled with Davy Jones memorabilia as it was in the process of being turned into a museum to honor him. Flames […]

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    Some Drug Deaths Ruled Homicides in Columbia County

    BLOOMSBURG — Columbia County is the latest to vow a crackdown on the deadly heroin epidemic. Deal drugs to someone who dies in Columbia County and you could face charges in connection with the death. Officials in Columbia County did not waste any time doing this, either. A 30-year-old man was charged with involuntary manslaughter after police say he supplied someone with drugs, and that person died. The coroner says he decides if a drug-related death is a homicide and […]

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    Danville Man is U.S. Blind Golfing Champ

    LEWISBURG  — A man from Danville is the best of the best when it comes to a sport he grew up playing, but because of his vision, it’s a sport he didn’t think he would ever play competitively again. Tommy Marks took some practice swings Friday at the driving range at Bucknell University’s golf course in Lewisburg as his dad and coach Bob helped. Not that he needs to practice. At age 36, Tommy Marks was just named the United […]