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
  • Phoenix Court Apartments Rise from the Ashes

    MOUNT CARMEL TOWNSHIP– There was a grand opening Friday for some apartments near Mount Carmel built at the spot where someone set six houses on fire in 2013. The spot in Northumberland County has been transformed into apartments for seniors on fixed incomes. Officials tell Newswatch 16 they hope to do more projects like this in Atlas to keep cleaning up the vacant and fire-damaged properties. Anyone who lives in the village of Atlas, near Mount Carmel, probably remembers when […]

  • Shikellamy State Park Expands

    UNION TOWNSHIP — Shikellamy State Park used to cover more than 200 acres in Union, Snyder, and Northumberland Counties.  But the size of the park has doubled as the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) finalized a deal, adding two adjoining properties to the park. “They extend the view upstream significantly from the west branch of the Susquehanna,” Cindy Adams Dunn, DCNR Secretary said. A non-profit group in Union County bought the land through fundraisers and grant money and […]

  • Lackawanna College Announces New Campus in Sunbury

    SUNBURY — Lackawanna College has announced it is opening a campus in Sunbury this fall. A vacant building located in the Sunbury Plaza on North 4th Street will be home to the Sunbury branch of Lackawanna College. This week, officials at Lackawanna College announced plans to expand, putting a satellite campus in Sunbury. We are coming to Sunbury, Pa., beginning in the Fall 2017 semester! — Lackawanna College (@LackawannaEDU) May 17, 2017 Mayor Dave Persing is thrilled. He’s been […]

  • Man Pleads Guilty to Murder in Death of 18-Month-Old Girl

    NEW ALBANY — In exchange for pleading guilty to third degree murder, Jeremiah Cordell of Forksville agreed to spend 20 to 40 years in prison. But some people who know him, and who are familiar with his case feel that’s not nearly enough. Jeremiah Cordell of Forksville is the man in the front of the line. Back in April, he walked into the Bradford County Courthouse for a hearing. Now he has pleaded guilty to third degree murder for killing […]

  • Voters in Two Communities Decide Whether to Stay ‘Dry’

    UPDATE: Voters in both communities approved the granting of liquor licenses for businesses. SYLVANIA — Two municipalities in Bradford County have a question to answer on this Election Day: should businesses in their communities be allowed to sell alcohol? Those municipalities are North Towanda Township and Sylvania. Both are fairly small communities, and the vote on the ballot questions is expected to be close. It’s hard to miss the sign outside Sylvania Church of Christ on Sylvania Road. It says, […]

  • Students Go Back in Time at Farm Days 1866

    TROY — Around 400 students in Bradford County got a lesson in history on Tuesday. Thanks to the Heritage Village and Farm Museum in Troy, children learned all about what it was like to live in the 1800s. History came alive at the Troy Fairgrounds as fourth graders from around the area stepped back in time this week. The event is called Farm Days 1866, and with the help of volunteers, children learned what it was like to live in […]

  • No Candidates on Ballot for Key Posts in Montoursville

    MONTOURSVILLE — With less than 24 hours until the polls open, some municipalities are missing something on the ballot: candidates. In Montoursville, no one is running for several key positions, including mayor. In addition to mayor, there are three borough council seats up for grabs with nobody running. Even though there are some people running write-in campaigns, some voters Newswatch 16 spoke with say it’s disheartening that nobody will be on the ballot. “In a larger borough such as Montoursville, […]

  • Students Compete in Math Contest

    MILTON–It was so quiet you could probably hear a pin drop inside the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit in Milton. About 35 students spent the morning solving problems in a math competition featuring seven school districts. “This is the Super Bowl of math for our kids from across the IU,” John Kurelja said. Students in grades four through eight squared off in this regional competition. “The kids in there are high-caliber in terms of what they’re doing and how quickly they’re […]

  • Ag Day: Farming Fun for Elementary Students

    FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP — What started off as a senior prank at Southern Columbia High School turned into a fun day for elementary school children. Students at Southern Columbia Elementary School spent part of their day on a field trip right outside of their school. Seniors at Southern Columbia High School transformed the parking lot into a farm. There were tractors, face painting, and hayrides. The event is called Agriculture Day or “Ag Day” for short. The idea for Ag Day […]

  • Black Bear Caught in Sunbury Neighborhood

    SUNBURY — There was some excitement in Sunbury Friday morning as a bear made her way through town. The 200-pound female black bear was not in a remote area. She was making her way through a residential neighborhood in Sunbury. She led officers on a chase for about an hour and a half and had an audience of dozens. Tamme Bryant took her grandson to school in Sunbury on what she thought was a normal Friday morning. Right before she […]

  • Victor Hare Sentenced for Boy’s Death

    SUNBURY — It’s been about two and a half years since a 9-year-old boy overdosed on oxycodone at a man’s house near Northumberland. On Thursday, that man was sentenced to prison for his role in the death. A Northumberland County judge sentenced Victor Hare to 25 to 50 years in prison. Hare is already serving up to 10 years for a gun conviction. That means he faces up to 60 years behind bars. Victor Hare is 61 years old. Hare […]

  • Continuing Bid for New Trial, Sandusky Back in Court

    BELLEFONTE -- Jerry Sandusky's fight for charges against him to be dismissed or a new trial continued Thursday in Centre County court.