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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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    Northumberland County Prison Fire: One Year Later

    SUNBURY–January 14, 2015 started out as an ordinary day, but that afternoon the 140-year-old prison on North Second Street in Sunbury went up in flames. “It was kind of surreal, very hard to believe that it was actually burning and burning the way it was,” Sheriff Robert Wolfe said. “I pulled up and saw the beginnings of the fire. At that point, there was a lot of smoke coming out of the turret. I don’t think I left the scene […]

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    Sheep to Shawl Champs on a Winning Streak

    NORTHUMBERLAND — There are many different competitions throughout the eight days of the Pennsylvania Farm Show, but one of the most popular is the “Sheep to Shawl” contest. A team from central Pennsylvania has now won the competition for five years in a row and some of its members spoke about their success. “Sheep to Shawl” is exactly what it sounds like– shearing a sheep and weaving the wool into a shawl right before your eyes. It has become a […]

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    Company Starts Its Big Move

    BUFFALO TOWNSHIP — A company based in Union County is in the process of moving to nearby Snyder County. The only problem? Some of the company’s equipment weighs more than eight tons. Timberhaven Log and Timber Homes is a log and timber company currently located near Lewisburg, but the company that makes log homes is leasing this property and is in the process of moving its business to the Middleburg area. “We’ll have 20-plus acres there. It will give us […]

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    Extra Security at the Pennsylvania Farm Show

    HARRISBURG — If you visit the 100th annual Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg this week, you may notice more police officers and security cameras around. The eight-day event is packed with people, and farm show officials expect over half a million people to come to the farm show complex throughout the course of the event. Even though there have never been any threats at the farm show, recent terrorist attacks both here and overseas, have officials prepared just in case. […]

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    Farm Show Celebrates 100 Years with New Attractions

    HARRISBURG — It’s the time of year when Pennsylvania’s agriculture is front and center for the whole state to see. The 100th Pennsylvania Farm Show is underway in Harrisburg. “I love the wineries when they come from Pennsylvania, and the apple growers and we stopped and checked out the potatoes,” said Karen Vonfrisch of Weatherly. This year’s farm show is a little different. It is the 100th anniversary of the event. That means new and exciting displays. Farm show officials […]

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    Solving Water Woes Near Watsontown

    DELAWARE TOWNSHIP — A community in Northumberland County that has seen water woes in the past will soon have a brand new water system. Pennsylvania American Water is installing a pipeline near Watsontown. It will supply about 100 homes. Many people who live in The Meadows of Watsontown know what it’s like to have issues with their water. “There was times where they’d have to shut the water off and we’d turn it back on and your toilet was black, […]

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    Teen Killed in Clinton County Crash

    CRAWFORD TOWNSHIP — A crash in Clinton County Thursday morning was deadly. Troopers identify the victim as Seth Shea, 17, of Loganton. They say he was driving on Pine Loganton Road around 7 a.m. when he lost control on a curve, and his car hit a tree. Troopers say Shea was speeding and not wearing a seat belt. There were two crashes on that road Thursday morning but investigators don’t believe they were related. Shea was a senior at Central […]

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    Nonprofits Still Struggle Without State Budget

    KELLY TOWNSHIP — The Snyder Union Mifflin Child Development Center took out two loans last year, totaling $600,000 to keep programs like Head Start open. The nonprofit must now pay back interest on those loans at a rate of 4.5 percent. That is money that could be going to programs for children. Children ate lunch at the Lewisburg Children’s Center, where preschool and Head Start programs are located. The Head Start program is a lifesaver for many families in Union, […]

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    Students Make, Donate Toys to Dogs

    EAST BUFFALO TOWNSHIP — Some students in Union County have been busy making toys and on Tuesday they gave those toys to some very appreciative four-legged friends. When it was time for seventh grader Breuana Williams to sign up for a club at Donald H. Eichhorn Middle School near Lewisburg, she knew exactly what she wanted to do. The club “Toys For Tails” stood out because she and her friends could make dog toys. All they needed to do was […]

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    New Northumberland County Commissioners Take Office

    SUNBURY — After four years of fighting in Northumberland County, the new board of commissioners says communication is a priority. With big issues to tackle, like the Northumberland County Prison and row officers’ salaries, the commissioners say they need to work together. With their hands on a bible, new Northumberland County Commissioners Kymberly Best and Sam Schiccatano and incumbent Rick Shoch were sworn into office. The previous board of commissioners had a reputation for fighting all the time. “Everybody who […]

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    Busy Night for State Stores

    SUNBURY — To say a┬ástate store in Sunbury was busy on New Year’s Eve is an understatement. At times, the line wrapped partially around the store. “The line is crazy. I’ve never seen it like that,” Tiffany Jones said. Employees say New Year’s Eve and Christmas Eve are the busiest days of the year. “Well they call it amateur night. Everybody gets drunk tonight I guess,” Kerri Lockcuff said. Employees at the state store in Sunbury were prepared for the […]

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    Counting Down to Noon!

    NORTHUMBERLAND — Some children celebrated New Year’s Eve a little early. They gathered for the third annual “Countdown to Noon” at King Street park in Northumberland. It’s not covered in crystals like the ball in Times Square. Instead, it’s a disco ball with lights. This ball in Northumberland was ready to drop at noon instead of midnight! It was the third annual “Countdown to Noon” at King Street park in Northumberland. The event allowed children like little Penelope Stender to […]


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