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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    Life Skills Class Makes Shirts for Homecoming

    CENTRE TOWNSHIP — Students at Central Columbia High School are ready for the school’s homecoming game Friday night. They even had special T-shirts made for the occasion, thanks to the school’s life skills students. It was lunchtime at Central Columbia High School near Bloomsburg and the cafeteria was filled with students dressed in t-shirts that read, “Unleash the Spirit.” But they aren`t just any t-shirts. They were made by the high school`s life skills class. “It was fun,” April Kocher […]

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    Covered Bridge Festival Now Underway

    RALPHO TOWNSHIP — One of the biggest craft shows in our area started Thursday and has more than 400 vendors. The Covered Bridge Festival in Northumberland County is traditionally held the week after the Bloomsburg Fair. If you can’t find what you’re looking for at the Covered Bridge Festival at Knoebels Amusement Resort, you might not be looking hard enough! There are more than 400 craft and food vendors at the festival near Elysburg. “We do have probably 20 more […]

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    Refund Program Approaches One-Year Mark at Geisinger

    MAHONING TOWNSHIP — Almost one year after Geisinger Health System unveiled a refund plan like no other in the country, hospital officials are reviewing the results. The Proven Experience program gives refunds to patients who are not happy with their care. Officials at Geisinger say they’re happy with the program as it approaches its one-year mark. So far, the health system has given out refunds to around 400 patients totaling around $400,000. While that may seem like a lot, Geisinger […]

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    Painting the Valley Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

    SELINSGROVE–Store employees tend to change their window displays from time to time, but this month many of them have a similar theme–pink! It’s all part of a contest called “Paint the Valley Pink,” sponsored by Evangelical Community Hospital and local radio station WQKX. More than 40 stores in Snyder, Northumberland, and Union Counties are taking part. “We support breast cancer research and anything we can do in the town to make it look pink and beautiful, make women feel good […]

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    More Rain at the Bloomsburg Fair

    BLOOMSBURG — When it rains, some aspects of the Bloomsburg Fair seem to dry up. While people still come to the fair to walk around and eat food, not as many people play games or go on rides. Although kids enjoyed some of the rides, others were closed because of the wet weather. Business was also slow for some of the games, including one called “The Shark Pond.” Although kids enjoyed some of the rides, others were closed because of […]

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    Bloomsburg Fair Holds Pediatric Cancer Fundraiser

    BLOOMSBURG FAIRGROUNDS — Bloomsburg University students walked around the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds on Friday, collecting money for pediatric cancer. Earlier this week, Penn State students got in trouble for doing a similar thing. The fair’s director of security now says he will give Penn State’s THON the money that students collected last Saturday. THON is a student-organized effort at Penn State that raises millions to fight childhood cancer. Friday’s “Go for the Gold” fundraiser is the only time people are allowed […]

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    What to do When it Rains at the Bloomsburg Fair

    BLOOMSBURG FAIRGROUNDS –The attendance numbers aren’t in yet, but the rain kept away a lot of people from the Bloomsburg Fair. The people who did come wore ponchos and carried umbrellas. “It’s raining cats and dogs at the fair but that don’t keep us away,” Patrick Messina said. There always seems to be at least one day where it rains at the Bloomsburg Fair. Unfortunately for the Beyer Family of Sunbury, this was the only day they could be here. […]

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    Vendors Dealing with Rain at the Bloomsburg Fair

    BLOOMSBURG FAIRGROUNDS — “Rain, rain, go away.” That’s what many of the vendors at the Bloomsburg Fair were thinking as the rain fell hard. “It’s an experience working here at the fair in the rain,” said vendor Michael Batiuk. Employees at “Hewlett’s Famous Hot Sausage” say they usually have a long line by mid-morning, but not today. They had only sold about a handful of sandwiches. “It’s a shame and, I mean, we need the rain. We really do, real […]

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    Milkshake Stand Marks Anniversary, Final Year 

    BLOOMSBURG FAIRGROUNDS — All good things must come to an end. That’s what a family from Sugarloaf is saying after running a stand at the Bloomsburg Fair for 85 years. The owners of Ague’s Shakes and Malts will serve their last milkshake on Saturday. Dick Ague says Saturday will be bittersweet. He looks forward to retirement, but his family has been at the fair since 1932 and in the ice cream business since 1896. Even though it’s time to retire, […]

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    Staying Healthy at The Bloomsburg Fair

    BLOOMSBURG FAIRGROUNDS — With thousands of people walking through the gates each day, the Bloomsburg Fair has its share of germs. One of the places where you’re sure to find germs is with all of the animals. Luckily, there are handwashing and hand sanitizer stations all around. In addition to washing your hands, we found more ways to stay healthy at the fair. Kimberly Green enjoyed a day at the fair with her 3-month-old daughter Brianna. But when babies get […]

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    Lots New to See and Do at The Bloomsburg Fair

    BLOOMSBURG FAIRGROUNDS — A little more than 195,000 people have visited the Bloomsburg Fair since Friday, and there are some new attractions for them to check out. Anyone who is sad to see that the traditional elephant attraction was not back this year should not worry. There is a new tiger show that took its spot and it drew a large crowd. Normally when you come to the Bloomsburg Fair, you don’t see a building that’s under construction, but by […]

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    Some ‘Exotic’ New Food at the Bloomsburg Fair

    BLOOMSBURG FAIRGROUNDS — One of the first things most people do at the Bloomsburg Fair is eat. While many people have their favorite foods, others are always looking for something new, and luckily, there are lots of new vendors this year. There are more than 1,200 vendors at the Bloomsburg Fair and a lot of them selling food. While many people have their go-to foods, others like to try new things. “Well, we take thick-cut bacon. We weave it like […]