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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    Two Men Become ‘Uncles’ to Little League Players

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — It was time to practice for Team Asia-Pacific, in preparation for its first game at the Little League World Series. As the players walked and then rode a bus to the practice field, the boys had helpers by their side. Willie Webber and Dick Reitz are two of the 32 people known as “Uncles” at the Little League World Series. “We’re jumping all day long, kind-of coordinating things between the other 30 uncles and 15 teams,” said […]

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    Fans Flock to the Little League World Series

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — Carrie Pase of Woolrich looks forward to the Little League World Series every year. She tries to come every day during the series, but she says opening day is special. “I get the goosebumps and you know it’s hot and I get the goosebumps when I’m here. It’s just wonderful because these kids are here and they’re playing for the love of the game,” Pase said. The day started with the opening ceremony, when everyone got to […]

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    Little League World Series Kicks Off

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — The opening ceremony is a chance for everyone to see all of the teams in one place before the games start. To say the players are excited is an understatement. “It’s pretty much everybody’s dream to be here,” Joe Schetz said. Players on the 16 teams at the Little League World Series were giddy as they waited for the opening ceremony to start. They knew shortly after that the games would begin in South Williamsport. “I’m pumped for […]

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    Opening Ceremonies at Little League World Series

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — The 2016 Little League World Series is officially underway in Lycoming County. There were plenty of smiles on the faces of players from all over the world as they took part in this year’s opening ceremonies at Volunteer Stadium. Sixteen teams, one goal: to win the Little League World Series and be known around the world as the best of the best.  Before the teams got down to business, they took part in the opening ceremony.  All […]

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    Protest in Sunbury Over Pit Bull

    UPDATE (8/17/16) — On Wednesday, a judge in Northumberland County ordered Tank the pit bull to be placed back in the custody of an animal rescue group. This order reversed Tuesday’s decision to allow the pit bull’s owner to choose a person to take care of the dog. The judge did not give a reason for the change in orders. (Original story) SUNBURY — Close to a dozen protesters stood outside the juvenile probation office in Sunbury and held up […]

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    Early Action at Lamade Stadium Ahead of Little League World Series

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — The Little League World Series officially starts Thursday, but the action at Lamade Stadium in South Williamsport actually started Monday. Two teams played to see which one would get the final spot in the Little League World Series. Teams from Kentucky and Michigan played Monday afternoon to decide the winner from the Great Lakes region. The game started Sunday in Indianapolis, but it could not be finished because of bad weather, so Little League officials put both […]

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    Sandusky Testifies at Hearing for New Trial

    BELLEFONTE — Former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky testified in court Friday at a hearing in Centre County. Sandusky never took the stand during his 2012 trial when he was convicted of sexually abusing 10 boys. Jerry Sandusky is trying to get a new trial, saying he was given bad legal advice by his lawyer. Sandusky told the judge that he never had oral sex with anyone, saying, “it’s completely foreign to me and disgusting.” When asked if the […]

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    Wife Files PFA against Williamsport Mayor

    WILLIAMSPORT — The wife of the mayor of Williamsport has obtained a protection from abuse order against her husband. A hearing is scheduled for Monday in Lycoming County to see if the PFA should be made permanent. Mayor Gabe Campana issued a written statement Thursday about the allegations of abuse. He said this is a personal matter between him and his wife and it has nothing to do with his duties as mayor. Some people we spoke with disagree. Williamsport […]

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    How’s the Sweet Corn Crop?

    EAST BUFFALO TOWNSHIP — A summertime favorite for a lot of people is sweet corn, but depending where you live, the corn may not be as good as it usually is. The lack of rain in some parts of our area is having a big effect on the corn crop The Lewisburg Farmer’s Market is open every Wednesday and many people’s bags were filled with sweet corn. Some people say it’s their favorite thing to shop for. While everyone who […]

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    County Fair Rides: Yes or No?

    LIMESTONE TOWNSHIP — Children and carnival rides are almost drawn together like magnets. While many adults come to fairs, like the Montour-Delong Fair, to socialize and eat, kids like to ride. But after tragic events in other parts of our country, parents are thinking twice before letting their kids ride. “If I look at it and I think, no I’m not letting her get on,” Barb Knobb said. Barb Knobb of Muncy brought her granddaughter Courtney to the fair. She […]

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    Montour-Delong Fair in Full Swing

    LIMESTONE TOWNSHIP — The 78th annual Montour-Delong Fair is in full swing. The community fair near Washingtonville may be small but it draws large crowds. This fair in Montour County is all about tradition. People we spoke with have been coming for many years and now they’re bringing their children and grandchildren. Most of the action happens at night but during the day is when the livestock judging happens and the 4-H kids have their chances to shine. Walking into […]

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    Friends Shocked by Randy Budd’s Death

    UNION COUNTY — The husband of the woman seriously hurt when a rock was thrown on her car from an Interstate 80 overpass committed suicide over the weekend. The husband of Sharon Budd took his own life at the couple’s home in Ohio. Sharon Budd was critically injured two years ago when a rock that was dropped from an overpass crashed through the windshield of her family’s moving car on Interstate 80 in Union County. Usually when we do stories […]


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