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
  • 30 Years for Sunbury Riverfest

    SUNBURY, Pa. — It’s hard to decide what to do first at Sunbury’s Riverfest, but Donna Nickles of Sunbury knew just what she was looking for. “We live up here, but I just enjoy the festival. I like to look at my crafts and stuff,” Nickles said. This is the 30th year for Sunbury’s Riverfest. It is a fundraiser for Sunbury Revitalization. This year’s theme is “Rewind Back to 1989.” There are games, music and lots of food. Double U […]

  • Fans Flock to Little League World Series

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — It’s time to play ball in South Williamsport! The Little League World Series is here once again. The players are excited and so are the fans. Fans come to South Williamsport from all over the world for the Little League World Series. Patrick Densmore and his wife Joanne are from Medford, Oregon. They were driving cross country on their way to Kentucky when they realized a team from Oregon is playing in the series. “Watched their […]

  • Little League World Series Underway in South Williamsport

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — The world is watching South Williamsport as the Little League World Series is in full swing. It’s day one of the Little League World Series and we’ve already seen some great baseball. 16 teams from all over the world are in South Williamsport hoping to become the best of the best. There will be lots of baseball played at Lamade Stadium over the next ten days as well as at nearby Volunteer Stadium. Everyone is excited […]

  • Opening Ceremonies at Little League World Series

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Players are getting ready to take the field in South Williamsport for the first day of the Little League World Series. Opening ceremonies took place Thursday morning at Volunteer Stadium. The opening ceremonies are the official kickoff to the 73rd Little League World Series. All 16 Little League teams are introduced as the kids walk out onto the field for the first time as a team. It’s tradition for kids, their families, and fans to pack […]

  • Special Election Tuesday for Vacant State Rep. Seat in Union, Snyder Counties

    LEWISBURG, Pa. — Political signs can be seen all over parts of Union and Snyder counties. Even though it’s not election season, people here will be going to the polls on Tuesday to elect a new state representative. “They certainly can’t wait till regular election time or that spot will go unfilled for another couple of months,” Tanna Stenger said. The state representative seat in the 85th District was held by Republican Fred Keller for the past eight years. In […]

  • Community Food Drive in Lewisburg

    LEWISBURG, Pa. — School starts at the end of this month for students in the Lewisburg Area School District. That means homework, tests and school lunches. But the Lewisburg Parent Student Association is concerned about the meals students are getting while they are not at school. That’s why the PSA does a snack pack program. “The snack pack program takes food from the community members and it’s a collaboration with the Bucknell University Office of Civic Engagement,” Abby Gulden-Luthi said. […]

  • Crews Continue Battle Against Williamsport Recycling Fire

    WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Nearly 24 hours after a fire started at a recycling business in Williamsport, firefighters were still at the scene. The fire started around 2:30 p.m. Monday at Penn Recycling on Trenton Avenue. The Williamsport fire chief says it was a scrap pile that caught fire, and that pile was the size of a football field and four stories high. “This scrap pile contains everything from vehicles to machinery, hydraulic equipment, plastics, vinyls, you name it,” said Williamsport […]

  • Parents of Schoolkids Get Help with Supplies, Haircuts

    MILTON, Pa. — Students in the Milton Area School District are all getting ready to go back to school. They just checked “get a haircut” off their to-do lists. The basement of the Bridge of Hope in Milton transformed into a barbershop and hair salon. Bridge of Hope is a ministry of Crossroads Church of the Nazarene. This is the third annual free haircut event. “People are just excited with it being our third year. They’re anticipating it. We even […]

  • Fire at Recycling Facility in Williamsport

    WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Crews in Lycoming County battled flames at a recycling facility on Monday. The fire started around 2:30 p.m. at Penn Recycling on Trenton Avenue in Williamsport. Huge plumes of smoke could be seen from miles away. No one was hurt, but the recycling center was open when the fire started. The recycling facility crushes cars. The Williamsport fire chief says the fire is burning the inside parts of cars, which were all in a pile. Firefighters believe […]

  • Snyder County Cabinetry Plant Wood-Mode to Reopen

    KREAMER, Pa. — The former Wood-Mode plant in Snyder County is about to get a second life. Businessman Bill French from Middleberg finalized the purchase of Wood-Mode Thursday. He’s already hired about a dozen people and plans to employ up to 500 people. There are vehicles in the Wood-Mode parking lot in Kreamer, a welcome sight after the cabinetry plant suddenly closed nearly three months ago. The abrupt closure left nearly 1,000 people without jobs including Cathy Lauver of Selinsgrove. […]

  • Basketball Courts Getting Upgrade

    KULPMONT, Pa. — There are cracks in the middle of the basketball courts at the Terry/Miriello Stadium in Kulpmont. What was once a popular place to play has turned into a safety hazard. “We sometimes go to the park. I don’t go there that often because it’s obviously not nice,” Madeline Forte said. “There’s a lot of cracks. We have a drainage issue. The drain has been in that long that the road is higher than the drainage pipe out […]

  • Long Wait for Renovations Is Over at Municipal Building

    POINT TOWNSHIP, Pa. — The Point Township Municipal Building along Ridge Road has many purposes. The community’s police department is located there along with the road department and tax office. The building is in need of major repairs. That’s something township officials have been trying to get done for years. “I put it in the budget 20 years ago when Merle Phillips was still our legislator,” township supervisor Montie Peters said. Now, the municipal building near Northumberland will be remodeled […]

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