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

Recent Articles
  • Icy Roads in Central Pennsylvania

    NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY, — Emergency responders were busy all throughout Northumberland County as freezing rain fell, causing icy roads. A vehicle flipped onto its side on Boyer Hill road near Sunbury. EMTs say slick roads were to blame. “You`ve just gotta drive slower, be careful,” said Roy Hallenbach. Several roads were shut down due to icy conditions. Drivers in Milton took it slow while crossing over the bridge into West Milton where there were plenty of slick spots. “I`ve noticed the […]

  • Christkindl Market: A Mifflinburg Tradition

    MIFFLINBURG, Pa. — Once a year, Mifflinburg is transformed into a German Christmas market. Christkindl Market is in its 31st year and it has become a tradition for people all over our area. “I was in Germany for two years in the military. This brings back memories. A lot of memories here, and the food is fantastic,” said Bobby Deibert, Nescopeck. There are around 100 vendors lining Market Street in Mifflinburg. Most of them are selling traditional German crafts and […]

  • Hearing for Man Accused in Death of 3-Year-Old Girl

    SUNBURY, Pa. — The man accused of beating a little girl to death, and the child’s mother were both in court Thursday morning in Northumberland County. A judge called it one of the most horrific cases he’s ever seen. Arabella Parker, age 3, died last month after investigators say she was severely beaten. Jahrid Burgess and Samantha Delcamp were both in court for preliminary hearings. The two will stand trial for what investigators say they did to Arabella Parker. Burgess […]

  • Volunteers Create Courage Capes for Young Emergency Room Patients

    MAHONING TOWNSHIP, Pa. — No one ever wants to spend time in the hospital, especially children. But around two dozen kids are taken to the emergency room at Geisinger Medical Center near Danville every day. Volunteers from Giant Food stores have found a way to hopefully make those emergency room trips less painful. Volunteers made what are called “Courage Capes.” Now, when children come to the emergency room at Janet Weis Children’s Hospital, they can feel like a superhero. The […]

  • Susquehanna University Students Live-Stake Trees

    PENN TOWNSHIP, Pa. — It only took seconds to plant some trees at Susquehanna University, and students weren’t putting seeds into the ground. They used branches from other trees to grow new trees and shrubs. “These are all trees that grow in wet areas, so you can grow a whole new tree from an individual branch cutting,” Adrienne Gemberling said. The students from Susquehanna University are installing a live-stake garden at the school’s Center for Environmental Education and Research near […]

  • Milton Couple Takes Free Santa Photos

    MILTON, Pa. — The Christmas season is filled with traditions. One popular pastime is getting your child’s picture taken with Santa Claus. Crystal Balliet and her husband Keith of Milton have children and grandchildren, so they know how expensive Santa photos can be. Crystal has a photography business, and a few years ago, the couple had an idea. “Maybe we should offer up something for people so they can bring their children to a safe environment, get their pictures done […]

  • Emergency Responders React to Hospital Closing

    SUNBURY, Pa.– A hospital has been in Sunbury for nearly 125 years, but on March 31 of next year, UPMC Susquehanna Sunbury will close. Officials with the health system say one of the reasons it is closing is that people in this area are going to other hospitals for their care. “It’s a big blow to the community in general,” Bob Hare said. Bob Hare knows not everyone is going to other hospitals for their care. Hare is Director of […]

  • Southern Columbia Fans Cheer Their Team to Victory

    RALPHO TOWNSHIP, Pa. — The Nickle Plate Bar and Grill near Elysburg was a sea of black and gold as Southern Columbia football fans took over. Tigers fans came to the restaurant at Knoebels Amusement Resort to watch their team play in the PIAA state championship. “We always get a group to support the team. We like coming here to the Nickle Plate,” Bob Hertzog said. “I wasn’t able to make it to Hershey today but I wanted to support […]

  • Christmas Village at Knoebels Amusement Resort

    KNOEBELS AMUSEMENT RESORT — When you think of Knoebels Amusement Resort in Elysburg, you probably think of summer fun, but a section of the park has been transformed into a winter wonderland. Connie Shulski of Elysburg did not think she would be buying a Christmas tree at Knoebels, but here she is. “I was driving by and I stopped by to eyeball the Christmas trees, to see what they have.” For the second straight year, Christmas is in full swing […]

  • Pep Rally Gets Tiger Ready for Big Game

    FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A team that hopes to bring home a trophy from Hershey this year is Southern Columbia. The Tigers will play in their fifth straight state championship game Friday afternoon. On Thursday, a big pep rally was held to get the team and the fans pumped! This could be called the yearly pep rally at Southern Columbia High School near Catawissa. It’s the Tiger’s fifth straight appearance in the PIAA state championships. “A lot of emotions, but […]

  • Jackass Brewing Company Set to Open in Union County Next Year

    EAST BUFFALO TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A new brewery is being built in Union County and it’s set to open early next year. Driving along Route 45 near Lewisburg, it’s hard to miss all the construction. In a few months, it will be the home of Jackass Brewing Company. “A place to gather, a place to have fun, and a place to lighten up a little bit,” Larry Winans said. Business Partners Larry Winans and Skip Kratzer of Lewisburg have been […]

  • UPMC Susquehanna Sunbury to Close Next Year

    SUNBURY, Pa. — One of the big health systems in our area is closing one of its hospitals. UPMC Susquehanna Sunbury will close early next year. Hospital officials made the announcement Thursday morning. Officials at UPMC Susquehanna said the Sunbury hospital is closing, partly because people in this area are going to other hospitals for their care. The facility will close on March 31, 2020. The hospital has been in Sunbury for nearly 125 years. Sunbury city administrator Jody Ocker […]

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