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
  • Good Will Hose Firefighters Go on Strike

    SUNBURY–It’s not often you hear about firefighters on strike. But that is the case at one firehouse in Sunbury. The strike has some people in Sunbury concerned that no one will show up if there is a fire. Both the mayor of Sunbury and the fire company`s president want to assure residents there will be coverage for any fires in and around Sunbury. Even so, the firefighters’ strike has people worried and upset. It is quiet outside the Good Will […]

  • Sunbury Jewelry Store Briefly Reopens

    SUNBURY — Many people in the Sunbury area were sad when a long-time jewelry store closed more than a year ago. But now they have the chance to shop there again for a very limited time. John Dagle Jewelers was a staple on Market Street in Sunbury for about 70 years until owners Steve and Debbie retired in 2015. So why are there customers and employees in the store almost two years later? Steve tells Newswatch 16, they found more […]

  • Security at Knoebels

    RALPHO TOWNSHIP — Security is a big concern when we go to public places, and when folks went to Dorney Park near Allentown for opening weekend they found something new — metal detectors. But what about Knoebels Amusement Resort? Since the park near Elysburg does not charge admission, metal detectors would most likely be out of the question. Employees at Knoebels spent the day getting the park ready for this weekend. People tell Newswatch 16 they’re ready for some fun […]

  • Power in Sullivan County Being Restored Slowly

    DUSHORE — In Sullivan County, it’s not so much the physical damage that’s affecting people. Power lines all across the county blew down Monday night, causing widespread power outages. Some people have been told they won’t have power back until Friday night. We found trees down in Eagles Mere and many homes in this area were left without electricity. “We haven’t had any power since about 10 of eight Monday night,” Bruce Rider said. Many other people in Sullivan County […]

  • Heavy Storm Damage in Wysox

    WYSOX — The storms Monday night left a path of damage from central Pennsylvania all the way to the northeast corner of the state. One of the areas hardest hit by the storm is Wysox in Bradford County where strong winds ripped through a mobile home park. The majority of homes in Isaac Court were either destroyed or heavily damaged by the storm. Officials in Bradford County say there are more than 8,000 people without power, and in some places, […]

  • Shamokin Mayor Sues Police Officers

    SHAMOKIN — Shamokin Mayor Bill Milbrand is fighting back, even though charges against him were dropped several months ago. The mayor was accused of damaging graves at the Shamokin Cemetery during construction of a cell phone tower. Charges against the mayor were withdrawn, but now, Milbrand is suing the officers who arrested him. Mayor Milbrand filed a federal lawsuit against retired Shamokin Police Officer William Miner and current Officer Nathan Rhodes. He is looking for $75,000. This is in connection […]

  • Workers Trapped by Collapse at Construction Site

    UNION TOWNSHIP -- A worker at a highway construction site in Union County was hurt on the job Monday morning.

  • Police Remove Skimming Device From Gas Pump

    NEW COLUMBIA–When you pump gas, many times you’re in a hurry and you don’t think about identity theft. But that’s exactly what happened to some people who pumped gas at Short Stop, just off Interstate 80 in Union County. State police removed a skimming device from inside one of the gas pumps at Short Stop in New Columbia yesterday. Troopers say when people put their credit cards into the machine the skimmer saved the information, and it was stolen. Steve […]

  • Commissioners Break Ground for New Northumberland County Prison

    COAL TOWNSHIP — A former facility for juvenile offenders will be the site of a new prison in Northumberland County. It’s been more than two years since fire ruined the Northumberland County Prison in Sunbury. Officials broke ground Friday morning for the new county prison. The place used to house juvenile offenders. Commissioners say it only needs renovations and additions to turn it into the new Northumberland County Prison. Northumberland County officials posed with hard hats and shovels in front […]

  • Enjoying the Warm Weather in Towanda

    TOWANDA — The sun was shining, and the cherry blossom trees were blooming in Bradford County Thursday. Many people spent the day outside in Towanda because it felt like summer. James Palferman and his fiancee Diane Tomlanson worked on their garden. “It’s nice. I want to go to Lowe’s so we got a bunch of mulch and rhododendron bushes,” Tomlanson said. “Just trying to make it prettier. Taking advantage of the nice weather and spice up the front lawn,” Palferman […]

  • Folks Raising Money for Memorial After Church Fire

    BEAVERTOWN — A fire in Snyder County got a lot of attention last year because it destroyed a former church that was supposed to be a museum to Davy Jones. Before passing away, Jones lived in Beavertown. He owned that church, but that building wasn’t the only thing damaged by the fire. The Beavertown War Memorial Rose Garden is at the corner of Orange and Walnut Streets in Beavertown. There is a monument with the names of area servicemen and […]

  • Road Worker Killed on the Job

    HEMLOCK TOWNSHIP — A township worker was killed on the job Tuesday in Columbia County. Police say he was hit by a dump truck driven by one of his coworkers. Officials in Hemlock Township say the crew members are all like a big family and this loss is hard to take. Joseph Benner, 60, of Catawissa, died on the job after he was hit by one of his coworkers. According to police, the road crew is a small, tight-knit group […]