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
  • Giving Local for Giving Tuesday

    SUNBURY– There’s Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, even Cyber Monday. Now we’ve moved on to Giving Tuesday. After all that buying, today is a day for giving. The Greater Susquehanna Valley United Way found a way to make sure your donations help people in Snyder, Union, and Northumberland counties. “Very, very local. Could be a neighbor in your community,” Joanne Troutman said. The new initiative is called “Local Vision.” It’s an online donation catalog where people can buy specific items […]

  • What’s in Santa’s Bag?

    MIFFLINBURG — A new promotion in Mifflinburg has more people browsing small businesses, and gives shoppers the chance to win Christmas gifts. Chestnut Street in Mifflinburg is lined with small businesses. Mifflinburg Mayor David Cooney wants to make sure shoppers spend their hard-earned money here. So he came up with an idea to get shoppers and businesses involved in a raffle. “Within a few hours, I had 30 people pledging to donate, and within a day, I had 50,” Mayor […]

  • Lycoming Mall Merchants Concerned about Black Friday Turnout

    MUNCY TOWNSHIP — Shoppers on Friday at the Lycoming Mall carried bulging bags of clothes, appliances, and whatever else they could find. Store employees say the mall is busier than it’s been in a long time. In fact, Jessica Lukowsky of Maurices clothing store tells Newswatch 16 she is thrilled because she was nervous about the Black Friday turnout. “Absolutely. Absolutely. But you look in the mall and we are jam-packed.” Nervous that this year’s sales would not match up […]

  • Busy Day for Booze

    LEWISBURG — For a Wednesday morning, the Fine Wine and Good Spirits Store in Lewisburg was busier than usual. That’s because it’s all about holiday cheer. “I’m doing a little shopping for tomorrow. I’m buying a bottle of champagne,” Karen Payne said. A lot of other people had the same idea. According to a representative from PA Wine and Spirits, Thanksgiving Eve is one of the three busiest days of the year statewide. “It’s crazy. Even in little old Lewisburg, […]

  • Free Washes for Thanksgiving

    MILTON — We often hear about people offering free dinners on Thanksgiving, but one business is giving folks something different. A place in Milton is opening its laundromat and letting people wash clothes on Thanksgiving and Black Friday for free. People come to “The Laundry Room of Milton” with baskets of clothes and pockets filled with quarters. Customers tell Newswatch 16 the laundromat on Route 405 is reasonably priced, but doing laundry, in general, can break the bank. To help […]

  • Coats Going Quickly

    SUNBURY — Family after family came to the Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA in Sunbury to look for coats. For three days a year, the “Y” turns into a store, where people can pick up a coat for free. “This is probably the biggest that we’ve ever had. It just keeps growing,” Molly Aungst said. It doesn’t look like the busiest coat drive ever. There aren’t many coats, but YMCA employees say there were. “This is the fastest they’ve ever gone,” […]

  • Operation Christmas Child

    LEWISBURG — A church in Lewisburg wants to make sure children all over the world have presents to open on Christmas. Over the past week, volunteers have stuffed shoe boxes full of gifts. On Monday, the boxes shipped out. Box by box, the Bucknell University girls’ basketball team loaded up trucks. They took a break from schoolwork and basketball practice to do some heavy lifting. The group is helping members of First Presbyterian Church in Lewisburg with “Operation Christmas Child.” […]

  • Business in Northumberland Disrupted by Gas Leak

    NORTHUMBERLAND — Some businesses along a busy roadway in Northumberland County were forced to close Monday because of a gas leak. Usually on a Monday morning, business is hopping on Duke Street in Northumberland. But not on this day. Construction crews hit a gas line while working on a roadwork project on Route 147. More than a half-dozen businesses were forced to close after power was shut off along Duke Street as a precaution. Brad Snyder owns two businesses on […]

  • Christmas Trees on the Auction Block in Union County

    BUFFALO TOWNSHIP  — The annual Christmas tree auction in Union County is in full swing with people trying to get the best deals and the best trees. The auction is held at the Buffalo Valley Produce Auction near Mifflinburg. Trees are spread out over 20 acres. There are more than 50,000 of them this year in the most popular varieties. Trees are sold in bundles at wholesale prices and they are sold to the highest bidders. Many Christmas tree stands […]

  • Blighted Land Gets 500 Trees

    COAL TOWNSHIP — When people think of the Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area near Shamokin, off-roading typically comes to mind. But now there is more to do than ride ATVs. “It’s become a place for people to see. You just can’t imagine all the thousands of people who drive around,” Dr. Blair Carbaugh said. This 100-acre section of the park is now a conservation area, featuring 500 chestnut trees. The trees were all planted within a year. They finished planting them […]

  • Neighbors Helping Neighbors

    LIMESTONE TOWNSHIP — Harvesting corn is a grain farmer’s livelihood. And any one of these guys will tell you, it’s important to harvest corn before it snows. “It’s vital to get this done and on time,” Lucas Criswell said. John Snook is a farmer near Mifflinburg who knows how important this is. But for the first time in decades, John was not able to farm. About a month ago, he found out he had a brain tumor, which made farming […]

  • State Grant to Pay for Sunbury Flood Wall Fix

    SUNBURY — A state grant will be used to fix up a one-block section of a flood wall in Sunbury built in the 1930s. Some people who live on Front Street in Sunbury consider the city’s flood wall to be one of the most important things there. If the wall was not there, Henry Auman knows his home would be flooded during bad storms. “It would flood Market Street up to the tops of buildings. It would come from all […]