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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    Students Put On Mock WNEP Broadcast

    COAL TOWNSHIP — A sixth grade class at Shamokin Area Elementary School is turning to Newswatch 16 for help with an assignment. The students had a chance to act as reporters for “The News Station.” Teacher Ken Schetroma’s class is currently reading the book “Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief,” and after each chapter, the class does an activity. “After the chapter we just read, there’s a part where Percy jumps off a national landmark into the Mississippi River.  At the time, […]

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    ‘I think it’s time’ – Voters React as Cruz Drops Out

    LOYALSOCK TOWNSHIP — Senator Ted Cruz’s announcement that he’s dropping out of the presidential race was the topic of conversation for many Republicans in Lycoming County. “I think it’s time. I don’t think he has a chance to win,” Barbie Lanzer said. Most of the voters Newswatch 16 spoke with agreed with that statement. “I think it was the thing to do. He’s obviously not going to get the delegates he needs,” Diana Persun said. Helen Singer of Williamsport made […]

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    Flower Shop Prepares for Mother’s Day

    DANVILLE — Mother’s Day is coming up on Sunday, and many flower shops are already starting to see the orders roll in. The staff at Scott’s Floral in Danville is making extra flower arrangements and answering more phone calls than usual. They are gearing up for Mother’s Day. “This is definitely the busiest weekend of the year,” Scott Edwards said. Owner Scott Edwards guesses they will make around 1,000 flower arrangements for Mother’s Day. “We started on Monday. People like […]

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    Battling Gypsy Moth Caterpillars

    COAL TOWNSHIP — It’s time to start spraying for gypsy moth caterpillars, but the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) will not be spraying in Northumberland County. Commissioners there did not sign up for the spraying program in time and some people are taking matters into their own hands. Gypsy moth caterpillars destroy trees and are known to be one of the most destructive pests in Pennsylvania. “It was the dirtiest appearing thing that could ever happen to […]

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    Inflating the Fabridam

    UPPER AUGUSTA TOWNSHIP — A sign of summer in central Pennsylvania is the inflation of the Fabridam and the creation of Lake Augusta on the Susquehanna River. Crews started to inflate the 2,100 foot the Adam T. Bower Memorial Dam, aka “The Fabridam,” located just below the west and main branches of the Susquehanna River near Sunbury. Once the Fabridam is raised, it creates Lake Augusta, which is used for boating and recreation. “Once the dam’s fully inflated and the […]

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    Knoebels Ready to Open

    RALPHO TOWNSHIP — There aren’t many people around yet, but pretty soon, Knoebels Amusement Resort near Elysburg will be full of people! With opening day this weekend, employees are busy getting ready. They actually start preparing the day the park closes the year before. “It’s everything from dismantling rides to making sure every piece of the ride is good to go. And then before you know it it’s time to reassemble it all again,” Stacy Ososkie said. Employees tested the […]

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    Cat Killed by Two Pit Bulls in Shamokin

    SHAMOKIN — People in Shamokin are in an uproar after a disturbing video was shared on social media of a cat being killed by two pit bulls. The security camera video helped police catch one of the dog’s owners and they are looking for the other. That video has almost 1,500 shares on Facebook.  The video shows the dogs let off their leashes, they chase the cat and the cat tries to get away. “It should have ended.  The cat […]

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    Neighborhood Concerned About Bears

    CLEVELAND TOWNSHIP — Marvin Johnson has lived on Happy Valley Road in Columbia County for more than 50 years. He’s seen bears before, but recently he walked outside his home near Elysburg and saw damage to his property. “In this case here, they were after some food that I had in my building and as you can see they ripped the door apart,” Johnson said. In addition to Johnson’s barn door, the bears tore apart an apple tree. They also […]

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    Greatest Show on Earth Stops At Children’s Hospital

    MAHONING TOWNSHIP — The lobby at Janet Weis Children’s Hospital was transformed Thursday into a sea of colorful costumes, face paint, and smiling faces. The circus was in town. Before its six-night stop in the Wilkes-Barre area, Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus put on a smaller version of the show for the young patients at Geisinger Medical Center near Danville. “Give the kids, whatever they’re going through, whatever struggles they may be facing, a chance to just be […]

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    Students Skate for a Good Cause

    LEWISBURG — High school students in Lewisburg spent their free time skateboarding on Wednesday getting ready for an event this weekend at the Lewisburg skate park. The students are part of a club dedicated to skateboarding. The club was formed in memory of one of their friends. Lewisburg Area High School’s brand new skate club meets weekly on school property. “We started out with about 20 kids and within a few weeks there were other kids knocking on the door […]

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    Man Votes for the First Time at Age 92

    COOPER TOWNSHIP — When you’re 92 years old, you don’t experience many firsts anymore, but a man from the Danville area just did something very important for the first time: he voted! Ed Polk served as an army paratrooper during World War II. He’s seen a lot in his lifetime, but until this week, he’s never seen a voting booth. This 92-year-old veteran from the Danville area voted for the first time Tuesday. He said until this election, voting never […]

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    Row Homes Catch Fire in Mount Carmel

    MOUNT CARMEL — Fire crews were called out Tuesday morning to fight flames in Northumberland County. A photo from the Northumberland County Firewire Facebook page shows smoke pouring from the row homes in Mount Carmel. Smoke and flames could be seen for miles. It was a devastating morning for the people who live on Beech Street. An entire block of row homes was damaged in a fire, and some of those houses were destroyed. All but one of those houses […]


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