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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    Vandals Shoot Out Windows in Columbia County

    COLUMBIA COUNTY — More than two dozen people in the Bloomsburg area had their car windows shot out by a pellet gun. Elaine Kramer showed us the damage to the back of her vehicle after someone shot at it with a pellet gun. It happened early Monday morning outside her house near Bloomsburg. “My whole window was out. Gone. And my son’s car was also hit,” Kramer said. Police all over Columbia County are investigating the vandalism, which they believe […]

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    Sunglasses: Does Price Matter?

    DANVILLE — On a day like this it’s not uncommon to see people walking around with a certain accessory: sunglasses. Chris Bassett of Danville goes through around five pairs of sunglasses a year. “I just buy whatevers, the cheapest, because I lose them so fast and I scratch them,” Bassett said. “I usually go for cheaper sunglasses so my kids don’t break them because they like to get a hold of them,” Amanda Oliver said. But others prefer designer sunglasses. […]

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    Students Replace Flags On Veterans’ Graves

    ANTHONY TOWNSHIP — Some students from the Danville Area School District got ready for Memorial Day by replacing the flags on veterans’ graves. Students walked into St. James Cemetery near Washingtonville with American flags in hand.  The students were on a mission replacing the flags on veterans’ graves just in time for Memorial Day. “You can tell they love coming out and doing this.  They love making sure that every veteran is honored,” said Doug Resseguie, Montour County Director of […]

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    Protect Yourself From Tick Trouble

    LEWISBURG — Because of the mild winter we had this year, experts say there could be an overabundance of ticks. Kyle Bray and Matthew Varner manage the Lewisburg Community Garden. They are always getting their hands dirty. Bray said, “One of us is out here at some point every day.” Because the two men spend so much time outside, they are aware of insects, especially ticks. Because of the mild winter, experts say ticks will be out in full force. […]

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    ‘Girls on the Run’ Group to Sleepover in Governor’s Mansion

    SUNBURY — “Girls on the Run” is an organization that helps build students’ self-esteem while also teaching them to be fit. The “Girls on the Run” chapter from one elementary school in Sunbury won a contest and is headed to the governor’s residence for a sleepover. The group of about 20 girls from Chief Shikellamy Elementary School in Sunbury is part of “Girls on the Run.”  It’s a 10-week program for girls in third through fifth grades. “So it’s all […]

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    Former School to be Demolished

    COAL TOWNSHIP — The former St. Anthony’s Parochial School near Shamokin was built in 1924, but it has not been used in decades. Many people who live near it on Webster Street say the building is an eyesore and a safety concern. “Sometimes you can hear things falling in there, and you know what it because the floor is coming apart,” Tony Mabus of Coal Township said. Recently Governor Tom Wolf announced money is available to support revitalization projects across […]

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    Power To Save: Eco-Friendly Tables

    LEWISBURG — Some students at Bucknell University took advantage of the weather and ate lunch outside Thursday now that they have more places to sit and study outdoors, thanks to the class of 2016. The class gifted eco-friendly tables to Bucknell University as its class gift. “We can also plug in laptops, phone chargers, so it’s really accessible for everyone.  It’s also ADA compliant so anyone can really use it,” explained senior class vice president Jessica Britton. The six picnic tables […]

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    Getting Ready for Swimming Season

    TURBOT TOWNSHIP — The recent weather hasn’t exactly been the best for swimming, but with Memorial Day right around the corner, people have pools on their minds. Toys, games, even chemicals — Town & Country Pools near Milton has it all and people were out picking up items for their swimming pools. Owner Rick Silvagni says one of its busiest weeks is the week before Memorial Day. “Everybody, obviously, wants to get done before Memorial Day so they can have their […]

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    Striking Line Mountain Teachers Serve Lunch Instead of Picketing

    UPDATE — According to the district, students will return to class on Friday. Teachers and the district have agreed to enter into mediation in order to try to reach a new contract. TREVORTON — The teachers strike continues in the Line Mountain School District in Northumberland County and instead of walking the picket lines, some teachers served lunch to students in the district. The teachers in the Line Mountain School District are doing community service projects during the strike.  Wednesday’s project […]

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    Students Spruce Up Memorial

    SUNBURY — The students from SUN Area Technical Institute’s criminal justice class planted flowers, put down mulch, and raked at the End of Watch memorial outside the Northumberland County Courthouse in Sunbury. The End of Watch memorial has the names of law enforcement officers from Northumberland County who were killed in the line of duty. The memorial was the idea of Jessica Shoeman. Ten years ago, she was a student in Susan Lovejoy’s criminal justice class. She designed the memorial […]

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    Lewisburg Children’s Museum to Open

    LEWISBURG — A new children’s museum is coming to Lewisburg. Plans are underway to put the museum inside the current Lewisburg Area High School Building. A new high school is being built nearby, and next year at this time, a children’s museum is set to be inside the old high school. Abby Gulden-Luthi and one of her friends got the idea for the museum after they traveled a long distance to visit one. They plan to rent space inside the […]

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    New High School Will Have Gender-Neutral Bathrooms

    LEWISBURG — School districts in northeastern and central Pennsylvania are reacting to the new gender-neutral bathroom guidelines. The United States Department of Education released guidelines Friday that all school districts must have gender-neutral bathrooms. While this is not a law, if schools do not comply, they will not get federal money. The Lewisburg Area School District is in the process of building a new high school. The new guidelines actually won’t affect construction school because gender-neutral bathrooms were already in the […]


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