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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    Deadly Crash on Route 220 in Same Area Where Two Crashes Closed Road the Day Before

    WOODWARD TOWNSHIP — Part of Route 220 near Williamsport was closed again Tuesday, in the same area where two crashes blocked the road the day before. State police said a driver lost control on Route 220 southbound at the intersection with Pine Run Road and went down an embankment around 3:15 p.m. Tuesday. Two people were taken to the hospital. The driver was flown, and a male passenger was taken by ambulance. State police said they suffered critical injuries. The […]

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    Students Hold Freedom Walk to Remember 9/11

    HUGHESVILLE — As we mark the 15th anniversary of the attacks on September 11, 2001, students at Ashkar Elementary in Hughesville remembered those who lost their lives. “It’s very sad to just think about how many lives were lost,” Liam Turnbow said. Three years ago, three students came up with the idea to hold a remembrance ceremony at the school. “We did our first one in third grade and we really enjoyed it, so we decided to keep on going […]

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    Business Booming on The Golden Strip

    LOYALSOCK TOWNSHIP — While some businesses are closing their doors, it seems like more and more stores, banks, and restaurants are opening in one part of Lycoming County. Construction continues on a car wash on East Third Street — better known as The Golden Strip — in Loyalsock Township. It seems the community near Williamsport is the place to go for shopping, eating, and banking. The three-mile stretch of roadway is filled with stores, hotels, restaurants, gas stations, and banks. […]

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    Geisinger Researcher Talks About 9/11 Experience

    MAHONING TOWNSHIP — Sunday marks 15 years since terrorists flew two airplanes into the World Trade Center in New York City. When the first plane hit, a man who now works at Geisinger Medical Center near Danville was in the basement of the center. Joseph Boscarino does research at Geisinger Medical Center and focuses on post-traumatic stress disorder. 15 years ago he led the first research team to put out a study after 9/11. Boscarino knows firsthand about that day […]

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    The Flood of 2011: Five Years Later

    BLOOMSBURG — This week marks the fifth anniversary of the Flood of 2011. “Very bad. You lose a lot of your furniture and things you can’t replace,” Joanne Hess said. Joanne Hess has lived in Bloomsburg for nine years. She stayed at her home on West 3rd Street after the flood. But she lives in fear. “It’s hard because you think well maybe it’s going to happen again,” Hess said. Hess has seen her neighbors come and go. But many […]

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    Susquehanna University Students get Free Passports

    SELINSGROVE — About nine of every ten students who attend Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove study abroad, and when you go overseas one of the most important things you need is a passport. A room inside the Degenstein Campus Center at Susquehanna University is decorated with flags from all over the world. Students gathered to fill out papers and pose for pictures. They were getting passports. But this event was unique because instead of paying around $135 for a passport, these […]

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    Man Takes Speed Control Into His Own Hands

    WYALUSING — The speed limit on Route 706, or Taylor Avenue, in Wyalusing is 25 miles per hour, but sometimes you wouldn’t know that by watching some vehicles drive by. Don McNeil lives along Taylor Avenue and is tired of drivers speeding by. He’s scared for his safety. “Sooner or later it has to be established somewhere in Pennsylvania that the first obligation of government is public safety,” McNeil said. State police sometimes patrol Taylor Avenue, but not enough in […]

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    ‘All Home Days’ Tradition Continues Near Elysburg

    RALPHO TOWNSHIP — Food, entertainment, games and more — All Home Days near Elysburg has a lot to offer. People have a good time at the three-day event, held at Ralpho Township Community Park. “From what I see, the food and the entertainment and everything else, I think it’s very nice,” Mike Chyko said. “It’s a nice thing to do, a nice day to be out,” Jim Beshore said. All Home Days takes place over Labor Day Weekend, but it […]

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    People Spend Labor Day Weekend on the Water

    UPPER AUGUSTA TOWNSHIP — Some people preferred to spend their Labor Day weekend in the water or on the water in boats. One spot on the water in Northumberland County was filled with boats, kayaks, and jet skis. The Wagner family of Sunbury got a lesson in how to use a pontoon boat from the staff at Lake Augusta Outfitters near Sunbury. Almost a dozen people were spending their holiday on the boat soaking up the sun, and enjoying each […]

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    Labor Day Weekend Last Hurrah for Campers

    UPPER AUGUSTA TOWNSHIP — People spent the day preparing for a fun holiday weekend in Northumberland County. Labor Day weekend is a busy one at Fantasy Island Campground near Sunbury. There are 100 campsites, and they are all booked. “Everybody has a good time. Sunday we have entertainment. There’s bingo Friday night, and just all kinds of things going on,” said Doug Feltman with Fantasy Island Campground. Labor Day weekend is a popular time to go camping because it is a […]

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    FDA: No More ‘Antibacterial’ Soap

    SUNBURY — The Food and Drug Administration announced on Friday the ingredients that make hand soaps and body washes “antibacterial” must be removed. The FDA says those ingredients do little to nothing to make soap work better, and it is now making companies take those ingredients out of hand soaps and body washes and take the word “antibacterial” off the label. At Custom Care Pharmacy in downtown Sunbury, there is a row of hand soaps and body washes, but only […]

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    Update: Lewisburg Area High School Project

    LEWISBURG — Right now, Lewisburg area students in 9 through 12 grades attend class at the high school on Market Street. But about three months from now, if all goes according to schedule, this school will close, and this will be the new Lewisburg Area High School. Superintendent Mark DiRocco took Newswatch 16 on a tour of the new school, just outside the borough. Superintendent Mark DiRocco took Newswatch 16 on a tour of the new school, just outside the […]