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
  • FBI Joins Search for Remains at Milton Home

    MILTON — FBI agents arrived Friday morning in Milton to help with the cold case investigation. Just before noon on Friday, investigators put up more police tape and some tarps around the property to help keep people away. Authorities have been at this house on North Front Street in Milton for three days now – looking for the remains of former Sunbury resident Barbara Miller. Miller disappeared in July of 1989 and her body was never found. The case is […]

  • Cold Case Investigators Dig in Yard for Barbara Miller’s Remains

    MILTON — For a second day, investigators in Northumberland County were back at a house in Milton investigating a possible break in a decades-old cold case. Sunbury police believe Barbara Miller Is buried inside a house or in the yard. Miller disappeared almost 28 years ago and her body was never found. She was declared dead in 2002 and the case is being treated as a homicide. Following up on a tip, investigators are at a house on North Front […]

  • Search for Body Entombed in Home in Milton May be Connected to 1989 Cold Case

    MILTON — Authorities are investigating a possible break in a decades-old cold case in Northumberland County. Investigators in Northumberland County may have a new lead in the case of a woman who disappeared nearly 30 years ago. Police, the Northumberland County coroner, and a forensics team have been at a house on North Front Street in Milton for most of the morning Wednesday. Sunbury police are following up on tips that former Sunbury resident Barbara Miller is entombed in one of […]

  • Purple Heart Recipients Gather in Union County

    KELLY TOWNSHIP — It was a sea of purple and gold inside the Best Western Plus Country Cupboard Inn near Lewisburg.  Around 40 veterans from Pennsylvania held their yearly conference to discuss veterans issues.  They are the Military Order of the Purple Heart, and there are very specific criteria to become a member. “You’ve gotta go get your butt shot off.  These are combat warriors who have been wounded in action.  That’s what the Purple Heart is all about,” Colonel […]

  • On D-Day, Veteran Recalls Training in World War II

    POINT TOWNSHIP — Tuesday marks the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, one of the most iconic battles of World War II. D-Day was the start of the end of the war in Europe. Lt. Col. Joe Diblin of Northumberland was a flight instructor during World War II. He trained thousands of men, and to this day, he recalls some very dangerous situations. Lt. Col. Diblin has stacks of photographs and magazines with articles he’s written, but he’s quick to shine the […]

  • Lawnmower Repair Shops Busier Than Usual

    UPPER AUGUSTA TOWNSHIP — If you use a lawnmower, you know how the cool, wet weather has affected the grass this season.  The wet weather not only makes the grass grow higher and faster, it can make a mess of your lawnmower. Bob Neitz of Sunbury was mowing his lawn Monday before the rain comes.  He’s had to mow more than usual this year. “I try to do it every four days.  But sometimes with the rain, it’s every six […]

  • Strawberry Season Comes Early in Lycoming County

    MUNCY CREEK TOWNSHIP — Strawberry picking season only lasts about two or three weeks, but in that time, people make the most of it. Newswatch 16 found quite a crowd at Tom Styer Farm and Market near Muncy. “We spend a lot of time picking berries,” said Shirley Person of Muncy. “We pick for each other and do different things with them.” Some farmers in central Pennsylvania thought strawberry season could be pushed back because of the wet weather, but […]

  • Sentencing Day: Jail Time for Ex-Penn State Administrators

    HARRISBURG — Three former Penn State officials will spend some time behind bars for their roles in the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal. Former Penn State president Graham Spanier, former vice president Gary Schultz, and former athletic director Tim Curley all went in front of a judge in Dauphin County Friday morning to learn their punishments. Spanier was sentenced to four to 12 months with the first two months to be served in prison, the rest under house arrest. Schultz […]

  • Power to Save: Couple Starts Flock Sharing Program

    BEAVER SPRINGS — Fresh food from a farm is something many people want but not everyone can get. A family in Snyder County wants to change that and make farm fresh eggs available to more people. There are all kinds of animals at Shade Stone Farm in Beaver Springs. But lately, chickens take center stage. Jon and Mary Plasterer own the farm. They say they’ve wanted to raise chickens for a long time, but they used to live in a […]

  • Conagra Foods to Lay Off 140 Employees

    MILTON — Northumberland County’s fourth largest employer announced Thursday it is laying off about 140 employees.  The layoffs at Conagra Foods will happen sometime in the next few months. Nick Costagliola owns Pizza Time, a restaurant on South Front Street in Milton.  He gets a lot of customers from Conagra Foods. “I get a lot of turnover from them. They get a lot of pizzas from me. They come in a lot, first shift, second shift, third shift,” Costagliola said. […]

  • Excitement from Potential Employees at Job Fair

    NORTHUMBERLAND — Around 50 people came to a job fair in Northumberland County with resumes in hand, eager to get a job. Most of the folks applying for jobs are affiliated with Suncom, a place that helps people with disabilities live a normal life.  Richard Wertz of Milton knows exactly what kind of job he’s looking for. “I want to be a dishwasher,” Wertz said. Wertz, and around 50 other people, applied for jobs at the job fair at Front […]

  • New Businesses in Selinsgrove Attracted by Thruway Project

    SELINSGROVE — When the Central Susquehanna Valley Thruway project is finished, drivers will have a more direct route from Selinsgrove to Interstate 80. Snyder County officials say that’s attracting business owners to open up shop in Selinsgrove. A ribbon was cut at Sire Advertising in downtown Selinsgrove Tuesday, welcoming the business to Snyder County, but the cheers did not stop there. A few minutes later, officials cut another ribbon and then another one. There were five ribbon cuttings in all. […]