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
  • Rain Keeps Pilots from Sentimental Journey

    LOCK HAVEN, Pa. — It’s been an eventful week at the Lock Haven Airport. Small planes are taking off and landing every few minutes. It’s the 34th anniversary of the Sentimental Journey. For nearly 50 years, piper planes were built in Lock Haven. The Sentimental Journey has become a sort of homecoming for piper pilots from all over the world. “I’ve been here about, oh this is 5-6 times,” Dale Etherington said. “This year is wet and muddy, but it’s […]

  • Helping Vets While Buying Groceries

    SELINSGROVE, Pa. — Weis Markets has partnered with the Paralyzed Veterans of America mission to raise money to help our country’s most severely injured vets have access to care, jobs, and benefits. “If a veteran calls them up and asks for help, they don’t turn them down. All of these services are offered for free,” Weis spokesperson Dennis Curtin said. The fundraising campaign runs for three weeks. Customers have the option to donate at the checkout. “$1, $3, or $5. If […]

  • From Coma to State Championship

    SELINSGROVE, Pa. — The baseball field at Selinsgrove Area High School is where Logan Hile is happiest and feels most comfortable. But just three years ago, Logan was diagnosed with a bad case of the flu. Newswatch 16 first met Logan in 2016 after he had been in a medically-induced coma for three weeks. He needed to be put on a ventilator due to heart problems. Doctors were not optimistic. “I had a slim chance of ever running or playing […]

  • UPDATE: Route 54 Back Open After Tractor-Trailer Rollover

    UPDATE: Route 54 reopened around 5:30 a.m. on Friday after Thursday morning’s crash near Montgomery. MUNCY CREEK TOWNSHIP, Pa. – Part of Route 54 is closed near the Lycoming and Northumberland county line due to a tractor-trailer rollover. It happened around 8:30 a.m. Thursday near Montgomery. A tractor trailer carrying hot lime overturned on Route 405 this morning near Montgomery. Driver taken to hospital. @WNEP — Nikki Krize (@NikkiKrize) June 20, 2019 According to the Montgomery fire chief, a […]

  • Baby Falcon Rescued from Under Bridge in Williamsport

    WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Game Commission and PennDOT teamed up to try to rescue a baby peregrine falcon in Williamsport. One of the bird’s wings is underdeveloped, and bird watchers were afraid it would fall from its nest into the Susquehanna River. The Market Street Bridge connects Williamsport with South Williamsport, and it’s a busy place around lunchtime. But on this day, one lane was closed for about an hour for the rescue mission. According to the Game Commission, […]

  • Future State Troopers Shine at Camp Cadet

    SELINSGROVE, Pa. — Kids in central Pennsylvania are learning what it takes to be a state trooper. Susquehanna Valley Camp Cadet is this week in Selinsgrove, and nearly 60 kids gathered at Susquehanna University for the mini police camp. They are learning what it takes to make it in law enforcement. “Looking forward to the future, actually joining the state police force and basically helping me get in shape,” said Ian Hall of Penns Creek. Camp Cadet is a week-long […]

  • Crews Hoping for Dry Weather at Firemen’s Carnival in Union County

    NEW BERLIN, Pa. — A longtime tradition in one part of Union County kicked off this week. The firemen’s carnival is the New Berlin Fire Company’s biggest fundraiser of the year. Firefighters say they won’t let the rain wash out the big event. Among the rides, games, and food, there is a lot to do at the New Berlin Firemen’s Carnival. The yearly event is a staple in this community. New Berlin Fire Chief Tim Shaffer says this is where […]

  • UPDATE: Interstate 80 Back Open After Deadly Pileup in Northumberland County

    NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY -- A crash involving several vehicles on Interstate 80 in Northumberland County has a section of the highway shut down.

  • Demolition of Collapsing Building in Jersey Shore Underway

    JERSEY SHORE, Pa. — Demolition started Monday on a building in Lycoming County that partially collapsed last month. The people who lived there were forced to leave with just the clothes on their backs, and despite a search of the building, there is concern that cats are still inside. The owner of the demolition company was able to safely look through the building and says there are no more cats inside, but some people who used to live there are […]

  • The Moving Wall is a Moving Tribute

    BLOOMSBURG FAIRGROUNDS — A traveling tribute to those who lost their lives in Vietnam is now open for public viewing in Bloomsburg. The Moving Wall is a smaller replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. It’s been in other parts of our viewing area before, but this is the first time the wall is in Bloomsburg. There are more than 58,000 names on the wall of the servicemen and women killed in combat in Vietnam. There are nine […]

  • Coming Soon: The Hatchet House

    WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Ax throwing has increased in popularity over the years and it’s soon coming to Williamsport. The Hatchet House will open this summer. Ax throwing is a sport that’s become popular in the last few years. You throw a sharp ax at a wooden target and try to hit the bullseye. Marshall and Jennifer Winters of Williamsport have seen places like this pop up all over the country but none in Billtown. “The first thing we did was […]

  • A Moving Tribute

    BLOOMSBURG, Pa. — Piece by piece, crews set up a tribute to American war heroes — The Moving Wall, a smaller replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. There are more than 58,000 names on the wall of servicemen and women killed in combat. “This is the pinnacle of what they’ve ever done for Vietnam veterans,” Terry Lemon said. Lemon is a Vietnam veteran who served in the Air Force. He lives in Bloomsburg and is happy to […]

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