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
  • Bloomsburg Mayor Fights Call to Resign

    BLOOMSBURG, Pa. — It’s been several days since Bloomsburg Mayor Eric Bower was arrested for allegedly patronizing a prostitute, and some people who live here do not like all the attention the town is getting. “It’s embarrassing. In this day and age, you can’t do much and get away with it,” Kelly Fleming said. State police say Bower showed up at a woman’s door Friday night with $200 ready to pay her for sex. The next day Bower told Newswatch […]

  • Shamokin Police Officer Charged with DUI

    RALPHO TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A police officer in Northumberland County is charged with driving under the influence. According to court papers, Shamokin Police Officer Scott Weaver was driving on Route 54 near Lindy Acres Road in Ralpho Township last month when he missed a turn in the road and crashed. Police on scene say Weaver admitted to drinking and driving. Court papers indicate at the time of the crash, Weaver’s blood-alcohol level was .119 percent, which was over the legal […]

  • Getting Ready for Opening Weekend at Knoebels

    RALPHO TOWNSHIP, Pa. — When the weather gets warm in northeastern and central Pennsylvania, a lot of people think of Knoebels Amusement Resort. Whether they were painting, making candy, or even testing music, employees at Knoebels Amusement Resort near Elysburg were busy. Opening weekend is only a few days away, and there is still a lot to do. “We do our ride inspections to make sure everything is in tip-top shape, get our food deliveries in,” Knoebels spokesperson Stacy Ososkie […]

  • Plow Day Draws Large Crowd

    DELAWARE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — It was windy and a little chilly outside at a farm near Watsontown, but that did not stop more than 100 people from plowing the fields here. “Just get out, enjoy yourself and have a good day,” Walter Trimble said. This field belongs to Bob Foresman, so why there are so many people plowing? “He opens it up as guests. He lets us plow. It saves him money and time to plow his fields and we […]

  • Couple Celebrating 50th Anniversary Share Same Birthday, Birthplace

    NORTHUMBERLAND, Pa. — A couple from Northumberland are celebrating a milestone wedding anniversary but it’s not only the number of years that makes this duo stand out. Rich and Barb Price have been married 50 years which is a long time, but the husband and wife have a lot in common. For starters, they share a birthday. They were also born at the same hospital. The Prices relaxed outside their camper at Central PA Wesleyan Campground in New Columbia. The […]

  • Residents Say Slow Down!

    LOCUST GAP, Pa. — People who live in one part of Northumberland County have had it with speeding drivers. More than 100 residents signed a petition to lower the speed limit on a road near Mount Carmel. Right now, the speed limit on Routes 901 and 54 near Mount Carmel is 45 miles per hour. Some people who live in the community of Locust Gap believe if it is lowered to 35 miles per hour, the roadway will be safer. […]

  • Shoppers Disappointed About Bon-Ton Closing

    MUNCY TOWNSHIP, Pa. — The Bon-Ton is the latest casualty in the retail world, and the loss is hitting shopping malls hard. At the Lycoming Mall in central Pennsylvania, The Bon-Ton is the fourth anchor store to leave in the last year and a half. First, it was Macy’s, then J.C. Penney, followed by Sears, and now The Bon-Ton. “I can always just find what I want for myself, my kids, my grandkids, and I’m really sad it’s closing,” Judy […]

  • Search Warrant Unsealed in Barbara Miller Case

    SUNBURY, Pa. — It’s been almost a year since police reopened the 1989 cold case homicide of Sunbury resident Barbara Miller. This week, a warrant was unsealed from a search last summer. Barbara Miller disappeared in 1989, and her body was never found. Now, an unsealed search warrant shows that police believe she was killed inside her house in Sunbury after returning home from a wedding. It was quiet outside the double-block house along Penn Street in Sunbury on Wednesday, […]

  • ‘Tierne’s Law’ Increases Protection for Domestic Violence Victims

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania lawmakers have taken a step in increasing protections for victims of domestic violence. Governor Tom Wolf signed a bill into law which aims to strengthen bail requirements in domestic violence cases. Today I'm proud to sign #TiernesLaw, which gives our justice system more tools to hold domestic abusers accountable and strengthens protections for victims who are still at risk. — Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) April 16, 2018 The bill is called Tierne’s Law after a […]

  • Counties to Replace Voting Machines

    EAST BUFFALO TOWNSHIP, Pa. — There will soon be changes to the way we cast our ballots. By the end of next year, all voting machines in Pennsylvania must be replaced. But is it really necessary? When voters cast their ballots on Election Day in Union County, they do so with one of these touch-screen machines. But soon, the machines will be different. According to Pennsylvania’s Department of State, by the end of next year, all counties will be required […]

  • Police Search for Answers in Northumberland County Death

    UPDATE: The Northumberland County Coroner tells Newswatch 16 information on Friday’s autopsy will not be released until identification of the deceased is made and next of kin is notified. SNYDERTOWN — There are still many questions in Northumberland County as state police are investigating the death of a woman. State police are not saying much but they do tell Newswatch 16 they are investigating the death of a woman found after a crash along Snydertown Road on Wednesday,┬ábut the public […]

  • Bloomsburg University Makes Child’s Wish Come True

    BLOOMSBURG, Pa. — If you could have one wish come true, what would it be? A little girl from Bloomsburg wants to go to Hawaii to meet her favorite Disney princess, Moana. Rose Adams of Bloomsburg may look like your average kindergarten student. But this six-year-old has spent a lot of time in the hospital, getting treatment for cancer. “It came out of nowhere and it was just one tumor inside of her head,” Sarah McGinley said. Rose is now […]