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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 dogs Monty and Polly.

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 Nikki.krize@wnep.com.

Recent Articles
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    Kids Get Excused From School to Watch Little League

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT– It’s always a big deal when a Pennsylvania team is in the Little League World Series, and that team from York County plays Texas Wednesday night. Red Land Little League has a lot of fans and many of them came to support their boys at the game against Texas. Students and their parents were here all day because that school district in York County excused their absences as educational trips. Red Land Little League, also known as the […]

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    Pennsylvania, Texas to Battle in Little League World Series

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — Little League fans are gearing up for yet another big game in the Little League World Series. The team from the Harrisburg area plays Wednesday night against Texas and plenty of fans made the trip. With the team from Pennsylvania coming from about two hours away, the Texas fans are bound to be outnumbered by fans of Red Land Little League. Everywhere you look at the Little League World Series complex, there are red shirts.  They represent […]

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    Players Still ‘Go to School’ at Little League World Series

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — From dropping their bats to picking up their pads, some players in the Little League World Series aren’t forgetting about their schoolwork. The team from California has mandatory class every day in South Williamsport. That team from San Diego had a big win Monday night at Lamade Stadium and they will play again Tuesday night to stay in the tournament. But in between these crucial games is study time in a classroom that overlooks the field. The […]

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    Families Make Sacrifices to Get to Little League World Series

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — Players and their parents at the Little League World Series say it is a dream come true, a once-in-a-lifetime experience. But some of the teams didn’t find out they were playing in South Williamsport until just about one week before the games started, making for big sacrifices on short notice. The Little League team from Houston, Texas finished batting practice Tuesday and walked up to their dorms while their parents followed behind. Lloyd Richards is one of […]

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    Teens, Veterans Join Forces to Create ‘Field of Honor’

    RALPHO TOWNSHIP — With each pound of the hammer, a flag was put into the ground at the Ralpho Township Community Park in Elysburg. When the display is finished, there will be 5,000 flags representing 87,000 veterans from Northumberland County. “We get to do a lot for the veterans right now, putting all these flags in the ground,” Austin Padakowski said. The display is called “The Field of Honor.” The teenagers working on the display are from Shamokin’s juvenile delinquent program. […]

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    Busy Day at the Little League World Series  

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — For the first time in Little League history, all 16 teams got to play on the same day and it was all because the weather postponed all the games Thursday. In order to stay on track, Little League officials made the call to play both Thursday’s and Friday’s games on Friday. They say organizing that wasn’t an easy task. There wasn’t much room to walk at the Little League Complex in South Williamsport because people came by […]

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    History Made at the Little League World Series

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — Little League officials say history is being made because it is the first time all 16 teams are playing on the same day. Even though it is a day later than scheduled, it was a beautiful day in South Williamsport Friday and the kids are playing baseball. The first game of the Little League World Series started at 10 a.m. at Volunteer Stadium. The stands were full at both Volunteer and Lamade Stadiums as fans tried to […]

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    Rainy Day at the Little League World Series

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — Tarps covered the fields at Volunteer and Lamade Stadiums as rain poured down on the Little League Complex in South Williamsport. Even though all four of the opening day games were postponed, the teams still got in some baseball, in the form of batting practice. “I was hoping it would be sunny so we could play,” Blake Cavill said. Blake Cavill is on the team from Sydney, Australia. He and most of the other players got batting […]

  • It’s A Rain-out at the World Series

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — The threat of bad weather has canceled the opening ceremonies of the Little League World Series and forced the postponement of all games scheduled for Thursday. According to Newswatch 16’s records, the last time the opening ceremonies were canceled at the Little League World Series was in 2005. The opening ceremonies are a chance for the 16 teams in the Little League World Series to introduce themselves to not only South Williamsport but the world. Little League […]

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    Last-Minute Preparations at the LLWS

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — In just two days, all eyes will be on South Williamsport as the Little League World Series kicks off. The Little League World Series is right around the corner, and before the words “play ball” are spoken, there is a lot to do behind the scenes. Just ask Rob Gutherie, the head groundskeeper. Gutherie says since there is a summer camp at the Little League complex, there are only nine days to get the fields ready. “We […]

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    Reports of Neglect, Abuse at Nursing Home

    WATSONTOWN — Police in Watsontown are investigating claims of abuse which allegedly happened between a nursing home employee and resident. But the director of Watsontown Health and Rehabilitation center is speaking out against those accusations. The director of that nursing home says the woman, “who police claim was abused” lived there for more than five years and the resident was happy at the facility in Watsontown. the Director says she is baffled at these abuse allegations. Watsontown Health and Rehabilitation […]

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    River Festival Making A Splash in Sunbury

    SUNBURY — Sunbury’s population is expected to grow quite a bit this weekend because of its annual river festival. Organizers say the event brings in thousands. The Kishbaugh family from Berwick enjoyed some time in the shade Friday while they ate lunch at the Sunbury River Festival. The family says they are camping near Sunbury. “We take a boat and we drive up by boat from our camper,” said Kathy Kishbaugh. “It’s nice that they put the stretch in there […]


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