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
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    Sandusky Seeks New Trial, AG Kathleen Kane Now Involved

    BELLEFONTE — For the first time since he was sent off to prison three years ago, Jerry Sandusky was back in a courtroom in Centre County. The former Penn State coach is asking for a new trial after being convicted in 2012 of sexually assaulting 10 boys. And after a hearing Thursday morning, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane is now involved in the case. Kane released emails Wednesday regarding the judge who presided over Sandusky’s grand jury. During Sandusky’s hearing […]

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    Blimp Down in Montour County

    ANTHONY TOWNSHIP — State police confirm the runaway blimp that floated over our area came down before 4 p.m. in Montour County. The Department of Defense, through NORAD, reported around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday that the blimp got loose from Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland, and that it drifted over Pennsylvania. We received reports of the blimp overhead in Columbia County and then of it coming down in Montour County. It landed in Anthony Township, Montour County, not far from Muncy. […]

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    Pedestrian Killed Along Interstate 80

    HEMLOCK TOWNSHIP — One person is dead after being hit along Interstate 80 in Columbia County. The coroner confirms the victim was killed after 10 a.m. Wednesday near the Buckhorn exit (232) after being struck by a vehicle going west on the interstate. Authorities identified the victim as Cory Reigel, 44, of Northumberland. Reigel’s death was later ruled a suicide. The Columbia County Coroner was called to a pedestrian fatal on I-80 this morning. Stay w/ @WNEP for info […]

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    Susquehanna University Drops ‘Crusader’ from Nickname

    SELINSGROVE — For almost 100 years, Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove has been known as “The Crusaders.” But not anymore. The university’s board of trustees just voted to replace the longtime nickname and mascot. In recent years, the school started to distance itself from the name Crusaders. It even dropped the “knight” mascot and replaced it with a tiger in the 1990s. In a news release the university wrote, “Many critics of the term Crusader feel that connotations of the word […]

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    Update: Danville School Board Approves Teacher Contract

    UPDATE — The Danville Area School Board voted 6-1 Tuesday night to approve the new teachers contract. There will be school Wednesday. DANVILLE — A school board meeting in Montour County Tuesday night may determine whether teachers in the Danville Area School District go on strike. The teacher’s union president tells Newswatch 16 he thought there was an agreement, but now the school board may need more time to review the teachers’ contract. Teachers in Danville Area voted to approve […]

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    What This Teal Pumpkin Means for Your Kids

    LEWISBURG — According to an allergy specialist near Lewisburg, one in 13 children has a food allergy. That can be difficult around this time of year when kids have trick-or-treating on their minds. But there is an initiative to help kids with food allergies on Halloween. There are bright orange pumpkins everywhere during this time of the year. They are on people’s porches and front yards for Halloween. But among the sea of orange, why are there teal pumpkins on […]

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    Lewisburg Doctor Delivers 8,000th Baby

    KELLY TOWNSHIP — Many of us have been in the delivery room at one time or another to witness the unparalleled joy of the birth of a child. One doctor in central Pennsylvania has been there to witness that emotion–8,000 times! Dr. George Miller of Lewisburg Gynecology & Obstetrics delivers babies for a living and he recently hit a milestone in his career: 8,000 deliveries. “It seems like a lot. Although looking back, it doesn’t feel like that many,” Dr. […]

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    New Charges Against Richard Vanderpool

    FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP — There is new information about the man police say stole a car and crashed into two troopers, seriously hurting one of them in Bradford County. One of those state troopers is still recovering. The suspect is also still in the hospital. Richard Vanderpool of Towanda faces many charges, including attempted homicide in connection with that state trooper. He is also accused of stealing a car, driving drunk, and crashing into a state police cruiser. A man who […]

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    Man Charged with Theft in Bradford County Incident

    FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP — One man’s car was wrecked and a state police vehicle was also damaged. Investigators in Bradford County are still trying to piece together what happened early Thursday morning near Towanda. Police claim a man stole a car, hit a state police cruiser, and hurt a trooper. Police in Towanda cited Richard Vanderpool Wednesday night for being drunk in public. A few hours later, cops say the man from Towanda stole a car and eventually hit a state […]

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    Taxpayers Surprised by Bus Company Fraud Allegations

    MOUNT CARMEL — The owner of a large bus company in the Mount Carmel area is facing charges of fraud. King Coal Tours is a popular bus company in the area and many people tell Newswatch 16 they’ve used its services. When Newswatch 16 stopped by King Coal Tours, we found the bus company is still open and running bus tours. We also learned Robert Else, the owner, is not in prison. Some taxpayers are surprised to hear about the […]

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    Robert Weis, Former Chairman of Weis Markets, Dies at 96

    SUNBURY — Robert Weis, the former chairman of Weis Markets, died Monday. Robert Weis did many things during his 96 years. He donated to charity, served on the board of directors of several organizations, and raised three kids. But what he was most known for was this supermarket chain, Weis Markets. His family started Weis Markets in Sunbury in 1912, and now the chain has over 160 stores. Robert Weis was the chairman for two decades. “Nice people. They never […]

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    Star Wars Frenzy Hits Snyder County

    SELINSGROVE — Star Wars fans all over our area are already buying tickets for the new stars wars movie due out in December and the tickets went on sale Monday night. It’s been 10 years since a Star Wars movie came out and during Monday night football’s halftime show, Star Wars fans got a better glimpse at what they’ve been waiting all those years for: a look at the latest and longest trailer for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” “The […]


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