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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 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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    Family Loses Everything in Fire on Christmas

    SHAMOKIN — While a family of three from Shamokin was enjoying their Christmas holiday somewhere else, their home on East Chestnut Street began to burn. Firefighters say the smoke and flames destroyed everything inside, leaving the family with nothing. “Being Christmas day, it’s really sad. Being a father I can totally understand. I mean, losing everything right on Christmas…” said Ronald Lash of Shamokin. Shamokin officials say a mother, her daughter, and one-month-old grandson lived at the home. The family […]

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    Favorite Stories 2016: In Montoursville, Strangers Becoming Friends

    Newswatch 16’s Nikki Krize looks back 20 years to the tragic crash of TWA Flight 800 and how the people of Montoursville commemorated the difficult anniversary.

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    Winery Opens in Former Fire Station in Shamokin

    SHAMOKIN — A man from Atlas brought new life into an old fire station in Shamokin. He turned the empty building into a winery which opens Friday evening. Looking at the building on Sunbury Street in Shamokin from the outside, it’s pretty clear it used to be a fire company. But Rick Long of Atlas had an idea to turn it into a winery and now his dream has come true. “Decided, yeah, what better place would be to put […]

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    Peaceful Gathering Outside Mosque

    SUNBURY — A peaceful gathering was held Friday afternoon outside the Sunbury Islamic Center. The gathering was meant to show solidarity after racist fliers were posted on the mosque earlier this week. More than 50 people gathered at the corner of 4th and Arch Streets in Sunbury. Some had signs asking for peace, and everyone cheered when the Muslim men and women walked inside the mosque for their prayers. Muslim men and women gather inside the Sunbury Islamic Center to […]

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    Racist Fliers Found by Sunbury Mosque

    SUNBURY — Police in Sunbury are trying to figure out who put up racist fliers in front of a mosque in the city. Now, religious leaders are calling for unity after seeing the hateful messages against the Muslim community. “Refugees not welcome.” “White people last seen hating themselves.” These are just some of the fliers that were posted on the Sunbury Islamic Center. “It’s horrible. It’s shocking. It’s wrong,” Alicia Farmer said. “That’s uncalled for. There’s no need for it. […]

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    Children and Parents go Shopping at Geisinger

    GEISINGER MEDICAL CENTER — With Christmas only a few days away, some of us are scrambling to finish our last-minute shopping. But for some parents, that is next to impossible if their children are in the hospital. Luckily for them, Geisinger Medical Center makes Christmas shopping a little easier. Chloe Watts, age 7, of Berwick, and her mom Julie came to Geisinger Medical Center near Danville for a procedure. When they left the hospital, they had a bag filled with […]

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    Donations Help Patients, Families During Holidays

    MAHONING TOWNSHIP — No one wants to spend Christmas in the hospital. It is especially wrenching when a child is stuck in a hospital bed. For parents of sick children, Christmas presents become an afterthought. Luckily, there are generous volunteers who take care of that Joe Nyanko of Hollidaysburg pulled up to the Ronald McDonald house near Danville with a trailer filled with donations. His children’s school in Blair County organized the drive. It’s fitting because Nyanko owns 16 McDonald’s […]

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    Students Spread Holiday Cheer at Ronald McDonald House

    MAHONING TOWNSHIP — With more than 13,000 guests staying at the Ronald McDonald House near Danville this year, it takes a village to make it run. Luckily, volunteers fill the house throughout the year, especially during Christmastime. A group of students unloaded boxes from a truck outside the Ronald McDonald house near Danville. This was one of the many donations the house received this Christmas season, and these volunteers were happy to help carry the goodies inside. “I think it’s […]

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    Students Prepare to Sing at Inauguration Festivities

    SELINGROVE — Students in Selinsgrove spent the afternoon practicing for what may be the biggest concert of their high school careers. The school’s honors choir was handpicked to perform at next month’s Presidential Inauguration festivities. “It’s an amazing opportunity. I don’t think most people here in Selinsgrove can say they were invited to an inauguration, let alone sing for the festivities,” Rachel Ulsh said. Choir director Rachel Ulsh got the phone call in early November, before the election, inviting the […]

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    Sunbury Gets on Board – ‘Sunburyopoly’ Helps Hose Company

    SUNBURY — At first glance, it looks like any other Monopoly game, but it’s not. It’s called “Sunburyopoly,” and it’s a limited-edition game that is all about this city in Northumberland County. Sunburyopoly is a fundraiser for the Goodwill Hose Company, a volunteer fire company in Sunbury. Newswatch 16 stopped by the fire company in May when member Greg Pfleegor came up with the project. He and other firefighters asked businesses to sponsor spaces on the board for $225. “Some […]

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    Homemade Candy Canes for Christmas

    GREGG TOWNSHIP — Nothing says Christmas quite like a candy cane and one store in Union County makes its own. Purity Candy near Allenwood opened in 1907 and has been making homemade treats ever since. There are lots of sweet treats at Purity Candy, but some of the store’s biggest sellers are candy canes. These aren’t the candy canes you see in the big box stores. The staff at Purity Candy makes them all by hand. Newswatch 16 tagged along […]

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    Power to Save: Keeping Your House Warm

    HEMLOCK TOWNSHIP — There’s no place like home, especially when it’s this cold outside. With temperatures below 20 degrees, staying inside is a welcome thing. That’s why it’s important to make sure your house is as warm as it should be. Newswatch 16 stopped by Lowes near Bloomsburg. Assistant Manager Eric King says first and foremost, make sure you have enough insulation in your walls. “Make sure all the cracks are sealed with, let’s say, spray foam or caulk. That […]