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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
  • New Bagel Shop Brings Business to Lewisburg

    LEWISBURG — A new business opened in Lewisburg over the weekend, occupying the building where CVS used to be. The line inside the new bagel shop on Monday went all the way to the door. They were waiting to get a taste of All Star Bagels, which just opened at the corner of Market and 3rd Streets. “The grand opening was Saturday and the line was out the door, so I have a feeling this business is going to do […]

  • All Home Days a Labor Day Tradition in Northumberland County

    RALPHO TOWNSHIP — On a day when many people had off from work, those who live in one part of Northumberland County came together to honor our veterans. With food, games, entertainment, and more, All Home Days near Elysburg has a lot to offer. It’s a three-day event at the Ralpho Township Community Park. Ralph and Diane Harner of Danville come every year. “We like to look at the crafts. We like the people. We like the food, and the […]

  • Church Members Ready for Texas

    DELAWARE TOWNSHIP — Efforts to help people in Texas are getting bigger by the day here in northeastern and central Pennsylvania. After announcing they were collecting supplies for hurricane Harvey victims in Texas, church members at Revival Tabernacle near Watsontown had already filled a 53-foot trailer. “People are coming from all over and just giving. They’re giving so much and we just appreciate it so much,” Pastor Jilline Bond said. Pastor Jilline Bond tells Newswatch 16 they had to get […]

  • Dozens of Cows Killed in Northumberland County Barn Fire

    ROCKEFELLER TOWNSHIP — Dozens of cows were killed in a barn fire early Friday in Northumberland County. The fire started around 1:30 a.m. Friday at the intersection of Ross and Swank Roads, south of Sunbury. Crews spent about five hours putting out the flames. The homeowner keeps his cows in two barns. They go back and forth between them. Most of the cows were inside the other barn at the time of the fire and neighbors helped take care of […]

  • YouTube Videos Show Threats to School

    RENOVO — Threats of a school shooting in one part of Clinton County leave parents and students upset and scared. Some parents in Renovo tell Newswatch 16 they kept their kids home from school on Wednesday because of it. State police arrested Shawn Lovett, 19, of Renovo, after he posted disturbing videos on YouTube. The videos are graphic and Lovett discusses shooting young children at Renovo Elementary School. Rhonda Gentzyel likes living in Renovo because she thinks it is quiet. […]

  • Other Worries for Harvey Victims

    LEWISBURG — With all that rain in Texas, victims of Hurricane Harvey also have other problems to worry about. No, this is not a fallen tree, it’s a colony of fire ants. Tens of thousands of them, according to Biology Professor Greg Pask at Bucknell University in Lewisburg. He says the ants are in “raft mode”. When a flood hits, they group together with the queen in the middle. “And then they’re just so covered in these waxy, oily compounds […]

  • Church Group Helping Harvey Victims

    DELAWARE TOWNSHIP — The damage from Hurricane Harvey leaves people all over the country wondering how they can help. A church near Watsontown is spearheading a large collection and church members will personally deliver the items collected. The images out of Texas are heartbreaking. With more than four feet of rain and thousands of water rescues, the victims need help. That’s where Pastors James and Jilline Bond come in. The Bonds are pastors at Revival Tabernacle near Watsontown and have […]

  • Dos and Dont’s of Donating

    LEWISBURG — The images from Texas show catastrophic flooding and brave rescues. Thousands of volunteers across the country made their way to Texas this week, but what about the people at home? A lot of organizations are collecting money, but how do we know which ones are legit? “If they’re a partner of the United Way, that’s also a mark of legitimacy and reputation so you might consider giving to them directly,” Professor Eric Martin said. Eric Martin is an […]

  • Sunbury Residents React to Officer Firing

    SUNBURY — People in Sunbury are reacting to the firing of a 20-year veteran of the city’s police department. Sunbury’s mayor fired Officer Jamie Quinn during Monday night’s council meeting. Officer Quinn had been suspended from the Sunbury Police Department since December. She faces a charge of tampering with evidence after state police say there was a sexually explicit image found on her work cell phone. Quinn was an officer and at times a corporal with the Sunbury Police Department […]

  • Union County Family Concerned about Houston Home

    EAST BUFFALO TOWNSHIP — The Trahan family moved to Lewisburg about two months ago and are trying to sell their house in the Houston area. Their house is OK right now, but many of their friends and neighbors had to leave their homes. For Bina Trahan and her family, video from the Houston area is hard to watch. Bina, her husband Justin, and their 1-year-old son moved to Lewisburg from Houston in June when Justin got a job with the […]

  • North Central Red Cross Volunteers Ready to Help

    EAST BUFFALO TOWNSHIP — The North Central Chapter of the Red Cross, like other chapters around the country, has been busy since before Hurricane Harvey started. The devastation in Texas with more yet to come leaves people wondering how to help. The Red Cross says donating money is the best way at this point. Tom Szulanczyk is the executive director of the North Central Chapter of the Red Cross, which is near Lewisburg. He and other Red Cross directors have […]

  • Texas Families at Little League World Series Concerned About Devastation from Harvey

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — The runner up of the 71st Little League World Series is from Lufkin, Texas, which is a little more than 100 miles north of Houston. The players and their families have enjoyed their time in South Williamsport, but they say their hearts are back home in Texas where that massive storm has caused widespread damage. Despite the excitement of the Little League World Series, parents and friends from Lufkin, Texas are busy rescheduling flights since the Houston […]