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 Nikki.krize@wnep.com.


Recent Articles
  • Hopping to the Store for Easter Candy

    GREGG TOWNSHIP, Pa. — People are hopping into Purity Candy on Route 15 near Allenwood because Easter is right around the corner. Brightly colored boxes filled with chocolate eggs cover the tables. David Fortin of Williamsport picked out one for each of his nine grandchildren. “Every year I’ve been coming here and doing basically the same thing,” Fortin said. “Buying the eggs with their names on them.” Purity Candy has been a staple in Union County since 1907. Eve Hilsher […]

  • Benton School Library Gets Help

    BENTON, Pa. — Benton in Columbia County was one of the communities hit by a tornado. People there are no strangers to severe weather. Homes and businesses were damaged by flooding last summer. When parts of northeastern and central Pennsylvania flooded last summer, Benton was one of the hardest hit areas. Homes and properties were damaged and so was Benton Area Middle/High School. “The books had just all molded. Basically, we had to clear out the whole library,” said library […]

  • ‘Withstood them all but this one’ – Tornado Cleanup in Union County

    BUFFALO TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- There is a big cleanup effort near Lewisburg after an EF-1 tornado touched down there.

  • Increased Security at Shamokin Area Middle/High School

    COAL TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Two threats in one week at a high school in Northumberland County have led to an increase in security. According to Coal Township police, there were threats two weeks in a row at Shamokin Area Middle/High School. Nothing was found, but the district is enforcing additional security measures to prevent more incidents. Around 9 a.m. Thursday, what police call a “low-level threat” was found written on a bathroom wall at Shamokin Area Middle/High School. The school […]

  • Fines Forgiven for Food

    DANVILLE, Pa. — Overdue library books are something many of us are familiar with. One library in our area is taking a creative approach to forgiving fines for overdue books. The Thomas Beaver Free Library in Danville is a busy place with people reading and using the computers. But it could be busier. Library Director Kathleen McQuiston says there are a lot of people with late fines and that is preventing them from coming to the library. “We’ve all done […]

  • Too Many Geese?

    DERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. — The Montour Preserve near Washingtonville is a popular spot to walk, relax, and look for wildlife. One bird that is easy to find here is the Canada Goose. “I’d say it’s pretty similar this year to last year. There can be a lot of geese at times,” Evan Houston said. Some of the Canada Geese come and go, but many overstay their welcome. The director of the Montour Area Recreation Commission says that last year, there […]

  • Students Build Bee Houses

    SOUTH CENTRE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Students at Central Columbia High School near Bloomsburg are busy drilling and sanding. The agricultural sciences class is working on a community service project. The students are making bee houses. “Etched the logo with our laser, and we used our CNC router to rout the holes in and we used drill presses to further the holes in deeper for the bees to live in,” Owen Yorty said. But aren’t bees supposed to live in hives? […]

  • Card Tricks and Kindness in Snyder County

    MONROE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — What one person views as a small act of kindness can go a long way for someone else. A man from Selinsgrove learned that over the weekend after a Facebook post about him went viral. Kahlief Hill is a manager at the Hampton Inn near Selinsgrove. On Friday night, he was working at the front desk when a teenage boy asked if he could show him a card trick. The two became fast friends and the […]

  • Social Media Posts Lead to Uproar Over Cemetery

    SHAMOKIN TOWNSHIP, Pa. – A cemetery in Northumberland County found itself on the receiving end of social media backlash. The Northumberland Memorial Park Cemetery near Sunbury is a big place. There have been more than 100 burials this past winter at the 35-acre cemetery. Owner Jim Houck says this is the time of year when the maintenance team gets the cemetery ready for busy Memorial Day Weekend. “We have a window that we clean the cemetery up to get ready […]

  • Students Plan Outdoor Classroom to Remember Teacher

    JACKSON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Students at a school in Northumberland County are honoring the memory of a teacher who passed away last year. There are a lot of classrooms at Line Mountain High School near Herndon, and they are all pretty similar. But soon, students will be learning in a different environment: an outdoor classroom. “You don’t have to be cooped up in a classroom all day, and you can just get out in the fresh air and in a […]

  • Truck Trouble in Lewisburg

    LEWISBURG, Pa. — It’s hard to miss all the traffic on Market Street in Lewisburg. Many of the vehicles are tractor-trailers. The heavy truck traffic began in the summer of 2017 with the start of two major road projects in central Pennsylvania. That forced big rigs to detour through downtown Lewisburg. “We see these trucks blow through traffic lights. We see them speed through town. There’s very little it seems we can do to stop them,” Grace Mahon said. Some […]

  • Creating ‘Fidget Quilts’ to Help Alzheimer’s Patients

    KELLY TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A woman from Union County is trying to improve the quality of life for people with Alzheimer’s disease. She’s using her love of art to make sensory blankets for residents in her senior-living community. Ann Doebler is busy in the art studio at Riverwoods Senior-living Community near Lewisburg making quilts for some of her fellow residents, but these aren’t your average blankets. Doebler calls them “fidget quilts.” “I’m wondering if, in fact, touching things would be […]

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