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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    Some ‘Exotic’ New Food at the Bloomsburg Fair

    BLOOMSBURG FAIRGROUNDS — One of the first things most people do at the Bloomsburg Fair is eat. While many people have their favorite foods, others are always looking for something new, and luckily, there are lots of new vendors this year. There are more than 1,200 vendors at the Bloomsburg Fair and a lot of them selling food. While many people have their go-to foods, others like to try new things. “Well, we take thick-cut bacon. We weave it like […]

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    Vendor Selling Nazi Flag Kicked out of Bloomsburg Fair

    BLOOMSBURG — A picture posted on social media on Sunday showed a vendor at the Bloomsburg Fair displaying a huge Nazi flag. It created a firestorm of controversy that the fair took care of on Monday. The Bloomsburg Fair president made the decision to kick out that vendor, Lawrence Betsinger, after fair officials found out he is a registered sex offender. Betsinger did not want Newswatch 16 anywhere near his stand after we asked him about the flags. But when […]

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    Controversy at the Bloomsburg Fair over Penn State Students Collecting for THON

    BLOOMSBURG — Two separate controversies marred the start of the Bloomsburg Fair this year. One involves a vendor selling Nazi flags. The other has to do with fundraising for Penn State’s THON. On Saturday, Penn State University students collected money in Bloomsburg and other places for THON, the 46-hour dance marathon organized by Penn State students to raise money for the fight against pediatric cancer. But when three of those students brought their cans onto Bloomsburg Fair property, they ran […]

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    Photo Showing Nazi Flag at Bloomsburg Fair Sparks Controversy

    BLOOMSBURG — A photo showing a Nazi flag hanging at a vendor stand at the Bloomsburg Fair has sparked outrage after it was posted to Facebook. Facebook user Chloe Winters of Scranton posted the image Sunday night, and within hours, it had been shared thousands of times. “I was absolutely shocked and appalled,” Winters wrote. “This flag represents the brutal and horrific genocide of innocent people. It stands for the hatred and destruction of a religion I feel blessed to […]

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    Vendors and Attendees Enjoy Preview Day at Bloomsburg Fair

    BLOOMSBURG — Preview day is the day of the Bloomsburg Fair with the least amount of people present. Even so, everyone Newswatch 16 spoke with said it’s their favorite day to come. It’s also a good day for the more than 12 hundred vendors because this “practice day” lets the vendors work out the kinks before the busy weekend. Robert Kolar has been a vendor at the Bloomsburg Fair for about 40 years.  His pumpkin waffles are well-known.  Even so, […]

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    Plant in Danville to Close; People’s Futures Unclear

    DANVILLE — Metso Corporation designs equipment for the mining, oil, and gas industries. There are between 60 and 70 employees who work at the plant on Railroad Street in Danville. But early next year, the company is closing its Danville facility and moving operations to its plant in York. Montour County Commissioner Ken Holdren calls this a huge hit for Montour County. “We’re not talking about manufacturing line-type jobs. We’re talking about professional engineers who work there, who spend money […]

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    Distracted Driving 101 at Bloomsburg University

    BLOOMSBURG — Students at Bloomsburg University got a lesson Thursday about a growing problem: distracted driving. Kathleen Kocher is driving way too fast while sending text messages — a recipe for disaster. Luckily, Kocher isn’t really driving. She’s taking part in a program at Bloomsburg University called “Unite’s Arrive Alive Tour.” Even so, Kocher and her friend Lindsay Carl are sometimes guilty of texting and driving in real life. The Arrive Alive Tour is based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The […]

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    Therapy Dog Donated to Bloomsburg Area Center

    SCOTT TOWNSHIP — The Bloomsburg Psychological Center is a trauma therapy center which treats about 600 people each year from around the state. The center is known for its therapy dog program, which has been going on for about 20 years. A golden retriever named Brewster worked at the center for about 10 years. “He just had a way of making them feel comfortable. He had this thing he did where he would put his head between your knees or […]

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    Rain Too Late for Some Farmers

    MUNCY — It’s no secret we had a relatively dry summer in northeastern and central Pennsylvania. The conditions were not ideal for all farmers. Parts of the area, including Lycoming County, were under a drought watch. Tom Styer, who owns Tom Styer Farm and Market, was getting used to the dry weather, and even after some recent rain he says the damage was already done. “The rain is too late for the corn this year anymore. It won’t make it […]

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    Study: Americans Waste Billions on Premium Gasoline

    LEWISBURG — Putting gasoline in our vehicles is a necessity, but are you paying more than you need to? A new study found buying premium grade gas may be a waste of money. Tammy Sinibildi filled up her Nissan Altima at Fuel On on Route 15 in Lewisburg. Regular gasoline there is $2.18 a gallon and that’s what she is buying. “It’s cheaper. I have to drive farther to work and it’s cheaper.” Sinibildi’s boyfriend puts premium gasoline in his […]

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    Many Vendors Up and Running at the Bloomsburg Fair

    BLOOMSBURG — A name you see a lot at the Bloomsburg Fair is “Denny and Pearl’s Pizza.” The vendors are based in Nescopeck and they spent the day Monday getting set up for the fair. “This is our home fair. We’ve got nine stands so we’ve got a lot to set up,” Michael Krolikowski said. Krolikowski tells Newswatch 16 he and his family actually started setting up last week. “We begin pulling in trailers that week, and then we come […]

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    Fair Officials Vow to Increase Security

    BLOOMSBURG — Officials are beefing up security at the Bloomsburg Fair which starts Friday. Fair officials say they are doing everything they can to make fairgoers feel safer following the recent terrorist attacks. It may look like a relaxed day at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds, but the security team is busy getting ready for the event. For security reasons, we can’t tell you everything that’s changed this year. We can tell you, you’ll notice extra precautions taken at the fair. The […]