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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    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 […]

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    Authorities Believe Heroin Overdose Explains Shocking Photo

    SUNBURY — There is new information from police on the woman who was carried out of a restaurant in Sunbury over the weekend. Police have reason to believe she may have overdosed on heroin. Sunbury police have still not located the people in the surveillance picture, but the woman’s family came forward and said she is a heroin addict. Officers are treating this as a drug overdose but want to find the couple to make sure the woman is safe. […]

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    Military Blimp Landed in Central PA One Year Ago Today

    ANTHONY TOWNSHIP — It’s hard to forget something as big as a blimp, especially when one gets loose and lands in central Pennsylvania. The NORAD military blimp landed near Muncy one year ago today. It’s an image that’s hard to forget — a blimp stuck in a tree near Muncy. But as you may remember, this wasn’t just any blimp. The NORAD military blimp got loose in Maryland and people all over the world tracked it as it glided along. […]

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    Kids Enjoy New Playground in Sunbury

    SUNBURY — Students at an elementary school in Northumberland County can now enjoy recess on new playground equipment. The new playground at Grace Beck Elementary in Sunbury was dedicated Friday. After parents approached the school board, the place was built for $28,000 in school budget funds and community donations. The school never had a playground before.

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    Teen Hit by Car While Walking to School

    SUNBURY — A teenager walking to school was struck by a vehicle Thursday morning in Northumberland County. Sunbury police tell us that student is in critical condition at Geisinger Medical Center near Danville. According to Sunbury Police, she was crossing Chestnut Street Thursday morning and was hit by a car just a few blocks away from Shikellamy High School. Investigators blocked off 10th and Chestnut Streets in Sunbury for about four hours while they reconstructed a crash that put a […]

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    Man Killed in Logging Accident

    MOUNT PLEASANT MILLS — The Snyder County coroner was called Wednesday to the scene of a logging accident that killed a young man. It happened in Mount Pleasant Mills. According to state police, Dayton Kratzer and his brother were clearing trees from a property in Mount Pleasant Mills when a tree rolled off the forklift and killed Kratzer. It was a normal day at work for Kratzer, 21, of Beavertown, and his brother, until the unthinkable happened. The two were […]