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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    People Stocking up on Food for New Year’s

    RALPHO TOWNSHIP–When it comes to food on New Year’s Eve, it’s all about tradition for many people. That tradition means seafood for a lot of people in the Shamokin area. Boyer’s Food Market made sure people were taken care of with an outdoor seafood stand. “We have everything from crab legs to shrimp to lobster tail to fresh seafood, haddock, cod, all the fresh fish filets,” Giuliano Catania said. Boyer’s opened the outdoor seafood stand earlier this month. Carole Myer […]

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    Eagles Fans React to Chip Kelly Firing

    COAL TOWNSHIP — On Wednesday, Philadelphia Eagles fans reacted to the announcement team owner Jeffrey Lurie made Tuesday night: Head Coach Chip Kelly was fired. The announcement came with only one more game left in the regular season. To say the Philadelphia Eagles have had a disappointing season is an understatement. With a 6-9 record, many fans in our area are left disappointed. Eagles Owner Jeffrey Lurie listened and fired Head Coach Chip Kelly. “I’m ecstatic that he’s gone,” Jim […]

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    Shamokin Prepares for Coal Drop

    SHAMOKIN–When you think of Shamokin, the word “coal” tends to come to mind. That’s because the city is in the middle of the Coal Region of Pennsylvania. So it’s only natural that instead of dropping a regular ball on New Year’s Eve, Shamokin drops a piece of coal! “This is just kind of a mini New York City and I think it’s great that the people have the opportunity to come down and do this,” Mayor Bill Milbrand said. The coal […]

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    Shamokin Area Students Make up Strike Days

    COAL TOWNSHIP–While most students in our viewing area spent the day at home enjoying winter break, students in the Shamokin area were in school. They were making up days from the teacher’s strike earlier this year. School let out shortly after 12:15 in the Shamokin Area School District, and parents lined up to pick up their kids. Students were not originally supposed to be in school today, but because of a teacher’s strike earlier this year, the district decided to […]

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    Mail Carrier Helps Save Woman’s Life

    MOUNT CARMEL TOWNSHIP — The words “mail carrier” and “life saver” usually don’t go in the same sentence. But a postal worker in the Mount Carmel area is being credited with saving a woman’s life. John Kenenitz delivers mail to people in the Mount Carmel area just like he does almost every day. He’s been doing this job since 2000, so he’s pretty familiar with the people on his route. That’s why on the morning of December 19th, he noticed […]

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    Sunbury’s Police Chief Resigns

    UPDATE: Sunbury’s police chief turned in his badge Monday. Brad Hare announced his resignation over the weekend. His decision comes just as the results of an internal investigation into the department and complaints against two officers are about to be made public. Hare has asked Sunbury City Council to allow him to stay with the department as a corporal. Newswatch 16 spoke with him Monday night. He says he is proud of what the department accomplished in his 17 months […]

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    Speed Played a Role in Deadly Crash

    FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP–We now know the names of the two men who were killed in last night’s crash along Route 487 near Catawissa. 28-year-old Daren Kremser of Catawissa and 46-year-old Shane Breach of Bloomsburg were killed in the crash, and two other men were hurt. The Catawissa Police Department is investigating the crash due to a conflict of interest. One of the victims is related to the police chief in Locust Township. Chief Josh Laidacker says Kremser was driving the grey […]

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    Crash Near Catawissa Kills Two

    FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP — Two people died in a late night crash in Columbia County. It happened around 10:45 p.m. Wednesday along Route 487 in Franklin Township, near Catawissa. When first responders got to the scene of the wreck along Route 487, they say one car split in two and the other badly damaged. Daren Kremser, 28, of Catawissa and Shane Breach, 46, of Bloomsburg were killed in the crash and two other men were hurt. The Catawissa police department is […]

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    Geisinger Thanks You For Your Toy Donations

    MAHONING TOWNSHIP – A room filled with toys at Janet Weis Children’s Hospital near Danville still looked full Wednesday, but parents have already picked out toys for around 150 children. The donations help mothers such as Phylicia Martz of Mifflinburg. Her 9-month-old daughter has a brain abnormality that’s kept her a patient since birth. “I was like, ‘just get me home by Christmas, just get me home by Christmas,’ and the doctors were like, ‘oh, sure! No problem,'” Martz said. […]

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    Southern Columbia Tigers Celebrate Seventh State Title

    FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP — The Southern Columbia Tigers now have more state football titles than any other school in Pennsylvania. Just before students left for Christmas break, the team was honored at the school near Catawissa. The seniors we spoke with say it’s been their dream since they were young children to win a state football title. And now that dream has come true. The Southern Columbia Tigers gave up the first touchdown against the Aliquippa Quips in the PIAA Class […]

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    Woman Gives Away Presents Days Before Christmas

    COAL TOWNSHIP — Call her the “Coal Township Santa Claus,” or just call her by her name, Danielle Stump. Either way, this woman from the Shamokin area knows the true spirit of Christmas. A friend gave a large amount of toys to Danielle’s 2-year-old daughter, and the young mom knew she did not need everything. “Since I got it for free, the stuff is brand new. I figured somebody else would enjoy it, too. People deserve to be equal and […]

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    Community Center Planned For Former Church

    SELINSGROVE — A community center is coming to Snyder County inside a building that used to be a church. That building was badly damaged by fire earlier this year. This week, church members voted to sell the fire-damaged building to the Snyder County Coalition for Kids. When fire destroyed the church in Selinsgrove back in May, church members did not know what would happen. Fast forward seven months: a new church is under construction and the old building is set […]


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