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
  • Community Supports Selinsgrove Walmart Greeter

    MIDDLE CREEK TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A lot has happened in the past 24 hours after Newswatch 16 reported on a man who worked as a greeter at a Walmart in Snyder County who is losing his job. Several TV stations and newspapers have covered Adam’s story and people from all over the world have contacted the Catlin family. But one thing remains the same: Adam just wants to keep his job as a greeter at the Walmart near Selinsgrove. Adam […]

  • Walmart Greeter with Cerebral Palsy Hopes to Keep Job

    MONROE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A longtime Walmart greeter’s job description is being changed and because of his cerebral palsy, he will have to find a new place to work. A Facebook post about a Walmart employee is sparking outrage in the Selinsgrove area. His job description is being changed, and the man with cerebral palsy will now be required to stand and lift up to 25 pounds. Adam Catlin of Middleburg has been a greeter at the Walmart near Selinsgrove […]

  • $1 Million in Scholarships for Shamokin Students

    COAL TOWNSHIP, Pa. — $1 million in scholarship money was announced for deserving students at Shamokin Area High School. It’s all thanks to some former Shamokin Area High School graduates who want to honor their mother’s memory. Many high school seniors in our area are getting ready to go to college, including students in the Shamokin Area School District. But with increasing tuition prices, college is not for everyone. Two former Shamokin area graduates want to change that. Brothers Keith […]

  • Man Convicted in 2016 Murders of Mother and Son

    WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. —  Joseph Coleman was found guilty of second-degree murder and robbery for his role in the murders of a mother and son in Williamsport. It took the jury four hours to reach the verdict. Kristine Kibler and her son Shane Wright were shot and killed inside their home on Halloween night in 2016. Investigators say three people were involved in the robbery at Kibler’s home on Poplar Street. Casey Wilson, who police said was the getaway driver, pleaded […]

  • World War II POW Honored In Bradford County

    GRANVILLE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — They are referred to as “The Greatest Generation” and on Thursday a man who fought in World War II was honored in Bradford County. It was a busy day at Twin Oaks Personal Care Home near Troy as many of its residents gathered to honor one of their own, who is an American hero. Gerald Spencer, 94, is a World War II veteran who was a prisoner of war. Pvt. Gerald Spencer served as a combat […]

  • Service Dogs Helping with PTSD

    BLOOMSBURG, Pa. — A military organization at Bloomsburg University is trying to bring attention to veterans suffering from PTSD by bringing in a service dog. At 20-months-old, Curly the Labrador Retriever already knows more commands than many dogs his age. He is a service dog that is being trained by Suzie Dupont of Susquehanna Service Dogs. Suzie and Curly stopped by Bloomsburg University to demonstrate how service dogs can help veterans, both physically and mentally. The program was put together […]

  • Restaurant Replaces Former Movie Theater in Watsontown

    WATSONTOWN, Pa. — A new restaurant in Watsontown is breathing new life into a former movie theater. The former Watson Theatre has sat vacant on Main Street for 10 years, but people can now grab lunch where they used to see movies. From the outside, the building still looks like the former Watson Theatre. It was a staple on Main Street in Watsontown for nearly 80 years. But step inside, and it’s now a restaurant — the Watson Theatre Eatery. […]

  • Icy Mess Coats Central Pennsylania

    LEWISBURG, Pa. — It wasn’t the most snow we’ve gotten this year, but Bill Pine of Lewisburg made sure to get on top of the storm and shovel early. “It hasn’t been that bad of a winter at all, but I learned to get it up as quick as I can so it doesn’t freeze over,” Pine said. The latest blast of winter weather left about two to three inches of snow in Lewisburg and quickly changed over to sleet. […]

  • ‘Swatting’ Threat Keeps Line Mountain Closed on Monday

    LOWER MAHANOY TOWNSHIP, Pa. — There was no school Monday for students and teachers in a district in central Pennsylvania. State police are still investigating threats made Friday against Line Mountain High School in Northumberland County. “Swatting” is when someone calls 911 to report a fake emergency. According to state police, in Friday’s case, the call came from the state of Indiana and the threat was not real. Even so, the Line Mountain School District still decided to close on […]

  • Crowds Head to ‘Great American Outdoor Show’ in Harrisburg

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Great American Outdoor Show is this week in Harrisburg. There are more than 1,000 vendors and many of them are from northeastern and central Pennsylvania. The Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg is advertised as “the largest outdoor show in the world” and it features guns, boats, ATVs and more. Rocky Reed owns North Mountain Outfitters, a hunting business in the Hughesville area. “Several hundred thousand people come to this show so this is the place […]

  • Valentine’s Day Rush For Wholesale Flower Distributor

    BLOOMSBURG, Pa. — Fresh flowers are a Valentine’s Day staple. And in one week, flower shops will be busy delivering them to people all over our area. One company that’s busy now is Dillon Floral in Bloomsburg. Dillon Floral is a wholesale distributor that sells flowers to around 500 florists within 120 miles of Bloomsburg. “As we prepare for Valentine’s Day we’re probably handling ten times more flowers than we would in probably say July or August,” Rob Dillon said. […]

  • Man Sorry for Capturing and Trying to Sell Rattlesnakes

    OLD LYCOMING TOWNSHIP, Pa. —  Cody Short of Trout Run was in district court near Williamsport answering to accusations that he illegally captured and sold rattlesnakes. He was caught with 22 timber rattlesnakes and no venomous snake permit. According to court papers, an undercover officer with the Fish and Boat Commission met with Short at his cabin in Trout Run last summer. There was a cage on the porch filled with timber rattlesnakes. There was also a trash can filled […]

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