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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    Help Find Dog’s Owners

    KULPMONT — Humane police in Northumberland County need your help finding a dog’s owners. The dog is malnourished, over-bred and had fleas. Tressa is believed to be a four-year-old female pitbull mix. She’s very playful, but she was not that way when she was brought to the Animal Resource Center near Danville on Sunday. “She’s missing a lot of fur on her hips. Long toenails, not bathed, just basically neglected,” Marcia Belles said. “All her mammary glands and nipples are […]

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    Reaction to Politicians’ Statements on Shooting

    It’s being called the deadliest mass shooting in American history. It seems like everyone has something to say about the nightclub shooting in Orlando–especially politicians. Both presidential candidates made their stances pretty clear. Hillary Clinton is calling for tougher gun laws. Donald Trump is pushing for a ban on Muslims. But what do people in our area think? “They’re both wrong,” Judy Dutcher said. Judy Dutcher of Lewisburg believes the killer would have committed the crime with or without a […]

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    Therapy Dog Needs Therapy

    JACKSON TOWNSHIP — Therapy dogs bring happiness to both children and adults, but now one dog in Snyder County needs therapy himself. If you’ve been a patient at Geisinger Medical Center near Danville within the last four years, you may have met Georgie. The 5-year-old golden retriever is a therapy dog. “He visits all the sick kids at Janet Weis Children’s Hospital,” said Jim Smith, Georgie’s owner. In September, we stopped by Brookdale Grayson View, a nursing home in Selinsgrove, […]

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    Free Swimming in Central Pennsylvania

    WILLIAMSPORT — Whether you lay on the grass and soaked up the sun or went swimming, it was a good day to be at the pool. People took advantage of the weather at Splash Cove at Memorial Park in Williamsport Friday. “They love to swim. Can’t get them out of the pool when they’re in it,” Chelci Braim said. Braim and her family usually go to the Jersey Shore Community Pool a few times a year. Even so, it gets pricey. […]

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    Residents Question Response Time after South Williamsport Fire

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — Some people in South Williamsport are upset about a fire that happened Thursday night. Since two of the borough’s fire companies merged, residents believe firefighters’ response times were slower than they should have been. People who live in the neighborhood tell Newswatch 16 they rescued the children from the house and even tried to fight the fire with a garden hose.  Neighbors were nervous because the flames got bigger and bigger but they didn’t hear any sirens. […]

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    Man Sentenced for Girlfriend’s Murder

    WILLIAMSPORT — Hasan Gooden-Reid of Williamsport walked out of the Lycoming County Courthouse after admitting to killing his girlfriend, Kristina Pope, last July. “Can you all please forgive me? Can society, can the community of Williamsport please forgive me for what happened,” Gooden-Reid asked. The 35-year-old pleaded guilty to a list of charges including third degree murder and abuse of a corpse. He told the judge he stabbed Pope about five times last July after he came home and found […]

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    Voters Concerned About Clinton/Trump Showdown

    KELLY TOWNSHIP — Many voters aren’t happy with the candidate choices in this year’s presidential race, and aren’t sure who they will vote for this November. Hillary Clinton gained enough delegates to get the Democratic presidential nomination after her latest victories in the primaries. That means voters will likely choose between the former first lady and businessman Donald Trump this November. “I think that was kind of expected,” Shirley Yost said. “It’s scary,” Ben Criswell said. Newswatch 16 spoke to voters near […]

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    Chainsaw Artist Brings New Life to Old Tree Stump

    LIMESTONE TOWNSHIP — Genelle Sweetser and Gene Chenoweth live in what they call a peaceful spot along Penns Creek near Mifflinburg. Recently, the couple had to cut down an oak tree that was more than 100-years-old. It had termite damage and was leaning towards their house. “We were proactively going to take it down. It just destroyed us because we both loved this tree,” Sweetser said. Sweetser thought if they had to take the tree down they may as well […]

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    Mount Carmel Girl Walks for a Good Cause

    MOUNT CARMEL — Jelena, or “Jelly,” Czeponis of Mount Carmel, is ready to walk this summer. She is busy tracking her steps with a fitness bracelet, as many people like to do. “So far today I’ve walked 5,463,” Jelly said. Jelly’s fitness tracker is made by UNICEF and it’s called a “UNICEF Kid Power Band.” It doesn’t just track her steps. It serves another purpose too. “For so many steps you get points, a ready-to-use nutrition packet is sent to […]

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    Helping Horses at the SPCA

    COOPER TOWNSHIP — The SPCA doesn’t just help dogs and cats.  The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals helps horses, too. But now, the horses need your help. The SPCA near Danville is raising money to get a matching grant. Right now the SPCA near Danville can house up to 10 horses at a time.  Sometimes, there are more horses that need help, so they must go to foster families.  With a $20,000 grant, the SPCA will double […]

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    Huge Car Show in Williamsport

    WILLIAMSPORT — People from all over the country are in the Williamsport area this weekend for one biggie of a car show. One of the biggest car shows in the country is in Williamsport this weekend. But where are the cars? The owners say they aren’t taking any chances because of earlier rain. So most of the cars will stay inside until judging. “This show here will feature about 645 cars that are the best of the best,” Stan Kulikowski […]

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    Summer Fun in the Rain

    MONROE TOWNSHIP — Now that summer vacation is in full swing for most students, many of them are spending time outside, but what happens when it rains? We found a few places in central Pennsylvania where kids can have fun all summer long, no matter what the weather. “I like to go to the pool and just go outside and play with my friends,” said Maria Painter of Milton. Other students agree. “I like to go swimming!” But unfortunately, it […]


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