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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    Dealing with Post-election Anxiety

    SELINSGROVE — Whether it be social media, talking to your children about the election results, or concerns about the election in general, many people have anxiety. We spoke with a psychologist about many of the concerns some people are having. It’s hard to scroll through social media this week and not see a post related to the presidential election. Now that the election is over, some Democrats and Republicans have hostile attitudes toward one another. After the results of the […]

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    Road Restoration Begins in Sullivan County

    FOX TOWNSHIP — Crews dumped large rocks to fill gaps on Elk Creek Road near Hillsgrove on Wednesday. This is part of the work that started to fix several roadways in Sullivan and Lycoming Counties that were damaged in last month’s flash flooding. Ted Lentz lives just off of Elk Creek Road and is happy it’s being fixed. “It’s about time. Every time you go through you’ve got to hope that the road don’t collapse under you at that one […]

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    Man Gives Back to Community That Helped Him

    BLOOMSBURG — In a world where prices seem to be constantly going up, it’s hard to believe you can get something for free. That’s why so many people did a double take when they walked by “Seasons on Main” in Bloomsburg. Owner Gary Vadikin is giving away free soup. “I think this is a great idea. It’s so pleasant just to be able to come by, especially on these cold days,” Jeff Rooney said. But why is he giving away […]

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    Voters Wait to Vote in Montour County

    MAHONING TOWNSHIP — There was a steady stream of voters at polling places in central Pennsylvania on this Election Day. At a polling place near Danville, there was consistently a 45-minute wait. The line of voters stretched around the room at Trinity Methodist Church in Mahoning Township, near Danville. When voters walked inside, they were told it was a 45-minute wait to cast their ballots. “I’m prepared to stand in line,” Billie Ingraham. “It’s my right as an American to […]

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    Many Central PA Residents Feel Left Out of Campaign Stops

    BLOOMSBURG — In a last-minute effort to get votes in Pennsylvania, Donald Trump is campaigning in Scranton, and Hillary Clinton in Philadelphia. The presidential candidates and their supporters have been to many different parts of the state this election season, but with the exception of Ted Cruz, they haven’t been to central Pennsylvania. “They need to step it up a little more and be more considerate to each area and not just the main ones just for votes,” Tynesia McNeil […]

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    Teen Reporter Covers Election for Scholastic

    BENTON — What happens when a PG-13 reporter covers an R-rated election? Most reporters on the election trail have been around politics for a while but there is a new kid on the block from Columbia County. Erik Weibel may look young and that’s because he is. He’s 14 years old but this teenager from Columbia County has already experienced more politics than many reporters around the country. The freshman at Benton Area High School won an essay contest through […]

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    ‘Victim 2’ Takes Stand in Sandusky Case

    BELLEFONTE — For the first time, we heard from a key witness in the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse case. He’s the one Mike McQueary said he saw Sandusky sexually assaulting in a shower on campus. The defense called that alleged victim to testify in an attempt to get Sandusky a new trial. The man who has only been known as “Victim 2” took the stand on Friday. He is the person Mike McQueary said he saw Jerry Sandusky sexually abusing in […]

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    Bradford County Judge Accused of Having Sexual Relationship with a Defendant’s Girlfriend

    ATHENS TOWNSHIP —  A district judge near Sayre is accused of exchanging racy text messages and having sex with the girlfriend of a defendant in his drug and alcohol treatment court. The state’s judicial conduct board filed administrative charges. Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw has been in office for more than two decades but now he’s finding himself on the other side of the law. If the accusations against him prove to be true, he could be suspended, fined or […]

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    Community, School Grieving Loss of Teens to Suicide

    GAMBLE TOWNSHIP — Classmates and a community are grieving two teenagers who took their own lives and counselors are trying to help them understand and prevent. There were EMS workers surrounding the boat launch at Rose Valley Lake Tuesday afternoon after responding to reports of two shooting victims. The coroner said the teenage boy and girl had died by suicide, leaving notes behind. “Getting them to reach out and look for some help or support is really important before it […]

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    Coroner Called to Reported Shooting

    GAMBLE TOWNSHIP — The coroner was called to the scene of a reported shooting in Lycoming County. It happened at Rose Valley Lake boat launch near Trout Run Tuesday afternoon. According to the deputy coroner, two people are dead. State police said the deaths are not considered suspicious.

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    Disaster Relief Center Set up for Flood Victims

    RALSTON — Some people in Lycoming County got a bit of help as they are trying to pick up the pieces from the flash flooding almost two weeks ago. A disaster recovery center was set up Tuesday near Trout Run. Roxann Shuman came to the Ralston Volunteer Fire Company for one reason: to get a tetanus shot. She was happy and relieved to hear they were being given out for free. “I had a tetanus shot 10 years ago, but […]

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    Trick-or-Treating Fun at the Hospital

    MAHONING TOWNSHIP — It’s never fun to be in the hospital, but it’s especially no fun for a kid on Halloween. That’s why Geisinger Medical Center near Danville held its annual trick-or-treat for the patients at Janet Weis Children’s Hospital. Sydney Bingaman of Northumberland has been a patient at Janet Weis Children’s Hospital since Saturday. Unfortunately, her hospital stay falls over one of her favorite holidays — Halloween. Even though the 9-year-old can’t go trick-or-treating this year, trick-or-treating came to […]