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
  • Plans to Reopen Public Pool in Mount Carmel

    MOUNT CARMEL, Pa. — We hear a lot about public swimming pools closing in recent years. What we don’t hear much about is public pools reopening. But that’s what could happen in Mount Carmel. For the past three seasons, there’s been no swimming here at the Mount Carmel Area Community Pool. Mary Snyder and her family were disappointed when the pool closed in 2014. She was ecstatic to find out about plans to reopen the public pool this summer. “I […]

  • Making a Splash in Lewisburg

    LEWISBURG, Pa. — High school swimmers and divers perfected their form as they practiced for the PIAA Swimming and Diving Championships at Bucknell University. People travel to Lewisburg from all over Pennsylvania. Dave McDonough and his family are here from the Philadelphia area. “This is her senior year so I wasn’t going to miss it,” McDonough said. The Susquehanna Valley Visitors Bureau estimates around 5,000 people come to Lewisburg for the four-day event. Businesses in Lewisburg look forward to the […]

  • Raise The Region In Full Swing

    LEWISBURG, Pa. — One of our area’s biggest fundraisers is in full swing in central Pennsylvania. More than 300 nonprofit organizations are trying to raise money at the same time. There are lots of fun activities at the Lewisburg Children’s Museum. The nonprofit has been open for six months. “Central Pennsylvania has been really supporting us, coming to visit us, especially on the weekends when we have really fun activities and programs planned,” said Abby Gulden-Luthi from the Lewisburg Children’s […]

  • Professors Study Addiction

    LEWISBURG, Pa. — A new study done in central Pennsylvania reveals an interesting connection between females and binge drinking. According to researchers, females are more likely to become dependent on alcohol. The study was done by professors at both Bucknell and Susquehanna Universities. For three years, the professors and students studied mice and their brains after drinking alcohol. They believe the results of the study will be useful in future treatment for addiction. After a stressful day, many of us […]

  • Lewisburg Students Face Detention for Walkout

    KELLY TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Student-led walkouts happened Wednesday morning all over the country. Many schools in northeastern and central Pennsylvania participated. Around 150 students walked out of class at Lewisburg Area High School. Students here were well aware their participation in the national walkout would result in detention. All of the students we spoke with said that is fine. At 10 a.m. on the dot, students at Lewisburg Area High School walked outside. Some had signs, others flowers. Like thousands […]

  • Farmers Donate to Ronald McDonald House

    MAHONING TOWNSHIP, Pa. — What do farmers have in common with the Ronald McDonald House? A lot, actually. The Pennsylvania Farm Bureau regularly donates to the Ronald McDonald House of Danville. Tuesday marks 20 years of deliveries. A shed at the Ronald McDonald House of Danville is filled with food and cooking and cleaning supplies. Students from Danville High School’s Future Farmers of America group are loading even more. It is all donations for people staying at the Ronald McDonald […]

  • Students Face Detention for Walking Out

    KELLY TOWNSHIP, Pa. — This Wednesday, thousands of students are expected to walk out of class as part the National School Walkout protesting gun violence. Several superintendents in northeastern and central Pennsylvania have already said they will work with students. But at least one district plans to punish students who walk out. Officials at Lewisburg Area High School say students who walk out of class here will face detention. The district’s student handbook states it’s policy to give detention for […]

  • NFL Teams Up with Midd-West

    MIDDLEBURG — Midd-West High School in Snyder County is ready for some football and the NFL is helping to make that happen. Midd-West School District has never had a football team. For the past 17 years, Midd-West had an agreement with the neighboring Juniata County School District to let Midd-West students play there. When that agreement ended after this past season, these high school juniors were worried. “It was rough. Quite honestly I was afraid I wasn’t going to have […]

  • Solar Array Project at Susquehanna University

    FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP — Susquehanna University is taking steps to reduce its carbon footprint with a solar panel array. Susquehanna University has a 25-year agreement with WGL Energy Systems to develop the solar project. Work started in December and once finished, it’s expected to supply 30 percent of the university’s electricity. Driving along Sassafras Street near Selinsgrove, the solar panels are hard to miss. They take up 14 acres of land owned by Susquehanna University. According to Kathy Straub, a professor […]

  • Standoff Suspect in Court

    SHAMOKIN — The man police suspect of murdering a young woman in Shamokin was in court Wednesday afternoon for another crime. He’s accused of trying to kill police during a standoff. Jose Colon faces charges in connection with last week’s standoff on West Sunbury Street in Shamokin. Investigators say Colon held his roommate hostage inside his apartment and fired shots at police officers. At his arraignment, Colon said, “At the time I wasn’t thinking right. I thought I was going […]

  • Thinking Spring

    FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP — Planting season at Shaffer Landscapes and Nursery near Middleburg is in full swing. That was evident as crews prepared to move a Turkish Filbert Tree. Garden Center Manager Bonnie Long says the tree will be displayed in the garden center for spring. “It’s for sale, but we’ll also use it for shade for other plants around it,” Bonnie Long said. While much of northeastern Pennsylvania is preparing for more snow, the worst of the storm is expected […]

  • Worker Shocked by Power Line While Trimming Trees

    MIDDLEBURG -- A man from Schuylkill County is in critical condition after he was shocked while trimming a tree.