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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 Nikki.krize@wnep.com.

Recent Articles
  • Security Breach at Lewisburg Area School District

    LEWISBURG — Lewisburg Area School District officials discovered this week that someone got into a data file with all that private information about students. Buffalo Valley Regional Police say there is a suspect and he is a student in the Lewisburg Area School District. District officials would not confirm if the student has been suspended. But the superintendent says the suspect no longer has access to school computers or to the school network. Parents with children in the Lewisburg Area […]

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    How to Stay Safe While Trick-or-Treating

    EAST BUFFALO TOWNSHIP — ‘Tis the season for all the ghouls and goblins to dress up and get some candy. But while trick-or-treating is a fun time for kids, it can also be dangerous. Halloween is a dream come true for many kids. They get to dress up like their favorite superhero or princess and eat candy! Trick-or-treating can be a lot of fun, but it can also be dangerous, especially when it comes to candy. “Let your parents look […]

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    “Roushville” Raises Money For Cystic Fibrosis

    NEW BERLIN — A family in one part of Union County is getting into the spirit of Halloween for a good cause. Logan Roush of New Berlin was born with cystic fibrosis, but he doesn’t let his condition put a damper on his favorite holiday. In fact, Logan uses his love of Halloween to raise money and awareness for cystic fibrosis. When Newswatch 16 was contacted about Logan Roush’s haunted house in New Berlin we were expecting a few scary […]

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    YMCA Announces New Facility in Union County

    KELLY TOWNSHIP — It appears a community in Union County will get a community/fitness center after all. The Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA announced plans today to establish a branch in Union County after plans for another fitness center were scrapped. People who live in Union County say they were disappointed earlier this month when plans for that $9 million recreation center fell through. But on Tuesday, we found out the greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA plans to build its own facility […]

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    Last Deliveries For Produce Business

    RIVERSIDE — A longtime business in Northumberland County is calling it quits. The owners of Whitenight Produce in Riverside say this will be their last week of distributing fruits and vegetables. Whitenight Produce is a family-owned business that has served the Danville area for decades. The owners say their main reason for retiring is competition from national retailers who can provide the same service at a lower cost. For almost 70 years, Whitenight Produce in Riverside supplied produce to hundreds […]

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    No Christmas Baskets in Williamsport

    WILLIAMSPORT — Hundreds of families in central Pennsylvania will not be getting Christmas baskets this year because there isn’t enough money. One charity decided to discontinue the giveaway and it didn’t take long for another charity to follow suit. Organizers for both groups say it costs less to hold community Christmas dinners instead of handing out individual Christmas gift baskets. Even so, people say they will miss those baskets this holiday season. Groceries are bagged up at the Salvation Army […]

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    New Security Cameras in Danville

    DANVILLE–Danville’s police department has a new set of eyes. Make that five new sets of eyes! Police Chief Eric Gill says the department is staffed 24 hours a day, but even so, officers cannot be everywhere. So these new security cameras act as additional officers. “What we’ll be doing is if something occurs, we’ll be able to go back and review those films, those tapes,” Chief Eric Gill said. Chief Gill says the security camera program is in its early […]

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    Coal Township to Build New Rec Center

    COAL TOWNSHIP — Children in one part of Northumberland County will soon have a new place to play, according to Coal Township commissioners. Coal Township is building a new recreation center and revamping a playground. The tennis court at the Arch Street Playground has seen better days. But because of some state grant money the tennis and basketball courts won’t be here for long. Earlier this week, Coal Township commissioners found out they will get close to $200,000, mostly from […]

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    Power To Save: Recycling At The Library

    EAST BUFFALO TOWNSHIP — Do you have an old cell phone or some used ink cartridge lying around? You can recycle them and help the public library for Union County at the same time. When you think of libraries, you may think of reading. But at the public library for Union County near Lewisburg, employees want you to think of recycling. The library recently started a recycling program collecting used electronics. “Cell phones, print cartridges, toner cartridges, mp3 players, we […]

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    Black Flies are Really “Bugging” People

    EAST BUFFALO TOWNSHIP — Two men tried to enjoy a nice lunch by the water at Shikellamy State Park near Sunbury on Wednesday. Instead they spent most of their meal waving their hands in front of their faces because of black flies. “They’re really bad. It’s hard to go outside and just enjoy it because they’re just after you when you’re outside,” Sheila Clark said. Clark of Lewisburg says she and her friends take their children to play at the […]

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    Sharon Budd Rings “Victory Bell,” Ready To Leave Hospital

    MAHONING TOWNSHIP — The woman who was seriously injured in a rock-throwing incident in Union County in July is ready to go home to Ohio, but first she had to claim “victory.” There were a lot of tears on Tuesday at Geisinger Medical Center near Danville, but they were tears of joy. Sharon Budd participated in a longtime tradition by ringing the Victory Bell, which celebrates long-term patients that worked really hard to be released. This is something her doctors […]

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    Dog Severely Abused In Northumberland County

    COAL TOWNSHIP — The search is on to find the person who severely abused a dog in Northumberland County. The animal was found earlier this month, muzzled with its throat slashed. Authorities originally thought the dog might have been hurt in some sort of fighting ring but a veterinarian now says it looks like the dog’s injuries were caused by a human. “This is a heinous act committed against a sweet dog.” If dogs could talk this pit bull would […]


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