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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    Sunbury’s Halloween Parade Will Go On

    SUNBURY — Children walking down the streets of Sunbury in costume and people throwing candy make the Sunbury Halloween parade a tradition. But when this year’s parade was held last week, there was concern the tradition was in jeopardy. The Sunbury Fire Police, who run the parade, were running short on money and volunteers. “People around here would be really disappointed if they stopped the parade. They would be because they all line up, get their chairs and line up,” […]

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    Assessing the Damage from Cheese Factory Fire

    SUNBURY — One day after a large fire at a cheese factory in Sunbury, owners are trying to figure out what to do next. Sunbury code enforcement officers put up “danger” signs all around Sun-Re Cheese Corporation on Lenker Avenue. Over the weekend, fire caused major damage to the part of the building where all of the cheese is made. The plant was closed at the time. “It’s kind of surreal. We’re just trying to assess it and figure out […]

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    Chimney Sweeping Season

    LOYALSOCK TOWNSHIP — Some people in the area are preparing for this weekend’s cooler temperatures by getting their chimneys cleaned. Scotch Hanning of Shurfire Chimney Service in Williamsport may not have the most glamorous job, but he keeps people safe by cleaning their chimneys. “If your home would be the human body then your chimney is the heart. In order to keep the body healthy of course we need to clean those arteries out. If it gets clogged, we’re going […]

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    Robber: ‘I Stole for Bone Marrow Transplant’

    SNYDER COUNTY — A man from Mifflin County was arraigned Friday for what police call a night of crime. The man told the judge he tried to rob two stores because he needed money for a bone marrow transplant. Jonathan Hackenberg, 33, of Mifflin County faces a long list of serious charges, including robbery and burglary. Police say he used a loaded gun to threaten employees at two stores. He did not get away with any money for his medical […]

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    Collecting Coats for People in Need

    SUNBURY– As the weather gets cooler, many of us are breaking out our winter clothing. Some people are fortunate enough to buy new coats, but others are not. Employees at the YMCA in Sunbury are sorting through piles of gently used coats that were recently donated to its free coat drive. The annual event provides free coats for people in need. “It’s harder on them to be able to afford all the necessities, so this is just a way to […]

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    Bloomsburg Police Department Plans Move

    BLOOMSBURG — The Bloomsburg police station has been in the same building on Main Street since 1889, and according to Police Chief Roger Van Loan, it has only been remodeled once or twice since then. “It gave us a little more office space, but it didn’t give us more space in the critical areas needed for the patrol officers to do their work,” Van Loan said. But if all goes according to plan, the Bloomsburg Police Department will have a […]

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    Montour County Requesting Emergency Money

    DANVILLE — Because of the state budget impasse, many agencies are being forced to cut services. A county in central Pennsylvania is going to court over the lack of funding. Montour County Commissioners will face a judge later this week and ask for up to $1 million. One commissioner in Montour County compares its financial situation to the equivalent of a tornado hitting Danville. The commissioners say because the state has not yet passed a budget, Montour County could be […]

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    Flu Shot Season is Here

    KELLY TOWNSHIP — It’s nearly flu season again.¬† Doctors say flu season runs from November to March, but since cases are already popping up in parts of our area, doctors recommend getting your flu shots now. “I would encourage you to get it now because I do hear it’s out in the communities already, in the local areas,” Michelle Lincoln said. Michelle Lincoln is an infection preventionist at Evangelical Community Hospital near Lewisburg. She says children, the elderly, and pregnant […]

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    Little League Monument in Williamsport Vandalized

    WILLIAMSPORT — The Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce is thinking about installing security cameras after a vandal hit an area dedicated to the birthplace of Little League Baseball. One of the life-sized bronze statues at the project called “Bases Loaded” was damaged. One of the first things you see when you drive into Williamsport is the city’s “Bases Loaded” monument. The 10 bronze statues and Market Street painted like a baseball diamond depict Williamsport as the birthplace of Little League. Recently, […]

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    Danville Students ‘Rally for Riley,’ Classmate Battling Terminal Cancer

    DANVILLE — On a Friday during high school football season, students in Danville were filled with emotion. The district moved up homecoming to this weekend so a student fighting a serious form of cancer could attend. The high school even held a carnival Friday in her honor. But what is heartbreaking is that the student is too ill to even be there. Mackenzie Riley’s friends and teachers say she is so excited to be on her high school’s homecoming court […]

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    People Enjoy the Covered Bridge Festival

    RALPHO TOWNSHIP — An annual festival at Knoebels Amusement Resort is in full swing, drawing tens of thousands of people. The Covered Bridge Festival has around 400 vendors¬†and allows people to enjoy the amusement park while it’s decorated for Halloween. Tammy Pennycoff of Cogan Station had her hands full at the festival. “This is my second load,” Pennycoff said. Pennycoff and many others spent the day shopping for crafts. They had quite the selection, too. There are close to 400 […]

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    ‘I’ve never had guns drawn on me before,’ – Neighbors Describe 911 Hoax Scene

    POINT TOWNSHIP — People who live on 9th Street in Point Township near Northumberland describe a terrifying scene after someone called 911 to report a shooting on the street. “It was focused pretty much right on my home and it had me concerned very much that something’s wrong. I thought a burglar,” Jessica Reichner said. It turns out there was no emergency. Police say the call Wednesday night was a hoax, and the house in question was vacant. Jessica Reichner […]


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