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
  • Soccer Field Vandalized

    GREENWOOD TOWNSHIP — Parents and coaches of a youth soccer league in Columbia County are upset about vandalism.  Someone drove on an organization’s field near Millville, digging up the ground. Tire tracks were left behind on the soccer field near Millville.  More than 100 children use this field about three times a week as part of the American Youth Soccer Organization. “Before the game, the coach actually came out with a tamper and flattened all of the damaged areas on […]

  • Bloomsburg University Names New President

    BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University had a lot to celebrate. The school named its 19th president and students are excited for the new leadership. Eight months after Bloomsburg University President David Soltz announced his retirement, the school introduced Dr. Bashar Hanna to faculty and students Monday. Hanna will take over as president of the school in July. “Excited is the understatement of the century. I’m elated, nervous, humbled, honored to serve this wonderful institution,” Hanna said. Dr. Hanna was born in […]

  • Weather not ‘Berry’ Good for Farmers

    CLINTON TOWNSHIP — It’s almost time to head out to the farm and grab a summertime staple. Strawberry season is right around the corner. We are about two weeks away from strawberry-picking season in Pennsylvania, but with all the rain and mostly cool weather in Lycoming County this year, how will that affect the berries? “We like hot days. We hope to get hot days. The sunshine is really what makes that extra flavor in them,” said Robin Schreiber, owner […]

  • Wanted: Volunteers to Help Clean Up River

    SUNBURY — A group of volunteers is planning to pick up trash along the Susquehanna River in Northumberland County. Patrick McLaughlin spends a lot of time camping in Northumberland County, and he enjoys fishing at the Sunbury Boat Launch.  He says it’s disheartening to see all of the trash in and around the Susquehanna River. “A true fisherman knows you bring out whatever you bring in.  When you fish and you see that there’s a can there and stuff floating around, […]

  • Phoenix Court Apartments Rise from the Ashes

    MOUNT CARMEL TOWNSHIP– There was a grand opening Friday for some apartments near Mount Carmel built at the spot where someone set six houses on fire in 2013. The spot in Northumberland County has been transformed into apartments for seniors on fixed incomes. Officials tell Newswatch 16 they hope to do more projects like this in Atlas to keep cleaning up the vacant and fire-damaged properties. Anyone who lives in the village of Atlas, near Mount Carmel, probably remembers when […]

  • Shikellamy State Park Expands

    UNION TOWNSHIP — Shikellamy State Park used to cover more than 200 acres in Union, Snyder, and Northumberland Counties.  But the size of the park has doubled as the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) finalized a deal, adding two adjoining properties to the park. “They extend the view upstream significantly from the west branch of the Susquehanna,” Cindy Adams Dunn, DCNR Secretary said. A non-profit group in Union County bought the land through fundraisers and grant money and […]

  • Lackawanna College Announces New Campus in Sunbury

    SUNBURY — Lackawanna College has announced it is opening a campus in Sunbury this fall. A vacant building located in the Sunbury Plaza on North 4th Street will be home to the Sunbury branch of Lackawanna College. This week, officials at Lackawanna College announced plans to expand, putting a satellite campus in Sunbury. We are coming to Sunbury, Pa., beginning in the Fall 2017 semester! — Lackawanna College (@LackawannaEDU) May 17, 2017 Mayor Dave Persing is thrilled. He’s been […]

  • Man Pleads Guilty to Murder in Death of 18-Month-Old Girl

    NEW ALBANY — In exchange for pleading guilty to third degree murder, Jeremiah Cordell of Forksville agreed to spend 20 to 40 years in prison. But some people who know him, and who are familiar with his case feel that’s not nearly enough. Jeremiah Cordell of Forksville is the man in the front of the line. Back in April, he walked into the Bradford County Courthouse for a hearing. Now he has pleaded guilty to third degree murder for killing […]

  • Voters in Two Communities Decide Whether to Stay ‘Dry’

    UPDATE: Voters in both communities approved the granting of liquor licenses for businesses. SYLVANIA — Two municipalities in Bradford County have a question to answer on this Election Day: should businesses in their communities be allowed to sell alcohol? Those municipalities are North Towanda Township and Sylvania. Both are fairly small communities, and the vote on the ballot questions is expected to be close. It’s hard to miss the sign outside Sylvania Church of Christ on Sylvania Road. It says, […]

  • Students Go Back in Time at Farm Days 1866

    TROY — Around 400 students in Bradford County got a lesson in history on Tuesday. Thanks to the Heritage Village and Farm Museum in Troy, children learned all about what it was like to live in the 1800s. History came alive at the Troy Fairgrounds as fourth graders from around the area stepped back in time this week. The event is called Farm Days 1866, and with the help of volunteers, children learned what it was like to live in […]

  • No Candidates on Ballot for Key Posts in Montoursville

    MONTOURSVILLE — With less than 24 hours until the polls open, some municipalities are missing something on the ballot: candidates. In Montoursville, no one is running for several key positions, including mayor. In addition to mayor, there are three borough council seats up for grabs with nobody running. Even though there are some people running write-in campaigns, some voters Newswatch 16 spoke with say it’s disheartening that nobody will be on the ballot. “In a larger borough such as Montoursville, […]

  • Students Compete in Math Contest

    MILTON–It was so quiet you could probably hear a pin drop inside the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit in Milton. About 35 students spent the morning solving problems in a math competition featuring seven school districts. “This is the Super Bowl of math for our kids from across the IU,” John Kurelja said. Students in grades four through eight squared off in this regional competition. “The kids in there are high-caliber in terms of what they’re doing and how quickly they’re […]