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
  • EMT in Union County Beating the Odds

    KELLY TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A young man from Allenwood spent the last few years helping others as an EMT. Recently he was paralyzed in a car accident. Mateo Marshall lifts weights at the Lewisburg YMCA. It may not seem like much, but for the 19-year-old from Allenwood, it’s a huge accomplishment. Four months ago, Mateo did not know if he would ever walk again. On August 4, he got into a car accident on his way to work. “I hit […]

  • Pep Rally at Southern Columbia as Tigers Get Ready for Big Game

    FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Most high school football teams are done for the season, but Southern Columbia High School still has one more game left -- the biggest game of their season. the state championship.

  • Remembering President Bush in Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania

    SUNBURY, Pa. — It was a solemn day in Washington D.C. as friends, family, and politicians mourned the loss of President George H.W. Bush. Here at home, people watched the funeral on television. “It’s very moving, one of our wonderful presidents,” Barbara Hummel said. Nearly two dozen senior citizens from the Sunbury Senior Action Center watched the funeral together. “It’s very moving to see one of our great presidents. It’s very sad to see that he is passing,” Donna Dunkle […]

  • Unmarried Pregnant Teacher Fired from Catholic School

    COAL TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A former teacher at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional School near Shamokin was fired last week after she told the principal she is pregnant and not married. Naiad Reich and her boyfriend Matt Graboski are expecting their first child together. It’s supposed to be a happy time for the couple who live near Shamokin. Instead, Reich was fired from her teaching job at a Catholic school because the couple is not married. Reich and Graboski are […]

  • 16 Salutes: Frank Rodriguez

    MILTON, Pa. -- On a busy afternoon at Against the Grain barbershop in Milton, owner Frank Rodriguez is happy to see the line of customers waiting for haircuts. Like many others, Frank is thankful for a lot this holiday season.

  • Large Tree in Riverside Damaged by Insects Cut Down

    RIVERSIDE, Pa. — An ash tree has stood outside Danville Assembly of God Church in Riverside for centuries. Pastor William Conrad believes it’s been here for more than 300 years. But now, the tree is being cut down. “What can you do? It’s dead and it’s dangerous so it had to come down,” Conrad said. This tree, like many others in the area, is infested with the Emerald Ash Borer, an insect from Asia. Newswatch 16 spoke with Pastor Conrad […]

  • Volunteers Creating Annual Christmas Boulevard in Berwick

    BERWICK, Pa. — If you’ve lived in Berwick for more than one year, it’s a pretty safe bet you are familiar with Christmas Boulevard. It’s a Christmas display on Market Street and it’s in its 72nd year. “It’s a mile-long stretch of a light show, music, live action. We have carolers, we have Santa Claus there, we give out chips to everybody who comes through,” explained Berwick Boulevard Association president Mike Monico. Volunteers spent the day setting up for the […]

  • Mittens, Hats, Scarves Wanted for School Kids in Union County

    EAST BUFFALO TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A group of former teachers in Union County is trying to make sure as many people as possible have hats, scarves, and mittens. Christmas trees come in all shapes and sizes, and one at the Public Library for Union County near Lewisburg is decked out in winter accessories. The hats, scarves, and gloves aren’t just for decoration. This mitten tree helps the community. “It started off with mittens, gloves, and scarves, but now people are […]

  • Lights out in Lewisburg

    LEWISBURG, Pa. — There are all kinds of holiday traditions on Market Street in Lewisburg. One is shopping at the many stores that line the downtown. “Lewisburg is a beautiful town to shop in. It’s artsy and just nice,” Diane Schweitzer said. Another holiday tradition is the Christmas lights. Each year, the trees are lit up with white lights. “I’d say at least the last 20 years, probably longer than that,” Kathy Snyder said. But this year, the lights will […]

  • Hunters Take Deer to be Processed

    CLEVELAND TOWNSHIP, Pa. — People hunt for all different reasons, but a big one is getting deer meat. Justin Miller of Numidia never misses the first day of deer hunting season. It’s something he looks forward to all year. “I love hunting. That’s pretty much what I do,” said Miller. It doesn’t hurt that Miller got a buck just two hours into his hunting trip. He and his family eat the deer meat, so Miller took it to Adams Family […]

  • Numidia Gets a New General Store

    LOCUST TOWNSHIP, Pa. — For 65 years there has been a general store on Route 42 in the village of Numidia.  The convenience store once known as Palachick’s was well-known, and people were disappointed when it closed. “Oh my word, we were sick.  The whole family was because of that convenience and being able to come here at just a moment’s notice,” Randy Long said. When the Palachick family closed the store in July, business partners Todd Sabo and Scott […]

  • Black Friday with No Anchor Stores at Lycoming Mall

    MUNCY TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is known as the busiest shopping day of the year but what happens at a mall when all of the anchor stores are closed? Shoppers walked through the Lycoming Mall near Muncy, shopping bags in hand, just like any other Black Friday. But it was hard not to notice this Black Friday was different. “There’s almost nothing here anymore so it’s very limited. I think the people, there’s far less […]