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
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    Inflating the Fabridam

    UPPER AUGUSTA TOWNSHIP — A sign of summer in central Pennsylvania is the inflation of the Fabridam and the creation of Lake Augusta on the Susquehanna River. Crews started to inflate the 2,100 foot the Adam T. Bower Memorial Dam, aka “The Fabridam,” located just below the west and main branches of the Susquehanna River near Sunbury. Once the Fabridam is raised, it creates Lake Augusta, which is used for boating and recreation. “Once the dam’s fully inflated and the […]

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    Knoebels Ready to Open

    RALPHO TOWNSHIP — There aren’t many people around yet, but pretty soon, Knoebels Amusement Resort near Elysburg will be full of people! With opening day this weekend, employees are busy getting ready. They actually start preparing the day the park closes the year before. “It’s everything from dismantling rides to making sure every piece of the ride is good to go. And then before you know it it’s time to reassemble it all again,” Stacy Ososkie said. Employees tested the […]

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    Cat Killed by Two Pit Bulls in Shamokin

    SHAMOKIN — People in Shamokin are in an uproar after a disturbing video was shared on social media of a cat being killed by two pit bulls. The security camera video helped police catch one of the dog’s owners and they are looking for the other. That video has almost 1,500 shares on Facebook.  The video shows the dogs let off their leashes, they chase the cat and the cat tries to get away. “It should have ended.  The cat […]

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    Greatest Show on Earth Stops At Children’s Hospital

    MAHONING TOWNSHIP — The lobby at Janet Weis Children’s Hospital was transformed Thursday into a sea of colorful costumes, face paint, and smiling faces. The circus was in town. Before its six-night stop in the Wilkes-Barre area, Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus put on a smaller version of the show for the young patients at Geisinger Medical Center near Danville. “Give the kids, whatever they’re going through, whatever struggles they may be facing, a chance to just be […]

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    Neighborhood Concerned About Bears

    CLEVELAND TOWNSHIP — Marvin Johnson has lived on Happy Valley Road in Columbia County for more than 50 years. He’s seen bears before, but recently he walked outside his home near Elysburg and saw damage to his property. “In this case here, they were after some food that I had in my building and as you can see they ripped the door apart,” Johnson said. In addition to Johnson’s barn door, the bears tore apart an apple tree. They also […]

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    Students Skate for a Good Cause

    LEWISBURG — High school students in Lewisburg spent their free time skateboarding on Wednesday getting ready for an event this weekend at the Lewisburg skate park. The students are part of a club dedicated to skateboarding. The club was formed in memory of one of their friends. Lewisburg Area High School’s brand new skate club meets weekly on school property. “We started out with about 20 kids and within a few weeks there were other kids knocking on the door […]

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    Man Votes for the First Time at Age 92

    COOPER TOWNSHIP — When you’re 92 years old, you don’t experience many firsts anymore, but a man from the Danville area just did something very important for the first time: he voted! Ed Polk served as an army paratrooper during World War II. He’s seen a lot in his lifetime, but until this week, he’s never seen a voting booth. This 92-year-old veteran from the Danville area voted for the first time Tuesday. He said until this election, voting never […]

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    Row Homes Catch Fire in Mount Carmel

    MOUNT CARMEL — Fire crews were called out Tuesday morning to fight flames in Northumberland County. A photo from the Northumberland County Firewire Facebook page shows smoke pouring from the row homes in Mount Carmel. Smoke and flames could be seen for miles. It was a devastating morning for the people who live on Beech Street. An entire block of row homes was damaged in a fire, and some of those houses were destroyed. All but one of those houses […]

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    Construction Set to Begin on Veterans Memorial Bridge

    SUNBURY — Upcoming construction on a busy bridge in central Pennsylvania has people getting ready for several months of traffic headaches. Crews were inspecting the Veterans Memorial Bridge, getting ready for a $1.5 million construction project that starts next week. The bridge that crosses the Susquehanna River was down to one lane on the northbound side, giving drivers a preview of what they can expect over the coming months. “It’s going to be a problem coming over here every day, […]

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    Husband Charged with Wife’s Murder in Selinsgrove

    SELINSGROVE — A man from Snyder County was charged Monday with homicide after investigators say he killed his wife with a hammer. Kenneth Wochley, 75, had been in the hospital since the homicide inside a home in Selinsgrove on the weekend of April 1. He was taken from the hospital Monday to the Snyder County prison and locked up on charges including criminal homicide. Wochley is accused of killing his wife Ann with a claw hammer. According to court papers, the […]

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    Krize Talks One on One with Cruz

    WILLIAMSPORT — The “Cruzin’ for Victory” campaign bus pulled up to NuWeld in Williamsport and moments later, Photographer Tom Durant and Reporter Nikki Krize were on board. Senator Ted Cruz came to Williamsport to speak to a crowd of about 600 people at the town hall event. Before the speech, he spoke directly with Newswatch 16 about jobs, natural gas drilling and the economy. What we really wanted to ask him about is his relationship with Donald Trump. “People are […]

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    Union County Voters Wish for Candidate Visits

    LEWISBURG — On Tuesday,  Bernie Sanders was at Penn State University, and Thursday he was in Scranton. Donald Trump will be in Harrisburg Thursday night. On Friday, Hillary Clinton will visit Scranton, and Ted Cruz will also be in the Electric City, as well as Williamsport. But what about Lewisburg? Or Selinsgrove? Or Milton? So far, no candidates are scheduled to visit. Voters in this area wish they would. “Just because they all lived in Scranton, or their relatives lived […]


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