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
  • End Credits Roll on Video Rental Store

    BERWICK, Pa. — One of the few remaining video rental stores in our area is closing today. Hollywood Video in Berwick will close its doors for the last time tonight. There was a line outside Hollywood Video in Berwick as customers went inside the video rental store for the final time. “There’s still a lot of us left around the country. I am actually part of a Facebook group, two Facebook groups of video store owners. But a lot of […]

  • Couple Weds at Lewisburg Senior Center

    LEWISBURG, Pa. — People get married every day and it does not normally make the news but a couple in the Lewisburg area tied the knot in front of our cameras. David Kapp moved back to the Lewisburg area after spending four years in South Carolina following the death of his wife. While he was down south David met Sandra. “Got together for lunch and decided we liked each other,” Sandra Kapp said. Sandra moved to the Lewisburg area a […]

  • Preparing for Danville Heritage Festival

    MAHONING TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Breaking up limestone is not something kids in the Danville area do much nowadays, but during the 1800s, it was a regular thing. At this weekend’s Danville Heritage Festival, volunteers will demonstrate an old-fashioned limestone burn. “A lot of farmers used to mine limestone in these mountains, and then they would burn it to make whitewash, to make mortar, and to make agricultural lime. So we’re going to do it the old-fashioned way,” Van Wagner said. […]

  • Thousands of Books for Sale at Big Library Fundraiser

    BUFFALO TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Bookworms of all ages are heading to the Lewisburg area this week for a big used book sale. People stood at the tables inside Faith Lutheran Church near Lewisburg and tried to decide which book to pick. There were a lot to choose from. “We estimate between 35,000 and 40,000,” said volunteer Sally Kobus. “We have over 800 boxes of books we brought.” This is the 29th annual used book sale which benefits the Public Library […]

  • Shamokin Dam: Don’t Feed the Feral Cats

    SHAMOKIN DAM, Pa. — Many people who live in Shamokin Dam say it is a peaceful part of Snyder County, and they’d like to keep it that way. In fact, last month borough council passed the “Quality of Life Ordinance.” The ordinance includes things such as keeping your property maintained and clearing snow and ice in a timely manner. But something in the ordinance that caught people’s attention is the section about animals. The section of the ordinance states that […]

  • Landmark Tree in Riverside Ruined by Insect

    RIVERSIDE, Pa. — A large tree in Northumberland County must be cut down after being destroyed by an invasive bug. There are a lot of trees in Riverside, but Pastor William Conrad refers to one as “the tree.” It’s easy to see why. The ash tree measures nearly 21 feet around. “I’ve waxed my car under it and enjoyed its shade for many years,” said Pastor Conrad. “It was good up until about two years ago, and then it died,” […]

  • PennDOT Workers Say, ‘Slow Down’

    WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Every year, PennDOT works on hundreds of road projects across the state. While many people are not happy to see the roadwork, PennDOT workers put themselves in harm’s way every day. When it comes to controlling traffic, Teri Wool knows a thing or two. She’s been a highway maintenance worker with PennDOT for more than 10 years. “We do safety. We drive crew cab. We do whatever we’re told or asked,” Teri Wool said. Teri likes what […]

  • Northumberland County Traffic Troubles

    NORTHUMBERLAND, Pa. — Traffic tie-ups in one part of our area are about to get worse as a pipe replacement project is scheduled to start this week in Sunbury. That’s in addition to roadwork in nearby Northumberland that’s been causing drivers headaches for the last year. The Duke Street project in Northumberland has a detour that reroutes traffic through residential neighborhoods. It sometimes takes drivers twice as long to get through and with another roadwork project in nearby Sunbury, it’s […]

  • Palachick’s General Store Closing

    LOCUST TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Walking inside Palachick’s General Store near Catawissa is like taking a step back in time. There is penny candy and the store does not accept credit cards. It’s been this way for 65 years. “There were times when they would write down what we owed them. We could come and pay them later. They had a little ledger like the old general stores,” Cynthia Raught said. But after 65 years on Route 42 in the village […]

  • Mail Theft Reported in Columbia County

    BLOOMSBURG, Pa. — Authorities are investigating the theft of mail in Columbia County. According to Bloomsburg police, a man’s mail was found in a field near his house. The mail theft was reported from a house on Catherine Street in Bloomsburg. police say the thief stole coins, scattered letters and dumped the homeowner’s mailed medication in a field near his house. Rachel Levengood says she’s not surprised because she has had her mail stolen before. “It can definitely happen anywhere,” […]

  • Corn Crop Looking Sweet

    FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP, Pa. — When referring to sweet corn, the expression says, “knee high by the Fourth of July.” A farmer in Lycoming County says it is well past that. On this warm summer day, Yvonne Snook of Rose Valley knew exactly what her husband wanted for dinner, so she stopped by Snyder’s Quality Sweet Corn near Montoursville. “I can take it or leave it, but my husband loves it. We eat it about every other night,” said Snook. “I […]

  • Sunbury Chief Tim Miller Resigns

    SUNBURY, Pa. — A city in Northumberland County is looking for a new police chief. Tim Miller resigned as Sunbury’s chief Monday night. Even though he won’t be chief anymore, he will be on the city payroll until next spring. According to Sunbury’s solicitor, Chief Tim Miller had a non-disclosure contract in place signed by the chief and city officials. The solicitor would not give the specifics of Miller’s medical condition or the contract, but Miller has been put on […]