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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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    Montoursville Remembers TWA Flight 800 Victims

    MONTOURSVILLE — Some people in our area are remembering their loved ones in a special way on the 19th anniversary of their deaths. It’s been 19 years since TWA Flight 800 crashed, killing all of its passengers including 21 people from Montoursville. Some people in Montoursville and beyond are remembering those who lost their lives by paying it forward. July 17, 1996 is a day the people of Montoursville will never forget. On that day, 16 students and five adults […]

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    Grief After Death of Selinsgrove Student

    SELINSGROVE — Students in the Selinsgrove Area School District are dealing with the sudden death of a student. Even though school is not in session, the front lot at Selinsgrove Area Middle School was filled with cars. The school’s library opened so students could speak with counselors about the death of one of their classmates, Alyssa Dressler, 14, of Selinsgrove. According to the Northumberland County coroner, Alyssa died at Sunbury Community Hospital Tuesday evening. The coroner believes she died after […]

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    Work Camp Comes to Sunbury

    SUNBURY — What do you get when you mix teenagers, power tools and ministry? You get a lot of work done! This week, hundreds of teenagers from all over the country are helping to fix up homes in Sunbury. With each nail, these teenagers help a couple from Sunbury build something they aren’t able to do themselves. “We’re building a wheelchair ramp and a little deck at the top,” Nicole said. The teens come from youth groups all over the […]

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    A Book Lover’s Dream in Union County

    LEWISBURG — If you are looking for a deal on books, you’ll find it this week in Union County. If you live in or near Union County and you like to read, it is a great week to be you. The Public Library for Union County is holding its annual book sale at Faith Lutheran Church near Lewisburg. “When I looked out at 7:30, there were already a couple people sitting there on lawn chairs waiting for the doors to […]

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    Festival Comes Back to Danville Area

    MAHONING TOWNSHIP — The Danville Iron Heritage Festival is a tradition that spanned almost two decades, but it was canceled last year due to financial reasons. One man who played an active role in the festival decided to bring it back. Hess Field Complex near Danville is empty now, but this weekend it will be filled with volunteers and hopefully with people ready to enjoy Danville’s heritage. Danville’s Iron Heritage Festival was a longtime tradition and attracted hundreds of people. […]

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    Tanker Truck Dumps Load of Tar

    ORANGE TOWNSHIP — A tanker truck crash caused more than just traffic troubles. After the truck rolled, thousands of gallons of tar it was hauling leaked into a nearby creek. Police in Columbia County say the truck was carrying about 48,000 pounds of hot tar, but they are not sure how much went into nearby Fishing Creek. Since the crash, crews have stopped the spill and are trying to prevent it from spreading. Police say the driver was going too […]

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    Some Businesses Struggle in Rainy Summer

    NORTHUMBERLAND — Now that children are out of school for the summer, many are excited to play outside and enjoy the warm weather, but Mother Nature hasn’t been too cooperative this year. Around 100 kids swam and took their turn on the giant slide at Liberty Splashland in Northumberland on Thursday. Since it was sunny and hot the pool was crowded. Manager Travis Fisher says that has not been the case all summer. Fisher says business is down. “We kind […]

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    Prison Plans Continue To Progress

    SUNBURY — Two Northumberland County commissioners announced on Thursday plans for the new prison will move forward at the former Celotex site in Sunbury. If all goes according to plan, empty land in Sunbury, which is the former Celotex site, will be the new Northumberland County prison by the end of next year. The announcement came Thursday from commissioners as they finished the purchase of the property. The old prison was destroyed by fire in January. Commissioner Vinny Clausi says […]


    Worker Dies After Fall From Scaffold at Geisinger

    MAHONING TOWNSHIP — A worker is dead after a workplace accident at Geisinger Medical Center near Danville. Hospital officials say a worker on a scaffold fell to his death. It happened Wednesday at Geisinger’s Foss Clinic. A contractor has been working to restore the bricks on the building Officials say the employee of MPS Restoration of Berwick was working on the exterior of the eighth floor of the Foss Clinic when he fell. The Columbia County coroner says the three-person […]

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    Bank Collapses at Bridge Site, Worker Killed

    GREENWOOD TOWNSHIP — What started off as a normal day repairing the bridge over Little Fishing Creek on Eyersgrove Road near Millville turned into a tragedy. Emergency crews were called to a collapse at the construction site in Columbia County where a worker was killed. Crews said an embankment collapsed around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at a bridge project off Route 42 in Greenwood Township. One neighbor described it as a “horrifying scene.” Rescue crews tell us the man was killed while working […]

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    Vets Believe Dumped Dogs Linked to Other Cases

    PENN TOWNSHIP — Some veterinarians in Snyder County believe four beagles abandoned along a road over the weekend are from the same breeder who dumped at least two other litters of beagles before. There isn’t much to see in this rural area near Middleburg. But according to the group “One Dog at a Time,” over the weekend when a man drove by Shade Mountain Road, he spotted something that stood out: four puppies. The dogs were covered in ticks, were underweight, […]

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    Busy Weekend at Campgrounds

    WEST CHILLISQUAQUE TOWNSHIP — Holiday weekends are typically the busiest times of the year at campgrounds. Campers at one spot in Northumberland County spent the day Monday packing up and heading home. Many of the campsites at Yogi at Shangri-La campground near Milton were empty as people left the Fourth of July weekend behind them and headed home. Diane Bower and her husband from Halifax say they visit there every year with their family. “We usually try to go over […]


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