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 Nikki.krize@wnep.com.


Recent Articles
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    ‘Graffiti Highway’ Concerns in Centralia

    CONYNGHAM TOWNSHIP — Part of Route 61 in Centralia has been closed to vehicles for more than 20 years. Still, “Graffiti Highway,” as it’s known, continues to be a popular spot for people touring Centralia. But now, PennDOT is cracking down on trespassing. PennDOT officials say despite putting up “No Trespassing” signs, people walking on Graffiti Highway is a problem that is getting worse. The roadway was closed because it was determined to be unsafe. Even so, many of the […]

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    Berwick Residents Get KKK Fliers

    BERWICK — The Ku Klux Klan is known to distribute fliers in different communities, and now some residents in Berwick are the victims. About half a dozen fliers were reported in people’s yards this week, but Berwick police believe there could be a lot more. People in Berwick found KKK fliers in bags held down with rice. Berwick police say the most they could cite anyone for is littering because whoever put the fliers out did not trespass or touch […]

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    Charges Being Withdrawn Against Shamokin Mayor

    SHAMOKIN — It’s hard to find someone in Shamokin who does not know about the charges against Mayor Bill Milbrand, regarding desecrating graves and covering them with dirt. Over the weekend, the Northumberland County district attorney announced plans to drop those charges. But the case still has people talking. This whole situation involves accusations that grave sites at Shamokin Cemetery were damaged during the construction of a cell tower. Mayor Bill Milbrand heads the cemetery association. Now after a weekend […]

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    Man Steals More than $9,000 Worth of iPhones from Walmart

    KELLY TOWNSHIP — The Walmart store near Lewisburg is a busy place during the day but early in the morning, it is usually not as crowded. It was around 2:30 a.m. when state police say a man walked into the electronics department, smashed a glass case and stole more than $9,000 worth of cell phones. That’s 39 iPhones. Brian Delaney is a Technical Advisor for TCC Lewisburg, which is an authorized Verizon Wireless dealer. Delaney says all iPhones have an […]

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    Virtual Reality Improves Lessons in Lycoming County

    LOYALSOCK TOWNSHIP — A school in the Williamsport area is using virtual reality technology to expand its lesson plans. A teacher at the Lycoming Valley Intermediate School uses virtual reality glasses with his class to take them outside the classroom without even leaving their chairs. Daniel Woleslagle’s sixth-grade class had a big day planned. For their science lesson, they learned about different layers of the atmosphere but they had their lesson in an interesting place. “We’re going to move out […]

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    SPCA Looking for People to Adopt Barnyard Animals

    COOPER TOWNSHIP — Many times when an animal shelter puts out a call for help, it’s because it is overcrowded with cats and dogs. But the Pennsylvania SPCA of Danville has a different problem. It is almost at capacity with its barnyard animals. Rizzo and Frenchie are two horses living at the Pennsylvania SPCA of Danville, looking for their forever homes. But it’s not just these two; all of their horses are up for adoption. “Right now, I have 11 […]

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    Admitted Murderer Sentenced for Home Invasion, Other Charges

    WILLIAMSPORT — An admitted murderer from Bradford County, already sentenced to life, had more years added to that sentence. Wednesday afternoon, he was sentenced in Lycoming County court to more than 60 additional years for a slew of charges, including attempted homicide and arson. Michael Houseweart of Canton pleaded guilty to all of the charges against him, admitting he broke into Gary and Linda Inch’s house near Montoursville last year, tied them up, robbed them, and set their house on […]

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    Special Deliveries on Valentine’s Day

    DANVILLE — Valentine’s Day is arguably one of the busiest days of the year for florists. Scott’s Floral in Danville services five counties in central Pennsylvania, and today his team delivered around 300 arrangements. Very carefully, Mark Cromley packed up one of the trucks at Scott’s Floral in Danville. “Just making sure that I don’t drop anything or break any flowers,” Cromley said. Cromley was getting ready to make a delivery to a nearby nursing home and decided to let Newswatch 16 tag along. […]

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    Doctors Discuss National Donor Day

    MAHONING TOWNSHIP — There are many different kinds of gifts you can give on Valentine’s Day, but perhaps the most important one is not found inside a store. It’s the gift of life and in addition to February 14 being Valentine’s Day, it’s also “National Donor Day.”  This special day recognizes organ donors and there are many events to mark the day. While there were not any organ donation events held in Montour County, Newswatch 16 stopped by Geisinger Medical […]

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    Folks Flock to the Great American Outdoor Show

    HARRISBURG — If you love hunting, boating, fishing, or anything outdoors, there is something for you at the Great American Outdoor Show at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg. In fact, it’s advertised as the largest outdoor show in the world. “We’re hunters and fishermen and you come down to look at all the boats and all the places you could go hunting and fishing,” said Paul Inama of Pine Grove. The nine-day event features more than 1,000 vendors. “You […]

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    Barletta Speaks at Chamber Breakfast, Protesters Gather Nearby

    KELLY TOWNSHIP — One of President Donald Trump’s biggest supporters was in Union County Friday and talked about immigration. Rep. Lou Barletta, (R) 11th District, was the guest speaker at a monthly breakfast for two chambers of commerce, but that invite brought criticism from some voters in Barletta’s district. Around 30 people stood about a block away from the Country Cupboard near Lewisburg and held up signs. They oppose the repeal the Affordable Care Act also known as Obamacare. But […]

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    Be Careful While Shoveling Snow

    MOUNT CARMEL — One of the first things people do after a big snowfall is rush outside and shovel, but if you aren’t used to getting exercise, that can lead to heart problems and land you in the hospital. Snow shoveling may not seem very hard but it’s actually a very intense exercise that combines aerobics and large muscle groups. The cardiologist who spoke with Newswatch 16 says sometimes it’s the most exercise someone gets in a year and it […]