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
  • Fun at Sunbury River Festival

    SUNBURY — It’s hard to decide what to eat at Sunbury River Festival. There is a vendor selling almost anything you could want. Jacque Kerstetter of Northumberland found what she was looking for. Jacque Kerstetter of Northumberland found what she was looking for. “We walk up and down and see what there is and sometimes I take things home for supper. In fact, I’m taking fried veggies home for supper,” Kerstetter said. This is Sunbury’s 28th annual River Festival. It […]

  • Busy Day for Fans at Little League World Series

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — Between the first day of games and the opening ceremonies Thursday morning, it’s been a busy day for the fans at the Little League World Series. After months or even years of practicing, it was time to play ball for some of the teams at the Little League World Series. The opening ceremonies are the official kickoff to the series. The players walk out onto the field at Volunteer Stadium holding their team’s banner. But if the […]

  • Little League World Series Opening Ceremonies

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — Opening ceremonies for the Little League World Series were held Thursday morning. It’s the 71st annual Little League World Series and the opening ceremony was held at Volunteer Stadium. The opening ceremony is a tradition and a special time for the players. It’s the first time the fans get to see all 16 teams on the field together. They walk out onto the field, holding their team’s banner and carrying their country’s or state’s flag. “This is […]

  • Prepping for the Little League World Series

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — In less than 24 hours, the stands at Lamade Stadium will be filled with fans and kids will crowd the field, as the Little League World Series begins. And the field in South Williamsport is in tip top shape as the grounds crew puts the finishing touches on it. “Yesterday was our big work day and we got both fields, etched them and just touched everything up. We did some infield work and put the red conditioner out […]

  • Controversial Radio Host Resigns

    BLOOMSBURG — A radio show host in hot water for attending the white supremacist rally in Virginia over the weekend has resigned. “I denounce Nazism, the KKK, and racism,” said former radio host Dave Reilly in his resignation letter. The former WHLM radio personality resigned Wednesday after even more sponsors pulled their advertising from the station in Bloomsburg. Reilly sent a copy of his resignation letter to Newswatch 16. He calls allegations that he is a racist and Nazi, “pure […]

  • National Roller Coaster Day at Knoebels

    KNOEBELS AMUSEMENT RESORT — Riding roller coasters is one of the biggest thrills you can get at an amusement park. Knoebels Amusement Resort near Elysburg has six of them and the park was extra crowded for National Roller Coaster Day. Hands up…scream…smileNow you're ready for#NationalRollerCoasterDay!#Knoebels — Knoebels (@knoebels) August 16, 2017 “It’s the excitement and exhilaration you get. You can’t really get it anywhere else,” said Tyler Dickinson of Allentown. “We all look for something different. Some of us […]

  • Bloomsburg Radio Personality Involved in Alt-Right March in Charlottesville

    BLOOMSBURG — Video of last weekend’s white supremacist rally in Virginia was posted on YouTube by a radio station personality in Bloomsburg, and now the station is losing sponsors. This all centers on Dave Reilly, who does an evening show on WHLM in Bloomsburg. We do not know if he will be back Tuesday night. Reilly is also the director of new media for radio station WHLM. The controversy began when video surfaced on social media, showing Reilly at last […]

  • New Mobile Career Lab

    BENTON — Pennsylvania CareerLink helps people all over the state find jobs and go back to school. The centers in central Pennsylvania are taking a new approach, hoping to reach even more people. CareerLink introduced a mobile career center on Monday, bringing job matching to you. Cheryl Kass of Benton knows all about the job search. She’s been looking for a job for a few months. She walks to the Northern Columbia Community and Cultural Center daily to use the […]

  • Animals Taken on Wild Ride now Up for Adoption

    COOPER TOWNSHIP -- Back in June, two men in central Pennsylvania were taken into custody after leading police on a chase while driving a livestock truck full of goats and sheep.

  • Cat Cafe Coming to Lewisburg

    LEWISBURG — These three kittens seem to enjoy roaming around a room just off Market Street in Lewisburg. Pretty soon there will be more felines running and playing there. This is the site of the future Lewisburg cat cafe, The Scratching Post. A cat café is a place for people to gather, relax and work in the company of adoptable cats. “You can bring your own cup of coffee in; you can make one outside of the cat room and […]

  • Bucknell Students Set to Study Solar Eclipse

    LEWISBURG  — A group of students from Bucknell University is traveling south to see the upcoming solar eclipse for a research project. Payton Johnson and Professor Ned Ladd looked at the sun on Friday through a telescope in Bucknell University’s observatory. Soon they will be looking at something else — the solar eclipse. “When the moon passes in front of the sun, it blocks out the really bright part and allows us to see the halo or what is called […]

  • Crews Find Evidence Underwater in Barbara Miller Cold Case

    WEST CHILLISQUAQUE TOWNSHIP -- Crews searching a pond near Sunbury found new evidence in connection with a nearly 30-year-old cold case in Northumberland County. Authorities said the county coroner has been called to the scene.