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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    Students Prepare to Sing at Inauguration Festivities

    SELINGROVE — Students in Selinsgrove spent the afternoon practicing for what may be the biggest concert of their high school careers. The school’s honors choir was handpicked to perform at next month’s Presidential Inauguration festivities. “It’s an amazing opportunity. I don’t think most people here in Selinsgrove can say they were invited to an inauguration, let alone sing for the festivities,” Rachel Ulsh said. Choir director Rachel Ulsh got the phone call in early November, before the election, inviting the […]

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    Sunbury Gets on Board – ‘Sunburyopoly’ Helps Hose Company

    SUNBURY — At first glance, it looks like any other Monopoly game, but it’s not. It’s called “Sunburyopoly,” and it’s a limited-edition game that is all about this city in Northumberland County. Sunburyopoly is a fundraiser for the Goodwill Hose Company, a volunteer fire company in Sunbury. Newswatch 16 stopped by the fire company in May when member Greg Pfleegor came up with the project. He and other firefighters asked businesses to sponsor spaces on the board for $225. “Some […]

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    Homemade Candy Canes for Christmas

    GREGG TOWNSHIP — Nothing says Christmas quite like a candy cane and one store in Union County makes its own. Purity Candy near Allenwood opened in 1907 and has been making homemade treats ever since. There are lots of sweet treats at Purity Candy, but some of the store’s biggest sellers are candy canes. These aren’t the candy canes you see in the big box stores. The staff at Purity Candy makes them all by hand. Newswatch 16 tagged along […]

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    Power to Save: Keeping Your House Warm

    HEMLOCK TOWNSHIP — There’s no place like home, especially when it’s this cold outside. With temperatures below 20 degrees, staying inside is a welcome thing. That’s why it’s important to make sure your house is as warm as it should be. Newswatch 16 stopped by Lowes near Bloomsburg. Assistant Manager Eric King says first and foremost, make sure you have enough insulation in your walls. “Make sure all the cracks are sealed with, let’s say, spray foam or caulk. That […]

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    Toy Drive for Audrianna’s Wish Continues

    GEISINGER MEDICAL CENTER — A special delivery was made to Janet Weis Children’s Hospital Thursday afternoon: lots and lots of toys. The massive toy drive was started six years ago by a young girl from Hazleton before she lost her life to cancer. It took a moving truck to deliver all of these toys to Janet Weis Children’s Hospital near Danville. Boxes were filled to the top with toys. The drive was organized by Angela Bartol of Hazleton. She and […]

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    Caring for Your Cars in the Cold

    LOYALSOCK TOWNSHIP — It was a busy day at Kost Tire and Auto near Williamsport. A lot of people were at the shop getting their cars worked on. Kristie Tawney of South Williamsport got her tires rotated and air put in them. “They kind-of looked a little low, so I figured I’d better get them down here,” Tawney said. According to the staff at Kost, that’s one of the best things she could have done. With the impending cold weather, […]

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    Daughter Raising Money for Family’s New Home

    BUFFALO TOWNSHIP — A student at Bucknell University is trying to surprise her father with a very special Christmas present — a new house! The family has seven adopted children, all with special needs. Sasha Carpenter was adopted from Russia when she was a baby. Since then, her parents adopted six other children. They’d like to adopt two more, but their house is not big enough, so Sasha is working with a realtor and fundraising to give her family a […]

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    What is Green Monday?

    MUNCY TOWNSHIP — First comes Black Friday, then Small Business Saturday, then Cyber Monday. And now? It’s Green Monday. But what is Green Monday? It was started by eBay and has to do with online shopping. The snowstorm covered roadways, delayed schools, and made for a good day to stay inside. But not for everyone. Liz Reiff of Milton spent part of her day at Target in Muncy Township. “Trying to get some Christmas shopping done,” Reiff said. Reiff was not […]

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    Christmas Boulevard Lights up Berwick

    BERWICK — From decorated Christmas trees to elaborate displays, Market Street is once again the home of Berwick’s Christmas Boulevard. People come from near and far to see the displays and lights. “Yes, it is it’s nice for the people coming into town,” Richard Hause said. It’s the 70th year for the event, which is a one-mile long display of Christmas decorations. It is run by the Berwick Boulevard Association. “It just brings back memories of when I was a […]

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    Southern Columbia Pumped For State Title Game

    FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP — A school district in Columbia County is getting ready for its biggest football game of the year. The Southern Columbia Tigers play in the Class AA state title game Saturday in Hershey against Steel Valley High School from the Pittsburgh area. “We have great fans,” said senior Nicholas Fetterman.  “I couldn’t ask for better fans. The community really comes together for us. They always have fan buses and pep rallies for us, they’re really supportive.” “It’s to […]

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    New Lewisburg Area H.S. Has The Power To Save

    KELLY TOWNSHIP — Students are settling in during their first week at the new Lewisburg Area High School. There are a lot of windows in the school to make use of natural light, which reduces the need for overhead lighting. “The overhead lighting that we do have throughout the building, the electricity for those lights is all being generated by over 500 solar panels on the roof of the building,” explained Lewisburg Area Superintendent Mark DiRocco. DiRocco took Newswatch 16 […]

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    Christkindl Market Opens in Mifflinburg

    MIFFLINBURG — Thursday marks the start of Christmas for one community in Union County. Market Street in Mifflinburg is almost unrecognizable as it is filled with more than 100 vendors selling food and crafts. The 28th annual Christkindl Market is underway. For three days, two and a half blocks of Market Street are transformed into a German Christmas market. There is authentic German food including strudel, schnitzel, and sausage. Saint Nickolas makes his way around the festival, and if you’re […]