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
  • Produce Vouchers Available for Seniors

    EAST BUFFALO TOWNSHIP, Pa. –The Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program is available to senior citizens who meet income requirements. It allows some seniors to get $20 worth of fresh fruits and vegetables for free. Jean Berryman’s first stop at the Lewisburg Farmers Market was a table in the middle of the market. The Union/Snyder Area Agency on Aging was handing out produce vouchers and Jean picked up some for herself and her husband. “They work pretty good because you can […]

  • Drone Camp Takes Flight

    KELLY TOWNSHIP, Pa. — As technology keeps improving, so does the need for drones. This week, some children in the Lewisburg area are learning how to use them. We’ve heard of sports camps, church camps…even science camps. But what about drone camp? “One of the things we realize many of our kids don’t do is use drones. Maybe they fly them for fun, but we intended to teach them how drones can be used in real world careers,” Tanya Dynda […]

  • Giant Donates to Child Life Services at Janet Weis Children’s Hospital

    MAHONING TOWNSHIP, Pa. — No one wants to be stuck in the hospital, and when you’re a kid, it can be even worse. That’s why the staff at Janet Weis Children’s Hospital in Montour County tries to make the hospital a fun place to be. Some patients spend a few hours at Janet Weis Children’s Hospital while others are there a lot longer. Victoria Iveson of Susquehanna is there a lot for cancer treatments. “It does become fun and there’s […]

  • Tips for Staying Cool

    LEWISBURG, Pa. — Too much heat is not safe for anyone, but it is even worse for the elderly and people with health problems. Being too hot can cause life-threatening problems, but there are things you can do to help. Anne Brovey of Lewisburg likes to walk and ride her bike outside, but with the extreme heat, she took her workout inside to The Miller Center near Lewisburg. “It’s air-conditioned. I can ride a bike here and get all my […]

  • Keeping Cool at Camp Cadet in Snyder County

    SELINSGROVE, Pa. — Summer is right around the corner, and summer camps are already getting started. Camp Cadet is for kids interested in law enforcement. It’s not every day you see a Black Hawk helicopter fly over Selinsgrove and then land at Susquehanna University, but for the kids at Camp Cadet, it’s a learning activity they’ve been looking forward to. Very cool! #blackhawk #blackhawkhelicopter A post shared by Nikki Krize (@nikkikrize) on Jun 18, 2018 at 10:59am PDT Camp Cadet […]

  • Tornado Damage Cleanup in Bradford County

    FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, Pa. — The tornado that ripped through parts of Bradford County Wednesday night only lasted about one minute, but the damage left behind will take a long time to clean up. The National Weather Service classifies it as an EF2 tornado, which had wind speeds up to 130 miles per hour. According to the National Weather Service, 16 buildings were either damaged or destroyed by the tornado, and it affected around 40 people. “It was a little scary,” […]

  • Heavy Damage from Tornado in Bradford County

    FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, Pa. — An EF2 tornado ripped through parts of Bradford County Wednesday night, according to the National Weather Service. About a dozen homes, a business, and a church near Troy were either heavily damaged or destroyed. The tornado was on the ground for about five miles. No one was hurt but in some places the damage was extreme. BGM issues Public Information Statement (PNS) — NWS Binghamton (@NWSBinghamton) June 14, 2018 It was a quiet night inside […]

  • Former Professor Admits to Child Porn Charges

    BLOOMSBURG, Pa. — A former professor at Bloomsburg University admitted Wednesday to charges related to child pornography. Scott Lowe pleaded guilty to four counts of sexual abuse of children related to the possession of child pornography. Prosecutors said he had four images of children under the age of 18 on his computer. Sentencing will take place after 90 days. According to arrest papers,¬† during a routine check of campus computers, an employee noticed malware and traced it to Lowe’s desktop […]

  • Former Bloomsburg Mayor Pleads No Contest to Soliciting Prostitution

    BLOOMSBURG, Pa. — The former mayor of Bloomsburg has pleaded no contest to charges of patronizing prostitutes. Eric Bower of Bloomsburg was sentenced to one year of probation. Bower¬†resigned as mayor and town constable after the charges came out earlier this year. Investigators said Bower was charged in April after soliciting sex from a state police confidential informant. The no contest plea means Bower does not admit guilt but can be sentenced for the crimes.

  • First Look Inside New Northumberland County Prison

    COAL TOWNSHIP, Pa. — It’s been almost three and a half years since the Northumberland County Prison was destroyed by fire, but it will soon come full circle. Construction is coming along on the new prison near Shamokin. Officials got a tour of the facility on Tuesday. January 14, 2015, is a day many people in Northumberland County won’t soon forget. The Northumberland County Prison caught fire, forcing out all the inmates, and leading to the question of what comes […]

  • Free Swim Day Encourages Pool Memberships

    SUNBURY, Pa. — Liberty Splashland in Northumberland is typically busy this time of year, but the pool is dry this season. It’s closed for repairs. “We’ve heard stories that it needed major repairs, and I guess they just don’t have the money to do it,” Mary Heckert said. When Liberty Splashland closed, some members joined the nearby Sunbury Community Pool. “We were able to increase our lifeguard numbers. We were also able to increase our snack bar numbers,” Ron Pratt […]

  • Strawberry Season

    CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — It’s a hot day in June, but the people crouched down outside in a field are picking strawberries. “I had the day off, she’s done with school, so I said let’s go berry picking and she said cool,” Alison Haak said. Strawberry picking season started this week at Green Barn Berry Farm near Muncy. While there are a lot of berries, they are a bit smaller than in years past. Owner Robyn Schreiber blames a cold […]