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
  • Geisinger to Make DNA Sequencing Routine Care

    GEISINGER MEDICAL CENTER — As doctors learn more about genetics and DNA, they are able to use that knowledge to treat patients. In 2014, Geisinger started “MyCode,” a genetics project. More than 100,000 Geisinger patients have voluntarily had their DNA sequenced as part of MyCode. In some of those people, the tests showed they were more susceptible to cancer. “We’ve reported that medically important actionable result to over 550 Geisinger patients,” Dr. David Ledbetter said. Dr. David Ledbetter tells Newswatch […]

  • Barn Painting at Beef Farm

    WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — When it comes to beef, Chris and Jill Ulrich rely on a very specific kind — Certified Angus. That’s been their breed of choice since they started farming beef cattle in 1995. They are proud of their cattle and are ready to show it off to everyone who comes by their farm near Allenwood. They are having the official Certified Angus Beef logo painted on their barn. “I saw a thing on Twitter that says, ‘does […]

  • Special Education Field Day

    LEWIS TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Now that the weather has warmed up, students in central Pennsylvania had an opportunity to go outside and enjoy it. This was field day at Warrior Run High School. A normal day at school for these kids usually consists of being in a classroom. But on this day, these 300 or so students spent the day outside playing games. This was field day for the special education students at Warrior Run High School near Turbotville. Middle […]

  • Allergy Season is Upon Us

    EAST BUFFALO TOWNSHIP, Pa. — The sun is shining, the temperature is rising and the trees are in bloom near Lewisburg. It’s finally starting to feel like spring, which means it is the start of 2018 allergy season. “When the pollen starts coming out I start sneezing all the time,” Catherine Gingerella said. “When they come they come hard and that’s it, it doesn’t leave,” Jesse Ravelo said. “Once spring takes off the trees start pollinating, so the first group […]

  • Young Women Prepare for Their Futures

    KELLY TOWNSHIP, Pa. — High school students have big decisions to make when it comes to deciding between college, trade school, or the workforce. An event near Lewisburg on Wednesday helped some teenage girls prepare for that decision. Around 100 teenage girls gathered inside the ballroom at the Silver Moon Banquet Hall near Lewisburg. They were not there for a party, they were there for the Young Women’s Future Symposium. It’s an annual event held by Junior Achievement of South […]

  • Spring Has Sprung at the Farmers Market

    EAST BUFFALO TOWNSHIP, Pa. — There is something about fresh flowers and a warm spring day that makes Suzanne Hardy of Lewisburg smile. She came to the Lewisburg Farmers Market to pick out some colorful flowers. “I usually wait until after Mother’s Day, but it’s kind of hard to resist when you see them here already.” Hardy is one of many people who spent this warm sunny day outside at the market. “I don’t really come in the winter, but […]

  • Shamokin Doctor Closes Practice

    SHAMOKIN, Pa. — Around 1,500 people in the Shamokin area must now look for a new doctor after their physician closed his office without warning. Many of those patients came to the office Tuesday to get their medical records. A steady stream of people walked in and out of Dr. Sanjay Sen’s office on Franklin Street in Shamokin. No one was there to see the doctor. They were there to pick up their medical records. “It’s like being in a […]

  • Lottery Players Keen for Keno

    WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — There’s usually a long line to play the Pennsylvania Lottery at Puff Express in Williamsport and this day was no exception. With the lottery debuting a new game, people wanted to check it out. It’s called Keno. There are drawings every four minutes. Playing Keno starts at $1. Players choose up to 10 numbers between 1 and 80 and the computer randomly draws 20 winning numbers. Puff Express employee Lela Beck says debuting this new game has been […]

  • Sinkhole Saga in Northumberland

    NORTHUMBERLAND, Pa. — Some homeowners in Northumberland are tired of dealing with sinkholes. Peggy and Terry Walker have lived on Priestly Avenue in Northumberland for almost 25 years. They like their quiet neighborhood, but there is something they don’t like, and it’s in their yard. “This hole here has been here since last May, so it’s been almost one year,” Peggy Walker said. The sinkhole is now large enough to fit a full-size car, and it’s still growing. “I lost […]

  • Vehicle Fire Closes Part of Interstate

    MUNCY TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A three-mile stretch of Interstate 180 was closed for about three hours as firefighters worked to put out hot spots after two vehicles caught fire. A trailer pulled over on the interstate was on fire around 2 p.m. Monday. No one was inside the trailer, but because of strong winds, it did not take long for the fire to spread to the truck in front of the trailer. That truck was carrying hay and had been […]

  • Child Advocacy Center Gets $75K Donation

    SUNBURY, Pa. – Geisinger Health System’s Child Advocacy Center in Sunbury is a place most people only see from the outside until now. The facility where children come after they suffer abuse held an open house. “Helping the children, helping the families deal with the process going forward,” Dr. Pat Bruno said. Since the Child Advocacy Center opened in 2004, it’s grown from seeing fewer than 100 children a year to more than 600. “When there’s more awareness of what […]

  • On Rainy Arbor Day, Shade Tree Commission Plants

    EAST BUFFALO TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Despite the rain, about a dozen people gathered at Lewisburg Area Recreation Park to celebrate Arbor Day. Lewisburg’s Shade Tree Commission planted two trees at the park — a black gum and a tulip tree. “These are both native trees that are very long-lived and will give a lot of benefits to this park,” said commission member Mark Spiro. For the last 33 years, Lewisburg has participated in Arbor Day festivities by planting trees. The […]