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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    Family Holds Picnic for Italian Little League Team

    MONTOURSVILLE — The Little League team from Emilia, Italy wasn’t showing off their skills on the baseball field during this day off in Lycoming County. They were busy eating and socializing at a picnic in Montoursville. “It’s not in a restaurant where they have to watch what they do, watch what they say. Here they can do whatever,” said Sam Aloisio, Sons of Italy Lodge 138. The Williamsport Sons of Italy hosted a picnic for the team at the home of […]

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    Well-Known Sunbury Attorney Passes Away

    SUNBURY — The name Apfelbaum is well-known in Sunbury.  And Sidney Apfelbaum was the patriarch of the family. He has passed away at the age of 95. “I’ve always found him to be a true gentleman, a lawyer’s lawyer so to speak. He was definitely a giant in our local bar,” Northumberland County President Judge Charles Saylor said. Judge Saylor met Apfelbaum when he was a young attorney right out of law school. He had the utmost respect for him. […]

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    Little League World Series Boosts Business in Billtown

    WILLIAMSPORT — Thousands of fans cheer on the teams at the Little League World Series in South Williamsport. And after those fans leave the stadium, many are hungry. There are many places to eat in the Williamsport area, but a lot of baseball fans choose The Brickyard on Pine Street. “We start getting people in that Wednesday for the Little League parade,” Amanda Lorson said. The Brickyard, like many businesses in Billtown, has signs welcoming people to Williamsport. Manager Amanda […]

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    Teams Travel Long Distances to Little League World Series

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — Thousands of fans come to the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, but some of the teams’ biggest cheerleaders are their own families. Some of those families travel great distances to get to South Williamsport. Little League pays for the players to travel to the World Series, but their families must pay their own way. For families traveling thousands of miles, that can involve making some big sacrifices. Parents from Mexico and Australia filled the stands […]

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    Montour County Business Under Investigation

    VALLEY TOWNSHIP — A furniture business in Montour County is now under the suspicion of the state attorney general’s office because of what has happened to some customers. The parking lot outside Rudy’s Mart near Danville is empty and the inside of the store does not have much merchandise. The sign on the front door says, “Closed, Out of Business,” leaving several people without their money and furniture. “At this point, there are folks who have not been able to get […]

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    Demolition of Former School in Coal Township

    COAL TOWNSHIP — People gathered near Shamokin as a former school was torn down. The former St. Anthony’s Parochial School was falling apart, and Coal Township got a grant to demolish it. People stood along Webster Street in Coal Township and watched a crew tear down the former school. The school near Shamokin was built in 1924. It closed in the mid-1970s and was falling apart. “I remember the day that the second floor came down,” Jonathan Bevan said. Earlier […]

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    Umpire from Monroe County at the Little League World Series

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — As if baseball fans from northeastern and central Pennsylvania didn’t have enough reasons to watch the Little League World Series, there is one more reason and his name is Sean Guilday. Guilday was chosen as one of 16 umpires at the series, and he is from Kunkletown. “We’ve come many years and sat out on the hill. We know a lot of friends out on the hill. Made a lot of friends through umpiring and just being […]

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    Two Men Become ‘Uncles’ to Little League Players

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — It was time to practice for Team Asia-Pacific, in preparation for its first game at the Little League World Series. As the players walked and then rode a bus to the practice field, the boys had helpers by their side. Willie Webber and Dick Reitz are two of the 32 people known as “Uncles” at the Little League World Series. “We’re jumping all day long, kind-of coordinating things between the other 30 uncles and 15 teams,” said […]

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    Fans Flock to the Little League World Series

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — Carrie Pase of Woolrich looks forward to the Little League World Series every year. She tries to come every day during the series, but she says opening day is special. “I get the goosebumps and you know it’s hot and I get the goosebumps when I’m here. It’s just wonderful because these kids are here and they’re playing for the love of the game,” Pase said. The day started with the opening ceremony, when everyone got to […]

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    Little League World Series Kicks Off

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — The opening ceremony is a chance for everyone to see all of the teams in one place before the games start. To say the players are excited is an understatement. “It’s pretty much everybody’s dream to be here,” Joe Schetz said. Players on the 16 teams at the Little League World Series were giddy as they waited for the opening ceremony to start. They knew shortly after that the games would begin in South Williamsport. “I’m pumped for […]

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    Opening Ceremonies at Little League World Series

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — The 2016 Little League World Series is officially underway in Lycoming County. There were plenty of smiles on the faces of players from all over the world as they took part in this year’s opening ceremonies at Volunteer Stadium. Sixteen teams, one goal: to win the Little League World Series and be known around the world as the best of the best.  Before the teams got down to business, they took part in the opening ceremony.  All […]

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    Protest in Sunbury Over Pit Bull

    UPDATE (8/17/16) — On Wednesday, a judge in Northumberland County ordered Tank the pit bull to be placed back in the custody of an animal rescue group. This order reversed Tuesday’s decision to allow the pit bull’s owner to choose a person to take care of the dog. The judge did not give a reason for the change in orders. (Original story) SUNBURY — Close to a dozen protesters stood outside the juvenile probation office in Sunbury and held up […]