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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    Voters Concerned About Clinton/Trump Showdown

    KELLY TOWNSHIP — Many voters aren’t happy with the candidate choices in this year’s presidential race, and aren’t sure who they will vote for this November. Hillary Clinton gained enough delegates to get the Democratic presidential nomination after her latest victories in the primaries. That means voters will likely choose between the former first lady and businessman Donald Trump this November. “I think that was kind of expected,” Shirley Yost said. “It’s scary,” Ben Criswell said. Newswatch 16 spoke to voters near […]

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    Chainsaw Artist Brings New Life to Old Tree Stump

    LIMESTONE TOWNSHIP — Genelle Sweetser and Gene Chenoweth live in what they call a peaceful spot along Penns Creek near Mifflinburg. Recently, the couple had to cut down an oak tree that was more than 100-years-old. It had termite damage and was leaning towards their house. “We were proactively going to take it down. It just destroyed us because we both loved this tree,” Sweetser said. Sweetser thought if they had to take the tree down they may as well […]

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    Mount Carmel Girl Walks for a Good Cause

    MOUNT CARMEL — Jelena, or “Jelly,” Czeponis of Mount Carmel, is ready to walk this summer. She is busy tracking her steps with a fitness bracelet, as many people like to do. “So far today I’ve walked 5,463,” Jelly said. Jelly’s fitness tracker is made by UNICEF and it’s called a “UNICEF Kid Power Band.” It doesn’t just track her steps. It serves another purpose too. “For so many steps you get points, a ready-to-use nutrition packet is sent to […]

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    Helping Horses at the SPCA

    COOPER TOWNSHIP — The SPCA doesn’t just help dogs and cats.  The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals helps horses, too. But now, the horses need your help. The SPCA near Danville is raising money to get a matching grant. Right now the SPCA near Danville can house up to 10 horses at a time.  Sometimes, there are more horses that need help, so they must go to foster families.  With a $20,000 grant, the SPCA will double […]

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    Huge Car Show in Williamsport

    WILLIAMSPORT — People from all over the country are in the Williamsport area this weekend for one biggie of a car show. One of the biggest car shows in the country is in Williamsport this weekend. But where are the cars? The owners say they aren’t taking any chances because of earlier rain. So most of the cars will stay inside until judging. “This show here will feature about 645 cars that are the best of the best,” Stan Kulikowski […]

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    Summer Fun in the Rain

    MONROE TOWNSHIP — Now that summer vacation is in full swing for most students, many of them are spending time outside, but what happens when it rains? We found a few places in central Pennsylvania where kids can have fun all summer long, no matter what the weather. “I like to go to the pool and just go outside and play with my friends,” said Maria Painter of Milton. Other students agree. “I like to go swimming!” But unfortunately, it […]

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    Student Wins Sunny Prize for Danville School

    DANVILLE — With the weather as hot and sunny as it’s been, caring for your skin is important. Morgan Everett of Danville didn’t know much about sun protection until recently. The eighth grader at St. Joseph School in Danville wrote an essay about how to prevent skin cancer, entered an essay contest run by the Pennsylvania Academy of Dermatology, and won. Morgan received her award in front of her classmates. “I was in shock!” she said. “I was like, wow, I didn’t […]

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    Student Jobs Plentiful in Union County

    MIFFLINBURG — Employers are looking to hire people for the summer, and many are focusing on teenagers. Jordan Musser of Mifflinburg is a sophomore at Lock Haven University. She’s worked at Weis Markets for two years. “I’m happy to be back. I need a lot of money for school and stuff, so I can buy my books and tuition,” Musser said. Weis Markets hires people starting at age 16. “At the age of 16 we have associates that can run […]

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    Warrior Run Superintendent is Youngest in State

    LEWIS TOWNSHIP — Dr. Alan Hack is currently the assistant principal at Warrior Run Middle School near Turbotville. But on July 1, he will become the youngest school superintendent in Pennsylvania. “I just turned 30 about a month ago,” Hack said. Last week, the Warrior Run School Board voted unanimously to hire Hack as superintendent. The district’s current superintendent took a job with the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit. Hack started his career as a math teacher. Four years ago he […]

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    Danville Area Students Choose Community Service

    MAHONING TOWNSHIP — This week marks the last week of classes in many school districts in our area. While a lot of students are celebrating the end of the school year,  some students spent the day picking up trash near Danville. The high school students aren’t throwing away their last few days of school.  Instead, they are picking up trash. “I think this is a lot of fun personally.  It’s one of my favorite projects that we do.” The students […]

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    Happy 100th Birthday, Dollie!

    SOUTH CENTRE TOWNSHIP — The Lime Ridge Community Center was packed with people, all there for Dollie Hurlburt. It’s Dollie’s 100th birthday and her family threw her a party Around 150 people showed up for the big bash. “They’re all friends and relatives,” Dollie said. Dollie lives in Orangeville with her daughter and granddaughter. She grew up in parts of Lycoming and Tioga Counties. Her family had a dairy farm and then she worked in a factory. There were five […]

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    148th Annual Memorial Day Tribute in Sunbury  

    SUNBURY — Many of Sunbury’s finest waved to onlookers during the annual Memorial Day Parade. The Veterans of Sunbury Memorial Day Tribute is in its 148th year, and lots of people lined the streets, waving flags and wearing red, white, and blue. “It’s something we’re very proud of. We’ve been doing this for a long, long time, and we’ll continue to do it,” Sunbury Mayor Daving Persing said. Kristin Hogan lives at the end of the parade route. “We decorate, […]


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