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
  • Union County Man Who Went Missing While Swimming in North Carolina Found Dead

    LEWISBURG–People in the Lewisburg area say it has not sunken in yet that a 30-year-old assistant high school football coach drowned in North Carolina yesterday. Friends are remembering Thaddeus Davis as they cope with his death. What was supposed to be a fun family vacation for Thaddeus and Amy Davis, and their four children turned to tragedy. Officials say Thaddeus died after he got caught in a rip tide in North Carolina’s Outer Banks. The Davis family lives in Lewisburg. […]

  • Working in the Heat

    SUNBURY — Not many people were walking up and down the streets of Sunbury Thursday afternoon. It may be because it was so hot outside. It was a good day to spend at the pool, but that was not an option for everyone. Tree trimmers from Kocher’s Tree Service cleared a lot in the 90-degree heat. “It’s hot, sweating a lot. We get here around eight o’clock and work ’til about four,” Timothy Vought said. Tim Benner also had to […]

  • Nursing Home Resident Tests Positive for Legionella Bacteria

    MILTON — A nursing home in Milton is under quarantine. It is not admitting new residents and is discouraging visits for the time being. The quarantine comes after a resident tested positive for Legionella bacteria. A spokesperson for Milton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center did not say how the patient got the legionella bacteria in their system, but that person is being treated on site. Legionella bacteria causes Legionnaires’ disease, which is a serious type of pneumonia. The center’s regional director […]

  • Big Book Sale: $20 a Bag

    EAST BUFFALO TOWNSHIP — For as many people who were inside Faith Lutheran Church near Lewisburg, it was pretty quiet. That’s because people were reading, and they had a lot of titles to choose from. “We usually have around 40,000, plus or minus depending on donations,” Bridgette Thompson said. This is the annual used book sale, benefiting the Union County Public Library System. It’s pretty well-known in the Lewisburg area. Lori Breech drove 45 minutes to get here. “I drive […]

  • Geisinger ‘Gets Fresh’ with Mobile Market

    HEMLOCK TOWNSHIP — When you work all day, Monday through Friday, stopping by the local farmers market isn’t easy. That’s why Geisinger Health System is bringing the market to its employees and patients. Nate Burgos works in the scheduling department at the Geisinger Buckhorn Office Building near Bloomsburg. He and some of his coworkers took a short break from work for some sweet treats. “I got some strawberries, some blueberries, and some plums,” Burgos said. Geisinger’s new Get Fresh Mobile […]

  • Family Fitness Center Opens Near Lewisburg

    EAST BUFFALO TOWNSHIP — It was a few years in the making, but the Lewisburg area now has a fitness center for the whole family. The Miller Center for Recreation and Wellness opened Monday morning.Brand new exercise machines line the walls of the Miller Center for Recreation and Wellness, just outside Lewisburg. These people were some of the first to check them out. Brand new exercise machines line the walls of the Miller Center for Recreation and Wellness, just outside […]

  • Rain Puts a Damper on Opening Day of Lycoming County Fair

    HUGHESVILLE — The Lycoming County Fair is something Bob Wright of Williamsport and his family look forward to every year.  That’s why on the first day of the fair, Friday, the whole family came out for fun, games and food. “Just wanted to get out and do something for the day.  No work today, so just thought we’d bear the rain and try to have some fun,” said Wright. Speaking of rain, not too many people had the same idea […]

  • Worker Hurt in Crane Collapse

    A man was fixing the CVS sign in Sunbury when the crane he was in fell. He was taken to hospital. @WNEP — Nikki Krize (@NikkiKrize) July 14, 2017 SUNBURY – A worker was hurt when a crane he was working on collapsed in Northumberland County. A contractor was fixing a sign at CVS on South Fourth Street in Sunbury around 10 a.m. when the crane he was working on collapsed, and he fell off, according to the Sunbury […]

  • Junior Golfers Sharpen Their Skills

    BENTON TOWNSHIP — There were more than 80 kids at the Mill Race Golf and Camping Resort near Benton on Thursday. They came here to sharpen their golf skills at the Drive, Chip and Putt Competition. “It’s just really fun to drive the ball as far as you can,” Brandon Vasilakos said. “I really want to play on the high school golf team when I get to high school so I want to continue golfing,” Arjun Patel said. The PGA […]

  • Elks Lodge Offers Pool Passes to Keep Kids Cool

    BRIAR CREEK TOWNSHIP — The weather has been ideal for spending time at the swimming pool but some families are not that lucky — pool memberships can get expensive. The Ber-Vaughn Pool near Berwick was filled with children cooling off on this hot day. Skylar Blalock, age 8, goes to the Ber-Vaughn Pool almost every day. That’s something her mother Stephanie Hittle did not think would be possible this summer until the Berwick Elks Lodge stepped in. About two weeks […]

  • Heritage Festival Set for This Weekend

    VALLEY TOWNSHIP — It’s all about railroads and history this weekend in Danville at the annual heritage festival. Organizers call it a step back in Danville’s history. Cutting rail is something you would expect to see in the Danville area in the 1800s, not in 2017. But that’s exactly what was happening at Dale Hoover’s home Wednesday afternoon. “Teaching the kids about the railroads. I mean, yeah, they’re still around, but not near like they had been, and I think […]

  • 3 Year Old Recovering After Taking Car on Wild Ride

    NIPPENOSE TOWNSHIP — A woman from Lycoming County had a scary afternoon as her 3-year-old grandson was in a bizarre car accident. Police say the young boy jumped in the car, knocked it into neutral, and the car rolled down a hill and crashed. Police call this a freak accident. It happened Monday afternoon at the woman’s home near Jersey Shore. Police say the young boy is doing fine, but the family is shaken up. There is a steep hill […]