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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    People Flock to Stores Before Storm

    SUNBURY — Folks in our area have been preparing all week for this winter storm and we found lots of people either heading to the grocery store for food or the hardware store for snow supplies. The aisles inside Cole’s Hardware in Sunbury are filled with shovels and ice scrapers while there is a lot of rock salt and ice melt outside the store. “I don’t have any rock salt at home and I’d like to get some for the […]

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    Some People Excited for the Snowstorm

    SUNBURY — As people are getting ready for the first significant snowfall of the season, many are dreading the storm. But others, like Victor Rumberger of Sunbury, are looking forward to the snow. Victor has a plow hooked up to his truck and works as an independent snow plow driver. “Just go around and I plow different places out, different driveways, for the extra money,” Rumberger said. Rumberger has some regular customers and plows for whoever needs help. But without […]

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    New Liquor Store with Tasting Bar Opens Near Bloomsburg

    SCOTT TOWNSHIP — While our state government debates the future of state liquor stores in Pennsylvania, a new one opened Thursday near Bloomsburg. When you walk into the new Fine Wine and Good Spirits store near Bloomsburg, you may feel a bit overwhelmed. The store is 7,500 square feet. Steven Valanoski of Bloomsburg didn’t know where to look first. “Wide selection, I wouldn’t even know where to begin,” he said. “There’s way too much right now!” The Pennsylvania Liquor Control […]

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    Officer, Civilians Save Woman’s Life

    POINT TOWNSHIP — Three people in Northumberland County are being called heroes after saving a woman’s life. For the first time, they are speaking out about rescuing that woman from a car fire. Officer Kevin Herring is new to the Point Township Police Department. So new that the night of January 7 was just his second shift. Around 9:30 p.m., he was on patrol, driving along Ridge Road near Northumberland, when he saw a woman crash her car. “She was […]

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    Shamokin Area Teachers Strike Again

    SHAMOKIN — It’s day one of a teachers strike in the Shamokin Area School District. It’s the second strike in the district this school year. Many parents in the Shamokin Area School District scrambled to find babysitters or rearrange their schedules due to the strike. Teachers say there are several reasons they went on strike. The main reason is money. Teachers in the Shamokin Area School District held up signs as they picketed through Shamokin during the first day of […]

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    Some Spots Safe for Ice Fishing

    SPRING TOWNSHIP — Lee Reish of Lewisburg loves to go ice fishing. Faylor Lake near Beavertown is one of his favorite spots. “Look forward to it every year,” Reish said. Unfortunately for anglers, the weather has not been ideal. “We haven’t had a normal fall, an abnormal early winter, totally opposite of last year,” Reish said. “It hasn’t been cold enough for us to get out on the ice very much,” Emory Holler said. And in Snyder County, there have […]

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    Plane Over Arctic Will Be Lourdes Teacher’s Classroom

    COAL TOWNSHIP — A teacher from the Shamokin area will soon be teaching her students from a classroom of a different kind: an airplane high above Greenland. Kelly McCarthy teaches 11th-grade Physics at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional High School near Shamokin. But soon this math and science teacher will be teaching her students from a classroom above the Arctic Circle. McCarthy is one of 15 teachers chosen out of 300 by NASA and a group called PolarTREC to participate […]

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    What Movies Are People Seeing?

    MONROE TOWNSHIP — On this chilly day in January, many people had off work and students had off of school for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, that meant big crowds at Cinema Center near Selinsgrove. With the list of Oscar nominated movies coming out late last week, and six of those films playing here, is that what people came to see? Not Bob Scott of Herndon. He came to see “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghzai.” “Well because of […]

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    Campus Theater Celebrates 75 Years in Lewisburg

    LEWISBURG — Within the past few years, single screen movie theaters in Watsontown and Muncy have closed. Both theaters shut their doors largely because of increasing costs, which seems to be a trend with similar theaters across the country. But the Campus Theater in Lewisburg is an exception. “We’re one of the last remaining operating single screen art deco movie theaters in the country,” Ellen Flacker-Darer said. In fact this Sunday, the Campus Theater on Market Street is celebrating its […]

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    Northumberland County Prison Fire: One Year Later

    SUNBURY–January 14, 2015 started out as an ordinary day, but that afternoon the 140-year-old prison on North Second Street in Sunbury went up in flames. “It was kind of surreal, very hard to believe that it was actually burning and burning the way it was,” Sheriff Robert Wolfe said. “I pulled up and saw the beginnings of the fire. At that point, there was a lot of smoke coming out of the turret. I don’t think I left the scene […]

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    Sheep to Shawl Champs on a Winning Streak

    NORTHUMBERLAND — There are many different competitions throughout the eight days of the Pennsylvania Farm Show, but one of the most popular is the “Sheep to Shawl” contest. A team from central Pennsylvania has now won the competition for five years in a row and some of its members spoke about their success. “Sheep to Shawl” is exactly what it sounds like– shearing a sheep and weaving the wool into a shawl right before your eyes. It has become a […]

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    Company Starts Its Big Move

    BUFFALO TOWNSHIP — A company based in Union County is in the process of moving to nearby Snyder County. The only problem? Some of the company’s equipment weighs more than eight tons. Timberhaven Log and Timber Homes is a log and timber company currently located near Lewisburg, but the company that makes log homes is leasing this property and is in the process of moving its business to the Middleburg area. “We’ll have 20-plus acres there. It will give us […]


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