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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

Recent Articles
  • Rainy Morning at the Bloomsburg Fair

    BLOOMSBURG — The early morning rain in Columbia County did not wash out peoples plans to come to the Bloomsburg Fair. In fact, Elizabeth Auman of Danville says rainy days are the best days at the fair. “You can get through the whole fair in half the time. All the buildings are empty so you can actually see stuff. You can get under the grandstand and around the grandstand and see everything under there,” Auman said. Attendance was low at […]

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    Vendor for a Day at the Bloomsburg Fair

    BLOOMSBURG — There are more than 1,000 vendors at the Bloomsburg Fair, and they all work very long hours. Today, Newswatch 16 decided to see exactly what it takes to work at one of the fair’s busiest food stands. Bissinger’s Apple Dumplings, just the name seems to draw a crowd at the Bloomsburg Fair. They sell apple and peach dumplings with cinnamon or vanilla ice cream. Between peeling the fruit, wrapping the dumplings and scooping the ice cream, there’s a […]

  • Profitting From Parking At The Fair

    BLOOMSBURG — It costs $8 to get into the Bloomsburg Fair but that doesn’t include parking, which is $5. Some folks who live near the fairgrounds are trying to make some money by charging people to park on their properties. The signs are hard to miss as you drive by the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds. Dozens of people who live and work in Bloomsburg spend fair week trying to make some extra money by charging people money to park on their properties. […]

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    Livestock & Elephants at the Bloomsburg Fair

    BLOOMSBURG–Agriculture and livestock: the staples of the farm, have always been highlighted at the Bloomsburg Fair. But right along with the farm animals, you can find some exotic creatures as well. In addition to the usual cows, chickens and horses, this year there are elephants at the Bloomsburg Fair. We’ve focused a lot on the fair food, but it wouldn’t be the Bloomsburg Fair without the livestock. While many people come to the Bloomsburg Fair for the food, it’s not […]

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    Healthy Options At The Bloomsburg Fair

    BLOOMSBURG — At a fair where even the vegetables are deep-fried, finding something healthy to eat is not as easy as it sounds. But if you are counting calories, we found some foods you may like. There are hundreds of food stands at the Bloomsburg Fair.¬† Pizza, Italian sausage, and deep-fried anything are some of the most popular options. But what happens when you are watching your weight? Or you just don’t want to eat typical fair food? There are […]

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    New Foods at the Bloomsburg Fair

    BLOOMSBURG — A big reason people go to the Bloomsburg Fair is for the food, and every year the fair tries to come up with new foods for people to try. There are more than 1,000 vendors at the Bloomsburg Fair, and many of them sell food. In other words, deciding what and where to eat can be a tough choice, especially when there are the old staples and new vendors. For some fair-goers the dining experience is just as […]

  • Wristband Confusion at Bloomsburg Fair

    BLOOMSBURG — The Bloomsburg Fair is in full swing, filled with people eating, playing games, and riding the rides, but some people say they are upset because they couldn’t get all-day ride passes. All of the rides at the fair can look very appealing to a small child, but to a parent sometimes the prices of those rides can be rough on the wallet. All-day ride passes offer a discount, but they’re only sold on certain days. There are dozens […]

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    Preview Day at the Bloomsburg Fair

    BLOOMSBURG — The vendors are cooking and the gates are open. It is time for the 159th annual Bloomsburg Fair. “Well we came for the food, of course! And to see everything else, the animals and exhibits,” Helen Turri said. The Bloomsburg Fair is billed as the largest one in Pennsylvania, and Preview Day is a chance for people to enjoy it without the large crowds. “It’s easier with our son and it isn’t as crowded. We’ll come up during […]

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    Vendors Prepare for the Bloomsburg Fair

    BLOOMSBURG — This week the Bloomsburg Fair is ready to welcome people from all over Pennsylvania, so from a vendors standpoint, what goes into preparing for what is billed as Pennsylvania’s largest fair? “A lot of work,” June Cass said. June Cass and her husband own Roadrunner Rock Shop. Newswatch 16 found them setting up their fossils, minerals, and hand painted pottery. “We bring van loads up, our motor home up, and our cars up,” Cass said. It is preview […]

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    Craigslist Thrill Killers Get Life Sentences

    SUNBURY —¬†Life in prison without parole was the sentence given today in Northumberland County court to the so-called “Craigslist Thrill Killers.” Both Elytte and Miranda Barbour were quiet as they walked into the Northumberland County Courthouse. The husband and wife admitted to meeting Troy LaFerrara of Port Trevorton through the website Craigslist last November and stabbing him to death. They say they killed him because they wanted to kill someone together. Last month both Barbours pleaded guilty to second degree […]

  • What is a .308 Caliber Rifle?

    Right now Eric Frein of Canadensis is the most wanted man in Pike County. Authorities believe he shot and killed Cpl. Bryon Dickson and injured Trooper Alex Douglass outside the Blooming Grove State Police Barracks Friday night. State police released more information about the weapon used in that shooting. “It’s a .308. It looks like an AK-47 and with a scope,” State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan said. Troopers say they believe Frein still has the rifle on him and say […]

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    Ride Inspector Hurt At Bloomsburg Fairgrounds

    BLOOMSBURG — Days before the biggest fair in Pennsylvania is set to start, a ride inspector was hurt at the Bloomsburg Fair. Fair officials say Brae Landis of Oregon was in a bucket inspecting the sky ride with a Pennsylvania state inspector when his clothes got caught on one of the wheels that guide the cable. “He had a loose sweatshirt on and it just grabbed him and pulled him into the ride. He’s got a sore shoulder and he […]


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