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
  • Thinking Spring

    FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP — Planting season at Shaffer Landscapes and Nursery near Middleburg is in full swing. That was evident as crews prepared to move a Turkish Filbert Tree. Garden Center Manager Bonnie Long says the tree will be displayed in the garden center for spring. “It’s for sale, but we’ll also use it for shade for other plants around it,” Bonnie Long said. While much of northeastern Pennsylvania is preparing for more snow, the worst of the storm is expected […]

  • Worker Shocked by Power Line While Trimming Trees

    MIDDLEBURG -- A man from Schuylkill County is in critical condition after he was shocked while trimming a tree.

  • Hardware Stores Busy After Storm

    BENTON — Thousands of people are still without power in parts of our area. For some, that means running a generator and buying supplies to keep that generator running. Even though the Benton area only got a dusting of snow on Friday, hundreds of homes and businesses still lost power. Trees fell like dominoes in some parts of Columbia County, taking power lines with them. Donald Hess of Benton Township has been without power since Friday morning. “We just got […]

  • Benton Area Residents Without Power

    SUGARLOAF TOWNSHIP — Damage from the storm on Friday stretched over into parts of Columbia County and some people there are still without power. While the Benton area did not get the snow the northeastern parts of our area got, there was plenty of wind. For the people who live on Camp Lavigne Road near Benton, trees fell like dominos. “All of a sudden, we heard the crash, and then the one skylight completely broke, and the branches came in […]

  • People Digging Out, Still Without Power in Parts of Wayne County

    WAYNE COUNTY — More than 24 hours after snow and wind walloped much of northeastern Pennsylvania there are still problems on many roadways. Trees and wires are down, leaving thousands of people in Wayne County without power for a few days at most. “Wednesday at 11 p.m. They said it’s possible it could be sooner but that’s the estimate,” said Jen Tagle, Honesdale. There’s plenty of snow to shovel in Honesdale. Quite a few people were doing just that. “Well, […]

  • Quilting a Lesson in History

    GREGG TOWNSHIP — Walking into the Warrior Run Fire Department’s social hall near Allenwood, you don’t expect to see more than 150 quilts, all shapes and colors. “There’s a lot of hours of love labor as I like to say and art in this building,” Cindy Craddock said. The quilt show is put on by the Susquehanna Valley Quilt Guild, which is based in the Muncy area. The show is held every two years as a way to display member’s […]

  • BJ’s is Back!

    DANVILLE — A once-popular restaurant in Danville will soon be taking reservations once again. BJ’s Steak and Rib House is coming back to Danville, four years after a devastating fire. For decades, BJ’s Steak and Rib House was here. That is until the restaurant was heavily damaged by fire on Easter Sunday in 2014. “My kids liked it. We went there a lot after basketball games and stuff,” Vince Zampetti said. “The food was excellent, the service was excellent, I […]

  • Crossing Guard Accused of Selling Drugs

    SELINSGROVE – In a stunning arrest in Snyder County, a crossing guard in Selinsgrove was picked up for dealing drugs while on the job. Hundreds of children in Selinsgrove cross the street at the intersection of Broad and Spruce Streets while on their way to school. In fact, a large number of students from the Selinsgrove Area School District walk to school because the district does not provide bus service in the borough. “They’re all basically walking past this crossing […]

  • Shamokin Man Accused of Threats to Judge

    SHAMOKIN — A man is accused of threatening to shoot a district judge and his staff in Northumberland County. Robert King, 48, is accused of threatening several people Wednesday in Shamokin, including District Judge John Gembic and his staff. King was arraigned Wednesday afternoon in Sunbury. He was charged with making terroristic threats and disorderly conduct. Police say around 10 a.m., King walked into District Judge John Gembic’s office and demanded to speak with the judge. When told he wasn’t […]

  • Deadly Shooting Leads to Standoff in Shamokin

    SHAMOKIN — A deadly shooting led to a standoff overnight in Northumberland County. Now the suspect is in the hospital. A woman was shot and killed late Monday night in Shamokin. Her suspected killer was shot by police after an hours-long standoff and he was holding a hostage during that standoff. Police were on West Sunbury Street for hours Tuesday morning, trying to get Jose Colon, 41, to come out of his apartment. Information from search warrants Tuesday morning in this […]

  • The Big Boom Theories

    MIFFLINBURG — If you live in or around Mifflinburg, you may have heard a very loud noise Sunday night. Many people in that part of Union County reported hearing a loud boom around 8 p.m. It only lasted for a second or two, but hundreds of people in Mifflinburg and surrounding areas heard it loud and clear. “Just a loud boom, and at the time, I thought it was thunder,” Don Everitt said. “It was extremely loud, so much so that […]

  • Students Compete in STEM to Improve PA

    MILTON — Some students in central Pennsylvania put their heads together Friday to come up with ideas on how to improve the state. It’s all part of the high school STEM competition. These students are inventors and someday their products may be available to buy. But right now, the students are trying to get their ideas heard. It’s all part of the regional STEM competition, through the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit in Milton. “Through this project, I’ve extended my knowledge […]