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

Recent Articles
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    Man Accused of Child Abuse, Baby in Critical Condition

    SHAMOKIN — A 1-year-old baby boy is in a hospital with serious injuries that police say were the result of child abuse. Police in Shamokin say that child is fighting for his life. Authorities say his mother’s boyfriend admits to being mad over a video game and annoyed by the child’s crying. He told police he probably used more force than he should have. Michael Mason, 22, of Shamokin is accused of severely abusing his girlfriend’s 1-year-old child because he […]

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    Local EMS Head to Philly for Pope’s Visit

    SUNBURY — As Pope Francis makes his way to the United States, people from the Keystone State are busy planning his arrival. That includes an ambulance crew from Sunbury. The Americus Hose Company is sending four of its paramedics to Philadelphia. Pope Francis arrived in America around 4 p.m. Tuesday. “I don’t really know what to expect and that’s part of the reason I want to go. It’s just different. Here, you get the same kind of things. There, it’s […]

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    Visitors Bureau Launches New App and You Could Win a Gift Card

    BLOOMSBURG — Nowadays there is an app for almost anything, so why shouldn’t there be one to promote tourism in Columbia and Montour Counties? With events that bring in lots of tourists, like the Bloomsburg Fair and the Covered Bridge Festival, employees at the visitors bureau thought an app was the way to go. “A lot of people now are using their smart phones and they’re using a tablet when they’re planning a vacation. So we wanted to be able […]

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    Pumpkins Ready to be Picked in Union County

    BUFFALO TOWNSHIP — Now that it is almost autumn, many people are in the mood for pumpkins! Dozens of bright orange pumpkins fill the bins in front of Ard’s Farm near Lewisburg. Employees say people start buying pumpkins right after Labor Day up until Halloween. “We’re not in full swing by any fact of the matter, but we’re definitely starting to move some pumpkins,” said Alan Ard. While the pumpkins may look perfect, Ard’s Farm owner Alan Ard says he […]

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    E-Glasses Help People Who Are Legally Blind

    SELINSGROVE — A legally blind man from Selinsgrove recently got a special pair of glasses that allow him to see perfectly when he puts them on. He’s now helping others see clearly. Newswatch 16 introduced you to Jason Kaufman of Selinsgrove in May. The Snyder County 911 dispatcher and volunteer firefighter has been legally blind since birth because of a condition caused by being born prematurely. He used a magnifying glass to read to his son, and special software at […]

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    Gas Taxes Fund Apartments

    TOWANDA –The ribbon was cut Thursday welcoming some new apartments to Towanda. The apartments are considered affordable and were paid for by taxes on the natural gas industry. The top of the building above the Community Coffee House in Towanda was vacant for about 50 years. Now, four apartments are almost ready for residents. Joyce Kerrick helped with the project and says the apartments were paid for with more than $760,000 in impact fee money from the natural gas industry. […]

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    UPDATE: Teachers on Strike in Line Mountain

    UPDATE THURSDAY — Teachers are required to return to class by October 5, according to a PSEA representative. The next school board meeting will be Tuesday September 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the high school library. TREVORTON — Teachers in the Line Mountain School District in Northumberland County hit the picket lines Wednesday over a contract dispute that’s been dragging on for years, and the teachers had some company. While the teachers picketed in front of Line Mountain Elementary School […]

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    Woman Finds Dead Dog in Suitcase

    MAYBERRY TOWNSHIP — The Pennsylvania SPCA is investigating a case where a dead dog was found inside a suitcase, left on the side of a road near Danville. A woman says she found the suitcase while she was on a walk. On Tuesday, an SPCA official picked up the remains on Twin Ponds Road near Danville. He says he could not tell how long it had been dead, how old it was, or even what breed. Investigators hope someone recognizes […]

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    Teen Remembered by School and Friends

    SHAMOKIN — A cross is nailed to the tree on Schoolhouse Road near Shamokin where Steven Yost, 19, crashed Saturday. The coroner says he was killed instantly. State police say Yost was just past Irish Valley Road when he lost control of his pickup truck. The teenager’s truck ended up down an embankment and in a creek. “He was a good kid. We worked on his trucks all the time. We hung out a couple of times. I knew his […]

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    Buy a Brick, Support ‘Shik’

    NORTHUMBERLAND — If you or a loved one has connections to the Shikellamy School District in Northumberland County, you can now permanently memorialize your loved one’s name. The Shikellamy Braves Community Foundation is selling engraved bricks to line the walkway of the new middle school. Construction continues at the new Shikellamy Middle School in Northumberland. Bricks will line the walkway leading into the new school. For $100 you can buy a brick to support “Shik.” “It’s going to be something […]

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    Power To Save: LED Lights at Weis Markets

    KELLY TOWNSHIP — The Weis Markets store in Lewisburg is the first store in the chain to have all energy-saving LED lights and some of the lights are now on sensors to also save money and energy. Some of the freezers are dark at the Weis Market near Lewisburg, but they’re not broken. There are motion sensors on top of them and they turn the lights on when someone passes the freezer. “The lights go on when the customers are […]

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    Book Sale in Danville Benefits Library

    DANVILLE — Everywhere you look in the back room at the Thomas Beaver Free Library in Danville there are books. In fact, volunteers say there are more than 10,000 of them. “We had run out of space to put them out. We still have a few boxes that need to be unpacked yet,” Randi Spayd said. Every year the Thomas Beaver Free Library in Danville holds a used book sale. Books range from 25 cents to $3. “You can leave […]


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