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

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    Cat Cafe Unites People, Felines in Bradford County

    EAST SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — A pop-up cafe in Bradford County got a lot of attention recently because it did not cater to people, but rather to cats. The event was an open house for the Animal Care Sanctuary near Towanda. Cats get plenty of toys and treats at the Animal Care Sanctuary. The animal shelter recently held its first “cat cafe” where the felines are able to frolic around the shelter and people can come mingle with them. “It’s a […]

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    Fun Ways to Spend a Day Off

    MUNCY TOWNSHIP — Since New Years Day was on Sunday, many businesses and schools observed the holiday on Monday. It was not a snowy winter day or a sunny summer day, so many people were forced to spend their day off inside. That was just fine for the people who went to the Great Escape movie theater near the Lycoming Mall. Mary Thompson and her family came to see the movie “Passengers.” “My mom has off. This is her last […]

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    Indoor Ice Skating Rink a Popular Spot in Sunbury

    SUNBURY — This hasn’t been the snowiest winter we’ve ever had, and it’s not the coldest either. While that sits perfectly fine with a lot of people, some want to get bundled up and spend the day doing winter activities. The line was long to rent skates at the Sunbury Youth Community Center’s ice rink. It was even busier on the ice as people glided around the oval with big smiles. “We actually run out of skates sometimes it gets […]

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    Dead Woman Left on Porch for 17 Months, Man Arrested

    LOCK HAVEN — A man from Clinton County is behind bars after he told police he used his dead roommate’s bank card and Access card. But he also admits to putting her body on her back porch, which is where it stayed for more than a year. According to court papers, Rodney Heaton told police he came back to the apartment he shared with Teresa Hill in Lock Haven after being away for a few days last year. And he […]

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    Power to Save: Christmas Tree Recycling

    SUNBURY — Now that Christmas has come and gone, many of us are putting away our decorations and taking down our Christmas trees. What do you do with your trees when you take them down? Some people in Sunbury recycle them. A few days ago a pile of trees we found were decorated and sitting inside people`s homes. Now those trees are sitting in the brush pile behind Beiter`s on North 4th Street in Sunbury. That`s because the city has […]

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    Communities Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Style

    NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY — New Year’s Eve is all about tradition for two communities in Northumberland County. Sunbury and Shamokin both have events that mirror the ball drop in New York City. Millions of people ring in the new year by watching the ball drop in Times Square in person, or on television. But for those who can’t make it to New York City and want to see a drop in person, two communities in Northumberland County have similar celebrations. Soon […]

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    Keeping Pets Home After Christmas

    DANVILLE — A volunteer at the PSPCA near Danville plays with Molly, a two and a half month old basset hound. The puppy was brought here the day after Christmas because her owners decided they could not take care of her. “It’s a pretty big commitment to take on a puppy and they weren’t ready for it so they made a good decision in bringing her to us so we could find her a really good home,” Carlee Fiddes said. […]

  • Setting and Keeping New Year’s Goals

    DANVILLE — There weren’t too many people working out at “Anytime Fitness” in Danville when Newswatch 16 stopped by, but the ones who were, were working hard. Those inside the gym had mixed opinions on New Years resolutions. “More or less just budgeting, getting closer with my family, things like that,” Alex Laubauch of Danville commented. Jacob Shrawder of Sunbury decided to opt out of having a resolution. “I┬áthink it’s just an excuse for people. If you’re going to do […]

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    Fans React to Carrie Fisher’s Death

    WILLIAMSPORT–People lined up outside Carmike Cinemas in Williamsport to see Rogue One, the latest movie in the Star Wars franchise. But many of these fans walked into the theater with heavy hearts. They had just found out that Carrie Fisher, also known as “Princess Leia”, died at the age of 60. “It’s a hard thing to swallow,” John Bennett said. On Friday, Fisher had a heart attack while on a plane and had been in the hospital ever since. Recent […]

  • Two More Counties added to Drought Warning

    LEWISBURG — Leo Mendonca walked his dogs, Razzle and Dazzle down Market Street in Lewisburg. Mendonca lives in Lewisburg, and when Newswatch 16 told him Union County is now one of several under a drought warning, he said he already tries to conserve water. “We try to do it all the time, my family. When we brush our teeth, we close the faucet, believe it or not,” he commented. Recently the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection expanded the drought warning […]

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    Mom Thankful to Ronald McDonald House

    MAHONING TOWNSHIP–While many of us spent Christmas Day at home with our families, not everyone was that lucky. Some people spent the holiday in the hospital, while their family members came to visit. Gabriella Luna and her baby boy Damian look like any other smiling mother and son, except if you look closely you can see a tube coming from Damian’s stomach. Damian has Short Bowel Syndrome. When he was born on September 9th, his intestines were outside his body. […]

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    Family Loses Everything in Fire on Christmas

    SHAMOKIN — While a family of three from Shamokin was enjoying their Christmas holiday somewhere else, their home on East Chestnut Street began to burn. Firefighters say the smoke and flames destroyed everything inside, leaving the family with nothing. “Being Christmas day, it’s really sad. Being a father I can totally understand. I mean, losing everything right on Christmas…” said Ronald Lash of Shamokin. Shamokin officials say a mother, her daughter, and one-month-old grandson lived at the home. The family […]