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
  • Warm Weather Brings Allergy Symptoms

    SUNBURY — Warm weather means spending time outside, shedding those winter coats, and, for many, allergies. A pharmacist we spoke with says all it takes is a few days in a row of 60 to 70 degrees and people come in asking for allergy medicine. The shelves are stocked with allergy medication at Custom Care Pharmacy in Sunbury. Pharmacist John Rosinski says people are coming to the store looking for allergy relief. “All those flowers and buds that are on […]

  • Candy Shop Busy Before Easter

    GREGG TOWNSHIP — Chocolate bunnies in many different sizes cover the tables at Purity Candy, along with brightly colored boxes filled with chocolate eggs. It’s Easter season, and the candy store is busy with people looking for one thing in particular. “Anything chocolate, anything chocolate,” Martha Guthrie said. She didn’t have any problems finding that. Purity Candy has been around since 1907. It’s on Route 15 near Allenwood, and while it’s a popular spot for people from the area, Marge […]

  • Split on I-80 Means Four Lanes Remain Open

    VALLEY TOWNSHIP — There are roadwork signs all over Interstate 80 in central Pennsylvania, but that’s no surprise for people around here. Pennsylvania residents know that springtime also means roadwork time. “Well, it happens every year,” Harry Bashnick said. “It can cause delays,” Mike Brown said. One project that’s been going on for about two years now is the reconstruction of the eastbound lanes of Interstate 80 on a five-mile stretch near the Danville exit. But drivers noticed a change […]

  • Lambs Born in Time for Easter

    UPPER AUGUSTA TOWNSHIP — The saying goes, “March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.” A lot of lambs were born in March and April at a farm in Northumberland County. It’s a busy time of year at Owens Farm near Sunbury. In fact, owner Caroline Owens says it’s the busiest time of the year because it is what is known as “lambing season” — a four-week time span when lambs are born. “It’s all timed […]

  • Students Discuss Studying Abroad After Syria Bombing

    BLOOMSBURG — When violence happens, some people find it hard to leave the country. But some students at Bloomsburg University are about to do just that, to study abroad. The students we spoke with are not going to Syria or Sweden. Even so, they are traveling around the world, and leaving in about a month. The students tell Newswatch 16 while they have some concerns, they refuse to let it ruin their trips. It’s a rite of passage for many […]

  • Prom Planned for Students with Special Needs

    KELLY TOWNSHIP — Prom is one of the most anticipated events of a high school student’s year and a group of students at Lewisburg Area High School planning one. But the prom is not for them. It’s for students with special needs in seven school districts in central Pennsylvania. “A lot of them don’t get invited to our own prom or might not feel comfortable going to ours,” Lance Klinefelter said. The group is called “Magic Makers.” It’s a nonprofit […]

  • Two Fires in Snyder County in Less Than 24 Hours

    UNION TOWNSHIP — Fire heavily damaged a repair shop in Snyder County Wednesday afternoon. It started around 12:30 p.m. at Silver Creek Repair on Buttercup Road in Union Township, near Freeburg. Business near Freeburg on fire in Snyder County @WNEP — Nikki Krize (@NikkiKrize) April 5, 2017 The owner believes the fire was started by diesel fuel behind the building but an official cause has not been determined. This is the second time in eight years the place has […]

  • Flames Engulf Home in Snyder County

    FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP — Flames engulfed a house in Snyder County Tuesday night. The fire broke out at the place along Route 104 near Middleburg just before 8 p.m. Video sent to us by Tony Bendele shows the massive flames. The Middleburg fire chief says the entire house went up in smoke and flames in a matter of minutes. There were four people living in the place and everyone was home at the time, but the chief says they all made […]

  • Historical Marker to Come to Milton

    MILTON — A man from Milton is being recognized for his work in Japan, as the house he was born in will soon receive historical designation. Pennsylvania’s Historical and Museum Commission recently approved 18 new state historical markers. A plaque of a well-known former member of the First Presbyterian Church of Milton hangs in the front of the church. Dr. James Curtis Hepburn was born in Milton and attended the church when he lived there. But Hepburn soon knew his […]

  • Meet the Family Behind the Viral April Fools’ Day Mail Carrier Prank

    LEWISBURG — A family from Lewisburg played an April Fools’ Day prank on their mail carrier and now that prank has gone viral. Billy and Jackie Kelly make their home in Lewisburg. Billy is a comedian and wanted to do something funny, but harmless, on April Fools’ Day. He thought of something while looking at his front door. “I had just thought of it one day. We had a letter sticking out of the mail slot. I just thought it […]

  • Thrift Shop Burglarized at Berwick Senior Center

    BERWICK — The Berwick Senior’s Thrift Shop is run by senior citizens, many who attend the Berwick Senior Center, which is right upstairs. They sell clothes, bags, jewelry and more. “We keep our prices low because we know that we’re helping the families in this area that don’t have a lot,” Hilda Silver said. But earlier this week, this thrift store was broken into and burglarized. “They had to have a crowbar. They knew what they were looking for,” Nancy […]

  • Students Offer Inspiration to Peers Taking PSSA Exams

    SOUTH CENTRE TOWNSHIP — Many students in our area are getting ready to take the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment or PSSA tests. Third-grade and fourth -grade students at Central Columbia Elementary School near Bloomsburg are ready to take the PSSA standardized tests next week. The school even held a pep rally to motivate the children but what they weren’t prepared for was a flash mob! Around 75 eighth-graders from Central Columbia Middle School surprised the students by singing, dancing, […]