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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    Former School to be Demolished

    COAL TOWNSHIP — The former St. Anthony’s Parochial School near Shamokin was built in 1924, but it has not been used in decades. Many people who live near it on Webster Street say the building is an eyesore and a safety concern. “Sometimes you can hear things falling in there, and you know what it because the floor is coming apart,” Tony Mabus of Coal Township said. Recently Governor Tom Wolf announced money is available to support revitalization projects across […]

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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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    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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    Striking Line Mountain Teachers Serve Lunch Instead of Picketing

    UPDATE — According to the district, students will return to class on Friday. Teachers and the district have agreed to enter into mediation in order to try to reach a new contract. TREVORTON — The teachers strike continues in the Line Mountain School District in Northumberland County and instead of walking the picket lines, some teachers served lunch to students in the district. The teachers in the Line Mountain School District are doing community service projects during the strike.  Wednesday’s project […]

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    Students Spruce Up Memorial

    SUNBURY — The students from SUN Area Technical Institute’s criminal justice class planted flowers, put down mulch, and raked at the End of Watch memorial outside the Northumberland County Courthouse in Sunbury. The End of Watch memorial has the names of law enforcement officers from Northumberland County who were killed in the line of duty. The memorial was the idea of Jessica Shoeman. Ten years ago, she was a student in Susan Lovejoy’s criminal justice class. She designed the memorial […]

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    Lewisburg Children’s Museum to Open

    LEWISBURG — A new children’s museum is coming to Lewisburg. Plans are underway to put the museum inside the current Lewisburg Area High School Building. A new high school is being built nearby, and next year at this time, a children’s museum is set to be inside the old high school. Abby Gulden-Luthi and one of her friends got the idea for the museum after they traveled a long distance to visit one. They plan to rent space inside the […]

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    New High School Will Have Gender-Neutral Bathrooms

    LEWISBURG — School districts in northeastern and central Pennsylvania are reacting to the new gender-neutral bathroom guidelines. The United States Department of Education released guidelines Friday that all school districts must have gender-neutral bathrooms. While this is not a law, if schools do not comply, they will not get federal money. The Lewisburg Area School District is in the process of building a new high school. The new guidelines actually won’t affect construction school because gender-neutral bathrooms were already in the […]

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    Line Mountain Teachers Strike Again

    TREVORTON — For the second time this school year, teachers in the Line Mountain School District are on strike. This time, teachers only picketed for about an hour. They plan to use their time off to do community service projects. The strike is expected to last for six days, and teachers wanted to be productive. Instead of walking in a picket line and carrying signs, they are volunteering at various places in Northumberland County. “They’re going to be helping out local […]

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    Natural Gas Comes to Riverside

    RIVERSIDE — People who live in part of Northumberland County now have the option to switch from oil or electric heat to natural gas. It’s all part of UGI’s Get Gas Program, which is designed to provide up to 600 homes in Riverside with natural gas. Even though work started last December, officials from UGI just officially broke ground in Riverside. Over the next year, UGI will install gas lines in Riverside. “We were lucky that the gas was in […]

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    Superintendent: No Flu Outbreak in Selinsgrove

    SELINSGROVE — A student in the Selinsgrove Area School District is in critical condition because of complications from the flu. A second student was taken to the hospital with a virus. Both boys are on the high school’s baseball team.  This has parents in Selinsgrove worried. After several students recently came down with the flu, school officials in Selinsgrove put an advisory on the district’s website. Even so, the superintendent says it is safe to send your kids to school. […]

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    Longtime Business Owner Re-‘Tiring’

    DANVILLE — A tire and auto shop in Danville that’s been in business for 60 years will close on Thursday. Throughout the day, customers stopped by Deihl’s Tire and Auto in Danville to try to get in one last service before the business closes for good. “We figured we’re going away, so we wanted to get the oil changed before we do that,” Barry Reynolds said. Robert Deihl has owned Deihl’s Tire and Auto for the past 40 years. He […]

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    Restaurants Prepare for Mother’s Day

    KELLY TOWNSHIP — Employees at the Country Cupboard near Lewisburg were busy icing cakes, preparing turkey, and making macaroni and cheese. They’re getting ready for what manager Steve Kulhavy says is the busiest weekend of the year: Mother’s Day. “We’ll probably serve about 10,000 for the weekend and about 4,500 on Mother’s Day itself,” Kulhavy said. Managers at Country Cupboard expect to serve around 1,000 pounds of prime rib, 900 dozen eggs and 200 pounds of mac and cheese this […]


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