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
  • Bloomsburg Town Hall Gets a Face Lift

    BLOOMSBURG — If you need to pay a parking ticket or see the code enforcement officer in Bloomsburg, listen up. Some changes are coming. Michelle Peguero left Bloomsburg Town Hall after getting a parking permit. “I live in town and so I, unfortunately, I have to pay a lot of money to park in front of my house,” Peguero said. At first, Peguero was not sure if the parking enforcement office was open because there is construction in and around […]

  • Child Killed in ATV Crash

    SOUTH MANHEIM TOWNSHIP– ATV tracks can be seen all over a field near Schuylkill Haven.  Neighbors say this is a popular area for all-terrain vehicles.  Sadly, a father-daughter ATV ride ended in tragedy Saturday night, after 8-year-old Lynsey Ernst was killed. “Very sad.  It seems like a real waste,” Cliff Steffy said. According to state police, Paul Ernst, 38, was driving the ATV in a field off of Berne Drive, near Schuylkill Haven Saturday.  The ATV hit a telephone pole that […]

  • Road to the Olympics Goes Through Northumberland County

    LOWER MAHANOY TOWNSHIP–A lot of concentration goes into shooting these clay pigeons. 42 athletes from around the world have one goal–shoot the target every time and win the competition. This is the 2017 United States Grand Prix in Olympic Trap Shooting. The event is held at Keystone Shooting Park near Dalmatia. The event organizer says this is a building block to the Olympics. “Everyone has their own little goals, their next stepping stone that they want to go to. So […]

  • Hundreds Sharing the Gift of Life

    KNOEBELS AMUSEMENT RESORT — Steve Story of the Dallas area never thought he would need an organ transplant, but a little less than a year ago, his world changed. “I’ve been diabetic for 40 years and it just so happens my kidney failed on it.” That’s when his fiancée Melinda Smith stepped in. “I thought, well, I’m going to get tested right away,” said Smith, noting that she turned out to be a match. The transplant was successful which brought […]

  • Future State Troopers Shine at Camp Cadet

    SELINSGROVE – There’s a mini police academy this week at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove where kids are learning what it takes to make it in law enforcement. Around 80 kids marched information on campus at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove. “Some people are afraid of the police but they’re really not that scary if you follow the rules and everything,” Savannah Robbins said. This is Camp Cadet, a week-long camp run by troopers, to teach 12-to-15-year-olds about law enforcement. Camp Cadet […]

  • Troopers Investigating Several Related Sex Assaults

    SHAMOKIN TOWNSHIP — State police believe the same man has sexually assaulted or tried to assault women over several years. Troopers are urging women in Northumberland and Columbia Counties to be aware of their surroundings. State police have not released much information, but what they have told us is frightening. A man tied up his victims, then raped, or attempted to rape them, and even kidnapped some of the women. State police and the Northumberland County district attorney gathered in front […]

  • Medical Marijuana Facility in Danville

    DANVILLE — Of the 12 permits awarded by the Pennsylvania Department of Health for medical marijuana growing and processing, four are in northeastern and central Pennsylvania. In north-central Pennsylvania, two facilities were approved to grow medical marijuana.  One is near Avis in Clinton County and the other in Danville, Montour County. Right now the building on Market Street is known to people in Danville as “the former TRW building.” Soon it will be known as Green Thumb Industries Pennsylvania, a place […]

  • Mount Carmel Homes Gutted by Flames

    MOUNT CARMEL -- A fire investigator is looking for the cause of a fire that destroyed two homes in Northumberland County.

  • Millville Man Headed to the Big Leagues

    MILLVILLE — People in Columbia County may soon be cheering for the Cincinnati Reds after a man from Millville signed to play for the major league team. Jared Soloman of Millville enjoyed a relaxing morning with his family as he thought about the past 48 hours. Soloman found out he was signed by the Cincinnati Reds. Soloman was picked in the 11th round of this year’s major league draft. He is a 20-year-old sophomore at Lackawanna College and graduated from […]

  • Corvette Controversy

    LEWISBURG –There’s a bit of confusion surrounding a Corvette that used to belong to NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. The controversy is over a tweet Earnhardt sent about a dealership selling the car. But here’s the kicker. The dealership is in Lewisburg. This shiny black Corvette is at Fairfield Chevrolet in Lewisburg. It has just over 1,500 miles on it and is being auctioned on eBay for close to $100,000. It used to be owned by NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt […]

  • Wild Ride for Goats, Sheep During Police Chase in Northumberland County

    NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY — It all started this morning when someone went to police to report a truck filled with goats and sheep was on their suburban street.  When police went to check it out, the owner of the truck and another man sped off, with the 31 farm animals. The Pennsylvania SPCA spent most of the day unloading these goats and sheep from this truck, onto these vehicles.  The animals had a wild ride after their owner and another man […]

  • A ‘Beary’ Unwelcome Visitor

    MIFFLINBURG — Todd Stong says normally the most exciting thing that happens outside his house in Mifflinburg is Christkindl Market in December.  But Wednesday morning, he was outside doing yard work and saw something that made him stop in his tracks. “Sitting next to the tree about 10 feet away was this bear.  I don’t know what you say, good morning or hello,” Stong said. Stong tells Newswatch 16 the bear looked to be around 200 pounds and did not […]