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

Recent Articles
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    Danville Students ‘Rally for Riley,’ Classmate Battling Terminal Cancer

    DANVILLE — On a Friday during high school football season, students in Danville were filled with emotion. The district moved up homecoming to this weekend so a student fighting a serious form of cancer could attend. The high school even held a carnival Friday in her honor. But what is heartbreaking is that the student is too ill to even be there. Mackenzie Riley’s friends and teachers say she is so excited to be on her high school’s homecoming court […]

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    People Enjoy the Covered Bridge Festival

    RALPHO TOWNSHIP — An annual festival at Knoebels Amusement Resort is in full swing, drawing tens of thousands of people. The Covered Bridge Festival has around 400 vendors and allows people to enjoy the amusement park while it’s decorated for Halloween. Tammy Pennycoff of Cogan Station had her hands full at the festival. “This is my second load,” Pennycoff said. Pennycoff and many others spent the day shopping for crafts. They had quite the selection, too. There are close to 400 […]

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    ‘I’ve never had guns drawn on me before,’ – Neighbors Describe 911 Hoax Scene

    POINT TOWNSHIP — People who live on 9th Street in Point Township near Northumberland describe a terrifying scene after someone called 911 to report a shooting on the street. “It was focused pretty much right on my home and it had me concerned very much that something’s wrong. I thought a burglar,” Jessica Reichner said. It turns out there was no emergency. Police say the call Wednesday night was a hoax, and the house in question was vacant. Jessica Reichner […]

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    Painting the Valley Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

    SUNBURY — If you’re driving through parts of central Pennsylvania this month, you may notice a certain color theme among many of the storefronts. That’s because more than 50 businesses in Union, Snyder, and Northumberland Counties are thinking pink for breast cancer awareness. Stores are known to change their window displays frequently, but this month, many have the same theme: breast cancer awareness. More than 50 businesses in Snyder, Union, and Northumberland Counties are “Painting the Valley Pink” by decorating […]

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    State Police Investigating String of Burglaries

    ROCKEFELLER TOWNSHIP– At least six homes were either broken into or burglarized over the past week just outside of Sunbury. State police say the break-ins are similar and they believe the thefts are connected. According to troopers, in most of these thefts, the thieves broke in either using a screwdriver or by breaking windows. A variety of items were stolen, like guns, jewelry, Xbox games, and money. State police are looking for your help to find out who is responsible. […]

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    Some Drippy Days at the Bloomsburg Fair

    BLOOMSBURG –The Bloomsburg Fair happens rain or shine, and this week, Columbia County has had its “fair” share of rain. Most of the people walking on the fairgrounds are bundled up in coats, and some are even wearing gloves! That’s a big change from last year when most people wore shorts. Even so, people say it’s tradition to go to the Bloomsburg Fair no matter what the weather. It just made them put on a few extra layers. “You had […]

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    Bloomsburg Fair Going Gold Again for Gavin

    BLOOMSBURG — The Bloomsburg Fair is going gold Friday. For the second straight year, the fair is raising money for pediatric cancer. It is all in honor of one boy whose parents have four food stands at the Bloomsburg Fair. “Going Gold for Gavin” started last year in honor of Gavin Royer, age 6, who is battling brain cancer. Fair organizers decided to make it a tradition to collect money for pediatric cancer in Gavin’s honor. Gold is the color […]

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    Power To Save: Recycling, LED Lighting at the Bloomsburg Fair

    BLOOMSBURG — Environmentally friendly things are going on at the Bloomsburg Fair that many may not be aware of. The savings stretch throughout the entire fairgrounds. The owners of the rides say over the last five years, they’ve started switching to LED bulbs on the rides. Also, more and more recycling bins are popping up on the fairgrounds. There are lots of trash cans on the grounds at the Bloomsburg Fair, but officials say more recycling bins are here this […]

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    Making Pizza Pies… Krize Style

    BLOOMSBURG — Grotto Pizza is one of those stands at the Bloomsburg Fair that always seems to have a long line no matter what time of day it is. “The pizza’s good every year,” Bob Sterner said. With a reputation like that, they must be doing something right. Co-owner Armand Mascioli “hired” me for the day. He explained why things run smoothly at Grotto. “A lot has to do with the actual production so that you’re consistent. Our goal is […]

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    Healthy Food at the Bloomsburg Fair

    BLOOMSBURG — “Dipped in chocolate” and “deep fried” are words you will constantly see while passing by the food stands at the Bloomsburg Fair. But what about people who can’t, or don’t want to eat unhealthy food? “I’m always eating, trying to get something healthy. I’ll tell you, my daughter is a personal trainer so she’s always stressing that,” Fay Orser of Lewisburg said. Orser found a vendor who makes his own chi tea. It’s called Chaiest Vision. “It’s great […]

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    Some Animals Missing This Year at Bloomsburg Fair

    BLOOMSBURG FAIR — Some of the main attractions at the Bloomsburg Fair are the animal exhibits. Fair officials say while there are more than 1,000 animals this year, some other animals are missing. Because of the avian flu, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture banned poultry exhibits from all state fairs. Even so, people still had plenty of other animals to look at. While many people say they come to the Bloomsburg Fair to eat, there are plenty of other things […]

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    Rainy Day at the Bloomsburg Fair 

    BLOOMSBURG — You can always count on a rainy day at the Bloomsburg Fair, but some people are actually happy to see rain. Of course the vendors are disappointed with the weather, but many people at the fair are happy about the rain. Some even said they came because of the forecast. Others said it was the only day they could come so they made the best of it. Fair President Paul Reichart said the rain cuts down on attendance. […]


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