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 dogs Monty and Polly.

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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    Red Land Little League to Play in World Championship

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — It might be little league, but there was a huge crowd Saturday in South Williamsport. The U.S. Championship game between Texas and Pennsylvania was a record breaker with almost 46,000 in attendance. Now, after a thrilling 3-2 walk-off win, the team from York County will play for the world championship. The kids from Lewisberry had the opportunity to do something Saturday that no team from Pennsylvania has done in 24 years and that’s win the U.S. Championship […]

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    Historic Marker for Little League Unveiled in Williamsport

    WILLIAMSPORT — The Little League World Series is taking a break from the games on Friday, but there is still lots of activity on the other side of the river in Williamsport. The city unveiled a historic marker honoring Little League Friday afternoon. On Friday night, the Chamber of Commerce is hosting a big party called  Williamsport Welcomes the World. This is the seventh year for Williamsport Welcomes the World, a free street fair on West Fourth Street with food […]

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    Little League Pin Trader Displays Massive Collection

    WILLIAMSPORT — Pin trading is a popular tradition at the Little League World Series and a man from Wisconsin takes it to another level. He has more than 40,000 pins and some of them are on display in Williamsport. Some are small, some are very large, and some are worth more than $1,000. But all of these pins have a special meaning to Butch Faber of Wisconsin. “They said, ‘This is your whole collection?’ I said, ‘No, this is about […]

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    Little League World Series Boosts Economy

    WILLIAMSPORT — Throughout the 10 days of the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, some places in Williamsport say they experience a boom in business. The Bullfrog Brewery on West Fourth Street in Williamsport is quiet now, but employees say right before and after the Little League World Series games they are packed. “Little League is honestly our busiest time of the year, no matter what,” Jenna Evelhair said. Evelhair is a waitress at the Bullfrog Brewery and says […]

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    Buzz Builds Over PA Team in Little League World Series

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — For the first time in 25 years, a team from Pennsylvania has made it to the national championships at the Little League World Series And even though they’re not playing on this day, the team from York County is creating a lot of excitement in South Williamsport. The boys from Red Land Little League are still undefeated at the Little League World Series in South Williamsport. Their manager says they hope to become the first team from […]

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    Kids Get Excused From School to Watch Little League

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT– It’s always a big deal when a Pennsylvania team is in the Little League World Series, and that team from York County plays Texas Wednesday night. Red Land Little League has a lot of fans and many of them came to support their boys at the game against Texas. Students and their parents were here all day because that school district in York County excused their absences as educational trips. Red Land Little League, also known as the […]

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    Pennsylvania, Texas to Battle in Little League World Series

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — Little League fans are gearing up for yet another big game in the Little League World Series. The team from the Harrisburg area plays Wednesday night against Texas and plenty of fans made the trip. With the team from Pennsylvania coming from about two hours away, the Texas fans are bound to be outnumbered by fans of Red Land Little League. Everywhere you look at the Little League World Series complex, there are red shirts.  They represent […]

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    Players Still ‘Go to School’ at Little League World Series

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — From dropping their bats to picking up their pads, some players in the Little League World Series aren’t forgetting about their schoolwork. The team from California has mandatory class every day in South Williamsport. That team from San Diego had a big win Monday night at Lamade Stadium and they will play again Tuesday night to stay in the tournament. But in between these crucial games is study time in a classroom that overlooks the field. The […]

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    Families Make Sacrifices to Get to Little League World Series

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — Players and their parents at the Little League World Series say it is a dream come true, a once-in-a-lifetime experience. But some of the teams didn’t find out they were playing in South Williamsport until just about one week before the games started, making for big sacrifices on short notice. The Little League team from Houston, Texas finished batting practice Tuesday and walked up to their dorms while their parents followed behind. Lloyd Richards is one of […]

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    Teens, Veterans Join Forces to Create ‘Field of Honor’

    RALPHO TOWNSHIP — With each pound of the hammer, a flag was put into the ground at the Ralpho Township Community Park in Elysburg. When the display is finished, there will be 5,000 flags representing 87,000 veterans from Northumberland County. “We get to do a lot for the veterans right now, putting all these flags in the ground,” Austin Padakowski said. The display is called “The Field of Honor.” The teenagers working on the display are from Shamokin’s juvenile delinquent program. […]

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    Busy Day at the Little League World Series  

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — For the first time in Little League history, all 16 teams got to play on the same day and it was all because the weather postponed all the games Thursday. In order to stay on track, Little League officials made the call to play both Thursday’s and Friday’s games on Friday. They say organizing that wasn’t an easy task. There wasn’t much room to walk at the Little League Complex in South Williamsport because people came by […]

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    History Made at the Little League World Series

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — Little League officials say history is being made because it is the first time all 16 teams are playing on the same day. Even though it is a day later than scheduled, it was a beautiful day in South Williamsport Friday and the kids are playing baseball. The first game of the Little League World Series started at 10 a.m. at Volunteer Stadium. The stands were full at both Volunteer and Lamade Stadiums as fans tried to […]


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