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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    FDA: No More ‘Antibacterial’ Soap

    SUNBURY — The Food and Drug Administration announced on Friday the ingredients that make hand soaps and body washes “antibacterial” must be removed. The FDA says those ingredients do little to nothing to make soap work better, and it is now making companies take those ingredients out of hand soaps and body washes and take the word “antibacterial” off the label. At Custom Care Pharmacy in downtown Sunbury, there is a row of hand soaps and body washes, but only […]

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    Update: Lewisburg Area High School Project

    LEWISBURG — Right now, Lewisburg area students in 9 through 12 grades attend class at the high school on Market Street. But about three months from now, if all goes according to schedule, this school will close, and this will be the new Lewisburg Area High School. Superintendent Mark DiRocco took Newswatch 16 on a tour of the new school, just outside the borough. Superintendent Mark DiRocco took Newswatch 16 on a tour of the new school, just outside the […]

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    Body Found in Susquehanna River Identified

    UPPER AUGUSTA TOWNSHIP — Investigators have identified the man found dead in the Susquehanna River in Northumberland County on Wednesday. The coroner has identified him as Carlos Ortiz, age 38, of Sunbury. The cause and manner of death will not be listed until results from toxicology tests are complete. A kayaker in the river spotted Ortiz’s body near the Edison Bridge on Wednesday morning.

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    Police Investigating Shooting Death in Williamsport

    WILLIAMSPORT — Police are investigating a death in an apartment in Williamsport. Officers were called to an apartment building on Park Avenue just after noon on Tuesday. Investigators say one man was found dead inside a first-floor apartment. He had been shot. The coroner identified him as Christopher T. Wilkins, 27, of Philadelphia. The coroner ruled his death a homicide. Police took in one man for questioning, but so far no one has been charged.  

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    Body Discovered Near River in Northumberland County

    SUNBURY — A body has been found near the Susquehanna River in Northumberland County. A kayaker spotted the body near the Edison Bridge, which crosses the river near Sunbury, according to state police. State police are looking for surveillance video overlooking the Edison Bridge. Police have focused much of their investigation on top of the bridge overlooking the Susquehanna River. State police are trying to figure out how the man died in Northumberland County. Someone was kayaking along the north […]

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    Store Employee Returns Money Bag to Owner

    LOYALSOCK TOWNSHIP — A man who works for Giant Markets near Williamsport found a bag with a whole lot of money. He could have kept it, but he didn’t. He returned the bag of money to the rightful owner. Janet Jackson bought Sunset Ice Cream near Williamsport in November. It’s been a busy summer and a busy week with the Little League World Series. “I got rather frazzled and we had an impromptu event on Saturday,” Jackson said. That day […]

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    More Security Coming to Beaver Stadium for Penn State Games

    UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State football fans are most likely counting down the days until the team’s home opener against Kent State on Saturday, but if you’re one of the thousands of people heading out to Beaver Stadium to catch the game in person, you may want to get there early. There are some new security guidelines at Beaver Stadium. People attending the game will now have to empty their pockets so they can be inspected by a metal detector […]

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    Williamsport Welcomes the World

    WILLIAMSPORT — Everywhere you look on West Fourth Street in Williamsport there are signs welcoming people to Billtown. Just as the city hosts a parade before the start of the Little League World Series, there is a street fair right before championship weekend. “This is definitely our opportunity to say thanks to everybody who has come out for the Little League World Series and welcome those people who are just making it for championship weekend,” Jason Fink said. People spent […]

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    Family Holds Picnic for Italian Little League Team

    MONTOURSVILLE — The Little League team from Emilia, Italy wasn’t showing off their skills on the baseball field during this day off in Lycoming County. They were busy eating and socializing at a picnic in Montoursville. “It’s not in a restaurant where they have to watch what they do, watch what they say. Here they can do whatever,” said Sam Aloisio, Sons of Italy Lodge 138. The Williamsport Sons of Italy hosted a picnic for the team at the home of […]

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    Well-Known Sunbury Attorney Passes Away

    SUNBURY — The name Apfelbaum is well-known in Sunbury.  And Sidney Apfelbaum was the patriarch of the family. He has passed away at the age of 95. “I’ve always found him to be a true gentleman, a lawyer’s lawyer so to speak. He was definitely a giant in our local bar,” Northumberland County President Judge Charles Saylor said. Judge Saylor met Apfelbaum when he was a young attorney right out of law school. He had the utmost respect for him. […]

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    Little League World Series Boosts Business in Billtown

    WILLIAMSPORT — Thousands of fans cheer on the teams at the Little League World Series in South Williamsport. And after those fans leave the stadium, many are hungry. There are many places to eat in the Williamsport area, but a lot of baseball fans choose The Brickyard on Pine Street. “We start getting people in that Wednesday for the Little League parade,” Amanda Lorson said. The Brickyard, like many businesses in Billtown, has signs welcoming people to Williamsport. Manager Amanda […]

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    Teams Travel Long Distances to Little League World Series

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — Thousands of fans come to the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, but some of the teams’ biggest cheerleaders are their own families. Some of those families travel great distances to get to South Williamsport. Little League pays for the players to travel to the World Series, but their families must pay their own way. For families traveling thousands of miles, that can involve making some big sacrifices. Parents from Mexico and Australia filled the stands […]