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
  • Bucknell Students Set to Study Solar Eclipse

    LEWISBURG ¬†— A group of students from Bucknell University is traveling south to see the upcoming solar eclipse for a research project. Payton Johnson and Professor Ned Ladd looked at the sun on Friday through a telescope in Bucknell University’s observatory. Soon they will be looking at something else — the solar eclipse. “When the moon passes in front of the sun, it blocks out the really bright part and allows us to see the halo or what is called […]

  • Crews Find Evidence Underwater in Barbara Miller Cold Case

    WEST CHILLISQUAQUE TOWNSHIP -- Crews searching a pond near Sunbury found new evidence in connection with a nearly 30-year-old cold case in Northumberland County. Authorities said the county coroner has been called to the scene.

  • Children Learn How to be Firefighters

    DANVILLE — Most of the fire companies from Montour County were at Danville Area Middle School on Route 11 on Wednesday. But they were not putting out a fire. Instead, they were leading a three-day summer camp for children. “We teach them about what firefighters do and every day we build on what we learn the day before so we can end the week on an excellent activity,” Chief Leslie Young said. It’s called “Fire Camp,” and it is in […]

  • Ground Broken on New Apartments in Danville

    DANVILLE — Ground was broken Wednesday afternoon on what will soon be new townhouses in Danville. The 12 new townhouses sit along Water Street in Danville and 16 more will soon join them. The complex is called Jacob’s landing after Jacob Gearhart who established the first ferry from Riverside to Danville in the early 1800s. This is the second part of the project. “The first phase has been a great success,” said Jim Wilson of the Danville Business Alliance. “It’s […]

  • Casey Talks Rural Health Care

    KELLY TOWNSHIP — While the United States Senate is not in session in Washington, Senator Bob Casey spent some time in the Lewisburg area. He toured Evangelical Community Hospital, which is one of the only rural hospitals left in this area. “They’ve done a great job here of being able to maintain a strong bottom line despite all the pressures and despite all the challenges,” Casey said. Most rural hospitals have either been bought by bigger hospitals or closed. “As […]

  • Church Provides Back-to-School Haircuts for Kids in Milton

    MILTON — A church in Milton took some of the burden off parents as students are getting ready to go back to school. Kory King of Milton is heading to fifth grade this year. He’s getting ready to go back to school and he checked “get a haircut” off his to-do list. “They said I had to do my sides and trim the top of my hair, but I don’t want the top of my hair trimmed,” King said. The […]

  • Happy 150th Birthday, Watsontown!

    WATSONTOWN — It was a warm afternoon, but that did not stop dozens of people from walking up and down Main Street in Watsontown. They were taking a one mile walking tour, with almost 60 stops, to learn about Watsontown’s history. “It’s really quite interesting. I’m learning a lot. Learning a lot about Watsontown,” Nancy Cotner said. This weekend Watsontown is celebrating its Sesquicentennial, or 150th birthday. The borough was founded in 1867. “So you have a Centennial which is […]

  • Giving Troops a Taste of Home in Snyder County

    MIDDLEBURG — Some American troops serving overseas will soon get a taste of home –thanks to a new partnership between two branches of the Red Cross. The Central Pennsylvania chapter and the branch in Baghdad teamed up to provide support to service members through donations. While it’s common to hear about Red Cross chapters sending donations overseas, this program is different…because it’s not a “once and done” donation — it’s a partnership, with donations every month for years to come. […]

  • Mother Claims Woman Posing as Caseworker Tried to Snatch Child

    MILTON — A mother from Northumberland County got a scare when a woman posing as a Children and Youth worker tried to take her little girl. She said the woman did not have an ID badge and refused to give her name, saying only that she was a Northumberland County Children and Youth worker. Milton police say at one point the woman tried to get inside the house to grab the toddler. Jasmine Tucker says she’s never seen the woman […]

  • Bridal Shop Owners Get Death Threats Over Same-Sex Policy

    BLOOMSBURG — The sign outside W.W. Bridal on Market Street in Bloomsburg says open, but the door is locked. The bridal shop is currently only accepting appointments and not walk-in customers. The owners have been getting death threats because of their policy of refusing customers shopping for same-sex weddings. “I don’t agree with them at all. Whatever makes people happy makes people happy,” Matthew Singley said. W.W. Bridal caught heat in 2014 when the owners would not sell wedding dresses […]

  • Keeping the Animals Cool at the Fair¬†

    LIMESTONE TOWNSHIP — It’s county fair season in Pennsylvania, and with county fairs come livestock. But with the hot, humid weather, how do the animals stay cool? When it comes to the Montour-DeLong Community Fair near Washingtonville, one of the biggest draws is the livestock. People enjoy watching the animals walk around the ring, trying to take home the top prize. Keeping the animals happy and comfortable is the number one priority. That can be hard during these hot, humid […]

  • New College Campus in Sunbury

    SUNBURY — Lackawanna College officially opened its doors in Sunbury on Tuesday. The college is accepting applications and students can get a look inside the new campus. An open house at Lackawanna College’s new Sunbury campus runs all day Tuesday. The open house is a way for potential students to get a peek inside Sunbury’s brand new college. Community members in Sunbury have been trying to get a college for the past several years. Sunbury Mayor Dave Persing says this […]