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

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    Heavy Wind Causes Tree to Fall Onto Properties

    WILLIAMSPORT — What started off as a normal day for Carol Diggan of Williamsport quickly turned into one big headache. “What a mess,” Diggan said. Diggan was upstairs at her home on Jerome Avenue getting ready for work when she heard a knock at her door. “My neighbor was pounding on my door and I opened the door and she said, ‘Carol, did you know a tree just fell down on your car and on your house?'” Diggan recalled. Heavy […]

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    Slushy Mess in Montoursville

    MONTOURSVILLE –Jack Freezer spent the morning shoveling snow in front of his house in Montoursville, but Freezer wouldn’t even call this snow. “It’s more like a sleet and freezing stuff,” Freezer said. “If it was lighter, it would be much better than if it was all wet and soggy like it is,” Lee Pauling said. Freezer’s neighbor Lee Pauling took some breaks in between shoveling. The slush was heavy. “Like I said, shovel for five, rest for ten. Sit in […]

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    How to Beat Digital Depression

    BLOOMSBURG — If you’ve logged onto social media recently, you’ve probably seen quite a few posts on politics. In fact, many people aren’t just posting. There’s a lot of fighting on Facebook and other sites. While some people are fighting, others are watching, upset at what they’re reading online. There’s a term for this and it’s called “digital depression.” We spoke to an expert about how to beat the social media blues. Some students at Bloomsburg University studied at a […]

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    Thruway Project Plans Hit a Snag

    MONROE TOWNSHIP — The northern section of the Central Susquehanna Valley Thruway Project is coming along on schedule. The road will bypass Routes 11 and 15 between the Northumberland and Selinsgrove areas. But according to PennDOT, construction on the southern section will be delayed because ground near Shamokin Dam contains fly ash. The reason why PennDOT cannot build a highway on top of fly ash is because the ash cannot hold the weight of the highway and there is the┬árisk […]

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    Crowd Gathers to Watch Inauguration in Columbia County

    SOUTH CENTRE TOWNSHIP — All eyes were on the many television screens at Scoreboard Sports Tavern near Bloomsburg to watch Donald Trump being sworn in as President of the United States. “He sounds like he’s coming from the heart with everything he’s saying and I mean let’s give the guy a chance,” Carmen Ciotola said. Ciotola was driving through the area and stopped in to watch the inauguration. He voted for Trump and tells Newswatch 16 the ceremony pumped him […]

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    Dogs Killed, Home Destroyed in Fire

    This is the second time a family from Columbia County experienced tragedy at their home. We will tell you more on @WNEP — Nikki Krize (@NikkiKrize) January 20, 2017 MONTOUR COUNTY — Four dogs died and a home in Columbia County was destroyed in a fire Friday morning. It started around 8:30 a.m. in the place on Tower Drive in Montour Township, near Bloomsburg. Firefighters said no one was home at the time of the fire. Firefighters tried hard […]

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    Wanted: Yarn for Prison Crocheting Program

    PENN TOWNSHIP– Her fingers work fast, but efficiently. An inmate at the Snyder County Prison near Selinsgrove is one of several who spend time crocheting blankets, a lot of blankets. “They enjoy it. It gives them self-satisfaction while they’re there and keeps them busy. They do not have idle hands,” Prothonotary Teresa Berger said. The program is a popular one. Members of the Snyder County Council of Republican Women started gathering yarn and taking it to the prison about six […]

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    Preparing to March in D.C.

    WASHINGTON — One day after President Donald Trump is sworn into office, hundreds of thousands of people will march through Washington to show their disapproval. It’s called the Women’s March on Washington and plenty of people from northeastern and central Pennsylvania plan to attend. “This is a chance for people to get together and be together in person and say what’s important to them,” Sarah Bell said. Just as Trump supporters from northeastern and central Pennsylvania are attending the inauguration, […]

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    Trump Supporters Prepare for Inauguration Trip

    PAXINOS — A group of men and women from Northumberland County is getting ready to take what they call a “once-in-a-lifetime trip.” They’re headed for Washington to see Donald Trump sworn in as our 45th president. The group will board a bus in Paxinos at 5 a.m. Friday, but for a trip like this, they don’t mind waking up early. John Klinger of Paxinos proudly showed Newswatch 16 something he plans to frame: his ticket to this Friday’s inauguration. “I […]

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    A Day of Service in Lycoming County

    WILLIAMSPORT — While many people had the holiday off, more than 200 people in Lycoming County spent the day volunteering as part of the Martin Luther King Day of Service. The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank on Wahoo Drive in Williamsport was a busy place to be on Monday. Volunteers packed about 500 boxes of food for area senior centers. “It feels really good knowing that we already got a good amount done and we’ve only been here for a little […]

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    Liquor Stores Open on MLK Day

    LOYALSOCK TOWNSHIP — Liquor stores in Pennsylvania were open Monday for the first time in state history. A bill signed into law last year loosened some restrictions, including selling liquor on certain holidays. The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board says the new law opens the door to improve consumer convenience and customer service. It was a normal day at the Pennsylvania Wine and Spirits store just off the Golden Strip near Williamsport, but it was the first time state stores were […]

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    “Emotional and just disbelief,” Friend, Dog Trainer Mourned in Dushore

    DUSHORE — A woman from Dushore died in a crash and we are now learning the impact she had on so many people from our area, and beyond. Renee Whitby of Dushore was a dog trainer and her sudden death leaves her family, friends, and clients devastated. Whitby was a dog lover, a dog trainer, and some friends even considered her a dog whisperer. “Giving and kind and sweet and funny,” Colleen Brenington recalled. But on Tuesday, the 49-year-old died […]