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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    New Bed and Breakfast in Shamokin

    SHAMOKIN–In the city of Shamokin there are no hotels. But an area businessman just opened a bed and breakfast in Shamokin, which he hopes will help fill the void. Walking down East Sunbury Street in Shamokin, a red sign may catch your eye. It’s the Shamokin Bed and Breakfast! “It’s very nice in there. It’s gorgeous,” Alexa Sandri said. The Shamokin Bed and Breakfast is owned and operated by Dave Hughes and has been in the works for about four […]

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    DEP: Parts of the Susquehanna River to the South Unsafe

    UPPER AUGUSTA TOWNSHIP — A new study was just released on the Susquehanna River saying parts of it are unfit for recreational activity. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection put out the study. Officials want people to know they are actively monitoring the river’s bacteria contamination. Lake Augusta near Sunbury is part of the Susquehanna River. It is used for recreational activities like fishing and boating. The state DEP recently put out a series of water quality advisories saying parts of […]

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    Dozens of Chickens Dead after Crates Fall From Truck in Columbia County

    WARNING: This video contains graphic images and may be disturbing to some viewers. MADISON TOWNSHIP — Dozens of chickens are dead after their crates fell from a truck Tuesday morning in Columbia County. A driver hauling hundreds of chickens to New York was going around a curve around 4:15 a.m. when dozens of chicken crates spilled off the truck. Some of those crates slammed into the House. Many of the chickens died. According to state police, the driver will be cited. Route […]

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    Quick Storm Brings a Lot of Damage

    WEST CHILLISQUAQUE TOWNSHIP — The storm didn’t last long, but it packed a wallop! We checked out some of the damage in the Milton area Monday. Art and Donna Bunce describe a tree near Milton as a problem tree. It lived up to its name after Sunday night’s thunderstorm. The heavy tree damaged the house next door, officials say, beyond repair. “I figured, there went the tree so I went out and looked and I saw it fell on the neighbor’s house,” […]

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    New Sales Taxes Take Effect in Pennsylvania

    LEWISBURG — You may as well call it “tax day” here in Pennsylvania. Our state government passed a budget almost on time this year, but not without taxing some things many people use on a daily basis. Cigarettes, Netflix and iTunes are just a few. Most people we spoke with knew cigarettes would go up $1 a pack, but many did not know that digital downloading services are now being taxed by the state. When you download your favorite song […]

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    Revenue from Cell Tower to Help Shamokin Cemetery

    SHAMOKIN — Right now only volunteers take care of the Shamokin Cemetery, but that could soon change. The Shamokin Cemetery owner wants to hire a groundskeeper with money the privately owned cemetery is getting from a cell phone tower. The cemetery hasn’t had a paid caretaker in about two decades. Volunteers cut grass, but there are places they can’t reach leaving parts of the cemetery overgrown. A new cell tower in the area will bring the cemetery $ 900 dollars a month. […]

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    Powerball Players Hope to Hit it Big

    MOUNT CARMEL–There was a steady stream of customers at Puff Express in Mount Carmel. They weren’t just buying tobacco products, many bought Powerball tickets. That’s because the jackpot is close to $500 million! “It’s been crazy all day. Even yesterday, just steadily climbing here. We’re getting a lot of people in. They all want to win and hit it and get out of Mount Carmel,” Ashley Thompson said. When the jackpot gets this big, more and more people buy lottery […]

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    Life-Saving Nurse Honored By Her Colleagues

    MAHONING TOWNSHIP — Cassie Thomas thought she was just meeting with the media on her lunch break. Instead, the pediatric nurse at Janet Weis Children’s Hospital near Danville got a surprise party from her colleagues. It was her first day back to work after a family vacation in Clearwater, Florida, and what a vacation it was. “Just as I looked up there was this massive pink lightning bolt that just came down and hit the beach,” Thomas said. Cassie, her […]

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    Teenager Recovering from 3-Month Bout of Flu

    JACKSON TOWNSHIP — A family from Selinsgrove is enjoying the little things in life now that their teenage son is home from a three-month stay in the hospital. Over the course of about 24 hours, Logan Hile of Selinsgrove was playing baseball and then on a ventilator with heart problems and kidney failure. But his parents tell Newswatch 16 they believe his good health before he got sick and the flu shot are what saved his life. Logan is enjoying […]

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    Central PA Farmers Feel the Heat

    EAST BUFFALO TOWNSHIP — According to Meteorologist Tom Clark, this has been one of the hottest Julys on record. That’s good news for swimming pools and ice cream shops, but farmers? Not so much. The Lewisburg Farmer’s Market was packed with people buying fresh produce, and other snacks. “Tomatoes, sausage sandwiches, other fruits and vegetables,” Richard Hunter said. “String beans and I bought some fresh red beets,” Sandy Berge said. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Union, Snyder, […]

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    Coffee Shops See Boom After Dunkin Donuts Fire

    SHAMOKIN — Some businesses in Shamokin are stepping up to serve customers coffee and donuts since Dunkin Donuts is still closed. A 13-year-old is accused of setting the building on fire over the weekend, causing extensive damage. Laurie Davies of Shamokin stopped by “A Piece of Cake” on North 8th Street to get her daily coffee. Davies is normally a Dunkin Donuts customer. “It’s handier with the drive through. So you’re sad about the fire? We are, we need some caffeine […]

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    Boyfriend of Michelle Inch Charged in Killing

    TOWANDA — Homicide charges have been filed in the death of a woman from central Pennsylvania who was missing for nearly two months before her body was discovered. The case began in January after an alleged home invasion and arson at the home Michelle Inch shared with her parents near Montoursville. Weeks later in March, Inch’s body was discovered in the woods of Bradford County. On Tuesday, her boyfriend was charged with homicide. According to court papers, a piece of […]


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