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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 Nikki.krize@wnep.com.


Recent Articles
  • Barber Celebrates Six Decades of Haircuts in Northumberland County

    ELYSBURG — When it comes to cutting hair, Jim “Stecky” Williams could probably do it with his eyes closed. He recently celebrated his 60th anniversary as a barber, marking six decades in his shop along Market Street in Elysburg. “I can’t wait to get down here everyday,” he said. Stecky is 83 years old — a third generation barber, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather. Though Stecky only works half-days these days, he still cuts quite a lot […]

  • Improvements Planned for Bloomsburg Pool

    BLOOMSBURG — While some community swimming pools in our area are closing, Bloomsburg is trying to keep the town’s public pool open for years to come. But that plan may require closing the pool for an entire year. A large tarp covers the Norris Rock Memorial Pool also known as the Bloomsburg Pool. The public swimming pool has been part of the community for more than 60 years and it needs some work. “Add something like a zero entrance where […]

  • Senior Centers Get Grant Through Pennsylvania Lottery

    WILLIAMSPORT– Governor Tom Wolf recently announced around $2 million from the Pennsylvania Lottery will be given to senior centers around the state. That includes several centers in our area. Seniors at the Lincoln Street Center played cards and enjoyed each other’s company. The senior center in Williamsport is one of eight that is part of “STEP,” which is a community action agency in Lycoming and Clinton Counties. Recently Governor Tom Wolf announced $2 million from the Pennsylvania Lottery will be […]

  • Geisinger Health System Hiring 2,000 People

    MAHONING TOWNSHIP — Geisinger Health System has 12 hospitals and employs more than 30,000 people. Now, that number is growing by 2,000. Officials at Geisinger announced they are hiring 2,000 new employees in addition to the 2,000 employees they hired about six months ago. “So we’d like to continue hiring and growing the employee population,” Julene Campion said. Campion is in human resources at Geisinger Health System. She tells Newswatch 16 half of the positions are direct care providers. “Either […]

  • New Rec Center Set to Open in August

    SELINSGROVE–Renovations have started on a former church in Selinsgrove that was badly damaged by fire. The plan is to turn the place in Snyder County into a recreation center for teenagers. Construction recently started inside the former Christ United Methodist Church in Selinsgrove. The building is being turned into a recreation center for teenagers called “REC,” or “Regional Engagement Center.” Newswatch 16 was at the church almost two years ago after a fire badly damaged the inside of the building. Now, […]

  • Teachers Raise Money for Computers for Their Students

    MOUNT CARMEL TOWNSHIP — Some teachers in Northumberland County took matters into their own hands when they weren’t getting money for computers. The teachers in the Mount Carmel Area School District raised over $18,000 for new Chromebooks in about a month. Fourth grade students at Mount Carmel Area Elementary School did their science work on new Google Chromebooks Monday. The computers did not come from grant money. Instead, they came from more than a dozen teachers. Because state funding was […]

  • Happy 105th Birthday, Esther!

    SUNBURY — A room filled with family and a table covered with cards. What more could you want for your birthday? Esther Pardoe of Sunbury loves telling people how many candles are on her cake. “105! That’s enough!” she said. That’s right. Esther turned 105 years young Monday, but you wouldn’t know it by talking to her. She lives by herself in an apartment in Sunbury. Four of her kids live in the same building. “She’s within quick reach in […]

  • Warm Weather Draws Crowd to Builders Show

    BLOOMSBURG — Several buildings at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds were filled with people eager to get their houses ready for spring. “We’re mainly looking for stuff to do outside, patio stuff, different things for enclosures,” Tracy Umstead said. It was the 30th annual Central Susquehanna Builders Association Home Show. “I know that today a lot of things can be bought on the internet and you can find a lot of information, but you can’t actually talk to the people who are […]

  • Students Learn about Maple Syrup at Montour Preserve

    DERRY TOWNSHIP — This is the time of year to make maple syrup and some students got a firsthand look at the process during a field trip to the Montour Preserve near Washingtonville. These students are from the “chef homeschool group” based out of Lewisburg. “You’re at home and you study with the books and it’s nice to get the kids out and see the nature, especially on a beautiful day like today,” said Kelly Landis of Watsontown. During this […]

  • Warmer Weather Has Folks Flocking Outdoors

    BLOOMSBURG — The Frosty Valley Country Club near Danville is usually, well, frosty this time of year. But not today! Some people took advantage of the warmer weather and played a round of golf. “It’s wonderful. You don’t expect it. You expect to be shoveling snow,” Don Gaughenbaugh said. Temperatures in central Pennsylvania reached about 70 degrees on Thursday, which means quite a lot of people spent the day outside. In fact, this is Don Gaughenbaugh’s fourth time playing golf […]

  • Gender-Inclusive Restrooms to Stay at Bloomsburg University

    BLOOMSBURG — One day after the president’s announcement withdrawing federal mandates for transgender bathrooms, officials at Bloomsburg University say its policies will not change. Bloomsburg University has about 40 gender-inclusive restrooms on campus and the university says those are here to stay. The university has multiple students who identify as either transgender or gender non-binary — which means inclusive of all genders. University officials say despite President Donald Trump’s decision to roll back guidelines that require public schools to allow […]

  • Sunbury Man Buys Burned-Out Prison

    SUNBURY — The former Northumberland County Prison will have a new owner. Commissioners accepted bids on the building and a Sunbury man put down $40,000. It’s been just over two years since the prison was destroyed by fire. Mark Walberg of Sunbury told Newswatch 16 he does not have any specific plans for the building, but what ever he does will benefit the community. He decided to buy the former prison because he believes it is a landmark and his […]