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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 cockatiels Cinnamon and Sugar.

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
  • Shorter Days Next Year at Danville Area School District

    DANVILLE, Pa. — When administrators in the Danville Area School District surveyed students about mental health last year, they kept hearing one thing over and over again. Both students and staff believed the school day was too long. So administrators did something about it. The school board voted to shorten the school day from seven and a half hours to six hours and 45 minutes starting this fall. “When we started looking at why, this was one of the topics […]

  • New Security System Keeps Shopping Carts at Store

    SHAMOKIN, Pa. — In recent months, Shamokin has seen an increase in people walking away with shopping carts, so one grocery store has found a way to stop the problem. The Weis Markets store in Shamokin recently unveiled new shopping carts that do not work outside the store’s parking lot. Driving around Shamokin, it’s hard to miss the shopping carts abandoned on people’s properties and littered throughout the streets and alleyways. “While we make a good faith effort to collect […]

  • Shamokin Area Getting New Turf

    COAL TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Kemp Memorial Stadium is where the Shamokin Indians practice and play all their high school football games.  But the turf there has seen better days. “There’s a lot of divots in it, and it’s not very great field conditions to play on, but it’s the best we got,” Ian Paul said. “It’s obvious that there are some things on there that need fixed and replaced,” Henry Hynoski said. Thanks to an anonymous donor, the field will […]

  • Geisinger Adding Thousands of Jobs

    DANVILLE, Pa. — One of our region’s largest employers is hiring and is opening a career center to help with the process. The Geisinger Career Center is scheduled to open next month on Mill Street in Danville. “We’re really excited about the opportunity to have a street-side career center where anyone can just walk in and learn more about a career at Geisinger,” said Julene Campion, Geisinger vice president of talent management. Geisinger employs more than 30,000 people at its […]

  • Bucknell Professor Gives Plant Perspective on Australian Bushfires

    LEWISBURG, Pa. — Most of us have seen the pictures of bushfires burning in Australia.  More than two dozen people have been killed, along with an estimated half a billion animals. “One of the things that jumps out to me, aside from all the stuff that’s affecting the people of Australia, is what’s happening to those natural areas.  There’s a good chance that what we’re seeing is the extinction of a lot of different organisms,” Chris Martine said. Chris Martine […]

  • Local Flavor in Super Bowl

    The matchup for Super Bowl 54 in Miami is all set. The Kansas City Chiefs play the San Francisco 49ers for the NFL championship. Both teams have local connections. Robbie Gould of the 49ers is a former Penn State Nittany Lion who played his high school ball for Central Mountain in Clinton County. From there, it was on to Beaver Stadium and, eventually the Chicago Bears. Gould hooked on with the Giants after the Bears cut him. He’s been a […]

  • Lycoming County Man Arrested for Assault on Baby

    JERSEY SHORE, Pa. — A man in Lycoming County is charged with aggravated assault for allegedly shaking a baby. Tyler Vaughan, 21, of Jersey Shore, is accused of assaulting a 5-week old boy. According to state police, the baby’s injuries happened in late November and early December. Vaughan turned himself in to state police this week. He was charged with aggravated and simple assault and endangering the welfare of a child. According to court papers, the baby boy stopped breathing […]

  • PETA Taking Dillan the Bear from Union County to Colorado

    HARTLEY TOWNSHIP, Pa. — The battle over a bear in Union County has been resolved. According to the president of the Union County Sportsmen’s Club, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) will move Dillan the bear to a wildlife sanctuary in Colorado next week. Dillan, the bear, has lived at the Union County Sportsmen’s Club wildlife sanctuary for 16 years. But next week he will be moving across the country. PETA is relocating Dillan to a wildlife sanctuary […]

  • UPDATE: PETA, Alec Baldwin Enter Controversy Over Dillan the Bear

    UPDATE, THURSDAY — PETA will be coming next Thursday morning to move the bear to Colorado, according to the president of the Union County Sportsmen’s Club. HARTLEY TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A battle over a bear in Union County now has a celebrity involved. Actor Alec Baldwin recently sent a letter to Governor Tom Wolf asking for his help rescuing a bear from a wildlife sanctuary near Millmont. Dillan the Bear enjoyed some food on Wednesday inside his enclosure at the […]

  • Former NICU Patients Donate Blankets to Hospital Where They Were Born

    MAHONING TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Nearly 10 years ago, Robert and Katie Moore of Hazleton were preparing for the birth of their triplets at Geisinger Medical Center near Danville. The children were born weighing just over three pounds each and had to spend five weeks in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit or NICU. Ten years later, Jackson, Olivia, and Patrick are healthy fourth graders. As they approach their 10th birthdays this weekend, the three decided they wanted to do something special […]

  • People Needed For 2020 Census

    DANVILLE, Pa. — Every 10 years, the federal government does a population count of the United States and it is almost that time again. The 2020 census is less than three months away and right now there is an effort to recruit census takers. Around a dozen people came to the Thomas Beaver Free Library in Danville for an information session on census jobs. “I was just curious to see what’s going on and what it involves,” Fred Harner said. […]

  • Changes at the Bloomsburg Fair

    BLOOMSBURG, Pa. — The Bloomsburg Fairgrounds are almost unrecognizable in January without all the vendors and crowds. But it takes more than one week a year to run the largest fair in Pennsylvania, and people were there working on this January day. After nine years as president of the Bloomsburg Fair, Paul Reichart officially retired over the weekend. “I wanted to go out on a high note. I came in during the flood era, and now we are financially very […]

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