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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
  • Preview Day at the Bloomsburg Fair

    BLOOMSBURG–Bissinger’s Apple Dumplings, Grotto Pizza, Kohr’s Original Orangeade…and how about these cinnamon glazed almonds? Familiar vendors take up their usual spots at the Bloomsburg Fair. “Another year at the fair. It’s always great to be here,” Michele Fox said. It’s Preview Day at the 162nd Bloomsburg Fair. It’s a day for vendors to work out the kinks and for people to come to the fair before it officially opens this weekend. “Walking around, looking at all the sights and checking […]

  • Nazi-Confederate Flag Burned in Protest of Bloomsburg Fair

    BLOOMSBURG — An activist wanted to put heat on the Bloomsburg Fair by burning a flag, but not an American flag. Gene Stilp, originally from Wilkes-Barre, set a two-sided flag bearing both Nazi and Confederate symbols on fire Friday outside the Columbia County Courthouse. The Nazi and Confederate flags, he believes, stand for the same things. “Racism, bigotry, hatred,” he said. Stilp says he burned the flags because the Bloomsburg fair does not allow vendors to sell Nazi flags, but […]

  • Using Technology to Save Energy, Money at Geisinger

    GEISINGER MEDICAL CENTER — Geisinger Medical Center is working to reduce energy use in the way it heats and cools its facilities. Usually, when people visit Geisinger Medical Center, they visit patients or have a doctor’s appointment. On Thursday, a group of elected officials in central Pennsylvania took a different route. They toured the hospital’s advanced energy plant. Geisinger has a combined heat and power plant as well as a steam chiller plant. “We make cooling at night to use […]

  • ‘Wild Claw’ Fails Inspection

    BLOOMSBURG–The Bloomsburg Fair has around 75 rides for people of all ages. The fair opens this weekend, so rides are being inspected. “I have certificates of all the rides that were inspected. So far everything is going well except for they just don’t want that one ride open,” Bill Barratt said. That ride is the Wild Claw. A ride inspector from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture issued a stop-use order to shut it down. “Wasn’t going to allow it to […]

  • Paying it Forward After Flood

    DANVILLE– Many organizations in our area are raising money and collecting items to help victims of the hurricanes that battered Florida and Texas. For Danville Area Middle School, the damage from flooding hits close to home. “There was eight feet of flood water in the auditorium including my office. I had nothing,” Rebecca Pritchard said. When Danville Area Middle School flooded in 2011, classrooms moved to other parts of the school district. Teachers got donations from everywhere. “We got donations […]

  • Concern in Milton after Kidnap Attempts

    MILTON — Twice in the last few months, police say people posed as Northumberland County Children and Youth employees and tried to take children. Parents and grandparents in Milton tell Newswatch 16 the unsettling part of this is not knowing. Milton police have not yet said if they believe the attempted abductions are random or targeted. Either way, parents are being extra cautious. Joanne Litz of Milton took her young granddaughter Sofia for a walk. Litz watches Sofia and her […]

  • Children and Youth Impostors in Milton?

    MILTON — A family in Milton says two people came to their door wanting to abduct their child. The family claims a man and woman tried to convince the family they were with Northumberland County Children and Youth, but the family believes the couple were impostors. The couple left before getting into the family’s home in the Georgetown Apartments. “He put his foot up against the door to stop it from being closed. He asked to see the kids and […]

  • Hot Weather… Again!

    DANVILLE — Rita’s Italian Ice and the hot sunny weather usually go hand in hand. But as the seasons change, so does the crowd, and so do the flavors. Except for this week. With temperatures in the 80s in Danville in mid-September, people wanted a cool treat. “Who expected this when it was so cold and rainy earlier?” Joanne Brown asked. Joanne Brown of Pine Grove visited her sister in the hospital. The two decided they needed something cool in […]

  • Sunbury Family on Wild Plane Ride in Myrtle Beach

    SUNBURY — Hurricane Irma’s wrath extended outside the Caribbean and Florida. Dramatic footage captured wind blowing a plane trying to land in South Carolina. A mother and son from Sunbury were on that plane. Stacie Moore and her son Jaden were excited for their vacation in Myrtle Beach. The weather looked good so they were not worried about flying. But when the plane tried to land in Myrtle Beach on Monday, things got scary. Video taken Monday in Myrtle Beach […]

  • Lewisburg Children’s Museum Opens Saturday

    LEWISBURG — Everywhere you walk inside the Lewisburg Children’s Museum, you’ll find bright colors. Whether it’s in the form of fruit, an ambulance or even glow in the dark, the colors are appealing to children. That’s what museum co-founders Abby Gulden-Luthi and Erin Jablonski wanted. The two friends came up with the idea for a children’s museum last January. So they started planning. “It takes a team, so assigning the roles and getting everyone on board and figuring out where […]

  • Parent Fight at Youth Football Practice

    MIFFLINBURG — During the day, the practice fields by Mifflinburg Area Intermediate School are empty. But certain weeknights, they are filled with kids playing sports. About two weeks ago, this area was also filled with cops because a fight broke out at Mifflinburg Youth Football League’s practice. “Some parent didn’t like the coach moving his kid to another play. That’s what this fight was all about,” Karen Herrold said. According to Mifflinburg Police, Bradley Hook and his father Wayne Hook […]

  • Students Get Free Passports

    SELINSGROVE — A room inside the Degenstein Campus Center at Susquehanna University is decorated with flags from all over the world. Groups of students filled out papers and posed for pictures. They were getting passports. Victoria Luciano is going to Italy, where her family is from. “To see the culture and what I’m being raised off of,” Luciano said. This event was unique because instead of paying around $135 for a passport, 100 students at the university in Selinsgrove got […]