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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 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
  • Former PSU President Spanier Guilty on One Count of Endangering Welfare of Children

    HARRISBURG — A jury in Dauphin County court has found Graham Spanier guilty of one count of endangering the welfare of children. He was found not guilty on two other charges. The former president of Penn State University was charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of children and one count of conspiracy to endanger the welfare of children in connection with the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. The jury returned the verdict Friday afternoon after more than 12 […]

  • Closing Arguments Heard at Trial of Graham Spanier

    HARRISBURG — The defense called no witnesses and Graham Spanier did not take the stand in his own defense in his trial on charges of endangered the welfare of children during the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal at Penn State University. The jury in the case began deliberations around 1:45 p.m. Thursday. The former president of Penn State University was charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of children and one count of conspiracy to endanger the welfare of […]

  • Prosecution Rests in Trial of Former PSU President Spanier

    HARRISBURG — It has been nearly six years since the arrest of child sex offender Jerry Sandusky. One of the men accused of not doing enough to stop him is former Penn State University President Graham Spanier. Other former Penn State administrators testified against him on Wednesday, along with one of Sandusky’s alleged victims. Tim Curley and Gary Schultz, two of the biggest names in this case, testified Wednesday, wrapping up the prosecution’s case. This second day of former Penn […]

  • Former Coach Testifies in Spanier Trial

    HARRISBURG — One of the first witnesses Tuesday in the trial of former Penn State President Graham Spanier was former football coach Mike McQueary. The morning started off with opening statements from both sides. Graham Spanier is on trial for endangering the welfare of children. During opening statements, we got a glimpse into what this trial will include. It centers on four names: Graham Spanier, Tim Curley, Gary Schultz and Jerry Sandusky. Curley and Schultz pleaded guilty to endangering the […]

  • Jury Selection Starts in Spanier Trial

    HARRISBURG — Former Penn State University President Graham Spanier was in court Monday for the start of his trial. Spanier is charged with endangering the welfare of children in connection with the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. Jury selection started Monday in Harrisburg out of a pool of close to 150 people. By the end of the day, 12 jurors were selected. Four alternates need to be picked Tuesday and then opening statements will start. Spanier walked into the […]

  • Driver Appears in Court on Homicide by DUI Charges

    TOWANDA — A driver accused of killing three people in a crash was in court Friday to face charges he was driving under the influence when he killed the three victims including his own son. Philip Frisbie of Towanda walked to his truck outside the district magistrate’s office in Towanda. He faces many charges, including three counts of homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence. According to state police, on the afternoon of July 19, 2016, Frisbie was driving […]

  • Shoppers React to JCPenney Closing Stores in Our Area

    MUNCY TOWNSHIP — People walked around the Lycoming Mall in Muncy Township Friday with JCPenney shopping bags. It’s one of the mall’s anchor stores. “It’s definitely one of my first choices to go and get clothes and discounts and deals on things I use every day,” said Tricia Hojnowski of Canton. But people will not be able to shop at this store much longer, JCPenney announced it is closing 138 stores, including three in our area. The Lycoming Mall’s store […]

  • PIAA State Swimming Tournament Delayed and Condensed

    LEWISBURG — While outside, the landscape calls for jackets and scarves, inside at the pool at Bucknell University, high school students suited — well, swimsuited — up to practice their strokes in preparation for the PIAA swimming championships. Thanks to the colossal storm that packed a wallop to our region earlier in the week, the tournament was pushed back and condensed. PIAA officials say that due to scheduling constraints, the tournament needed ot happen this weekend — so everyone did what […]

  • Toddler Doing Well After Wild Ride to Hospital During Blizzard

    MAHONING TOWNSHIP — Bentley Gingerlowski is all smiles inside his room at Geisinger Medical Center near Danville. This is a far cry from Tuesday, when Bentley’s health — combined with Mother Nature’s wrath — sent his parents and paramedics on a wild ride. The 23-month-old Gingerlowski has a rare heart defect, and on Tuesday — just as the Blizzard of ’17 was bearing down — his mother Nicky noticed him bleeding. “The doctor said if he starts bleeding you need […]

  • Snow-Covered Vehicles Cause Problems

    DANVILLE — According to the National Weather Service, parts of Lycoming County got 17 inches of snow. In Montour County, Danville got close to two feet of snow. We spoke with drivers as they cleaned off their vehicles. The drivers we spoke with know what it’s like being behind someone who did not clean off their car. “It actually almost ran me off the road one time. A piece of ice almost hit my windshield,” said one driver. There is […]

  • Storm Brings Out Good Samaritans

    MOUNT CARMEL — While a lot of people do not like to shovel, many people physically can’t. And with all the snow we’ve gotten, these people need some help. Luckily, Newswatch 16 is hearing about all sorts of good Samaritans who are helping folks with snow cleanup. Sometimes without even being asked. Mount Carmel got hammered with more than two feet of snow, as did many parts of our area. But with these narrow streets, there’s not much room to […]

  • Digging out in Lewisburg After 16 Inches of Snow

    LEWISBURG — In Lewisburg, 16 inches of snow fell on Tuesday. People there got an early start and spent most of the day digging out. With over a foot of snow outside their homes and the storm not letting up anytime soon, there were plenty of people in Lewisburg who spent the day shoveling and using their snow blowers. “I had to shovel my way out the house; I couldn’t even open the door. I had to shovel my way […]