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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
  • Snow Day = Fun Day for Kids

    LEWISBURG — With over a foot of snow in Lewisburg, many people spent the day digging out with shovels or snow blowers, but some spent the day enjoying all the snow. While mom and dad shoveled, the kids took advantage of a day off of school. Newswatch 16 found lots of kids in Lewisburg playing in the snow and having lots of fun. The kids Newswatch 16 found enjoyed their day off from school by walking their dogs and playing […]

  • Grocery Stores Busy Before Storm Hits

    KELLY TOWNSHIP—The Weis Markets store near Lewisburg was busy for a Monday as were stocking up on the essentials, getting ready for the upcoming snow. “I’m just trying to get a few extra things. I’m assuming we’re going to be housebound for a few extra days and I want to make sure we have everything we need,” Virginia Zimmerman said. But how do employees make sure to keep all of the shelves stocked? And speaking of employees, with all of […]

  • Bucknell Bison Leave for Buffalo

    LEWISBURG — March Madness is about to get started and there’s basketball fever in Lewisburg. Bucknell University is in the NCAA tournament, but the upcoming snow has impacted travel plans for the Bison. The Bucknell University men’s basketball team walked onto the bus ready for the four-hour drive to Buffalo, New York. The team will play West Virginia in the first round of the NCAA tournament. “It’s a huge opportunity and we’re all excited to go and put our best […]

  • Whatever the Weather, Union County Screams for Ice Cream

    LEWISBURG — No matter the weather, people turned out to the Lewisburg Freez on opening day for the sweet sake of tradition. “It’s kind-of like the first sign that the weather is getting nicer and we just so look forward to it,” said Melissa Kline of Shamokin. Kline works for a doctor’s office in the Lewisburg area and was on hand to pick up an order for herself and her eager coworkers. “The whole office we always look forward to […]

  • Former School Bus Driver Facing Child Porn Charges

    SHAMOKIN DAM — A man in Snyder County faces almost 250 counts of sexual abuse of children after police found pornographic images on his computer. Parents are upset because he used to be a bus driver in the Selinsgrove Area School District. According to Sharitz Bus Service, Kenneth Beaver, 50, of Shamokin Dam, only worked for them for about one year. But during that year, police say he showed pornographic images of a teenage boy to another bus driver who […]

  • Young Women Learn About Their Futures

    KELLY TOWNSHIP–For International Women’s Day some young women in Union County attended an event aimed at preparing them for futures in the workforce. More than 100 teenage girls sat inside the ballroom at the Silver Moon Banquet Hall. But they weren’t 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 Central PA. “Teaching them about interviewing, about what to wear, what to say in interviews, how […]

  • ‘Raise The Region’ Kicks Off in Central Pennsylvania

    LEWISBURG — One of the biggest fundraisers in central Pennsylvania gets underway Wednesday. “Raise the Region” is a 30-hour event that encourages people to donate to more than 300 nonprofit organizations The Donald Heiter Community Center has been a staple in the Lewisburg community for 25 years. The building is filled with a pool table, toys, games, and a gym. A lot of children walk in and out of these doors. “There is need for quality, affordable care for children […]

  • PA Farm Bureau Donates $19K to Ronald McDonald House

    MAHONING TOWNSHIP — The Danville Ronald McDonald House gets donations from time to time, but a special delivery on Tuesday was worth more than $19,000. Shawna Melanson of Bellefonte and her family have been staying at the Ronald McDonald House near Danville for about two weeks. “I’m here for actually identical twin girls. They were born at 33 weeks,” Melanson said. The twins are doing well, and Melanson says the Ronald McDonald House has been a blessing to her family, […]

  • Buzz in Williamsport about Possible MLB Game

    WILLIAMSPORT — Baseball fans in the Williamsport area are excited about reports that a Major League Baseball game might be coming to Billtown. As part of the Little League World Series, the Pittsburgh Pirates and the St. Louis Cardinals may play ball at Historic Bowman Field. Officials with the Little League World Series and the Pittsburgh Pirates will not confirm the game, but a newspaper out of St. Louis said it’s a go for August 20. There is an August […]

  • Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown Announces Plans to Protect Children from Abuse

    LOCK HAVEN — A child sexual abuse bombshell rocked a Roman Catholic diocese serving parts of our area last year. On Monday, church officials announced their plan to protect the children in the diocese. Officials with the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown must now report allegations of sexual abuse to law enforcement within 12 hours. And the diocese, in agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s office, plans to have an outside agency investigate abuse claims. This all comes one year after the state […]

  • Mini Golf…at the Library!

    SELINSGROVE — When you think of libraries, the first thing that comes to mind is probably books. But books will be in the background this weekend at the Rudy Gelnett Library in Selinsgrove. While some people check out books, others set up a miniature golf course! It’s in time for the Snyder County Libraries’ third annual “Putting for Pages” fundraiser. This year’s volunteers are here with the help of SUNCOM — a non-profit which helps those with disabilities improve their […]

  • Barber Celebrates Six Decades of Haircuts in Northumberland County

    ELYSBURG — When it comes to cutting hair, Jim “Stecky” Williams could probably do it with his eyes closed. He recently celebrated his 60th anniversary as a barber, marking six decades in his shop along Market Street in Elysburg. “I can’t wait to get down here everyday,” he said. Stecky is 83 years old — a third generation barber, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather. Though Stecky only works half-days these days, he still cuts quite a lot […]