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
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    ‘Operation Valentine’ A Success in Williamsport

    WILLIAMSPORT — A couple in Williamsport spread some Valentine’s Day cheer on Tuesday, but they couldn’t have done it without help from the community. They collected valentines for our troops. Sarah and Bill Kieser of Williamsport showed Newswatch 16 the large number of valentines they collected for troops in just under three weeks. The couple owns and operates Sanders Mortuary on Diamond Street and have several veterans on the staff. When they heard about a national effort to collect valentines […]

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    UPDATE: Missing 2-Year-Old Girl Found Safe

    UPDATE — State police said Alexis Weber has been found and is safe. According to state police, the car was found in a wooded area behind the family’s house. Troopers said Weber’s mother did not put the vehicle in park when she got home, and the car rolled forward with the child still inside. The car rolledĀ over a small parking curb and down a hill into a wooded field. The child is OK. (Original story) BERWICK — The Pennsylvania State […]

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    Cold Weather Welcome in Lewisburg

    LEWISBURG — With tools and a chainsaw, Jared McAlister of State College chipped and sawed at a block of ice, creating a bison. “I thought they had like tiny saws and stuff,” said Aleah Feltman said. The 14th annual Heart of Lewisburg Ice Festival is in full swing. There are more than two dozen ice sculptures lining Market Street. In recent years, the weather melted the ice sculptures after a few days. “Well I don’t think they’ll melt this weekend,” […]

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    Central PA Counties Get Grant to Boost Economy

    NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY — Parts of our area have been hit hard by the loss of jobs in the coal industry, but officials in central Pennsylvania hope to change that with a new grant that promotes tourism and job growth in other industries. An economic development agency in Union County was just given close to $500,000 in federal grant money to help rebuild the economy that was hurt after many coal jobs were eliminated. Now that agency, SEDA-COG is using a […]

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    Felony Charges against Mayor of Shamokin

    SHAMOKIN — There is new information about the arrest of the mayor of Shamokin. Mayor Bill Milbrand faces a number of felony counts related to the construction of a cell phone tower at the Shamokin Cemetery. Shamokin police say Mayor Bill Milbrand told a construction crew to cover burial sites with dirt so a cell phone tower could be built. Charges against the mayor were filed Tuesday after one man decided to go to police. Tom Ward walks around the […]

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    Bucknell Students Rally in Trump Country

    LEWISBURG — Students at Bucknell University held a rally Tuesday afternoon to protest President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration. But while the rally attracted hundreds of students who are against the ban, Bucknell University is in the center of Union County, a county that voted largely for President Trump. According to Union County’s website, 60% of voters in the county cast their ballots for Donald Trump. That’s with almost 73% of registered voters going to the polls. Even so, […]

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    In Central PA, Vigil for Immigration and Support for President Trump’s Plan

    BLOOMSBURG — Newswatch 16 found plenty of people in favor of President Trump’s plan on immigration. President Trump issued executive orders limiting immigration from around the world over the weekend, causing a firestorm of protests. But not everyone was protesting the president’s order. “That’s what President Trump campaigned on and he’s fulfilling one of his campaign promises like he said that he would,” said Craig Pickard of Bloomsburg. “Donald Trump is the only one that’s standing up for it,” said […]

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    Beiter’s Celebrates 40 Years

    DANVILLE — A department store in Danville is not only surviving, it’s thriving. Beiter’s department store is celebrating its 40th anniversary. It was hard to miss the sale signs at Beiter’s. Everything was 25 percent off as the store is celebrating 40 years in business. “They know they got a bargain, they come back. It keeps bringing them back,” said Thomas Beiter. And those bargains are some of the reasons long-time shoppers keep coming back. “I’ve been coming here since […]

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    Swim Team Cheers for Opposing Swimmer During Meet

    KELLY TOWNSHIP– Some members of the swim team at Lewisburg Area High School prove it doesn’t matter what team you’re on, everyone is a winner. The boys are getting praise for their actions at a recent swim meet when they cheered for and encouraged a member of the other team. Jacob Feurstein, Felix Hernandez, and Austin Blakeslee are members of Lewisburg Area High School’s swim team. In addition to swimming, the boys tell Newswatch 16 their coach teaches them life […]

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    Heavy Wind Causes Tree to Fall Onto Properties

    WILLIAMSPORT — What started off as a normal day for Carol Diggan of Williamsport quickly turned into one big headache. “What a mess,” Diggan said. Diggan was upstairs at her home on Jerome Avenue getting ready for work when she heard a knock at her door. “My neighbor was pounding on my door and I opened the door and she said, ‘Carol, did you know a tree just fell down on your car and on your house?'” Diggan recalled. Heavy […]

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    Slushy Mess in Montoursville

    MONTOURSVILLE –Jack Freezer spent the morning shoveling snow in front of his house in Montoursville, but Freezer wouldn’t even call this snow. “It’s more like a sleet and freezing stuff,” Freezer said. “If it was lighter, it would be much better than if it was all wet and soggy like it is,” Lee Pauling said. Freezer’s neighbor Lee Pauling took some breaks in between shoveling. The slush was heavy. “Like I said, shovel for five, rest for ten. Sit in […]

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    How to Beat Digital Depression

    BLOOMSBURG — If you’ve logged onto social media recently, you’ve probably seen quite a few posts on politics. In fact, many people aren’t just posting. There’s a lot of fighting on Facebook and other sites. While some people are fighting, others are watching, upset at what they’re reading online. There’s a term for this and it’s called “digital depression.” We spoke to an expert about how to beat the social media blues. Some students at Bloomsburg University studied at a […]