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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 dogs Monty and Polly.

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 Nikki.krize@wnep.com.


Recent Articles
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    UPDATE: Arrest Made in Cold Case Murder Investigation

    LOCK HAVEN – A man has been arrested in connection with a homicide investigation nearly 24 years ago. Loyd Groves, 65, of Beaver County, was taken into custody on Thursday for the murder of Katherine Heckel, according to state police at Lamar. Groves had nothing to say as he walked out of the state police barracks near Lamar in handcuffs. Groves is charged with first and third degree murder for the 1991 death of Kathy Heckel of Clinton County. Investigators […]

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    Community College Plans Move Forward in Sunbury

    SUNBURY — After high school, students must decide what to do next. If their plans include community college and they live in the central Susquehanna Valley, they don’t have many options. “Across the country, community colleges have had just tremendous growth across the country, but in the mid-central northern part of Pennsylvania, we don’t have any,” Dr. Kevin Singer said. But that could soon change. Currently there are 14 community colleges in Pennsylvania, but none in the Williamsport/Sunbury areas. A […]

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    Central PA Company Makes Snowboards

    JACKSON TOWNSHIP — Did you know a company in Snyder County makes snowboards and ships them all over the world? While the ground is covered in snow, employees at Gilson Boards spent the day making snowboards inside their shop across the river from New Berlin. Gilson Boards has been in business in Snyder County for about a year and a half. Vice President Steve Blackman says the company’s president is from central Pennsylvania. “We started manufacturing in his family’s barn. […]

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    Longtime Selinsgrove Business Moves to Danville

    SELINSGROVE — A business that’s been in Selinsgrove for almost 50 years is moving to Danville this week. “I think it’s pretty sad because they are definitely almost like an anchor store in downtown. It brings a lot of people into Selinsgrove so it’s hard to see them go,” Sara Maul said. Store Manager Barry Kobel says the store did very well in Selinsgrove until the Susquehanna Valley Mall opened. J. Kleinbauer sells custom-made, high-end clothing. “Suits, sport coats, dress […]

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    UPS Truck Crash Spills Packages Along Highway

    A car hit a UPS truck on I80 this morning. More details to come @WNEP pic.twitter.com/65ylU4aYhN — Nikki Krize (@NikkiKrize) January 23, 2015 Most of the packages ended up here on the railroad tracks @WNEP pic.twitter.com/qgGpPUcGeZ — Nikki Krize (@NikkiKrize) January 23, 2015 Update: pic.twitter.com/3tXCWOhHlJ — Nikki Krize (@NikkiKrize) January 23, 2015 A delivery truck crashed in Union County Friday morning, spilling packages under a bridge along the road. It is a striking image: around one thousand UPS packages laying […]

  • “The Exchange” Looking For New Building

    BLOOMSBURG — The board of directors of the former Moose Exchange in Bloomsburg says it is too expensive to move back into their fire-damaged building. The group has changed its name to “The Exchange” and is now looking for a new place to showcase artwork in Bloomsburg. The flames were fierce and the smoke thick. Almost one year ago, the home of the Moose Exchange in Bloomsburg was heavily damaged by fire. Recently, executive director Oren Helbok told Newswatch 16 […]

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    Frankenfield Sentenced To Jail For Abuse

    TOWANDA — A man admitted locking a girl in a cage in his home in Bradford County was sentenced Thursday. Richard Frankenfield was sentenced to seven to 23 months in jail for locking a young girl in a makeshift cage over the course of several years. The judge in Bradford County says she gave him the maximum sentence because he showed no remorse. Richard Frankenfield had some choice words for Newswatch 16 as he walked into the Bradford County Courthouse. […]

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    What’s Next for the Northumberland County Prison?

    SUNBURY — It’s been exactly one week since the Northumberland County Prison caught fire. In the week since the fire, county officials are trying to answer the question, “what’s next”? Commissioners recently met with Northumberland County’s insurance company, which says the prison is insured for a maximum of $31 million. That does not mean Northumberland County will get $31 million. It all depends on what the insurance company decides the prison is worth. “It is a significant building in that […]

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    A Look Inside the Northumberland County Prison

    SUNBURY — The entrance at the Northumberland County Prison is not badly damaged, but there are reminders of the fire last week almost everywhere you look. One of the only things that remained untouched is a mural, painted by prisoners. A mural painted by inmates remains untouched by fire @WNEP pic.twitter.com/fGK1ya7jGn — Nikki Krize (@NikkiKrize) January 20, 2015 Full-time employees were back at the prison Tuesday, gathering the inmates’ property. “Even the wet stuff, they’re going to get everything back,” […]

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    State Prisons Handling Northumberland County Inmates

    SUNBURY — All of the inmates forced out of the Northumberland County Prison by this week’s fire are still being housed at state prisons. After the fire, all of the female prisoners were taken to state prison at Muncy and 171 male inmates were taken to the prison at Coal Township. As smoke and flames shot out of the Northumberland County Prison Wednesday, all 208 inmates walked out of the facility two by two. They were taken to state prisons […]

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    Commissioners Meet On Prison, Burned-Out Building To Come Down

    SUNBURY — After the big fire at the prison, county leaders say there is no choice other than to tear down the place. There were a lot of questions but not many answers Thursday morning at the emergency meeting of the Northumberland County Prison Board but we did find out what the county commissioners hope to do next. Smoke and flames could be seen for miles away as the Northumberland County Prison caught fire Wednesday afternoon. The smoke and flames […]

  • More Than 200 Inmates Relocated After Massive Prison Fire In Sunbury

    SUNBURY — Flames and smoke could be seen billowing out of the top of the Northumberland County Prison after a fire broke out around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in Sunbury. As firefighters battled the massive blaze, the staff at the prison worked quickly to remove the 208 inmates who were housed inside. “Obviously the inmates, we need to make sure they`re secured. Law enforcement did a really good job. We had a lot of law enforcement agencies, state department of corrections, […]

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