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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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    Run for the Diamonds a Thanksgiving Tradition

    BERWICK–A longtime Thanksgiving day tradition in Berwick drew people from all over the world to Columbia County. The 105th annual Run For the Diamonds in Berwick was off to a quick start! This year close to 1,500 runners raced nine miles for…what else? Diamonds! “I’m excited about it. I think it’s going to be a really beautiful run,” Holly Welsh said. Holly Welsh is from Berwick and says it is her first time participating in the Run For the Diamonds. […]

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    Woman Holds Dinner for 700+ in Sunbury

    SUNBURY–There was plenty of food at Special Occasions in Sunbury, but there wasn’t much room to walk around. “It’s standing room only in the house we have people sitting on the floor,” Rhonda Fisher said. The 16th annual free Thanksgiving dinner was well underway, and organizer Rhonda Fisher says as of early afternoon they served more than 700 meals. People enjoyed their feasts. “It’s just a blessing to have friends and family to have fellowship with while you’re enjoying a […]

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    Snowy Day in Northumberland County

    ELYSBURG — While the snow fell fast in Northumberland County, drivers slowed down to avoid crashing on the slick roadways. Frank Yost, a local plow truck driver, was out early trying to make the roads and parking lots safer. “We usually start about 7a.m. so we’ve been at it since then,” Yost said. Yost says it was a busy day because of all the snow in Elysburg. “We usually try to hit the local businesses around here that call us […]

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    Free Coats at the “Y”

    SUNBURY — Coats of every size, color and style fill the racks at the Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA in Sunbury. Timothy Willis of Sunbury stopped by the Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA to check out the selection of coats for himself and his family. Each and every coat, hat, scarf and glove is free, so Willis did not have to worry about money. “I’m down here to see if I can find a coat for my little daughter too. She’s eight […]

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    Woman Seeking Help To Feed Hundreds

    SUNBURY — In just three days, hundreds of people will gather in Sunbury for an annual Thanksgiving dinner started by a woman from Beaver Springs. The woman needs your help to finish all the trimmings and make the dinner a success. Rhonda Fisher of Beaver Springs and one of her volunteers spent part of the afternoon unloading cookies, plates, and canned goods from her car. They dropped off the goodies at Special Occasions on South Second Street in Sunbury where […]

  • Flames Rip Homes in Sunbury

    SUNBURY — Fire crews battled a fire in Northumberland County that damaged six homes. The fire started in the 1100 block of Miller Street in Sunbury around 9 a.m. Monday. The fire chief said it quickly spread and damaged a total of six buildings. The chief said wind made it difficult to control the flames and they quickly spread to surrounding homes. The fire chief says one family shared both sides of the place, but no one was home at […]

  • Therapy Dog Helps Child Advocacy Center

    NORTHUMBERLAND — Studies done by Geisinger Health System show that children in stressful situations can find comfort by interacting with friendly pets. Geisinger’s Child Advocacy Center deals with young victims of abuse. Evie is the newest volunteer at the Child Advocacy Center of the Central Susquehanna Valley. She is a therapy dog who works about 40 hours a week, and even has an official badge! Evie gets paid in chips. “She’s a year old black lab and Australian shepherd mix,” […]

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    More Than 50,000 Trees Sold at “World’s Largest” Christmas Tree Auction

    EAST BUFFALO TOWNSHIP — People from all over the east coast came to Union County on Friday to bid on Christmas trees. More than 50,000 trees were sold by the bundle to the highest bidder. Organizers say the auction near Mifflinburg is the biggest in the world. It draws people from all over the east coast like David Jenkins of New Castle, Delaware. “I’ve been coming here probably about seven years now.” The sale started with a wreath auction but […]

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    ‘Tis the Season for Chimney Cleaning

    ‘Tis the season… for having your chimneys serviced. Experts recommend having them cleaned once a year to prevent chimney fires and carbon monoxide poisoning. Mark Linn of Benchmark Chimney Preservation does not have the most glamorous job, but it is an important one. He cleans chimneys and fireplaces, including one today near Mifflinburg. Linn recommends people get their chimneys cleaned once a year. “Chimney fires can actually burn as hot as 2,100 degrees. Even if the flame is contained inside […]

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    Heaven’s Helpers Donate “Angel Gowns”

    KELLY TOWNSHIP — Welcoming a baby into the world is usually a very happy experience, but sadly some parents never get to take their newborns home from the hospital. A group in central Pennsylvania hopes to make the tragedy of losing a baby a little easier. The little outfits are hand-sewn to fit newborn babies. They are made from donated wedding gowns by the group Heaven’s Helpers of Central PA. But they are not just any gowns. They were donated […]

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    Snyder County Business Hiring

    FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP — While some companies are laying off employees or closing their doors, one business in Snyder County is thriving. In fact, the modular home business near Middleburg announced on Tuesday it is hiring more than 60 new employees. The owner of Apex Homes of Pennsylvania near Middleburg says his company has a lot to celebrate. The business has been in Snyder County for more than 20 years, but recently came under new ownership. Officials with the modular home […]

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    Business Boom in Danville

    DANVILLE — Walking along Mill Street in Danville it is hard not to notice all of the storefronts with decorated windows. In fact, there are hardly any vacant storefronts these days in downtown Danville, and shoppers notice. “I love walking down the streets. It came so alive in the past couple of years and I just enjoy it. The restaurants are good around here,” Danielle Stump said. Danville is going through what local officials call a business boom. In fact, […]


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