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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 dogs Monty and Polly.

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 Nikki.krize@wnep.com.

Recent Articles
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    Woman Accused of Stealing from Paralyzed Woman in Her Care

    KULPMONT — A woman in Northumberland County is accused of stealing more than $1,500 from a paralyzed woman she was supposed to be caring for. According to court papers, Megan Beury, 26,  of Ashland took money from the woman’s bank account and cashed her rent rebate check. Kristen Shicora spends most of her time inside her apartment in Kulpmont.  A few years ago, the 31-year-old was paralyzed in a car crash.  She requires constant care.  Until late last year, she […]

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    Young Women Learn About Career Options

    LEWISBURG — More than 140 high school students from central Pennsylvania gathered at Bucknell University in Lewisburg Wednesday to learn how to prepare for a career. Junior Achievement of Central Pennsylvania held its annual Young Women’s Future Symposium at Bucknell University in Lewisburg. It’s a day where high school sophomores and juniors from six counties gathered to learn about career guidance. “Really just trying to help provide them with the tools that they need to be able to figure out […]

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    Athletes Dive Into Lewisburg, Make A Big Splash for Business

    LEWISBURG — People are diving into Lewisburg this week for the PIAA swimming and diving championships at Bucknell University. With more than 1,000 athletes, coaches, and family members, that means big business for the local economy. The state swimming and diving championships are held each year in Lewisburg which is a central location for many people to travel. Even so, many must stay in hotels. “I believe my wife booked it two months in advance,” said Scranton resident Jeff Lastauskas. […]

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    Spring Fever in Snyder County

    MONROE TOWNSHIP — Even though it’s still winter, people have spring on their minds. People in Snyder County are “thinking spring” and shopping for lawnmowers and gardening equipment. Rachel Broadt of Milton and her husband say they have spring fever. They stopped by Lowe’s near Selinsgrove to buy some products to help them get rid of the winter blues. “We’re thinking about spring and we’re actually getting ready to repaint our spare bedroom, so we’re going to look at paint […]

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    People Enjoying Warmer Weather

    WILLIAMSPORT — This is the first days in two months with temperatures close to 50 degrees, and after the long wait, people took advantage of the warmer weather, spending time outside. Abigail Yates walked her Labradoodle named Bella at Sherman Park in Williamsport. Yates says she plans to stay outside longer because the weather is nicer than it has been recently. “For once I’m not having to walk in zero below weather and freeze and it’s great because she can […]

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    Knoebels Amusement Resort Now Hiring

    ELYSBURG — Knoebels’ employees say the amusement park is the second largest employer in Northumberland County, behind Weis Markets. On Friday they set up shop at the Elysburg Fire Department and employees will start the process of hiring between 600 and 800 new seasonal workers on Saturday. Winter won’t seem to go away this year. Snow covers the ground and many people are ready for warm weather. “I’m really tired of the weather. Very tired,” Blaine Cooper said. The staff […]

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    Lucky Lottery Winner In Danville

    DANVILLE — Imagine scratching off a lottery ticket, seeing the numbers match up, and instantly becoming $3 million richer. That’s the reality for one lucky person from Danville. Employees at Leighow’s Food Shop in Danville sell lottery tickets every day but one scratch-off ticket sold last month was a big winner, a $3 million winner! Store manager Karen Swisher says she heard a rumor about the ticket sale and wanted to see if it was true. “I called my lottery […]

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    Eating Ice Cream in the Snow and Ice

    LEWISBURG — It snowed again in Lewisburg, so some people spent the day shoveling. But not everybody! Some had thoughts of spring and were first in line to get ice cream as the Lewisburg Freez opened for the season. “We were here for the first day no matter what,” Jim Bergen said. “Even though it was snowing this morning.” “It is cold out but this is a tradition so that’s why we’re here,” Robert Sauers said. There was a line […]

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    Plans for a New Prison

    SUNBURY — When smoke and flames poured out of the Northumberland County Prison in January, county officials wondered what would happen next. At the county commissioner’s meeting Wednesday, Commissioner Vinny Clausi announced a plan. He would like to rebuild the prison at the former Celotex site on the outskirts of Sunbury. “I think that’s the right place to put the prison because it’s in the center of the county and it’s the county seat,” Clausi said. The former Celotex site […]

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    People Are Ready For Spring!

    LEWISBURG — Frigid temperatures and several inches of snow and ice have people longing for spring. It seems like we haven’t had a break with the weather and we talked with people in Lewisburg about their winter blues. Snow, ice, and slush cover the sidewalks in Lewisburg and people spent their morning shoveling it all up. “We’re into March. I’m over it. The average temperature should be in the 40s,” said Greg McBride. He is not alone in his opinion […]

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    State Lawmakers React To Proposed Budget

    HARRISBURG — Governor Tom Wolf presented his budget proposal Tuesday in Harrisburg. The governor’s proposal now goes to lawmakers. They have until the end of June to approve it, and Republicans are already blasting some of his plan. Democratic leaders are in favor of Governor Wolf’s proposed budget while many Republican lawmakers have concerns. We spoke to state senators and representatives from northeastern and central Pennsylvania. “A bold, responsible plan is what I heard today,” said Sen. John Yudichak/(D) Luzerne […]

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    Doctor’s Office Closing in Canton

    CANTON — Arnot Health Systems is a busy place in Canton, but not for long. It is one of just a few doctor’s offices in Canton, and according to patients, at the end of the month it will close. “I had been called and told that this was a pretty strong possibility. I was sick over it,” Madge Mahosky said. “It’s quite a shock to have them just shut it down,” Cathy Chaapel said. While Arnot Health Systems would not […]


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