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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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    Dentist Offers Free Services to Vets

    WATSONTOWN–A dentist office in Northumberland County offered free dental care to veterans today. George Shroat made the 40 minute drive from Jersey Shore to Watsontown for a dentist appointment. “This is worth the trip!,” Shroat said. The air force vet and other men and women who served our country got their teeth cleaned for free. It was all thanks to Doctor Carl Jenkins and his staff. “A friend of mine who is a Lt. Colonel retired from the marine corp. […]

  • Recent Arson Has Newberry Residents Nervous

    WILLIAMSPORT — Some people living in the Newberry section of Williamsport say they are afraid, after a porch fire on Dove Street earlier this week was ruled a case of arson. People say it brings back scary memories from early 2012 when there were almost a dozen arsons in their neighborhood. No one was ever arrested. You can still see the damage from Sunday night’s fire on the back porch of this double block house on Dove Street in Williamsport. […]

  • Time For Winterizing Your Vehicles

    LOYALSOCK TOWNSHIP — Now that the weather is getting colder, people are thinking about their cars. Most automotive shops will tell you it is important to winterize your vehicle. Many car dealerships in our area were busy on Thursday with customers getting their batteries checked, and winter tires put on their vehicles. Automotive shops say winterizing your car does not take long and is necessary. As the temperatures drop, business goes up at Kost Tire and Auto Service near Williamsport. […]

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    Business Rebuilds After Fire in Bradford County

    STEVENS TOWNSHIP — A business that has been in Bradford County for almost 40 years is set to reopen later this month after it was destroyed by fire. The owners of Dotti-Lou Packing say there was nothing left of their family owned butcher shop after a fire in June. It’s been five months since an electrical fire destroyed Dotti-Lou Packing near Wyalusing. The owners say there was no question if they’d reopen, the question was when. Right now the goal […]

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    16 Salutes: Ron Frost and Jeff Farrow

    NORTHUMBERLAND — It was an ordeal that quickly grabbed the attention of our area and the entire country. A woman from Ohio was driving with her family through Union County when her car was hit by a rock that was thrown from an overpass. What many people don’t know is how much support the Budd family found behind the scenes in the central Pennsylvania area, and in particular, two men from Northumberland. They say our lives can change in an […]

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    Snyder County Veterans Memorial Dedicated

    PENN TOWNSHIP — Veterans Day ceremonies were held all over northeastern and central Pennsylvania, but one near Selinsgrove was different. More than 100 people gathered at East Snyder Park to see the Snyder County Veterans Memorial for the first time. A Penn Township supervisor proposed the idea in May, and Pete and Cookie DeWire of Penn Township made it possible. “It developed into what you see today,” Pete said. “Working with the veterans was such a pleasure. It’s a special […]

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    Iron Heritage Festival in Danville Cancelled

    DANVILLE — An annual event in Danville that drew thousands of people each year to Montour County is cancelled. Organizers of the Iron Heritage Festival recently announced the longtime festival won’t happen next year. “It just about breaks our heart to do this and we are just not able to continue,” Jean Knouse said. Jean Knouse served as the festival’s treasurer since it began in 1999. She says the reason for the cancellation is lack of volunteers and money concerns. […]

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    Lucky Lottery Winner In Shamokin

    SHAMOKIN — If you played the new Monopoly Millionaire’s Club lottery game recently in Shamokin, you may want to check your ticket. There was a $1 million winning ticket sold at a convenience store there. Employees at Turkey Hill on West Lincoln Street in Shamokin say they sell hundreds of lottery tickets every day. Out of all those, one ticket buyer is $1 million richer. “That’s insane, literally. I wish that was me,” said Steve Chamberlain. According to the Pennsylvania […]

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    Celebrating Adoption Day in Northumberland County

    SUNBURY — Usually courtroom two at the Northumberland County Courthouse is reserved for hearings and guilty pleas, but on Friday there were children running around, face painting, balloon animals, even a photo booth. It was all to celebrate National Adoption Awareness Month and Northumberland County’s fifth annual Adoption Day. “The children are in foster care for a reason and it’s really nice when we can provide permanency for them by celebrating such a day as today,” said Cathy Gemberling, director […]

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    Retailers Ready for Christmas

    MONROE TOWNSHIP — Everywhere you look at the Susquehanna Valley Mall near Selinsgrove, you see Christmas trees, poinsettias or holiday sale signs. The mall is ready for Christmas, but are the shoppers? “We didn`t have our turkey yet,” said Joe Ambrose of Mount Carmel. Ambrose feels it’s too soon to see all of the Christmas decorations at the mall. “Too early because Thanksgiving is too early. Halloween is too early. They put things out too early. It`s that simple, in […]

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    More Charges Filed Against Alleged Shooter

    MIFFLIN TOWNSHIP — A man accused of┬áburglarizing his former boss’ house in Columbia County is now charged with trying to kill him. Jason Foust of Sweet Valley now faces charges including attempted criminal homicide, burglary, and aggravated assault. Police near Berwick say Foust shot his former boss in the head on Sunday when the man caught Foust breaking into his home. Jason Foust walked into district court in Catawissa to face charges connected to a shooting and burglary on Sunday […]

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    Couple Arrested for Child Abuse

    WILLIAMSPORT — The mother of a 15-month-old boy was arrested on Wednesday, accused of not reporting that her child was abused by her boyfriend. That boyfriend is also facing child abuse charges. Michael Brown of Williamsport was arrested Tuesday and faces multiple charges including aggravated assault. His girlfriend and the child’s mother, Nakita Westbrook — also of Williamsport — was arrested Wednesday and charged with endangering the welfare of a child. Williamsport police say Nakita Westbrook took the 15-month-old child […]


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