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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    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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    8-year-old Newspaper Publisher in Selinsgrove

    SELINSGROVE — Do you read the newspaper every day? A little girl in Selinsgrove hopes you do and she wants to you read hers. She started writing her own monthly newspaper in December and she already has around 50 subscribers. It’s called the “Orange Street News,” and Hilde Lysiak, age 8, writes all of the articles, takes the pictures, and even delivers it to your door. While many girls her age are playing with dolls, Hilde goes to fires, borough […]

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    Flood of 2011 Remembered in Bloomsburg

    BLOOMSBURG — It’s been four years since people’s lives were turned upside down in the flood of September 2011. One community hit especially hard was Bloomsburg. Wednesday was a warm, sunny day in Bloomsburg, so people spent time outside. It was a lot different from what it looked like four years ago, when water covered the streets and filled houses. The flood of September 2011 destroyed homes, possessions, and turned people’s lives upside down. Bonny McCabe of Bloomsburg was looking […]

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    Sunbury Attorney, Wife, Father-in-Law Killed in Plane Crash

    SUNBURY — A plane crash in North Carolina claimed the life of a well-known attorney from central Pennsylvania, along with his wife and her father. Michael Apfelbaum was a well-known attorney in Sunbury and his wife Christy owned a cosmetics business near Lewisburg. The couple, along with Christy’s father, died in a plane crash Monday in North Carolina. Sunbury attorney Michael Apfelbaum, his wife Christy & her father killed in plane crash in NC yesterday @WNEP — Nikki Krize […]

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    Labor Day Preparations Underway

    LEWISBURG — Many people have off work on Labor Day weekend, so it’s a time for families to get together and have picnics before summer is over. Sweet corn is a staple of summer, but since summer is almost over, people came to Ard’s Farm Market near Lewisburg to pick some up for Labor Day weekend. Linda Bauer of Lewisburg stocked up on all the essentials at Ard’s for her family picnic. “Barbecue chicken, barbecue ribs, fresh corn, all kinds […]

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    Labor Day Weekend Camping

    RALPHO TOWNSHIP — Rest and relaxation are what a holiday weekend should be all about according to Michael Ongcoy and his family from New Albany. They are doing just that at the campground at Knoebels Amusement Resort. Ongcoy says they came a day early to beat the rush. “We come on Thursday and try to get set up before everybody else gets down here,” Ongcoy said. A spokesperson for Knoebels Amusement Resort says the campground is filled to capacity for […]

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    Three Sentenced in Union County Rock Throwing

    LEWISBURG — Three teenagers involved in a rock throwing incident that severely injured a woman from Ohio were sentenced Thursday afternoon in Union County. The victim Sharon Budd and her family were in court as well. The Budd family says it’s been a long 14 months and they are glad to put this behind them. Sharon & Randy Budd just arrived for the sentencing @WNEP — Nikki Krize (@NikkiKrize) September 3, 2015 The case was closed Thursday as the […]

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    LiveBlog: Teens Face Sentencing in Rock Throwing Case

    LEWISBURG — Three teens involved in rock throwing incident that severely injured a woman are being sentenced in Union County. Dylan Lahr, Tyler Porter, and Keefer McGee will be sentenced for their role in a rock throwing incident on Interstate 80 last year. Sharon Budd was badly injured when the car she was traveling in was hit by one of the rocks. Tyler Porter of Milton pleaded no contest to conspiracy to commit aggravated assault. All other charges were dismissed. […]

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    Teen Injured in Crash Dies

    BALD EAGLE TOWNSHIP — A student from Central Mountain High School injured in a crash last month in Clinton County has died. Troopers said Carter Allison, 17, of Mill Hall was hurt during a crash in Bald Eagle Township on August 18. Neighbors say Allison was passionate about running track. He was on his way home from practice last month when he crashed near Mill Hall. He died Tuesday night in the hospital from his injuries. Classmates at Central Mountain […]


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