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
  • PPL Growing ‘Community Roots’

    SUNBURY — A power company in our area is trying to help the environment while also beautifying the communities it serves. There are times when PPL Electric Utilities has to cut down trees, usually for weather issues and to protect power lines. Now, instead of taking them down, PPL is putting them up with a new program to promote tree growth. It’s called “Community Roots” and provides free trees to the community. “We’re going to have bare-root trees, small potted […]

  • Lewisburg’s Largest Tomato Plant?

    LEWISBURG — People go in and out of the Union County Courthouse in Lewisburg each day. Sometimes they stop and look at the landscaping. There are flower beds and plants. But one plant, in particular, is getting attention from people who come to the courthouse: a tomato plant. “I think it’s huge,” Stacey Walter said. “It’s got more tomatoes on there than I’ve ever seen on one plant,” Felicia Walter said. The tomato plant is growing right outside the courthouse. […]

  • Annual Bean Soup Tradition Continues in McClure

    MCCLURE — The cooler weather and cold nights signal it’s time celebrate soup, at least in one part of our area. It’s time for the McClure Bean Soup Festival in Snyder County. There aren’t any rides open at the annual festival. The food vendors haven’t opened for business and the buildings are closed while some ladies judge exhibits. But people are still lining up for one thing, the thing that’s brought people here for 126 years. “It’s just sort of […]

  • Rail Cars Vandalized

    WHITE DEER TOWNSHIP — Windows on three rail cars near Lewisburg are shattered. Someone threw rocks inside the cars. The windows of a small building were also broken. State police say the damage happened sometime over the weekend. “They’re just breaking things for the fun of breaking things,” Ronald Johnson said. Johnson is president and station master of the Union County chapter of the National Railway Historical Society. It’s a non-profit organization which promotes the historical development of railroads. It’s […]

  • Commemorating 9/11 in Central Pennsylvania

    BLOOMSBURG — As students at Bloomsburg University walked to class, many of them stopped to stare at flags on the academic quad. There are 7,000 flags placed one foot apart from each other. Bloomsburg University’s ROTC students set them up. Each flag represents one serviceman or servicewoman. “The casualties that have passed away as a result of what happened that day,” explained Emily Later of Bloomsburg University ROTC. In Danville, first responders held their annual prayer ceremony to remember the […]

  • New Southern Columbia Turf Field Ready in Time

    FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP — After some uncertainty earlier this week, the new turf field at Southern Columbia High School is ready for some football. Southern Columbia High School has a new turf football field this season but school officials did not know if it would be ready for Friday night’s big game against Mount Carmel Area. In fact, the decision to play the game wasn’t made until Thursday night. The Southern Columbia Tigers and Mount Carmel Area Red Tornadoes have one […]

  • New Wristband Program at Knoebels

    KNOEBELS AMUSEMENT RESORT — Imagine walking through an amusement park and not being able to find your child, or being a child and not being able to find your family. Knoebels Amusement Resort is taking steps to make it easier for families to reconnect in situations like this. After a busy season, Knoebels Amusement Resort near Elysburg is now only open on weekends through September. Employees tell Newswatch 16 it was a great summer, but one suggestion kept coming up […]

  • Water Circus Comes to Lycoming Mall

    MUNCY TOWNSHIP — When shoppers walk into the Lycoming Mall near Muncy, they are used to seeing cars in the parking lot. This week they see blue and white tents and lots of RVs. “I saw all the RVs sitting there and I thought, ‘Wow! something big is happening here in Pennsdale,'” said Shelley Fry. It’s called “Cirque Italia.” It features acts from all over the world. There are no animals, just water and a moving stage. “It’s a stage […]

  • Power To Save: Award for Bucknell University Energy Systems

    BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY — Bucknell University’s campus is about three million square feet. ┬áProviding electricity and heat to the campus in Lewisburg is no small task. But Bucknell University recently won an award for saving energy. “We’ve always tried to achieve those things but it’s nice to get some outside recognition of what we’ve accomplished,” Jim Knight said. The school won an industry certification for energy efficiency called “Peer Certification.” ┬áThe award is through Green Building Council, a national agency which […]

  • Fairgoers Face Increased Security at Bloomsburg Fair

    BLOOMSBURG FAIRGROUNDS — The main priority for officials at the Bloomsburg Fair is keeping visitors safe. That’s why they beefed up security this year. This year for the first time, some security guards at the Bloomsburg Fair will carry guns. The director of security tells Newswatch 16 the increased security had a lot to do with the terrorist bombing at the Ariana Grande concert in England and with a desire to be safer in general. The Bloomsburg Fair has increased […]

  • Ride Safety a Concern for Upcoming Bloomsburg Fair

    BLOOMSBURG — The 162nd Bloomsburg Fair is just over two weeks away and crews are already setting up rides. There are extra safety measures being taken this year for those rides. Alabama, Chicago, and Martina McBride are some of the musicians performing at this year’s Bloomsburg fair and people are already buying tickets. Fair officials got together and talked about the excitement of the fair, but it’s not all fun and games. There is a lot that goes into making […]

  • Gas Leak Forces Personal Care Home Residents Out

    MOUNT CARMEL TOWNSHIP — Dozens of residents were forced out of an assisted living facility in Northumberland County by a gas leak Tuesday morning. All 71 residents at Serenity Gardens were forced out and taken to a nearby church. That’s after about 2,000 pounds of propane leaked into the air at the personal care facility. It happened around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday. “The girls came around and said there had been a gas leak somewhere and we had to evacuate the […]