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
  • Timothy J. Piazza Anti-Hazing Measure Signed into Law

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania now has some of the strictest laws in the countries when it comes to hazing. Governor Tom Wolf Friday afternoon signed into law the “Timothy J. Piazza Anti-Hazing law.” It’s named after a Penn State sophomore who died last year after a night of heavy drinking at the Beta Theta Pi house at Penn State University. Piazza’s family was in Harrisburg to witness the bill named after their son signed into law. There are usually a […]

  • Bundled Up in Bradford County

    WYSOX TOWNSHIP, Pa. — It was barely over 40 degrees and the wind was blowing in Wysox Township near Towanda, which is where Carrie Guzy of Montrose spent the day. She was at Keystone Concrete and Block and Supply Company watching her husband compete in a bricklaying competition. “It’s very cold. We woke up this morning with a half-inch of snow on our porch and our vehicles this morning,” Guzy said. Breezy winds and cold temperatures caused people to bundle […]

  • Competing in the Bricklayer 500 in Bradford County

    WYSOX TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Masons from all over the northeast showed off their skills Thursday in Bradford County in a bricklaying competition. When it comes to laying bricks, many of these guys could probably do it in their sleep. They’ve been masons for a long time. “I’ve been doing the masonry since I was like 15 years old,” said Greg Feduchak. “Oh, yeah, day in and day out, eight hours a day,” Ray Byers added. These men are from all […]

  • Toddler Left in Hot Car Comes Home

    LEWIS TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A toddler who police say was left in a hot car for nearly six hours this summer is home. The child is now living with her grandmother in the Turbotville area. Family members carried 2-year-old Annabelle Sawangjang into their home near Turbotville. It’s the first time the toddler has been outside since June. That’s when she was taken to a rehab center in Hershey after her mother was accused of leaving the child inside a hot […]

  • Sheep and Solar Panels Keeping Susquehanna University Green

    SUSQUEHANNA UNIVERSITY, Pa. — What do sheep and solar panels have in common? They are part of what Susquehanna University says is the largest university-sponsored solar array in Pennsylvania. Officials from Susquehanna University and WGL Energy Systems flipped the switch on the solar energy system. .@Energy_Rich & @SusquehannaU flip the switch on one of the largest university-sponsored #solar projects in #PA. — WGL Energy (@wglenergy) October 17, 2018 “When you can bring the strategic initiative of solar, universities […]

  • Northumberland County Inmates Now Housed in New Jail

    COAL TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Northumberland County inmates who have been housed in a state correctional institute have now been transferred to the new county prison. County commissioners said all the inmates housed at SCI Coal Township were moved into the new facility overnight. Inmates have been housed in state facilities since the old Northumberland County Prison was destroyed by fire in January of 2015. The ribbon was cut on the new jail in August on the site of the former […]

  • Columbia County Murder Trial Near Conclusion

    BLOOMSBURG, Pa. — A jury in Columbia County is now deliberating in the case of a man accused of killing his son-in-law near Bloomsburg. Anthony Franklin, 76, faces life in prison if convicted. The four-day trial wrapped up Tuesday afternoon with closing arguments. Franklin is accused of killing Frank Spencer in July of 2012. Both sides had one last chance to convince the jury of what happened on July 1, 2012, and whether Franklin killed Spencer. Defense attorney Brian Ulmer […]

  • A Restaurant True to its Heritage

    SHAMOKIN, Pa. — In the midst of blighted buildings on Market Street in Shamokin sits Heritage Restaurant. The restaurant opened last week in the former Fan Club building. Employees say most menu items are made fresh in-house and call it upscale refined comfort food. “We have a limited, smaller menu, say six or seven main courses, six or seven apps, and some soups and salads,” Bill Chesney said. Chesney is part owner and head chef at Heritage Restaurant. His wife […]

  • Annual YMCA Coat Drive in Need of Donations

    SUNBURY, Pa. — Employees at the Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA in Sunbury organized coats and winter accessories on Monday, getting ready for the Y’s 15th annual winter coat drive. “I’ll have somebody stop me and say, ‘When is the coat drive? You guys are doing that again this year, right?’ I’m like, ‘Yes, absolutely we’re doing the coat drive again,'” said membership director Katrina Mouery. The coat giveaway is held the week of Thanksgiving each year at the YMCA in […]

  • Race Brings Hundreds of Cyclists to Union County

    EAST BUFFALO TOWNSHIP, Pa. — People who live in the Lewisburg and Mifflinburg areas enjoy the Buffalo Valley Rail Trail every day. But this weekend, people from all over the country will ride their bikes on it. The inaugural “Unpaved of the Susquehanna River Valley” is Sunday. Planning for it has taken years. “The planets lined up and so here we are four years later. We’re all excited and stoked and we’re ready to introduce the area to a lot […]

  • Ready for Riverfest in Berwick

    BERWICK, Pa. — It’s all about food, crafts, and the Susquehanna River this weekend in Berwick. The eighth annual Riverfest kicked off Friday. There are vendors as far as the eye can see at Test Track Park in Berwick. They are all here for the eighth annual Berwick Riverfest. “Lots of food, all different kinds of food, which is cool. We have some craft vendors here. We have some rides for the kids,” said Berwick council member Jay Jarrett. Berwick […]

  • Testimony Underway in Columbia County Homicide Trial

    BLOOMSBURG, Pa. — A murder trial for a man accused of killing his son-in-law is underway in Columbia County. Testimony is underway in the trial of Anthony Franklin. Franklin, 76, is charged with murdering Frank Spencer at Spencer’s home near Bloomsburg in July of 2012. State police say Franklin and his daughter Maria Sanutti-Spencer –the victim’s ex-wife — shot Spencer. Opening statements started with Senior Deputy Attorney General Anthony Forray, who said the case was an “epic failure by law […]