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
  • ‘Go Tigers!’ – Pep Rally at Southern Columbia

    FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP – Cheerleaders, kids holding up signs, and teachers dancing — Southern Columbia School district knows how to throw a pep rally. And they’ve had practice. “To be there three years in a row speaks volumes for just what they’ve done over their three-year period,” coach Jim Roth said. The Southern Columbia High School football team has made it to the PIAA state championship game for the third straight year. “Last year was bittersweet losing 49-7 in a state […]

  • Mini-Casinos Planned for PA

    TOWANDA TOWNSHIP — Pennsylvania is already a big gambling state and it will soon be bigger. The state is set to open ten mini-casinos. Governor Wolf signed the gambling expansion bill into law as a way to balance the state budget. If you like to gamble, you’ve probably been to one of Pennsylvania’s 12casinos. And if you do not live near one of them, that could soon change. In late October, Governor Tom Wolf signed a bill that allows expansion […]

  • What Happened to ‘Rover Drive?’

    RALPHO TOWNSHIP — Driving along Route 54 in Elysburg, it’s hard to miss the aluminum statue outside Vic’s Transmission. It’s known as “Turbo Man.” “That’s been there forever,” Bob Pasco said. Turbo Man has a dog named “Rover Drive,” which was not in its normal spot when owner Vic Lisiewski came to work last Wednesday. “Came in and noticed that Rover Drive was missing. We didn’t know if we had to call the SPCA or what,” Lisiewski said. Turbo Man […]

  • Firefighter’s Home Destroyed by Flames in Northumberland County

    LEWIS TOWNSHIP — Firefighters put out smoke and flames every day, but what happens when the damage is at their own house? That’s what happened to a Williamsport firefighter after his house near Turbotville caught fire. J.J. Lyons is a Williamsport firefighter. He was in Bellefonte hunting on Saturday morning when he got a phone call no one wants to get — his house was on fire. The situation was so bad that two firefighters got hurt trying to douse […]

  • Two Nabbed after Vehicle Vandalism in Northumberland County

    COAL TOWNSHIP — More than 50 vehicles were vandalized in four communities in Northumberland County over the weekend. Most of the vehicles were parked in front of or behind houses. Some of these houses have video cameras which came in handy. That’s how police caught two young men they are calling suspects. Terry Sullivan and his wife live in the Shamokin area and depend on a van to get them where they need to go. Now they must borrow a […]

  • Lots of Help for Harvey Victims

    WEST CHILLISQUAQUE TOWNSHIP — It’s hard to forget the images of Hurricane Harvey and the damage it caused. Many people in Texas are still rebuilding their lives. And that’s where Gretchen Powell and her sixth grade class come in. She and her students from Midd-West Middle School in Middleburg decided they wanted to help. “I was on a website, teacher pay teacher and they had adopt a classroom. I said what do you want to do? They said let’s do […]

  • Crews Cranking Out Christmas Candy Canes

    LEWISBURG — When you think of Christmas treats, candy canes probably come to mind. A company in Union County is known for its homemade candy canes. It’s busy at Purity Candy in Lewisburg as people bought some homemade treats for the holidays. Mandy and Evelyn Mika drove from Kingston. “This was my first time here last week when we came and we’re returning and it’s one of our favorites,” Mandy Mika said. The Mikas came for something specific: candy canes. […]

  • More Flood Protection for Bloomsburg

    BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg’s one-mile-long flood wall was finished about a year ago. It protects a business, and in turn about 700 jobs. Now Bloomsburg plans to add another mile-long section along the southern edge of the Susquehanna River. This week the town received $2 million in state grant money to help. “I think that’s amazing and I think that’s a plus for everyone who lives around here. It saves us,” Ann Swire said. The new section should protect more than […]

  • Volunteers Ready Berwick Christmas Boulevard

    BERWICK — A holiday tradition moving into its 71st year starts again this weekend in Berwick. From decorated Christmas trees to elaborate displays, Christmas Boulevard is on Market Street once again. “I used to live in Hazleton and when I was a kid we used to come see it from Hazleton,” recalled Tom Metz of the Berwick Boulevard Association. Volunteers spent the morning checking displays and working on the lights. The Berwick Boulevard Association is in charge of Christmas Boulevard […]

  • Canton Mayor Accused of Hiring Prostitute

    CANTON – It’s hard to talk about Canton without mentioning John Vineski. He’s been mayor since 2010 and is well-known by many people who live in this part of Bradford County. “Every time I see him he always gives me a hug.  We kind of joke around and talk a little bit,” said Siarra Gordon. Now, as the mayor gets ready to leave office, he finds himself on the other side of the law. Vineski, 60, was arrested and charged with […]

  • Giving Local for Giving Tuesday

    SUNBURY– There’s Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, even Cyber Monday. Now we’ve moved on to Giving Tuesday. After all that buying, today is a day for giving. The Greater Susquehanna Valley United Way found a way to make sure your donations help people in Snyder, Union, and Northumberland counties. “Very, very local. Could be a neighbor in your community,” Joanne Troutman said. The new initiative is called “Local Vision.” It’s an online donation catalog where people can buy specific items […]

  • What’s in Santa’s Bag?

    MIFFLINBURG — A new promotion in Mifflinburg has more people browsing small businesses, and gives shoppers the chance to win Christmas gifts. Chestnut Street in Mifflinburg is lined with small businesses. Mifflinburg Mayor David Cooney wants to make sure shoppers spend their hard-earned money here. So he came up with an idea to get shoppers and businesses involved in a raffle. “Within a few hours, I had 30 people pledging to donate, and within a day, I had 50,” Mayor […]