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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    Student Wins Sunny Prize for Danville School

    DANVILLE — With the weather as hot and sunny as it’s been, caring for your skin is important. Morgan Everett of Danville didn’t know much about sun protection until recently. The eighth grader at St. Joseph School in Danville wrote an essay about how to prevent skin cancer, entered an essay contest run by the Pennsylvania Academy of Dermatology, and won. Morgan received her award in front of her classmates. “I was in shock!” she said. “I was like, wow, I didn’t […]

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    Student Jobs Plentiful in Union County

    MIFFLINBURG — Employers are looking to hire people for the summer, and many are focusing on teenagers. Jordan Musser of Mifflinburg is a sophomore at Lock Haven University. She’s worked at Weis Markets for two years. “I’m happy to be back. I need a lot of money for school and stuff, so I can buy my books and tuition,” Musser said. Weis Markets hires people starting at age 16. “At the age of 16 we have associates that can run […]

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    Warrior Run Superintendent is Youngest in State

    LEWIS TOWNSHIP — Dr. Alan Hack is currently the assistant principal at Warrior Run Middle School near Turbotville. But on July 1, he will become the youngest school superintendent in Pennsylvania. “I just turned 30 about a month ago,” Hack said. Last week, the Warrior Run School Board voted unanimously to hire Hack as superintendent. The district’s current superintendent took a job with the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit. Hack started his career as a math teacher. Four years ago he […]

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    Danville Area Students Choose Community Service

    MAHONING TOWNSHIP — This week marks the last week of classes in many school districts in our area. While a lot of students are celebrating the end of the school year,  some students spent the day picking up trash near Danville. The high school students aren’t throwing away their last few days of school.  Instead, they are picking up trash. “I think this is a lot of fun personally.  It’s one of my favorite projects that we do.” The students […]

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    Happy 100th Birthday, Dollie!

    SOUTH CENTRE TOWNSHIP — The Lime Ridge Community Center was packed with people, all there for Dollie Hurlburt. It’s Dollie’s 100th birthday and her family threw her a party Around 150 people showed up for the big bash. “They’re all friends and relatives,” Dollie said. Dollie lives in Orangeville with her daughter and granddaughter. She grew up in parts of Lycoming and Tioga Counties. Her family had a dairy farm and then she worked in a factory. There were five […]

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    148th Annual Memorial Day Tribute in Sunbury  

    SUNBURY — Many of Sunbury’s finest waved to onlookers during the annual Memorial Day Parade. The Veterans of Sunbury Memorial Day Tribute is in its 148th year, and lots of people lined the streets, waving flags and wearing red, white, and blue. “It’s something we’re very proud of. We’ve been doing this for a long, long time, and we’ll continue to do it,” Sunbury Mayor Daving Persing said. Kristin Hogan lives at the end of the parade route. “We decorate, […]

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    Eight People Celebrate Milestone Birthdays in Williamsport

    WILLIAMSPORT — There was a big reason to celebrate in Williamsport Thursday as eight people celebrated turning 100 or older. There were a lot of memories inside a room at the Williamsport Home on Ravine Road.  Eight residents celebrated turning 100 or older. Other residents wanted to come but they weren’t old enough. Julia Lazorka joined the centenarian club last week. “So you had two birthday parties in one week?” “Too many parties!” Julia exclaimed. Employees at the Williamsport Home […]

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    School Holds Event to Observe Memorial Day

    KELLY TOWNSHIP — As Memorial Day approaches, some people in Union County observed the holiday a few days early. McCann school of business and technology held an event honoring our veterans. While this may have looked like a giant picnic in front of McCann School of Business and Technology near Lewisburg, it was actually a somber event observing Memorial Day. Several of the students and teachers are veterans, so the school wanted to do something special. “It would be an […]

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    Pennsylvania Beauty Visits Nursing Home

    HUNTINGTON TOWNSHIP — It’s not every day a beauty queen pays you a visit, but on Wednesday, Miss Pennsylvania American Beauty stopped by a nursing center in Luzerne County. She sang “Amazing Grace” with an amazing voice. Tiana Gonzalez, AKA Miss Pennsylvania American Beauty 2016 spent a few hours at Bonham Nursing Center near Benton. “Share my talents with them, get to know them, let them get to know me,” Tiana Gonzalez said. Gonzalez and her mom drove to Luzerne […]

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    Police Investigate Luring Incidents

    SUNBURY — Police in Northumberland County are checking out two incidents of possible child luring. Last Friday, someone spotted a man watching children on the playground of a school in the borough of Northumberland. On Wednesday, a boy in Sunbury reported that a man asked him to get into his van. The police in these Northumberland County communities are on high alert and telling parents to keep a close eye on their children. Officers believe the incidents in Sunbury and […]

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    Students in Montandon Given Free Books for Summer Reading

    MONTANDON – The kindergarten classes at Montandon Elementary School near Milton listened to a story about Curious George Tuesday. After a few minutes, that story came to life. The popular monkey paid the children a visit. But Curious George wasn’t just at the school to socialize, he was there to hand out books. It’s all part of PPL’s new “Cover to Cover” program. In cooperation with WVIA, PPL gave students across the state more than 20,000 books. The gift was […]

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    Vandals Shoot Out Windows in Columbia County

    COLUMBIA COUNTY — More than two dozen people in the Bloomsburg area had their car windows shot out by a pellet gun. Elaine Kramer showed us the damage to the back of her vehicle after someone shot at it with a pellet gun. It happened early Monday morning outside her house near Bloomsburg. “My whole window was out. Gone. And my son’s car was also hit,” Kramer said. Police all over Columbia County are investigating the vandalism, which they believe […]


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