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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    School Holds Event to Observe Memorial Day

    KELLY TOWNSHIP — As Memorial Day approaches, some people in Union County observed the holiday a few days early. McCann school of business and technology held an event honoring our veterans. While this may have looked like a giant picnic in front of McCann School of Business and Technology near Lewisburg, it was actually a somber event observing Memorial Day. Several of the students and teachers are veterans, so the school wanted to do something special. “It would be an […]

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    Eight People Celebrate Milestone Birthdays in Williamsport

    WILLIAMSPORT — There was a big reason to celebrate in Williamsport Thursday as eight people celebrated turning 100 or older. There were a lot of memories inside a room at the Williamsport Home on Ravine Road.  Eight residents celebrated turning 100 or older. Other residents wanted to come but they weren’t old enough. Julia Lazorka joined the centenarian club last week. “So you had two birthday parties in one week?” “Too many parties!” Julia exclaimed. Employees at the Williamsport Home […]

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    Pennsylvania Beauty Visits Nursing Home

    HUNTINGTON TOWNSHIP — It’s not every day a beauty queen pays you a visit, but on Wednesday, Miss Pennsylvania American Beauty stopped by a nursing center in Luzerne County. She sang “Amazing Grace” with an amazing voice. Tiana Gonzalez, AKA Miss Pennsylvania American Beauty 2016 spent a few hours at Bonham Nursing Center near Benton. “Share my talents with them, get to know them, let them get to know me,” Tiana Gonzalez said. Gonzalez and her mom drove to Luzerne […]

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    Police Investigate Luring Incidents

    SUNBURY — Police in Northumberland County are checking out two incidents of possible child luring. Last Friday, someone spotted a man watching children on the playground of a school in the borough of Northumberland. On Wednesday, a boy in Sunbury reported that a man asked him to get into his van. The police in these Northumberland County communities are on high alert and telling parents to keep a close eye on their children. Officers believe the incidents in Sunbury and […]

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    Students in Montandon Given Free Books for Summer Reading

    MONTANDON – The kindergarten classes at Montandon Elementary School near Milton listened to a story about Curious George Tuesday. After a few minutes, that story came to life. The popular monkey paid the children a visit. But Curious George wasn’t just at the school to socialize, he was there to hand out books. It’s all part of PPL’s new “Cover to Cover” program. In cooperation with WVIA, PPL gave students across the state more than 20,000 books. The gift was […]

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    Vandals Shoot Out Windows in Columbia County

    COLUMBIA COUNTY — More than two dozen people in the Bloomsburg area had their car windows shot out by a pellet gun. Elaine Kramer showed us the damage to the back of her vehicle after someone shot at it with a pellet gun. It happened early Monday morning outside her house near Bloomsburg. “My whole window was out. Gone. And my son’s car was also hit,” Kramer said. Police all over Columbia County are investigating the vandalism, which they believe […]

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    Sunglasses: Does Price Matter?

    DANVILLE — On a day like this it’s not uncommon to see people walking around with a certain accessory: sunglasses. Chris Bassett of Danville goes through around five pairs of sunglasses a year. “I just buy whatevers, the cheapest, because I lose them so fast and I scratch them,” Bassett said. “I usually go for cheaper sunglasses so my kids don’t break them because they like to get a hold of them,” Amanda Oliver said. But others prefer designer sunglasses. […]

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    Students Replace Flags On Veterans’ Graves

    ANTHONY TOWNSHIP — Some students from the Danville Area School District got ready for Memorial Day by replacing the flags on veterans’ graves. Students walked into St. James Cemetery near Washingtonville with American flags in hand.  The students were on a mission replacing the flags on veterans’ graves just in time for Memorial Day. “You can tell they love coming out and doing this.  They love making sure that every veteran is honored,” said Doug Resseguie, Montour County Director of […]

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    Protect Yourself From Tick Trouble

    LEWISBURG — Because of the mild winter we had this year, experts say there could be an overabundance of ticks. Kyle Bray and Matthew Varner manage the Lewisburg Community Garden. They are always getting their hands dirty. Bray said, “One of us is out here at some point every day.” Because the two men spend so much time outside, they are aware of insects, especially ticks. Because of the mild winter, experts say ticks will be out in full force. […]

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    ‘Girls on the Run’ Group to Sleepover in Governor’s Mansion

    SUNBURY — “Girls on the Run” is an organization that helps build students’ self-esteem while also teaching them to be fit. The “Girls on the Run” chapter from one elementary school in Sunbury won a contest and is headed to the governor’s residence for a sleepover. The group of about 20 girls from Chief Shikellamy Elementary School in Sunbury is part of “Girls on the Run.”  It’s a 10-week program for girls in third through fifth grades. “So it’s all […]

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    Getting Ready for Swimming Season

    TURBOT TOWNSHIP — The recent weather hasn’t exactly been the best for swimming, but with Memorial Day right around the corner, people have pools on their minds. Toys, games, even chemicals — Town & Country Pools near Milton has it all and people were out picking up items for their swimming pools. Owner Rick Silvagni says one of its busiest weeks is the week before Memorial Day. “Everybody, obviously, wants to get done before Memorial Day so they can have their […]

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    Power To Save: Eco-Friendly Tables

    LEWISBURG — Some students at Bucknell University took advantage of the weather and ate lunch outside Thursday now that they have more places to sit and study outdoors, thanks to the class of 2016. The class gifted eco-friendly tables to Bucknell University as its class gift. “We can also plug in laptops, phone chargers, so it’s really accessible for everyone.  It’s also ADA compliant so anyone can really use it,” explained senior class vice president Jessica Britton. The six picnic tables […]


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