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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    Prime Boating Weather in Northumberland County

    SHIKELLAMY STATE PARK — It finally feels like spring in central Pennsylvania, and people at Shikellamy State Park near Sunbury enjoy the warm weather. “Getting outside, getting some color after the winter and being able to throw on shorts and a T-shirt,” Alicia Showers said. In addition to eating outside and taking walks, people took advantage of the warm weather in other ways. Some sped down the Susquehanna River near Milton, but slow was the speed for Ryan Majek of […]

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    ‘Bob the Barber’ Retiring

    ORANGEVILLE — It seemed like a normal Thursday at Bob Edwards Barber Shop in Columbia County: a room full of customers waiting for haircuts, and Bob by his chair, clippers in hand. But it wasn’t a normal Thursday for “Bob the Barber” as he’s known around Orangeville. The back of his shirt says it all — he’s “Cutting Back.” Friday is his last day on the job after 55 years of being a barber. “I’ve been pretty busy all these […]

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    Too Chilly for Cherries

    FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP  — As the weather gets warmer, we will start thinking about picking up fresh produce from farm markets. But how have fruits fared during this mild winter and last week’s cold snap? At Rohrbach’s Farm Market near Catawissa many different types of fruits and vegetables are sold and grown, but Mother Nature plays a big role in deciding what produce will thrive and what won’t. “We see the change in temperatures all the time, and then we kind […]

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    Sunbury Brothers Looking for Their Siblings

    SUNBURY — Two brothers from Sunbury are asking for your help to find their other siblings who were adopted when they were all children. The men tell Newswatch 16 time is running out to find their brother and sister. Donald and George Koons live only a few blocks away from each other in Sunbury and are close friends, too. The brothers are on a mission to find their younger brother and sister who their father put up for adoption in […]

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    Human Remains Found Near River in Northumberland County

    RUSH TOWNSHIP — Human bones were discovered along the Susquehanna River in Northumberland County Tuesday night. That’s the finding of investigators who were back at the scene Wednesday. The remains were discovered Tuesday night along the Susquehanna River near Riverside. A forensic anthropology team from Mercyhurst University in Erie was there Wednesday to examine the scene. They confirm the remains are from an adult. They are now comparing the DNA from the bones to the DNA of a person who […]

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    Teacher Prepares to Leave for NASA Trip

    COAL TOWNSHIP — A teacher in the Shamokin area is getting ready to leave for a polar expedition and teach her students from inside an airplane. All of Kelly McCarthy’s physics classes packed into one room at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional High School near Shamokin for a special lesson. The students used Skype to talk with a program director at NASA and asked him questions. It’s all in preparation for a trip McCarthy will take next week to Greenland. […]

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    Daytime Shooting Concerns Neighbors

    MONROE TOWNSHIP — Police are now investigating a shooting in Bradford County which they believe was over drugs. The shooting has people who live in the Monroeton area concerned, because it happened in the middle of the day. There isn’t much going on at this house on Weston Road near Monroeton now, but yesterday afternoon, a man was shot on this porch in the middle of the day. Police belive this man, 21-year-old Lucas Worthington, pulled the trigger. He faces […]

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    Warrant Reveals New Information About Homicide

    SELINSGROVE — Court papers reveal that the former Selinsgrove borough employee who died over the weekend was most likely killed with a hammer. Her husband, who police call their only person of interest in the case, may have overdosed on pills. Selinsgrove police continue to investigate a homicide that took place inside a house on Ninth Street sometime between Friday evening and Saturday morning. According to a search warrant, a family friend came to visit the couple Saturday morning, and […]

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    Residents in Coal Township React to Prison Decision

    COAL TOWNSHIP — After the Northumberland County Prison caught fire last year, commissioners needed to figure out how to replace it. Northwestern Academy, a privately run juvenile detention facility near Shamokin, was not available at the time. But now, the place is closing in June, so commissioners decided to buy it for $6.5 million and convert it into a new county prison. “I have no problem with it. I used to work in a penitentiary, so it doesn’t bother me […]

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    Business Owners Wary About Prison Location Change

    SUNBURY — Business owners are talking about what a change in location of the new Northumberland County Prison will mean for them after county commissioners announced the new plan on Tuesday. People who own businesses in the area where the Northumberland County prison was supposed to be built have mixed reactions now that the facility will not be in Sunbury. Some are afraid their taxes will go up and everyone is wondering what will now be built at the former […]

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    New Plans for New Prison in Northumberland County

    SUNBURY — Northumberland County Commissioners announced Tuesday that instead of building a new prison, inmates will be moved into an old juvenile facility outside Shamokin that the state will not use anymore. When the county prison in Sunbury caught fire last year, commissioners needed a plan of action to replace it. A juvenile detention facility near Shamokin was not available at the time, but now it is, and the county commissioners decided to buy the place for $6.5 million. Ground […]

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    Homicide Victim Had Wounds to Head and Body

    SELINSGROVE– Selinsgrove police believe an elderly man is responsible for killing his wife. Police say Ann Wochley, 75, died after she was hit over the head and body several times, possibly with an object found inside the home. Police found her husband, Kenneth Wochley, 75, unconscious inside the home but have not been able to interview him yet because of a medical condition. Police say the crime happened inside their house on Ninth Street in Selinsgrove. Investigators believe the homicide […]


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