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
  • 57 ’57 Chevys for 57th Birthdays

    LAPORTE TOWNSHIP — The 1957 Chevrolet is a well-known car, to say the least. They came in everything from sedans to coupes, station wagons to convertibles. “The ’57 Chevy is an icon in American muscle cars. It’s been in a lot of movies. It’s just the epitome of the 50s car,” Dave Bower said. Seeing just one of these cars might make you stop and stare. But what if you saw 57 of them all in one place? “They have […]

  • Longtime Store Owner Retiring

    BERWICK — There’s not as much merchandise as there used to be inside Dean’s Aquarium and Supply in Berwick. That’s because the store is going out of business at the end of this month. Owner Dean Gutman is retiring. He’s been in business for a long time. Owner Dean Gutman is retiring. He’s been in business for a long time. “50 years. Some people think I’m old enough that I must be 90 because I’ve been here so long,” Gutman […]

  • Trump in Harrisburg to Talk Taxes

    HARRISBURG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT — President Donald Trump arrived in Pennsylvania Wednesday afternoon to speak to a group of truckers and supporters near Harrisburg. There were around 1,000 people at this rally, which is a big difference from President Trump’s normal Pennsylvania events. The crowd was made up of truckers, business owners, and supporters. Quite a few of the people in the crowd were from northeastern and central Pennsylvania. Those attending the speech stood in line at the Harrisburg International Airport and […]

  • Dancers Help One of Their Own

    DANVILLE — Dozens of kids and teens take classes at Karen Gronsky School of Dance in Danville. Some students, like Athena Zellers, spend a lot of time here. “She has this personality, this spark,” Karen Gronsky said. The 8 year old from Northumberland is usually there five days a week. “And she’s here for the last five years in her eight young years,” Gronsky said. On October 1, Gronsky took her dancers on a trip to New York City. “The picture […]

  • Warm Weather makes for Tough Skating in Sunbury

    SUNBURY — When you think of ice skating, you probably think of snow and cold weather, not sun and 70-degree temperatures, but that’s the reality for the Sunbury Ice Rink, and it’s feeling the effects of the heat. A group of homeschooled kids spent the day skating at the Sunbury Ice Rink, but their skating was not as smooth as usual. There are lots of bumps in the ice. The Sunbury Ice Rink opened on its usual day, October 1, […]

  • Autopsy on Homicide Victim Canceled after Suspect Found Dead in Jail

    MOUNT CARMEL — A death investigation in Northumberland County began Friday when a woman’s body was found in her backyard. Now the man called a person of interest in that death is also dead and the autopsy on the original victim has been canceled. The Northumberland County coroner says Monday’s scheduled autopsy on Penny Mansfield of Mount Carmel was canceled because the suspect in the case is dead. Robert Thurner, Mansfield’s boyfriend, was jailed on a parole violation Friday. He […]

  • Slaughterhouse Stench

    GREENE TOWNSHIP — Nicholas Meat has been in business in the Loganton area for more than 30 years. The slaughterhouse employs over 200 people and processes around 500 cattle a day. But many people who live near the plant have a problem with it. “You can’t even have your windows open because it smells,” Mary Brungard said. The smell is something people are tired of. “Mornings and evenings are the worst. Don’t hang my clothes out anymore. I don’t want […]

  • UPDATE: Traffic Tangled by Road Work in Danville

    UPDATE FRIDAY: Work on the crossing is expected to be finished by 10 p.m Friday, four days early, according to officials. DANVILLE — A road project in the Danville area caused traffic woes for drivers. Danville’s police chief directed traffic on Mill Street and Route 11 as trucks tried to navigate tight corners where they usually don’t drive. “With the 53-foot trucks, you’re not fitting these guys around. They’re cutting across traffic. I’ve almost seen three accidents now,” said Garrett […]

  • Covered Bridge Festival

    RALPHO TOWNSHIP– It’s a craft lovers dream. With more than 400 craft vendors and around 40 food vendors, it’s not hard to find what you’re looking for at the Covered Bridge Festival near Elysburg. “Oh, it’s beautiful. I love it. I’d like to have everything,” Sandy Francis said. The Covered Bridge Festival at Knoebels Amusement Resort is in its 36th year. Organizers expect around 100,000 people. “We have a lot of vendors that we like to come back to every […]

  • Student Found Drunk, Penn State Fraternity Suspended

    UNIVERSITY PARK — Another fraternity at Penn State University has been suspended after a student was hospitalized after allegedly drinking at a frat. According to the university, the 18-year-old student was found unconscious on a street in the borough last Thursday. A spokesperson for Penn State confirms it is investigating possible involvement by Delta Tau Delta Fraternity. All Penn State fraternities are under a social ban since the death of Beta Theta Pi pledge Timothy Piazza who died in February from […]

  • Weis Markets Expands Distribution Center

    MILTON — It’s no secret Weis Markets is expanding. In 2016, the company added 44 new stores. Because of the growth, Weis Markets built a bigger distribution center in Milton. The ribbon was cut Tuesday, welcoming the 210,000 square foot expansion. The distribution center is now over one million square feet. “It’s a 24/7 operation. We service about 1,000 trucks in a week and 1,000 trucks out a week,” Joe Kleman said. The new distribution helped Weis Markets add 150 […]

  • ‘We Are Puerto Rico’ Fundraising Effort

    MILTON — The men at Against the Grain Barbershop in Milton are hard at work, but they have other things on their minds. They all have family in Puerto Rico and have not heard from some of their relatives since Hurricane Maria hit about two weeks ago. “I have aunts, uncles, cousins. Currently, my father is out there on vacation,” said Pedro Reyes. Barbershop owner Frank Rodriguez sees his employees struggle to reach their children and parents. Recently, he started […]