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
  • 3 Year Old Recovering After Taking Car on Wild Ride

    NIPPENOSE TOWNSHIP — A woman from Lycoming County had a scary afternoon as her 3-year-old grandson was in a bizarre car accident. Police say the young boy jumped in the car, knocked it into neutral, and the car rolled down a hill and crashed. Police call this a freak accident. It happened Monday afternoon at the woman’s home near Jersey Shore. Police say the young boy is doing fine, but the family is shaken up. There is a steep hill […]

  • Animals Saved from Barn Fire in Clinton County

    PINE CREEK TOWNSHIP — A barn filled with cattle caught fire in Clinton County Monday morning. The place on River Road near Avis went up around 8:30 a.m. Most of the animals in the barn are fine thanks to quick action by neighbors. As soon as neighbors saw smoke, they jumped into action and let the cattle out of the barn. The rest of the day was spent herding around 70 heifers into a nearby farm. Firefighters spent most of […]

  • Parents Share Daughter’s Poem About Heroin Addiction in Her Obituary

    SELINSGROVE — A Snyder County obituary is going viral because of its honesty about heroin addiction. Delaney Farrell’s family included a poem she wrote in the obituary, hoping to prevent others from overdosing. The recent increase in heroin overdoses in Lycoming County sent more than 50 people to the hospital and claimed the lives of three. One of those people was Delaney Farrell of Selinsgrove. “She told me the night before she died that she knew all those kids overdosed. She […]

  • Sweet Corn Season Pushed Back 2-3 Weeks

    EAST BUFFALO TOWNSHIP–The Lewisburg Farmers’ Market on Fairground Road was packed with people looking for fresh produce.  One thing shoppers looked for is sweet corn. “We love corn, we are having pork chops, so we got corn to have with our pork chops tonight,” Kira Whitaker said. But something people noticed when they found the corn was the size. “They’re smaller this year.  Not as big as what they normally are,” Whitaker said. “It’s not as big as it usually […]

  • Knoebels Prepares to Welcome New Ride to the Park

    RALPHO TOWNSHIP — If you’re planning a trip to Knoebels Amusement Resort in the next few weeks, you are in luck! You’ll probably be one of the first few riders to try out the latest addition to the park — “Over The Top.” The bright orange and blue ride swinging at Knoebels is not a familiar sight for those who frequent the park near Elysburg. Many parkgoers stopped to investigate, and check out the new addition for themselves. The ride? […]

  • Red, White & Blue in Millville

    MILLVILLE — People lined North State Street in Millville as far as the eye could see. In fact, there were well over 1,000 people here watching the 116th annual Fourth of July Parade. “I was really surprised the first year we came last year how big this parade was because Millville is very small,” Kelly Beers said. The parade route was about one-mile long. Some people tell Newswatch 16 they’ve come to the Millville Fourth of July Parade for as […]

  • Boaters Enjoy Holiday Weekend

    UPPER AUGUSTA TOWNSHIP — Boat after boat after boat backed into Lake Augusta near Sunbury Monday. A hot and sunny day combined with a holiday weekend is ideal for Darren Rhoads of Selinsgrove. “It is a nice, warm day. I worked on the boat all weekend and got it going. We thought we’d take it for a trial run today and everything seems to be going good,” Rhoads said. Fourth of July weekend is a popular time to go boating. According […]

  • Midweek Holiday Shortens Fourth of July Camping

    MONTOUR TOWNSHIP — Camping season is in full swing, and the Fourth of July weekend is especially busy at campgrounds. But the way the holiday falls this year, many people had to work Monday which threw a wrench into camping plans. Some campers we spoke with had to cut their holiday weekends short because of work. Camping and Fourth of July weekend go hand in hand. People at Indian Head Campground near Bloomsburg reflected on a fun weekend. Dorothy Ayres […]

  • River Stone Memories of Montoursville High

    MONTOURSVILLE — It was almost like Black Friday in Montoursville, all because of some river stone. People got the chance to take home pieces of the old Montoursville Area High School, which was just torn down. About 50 people waited in line for the stones that were smoothed over by river water. They’re pieces of the old Montoursville Area High School and they were available to take home. “I went to school here. All my kids went to school here […]

  • Overdose Situation Stabilizes

    WILLIAMSPORT — It was another busy day for first responders and doctors, dealing with overdoses in Lycoming County.  They’ve now seen more than 50 in the past two days.  Hospital officials here believe the situation has stabilized.  But medical personnel treated more than 51 overdoses, from Wednesday through Friday. That’s more than one an hour, when the hospital usually averages between one and two a day. Local officials call this an “epidemic.”  Even though most of the calls are in […]

  • House Damaged After Car Crashes Into It in Williamsport

    LOYALSOCK TOWNSHIP — A family in Lycoming County is picking up the pieces — both literally and figuratively — after a wicked wake-up call Thursday morning when someone drove a car into their home. The house along Randall Circle near Williamsport has significant damage and the family has now found themselves suddenly homeless. Bricks are scattered everywhere, and homeowner Jason Seyler looked on at the remnants of his damaged home. Seyler was at a friend’s home nearby when his teenage […]

  • Epidemic of Overdoses in Lycoming County

    WILLIAMSPORT — At least 37 overdoses have been reported in Lycoming County in just the past 24 hours. That startling number is what officials call an epidemic. The coroner says one of those overdoses was deadly. Doctors in Williamsport will not know for sure until tests come back, but they believe there is a potentially lethal batch of heroin in Lycoming County. Doctors at Susquehanna Health in Williamsport typically treat one or two overdose patients a day. But over the […]