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
  • Traffic Study Recommends Banning Trucks

    UNION COUNTY, Pa. — There is a steady stream of tractor-trailers on Market Street in Lewisburg.  People are concerned that the truck traffic is hurting the downtown. “It’s pretty out of control.  I mean the noise level from the trucks that roll by,” Gabrielle Taylor of Lewisburg said. Recently Lewisburg conducted a traffic study in its downtown to see how truck traffic is affecting market street.  The results are in, and traffic engineers recommend that Lewisburg council ask PennDOT to […]

  • Students Decorate Ornaments for the White House

    DANVILLE, Pa. — Students at Danville Middle School painted, cut, and glued Christmas decorations during their art class on Thursday, but these ornaments are not going home with them. They are going to Washington D.C. The ornaments will hang on a tree representing Pennsylvania outside the White House. “We have some kids who are doing the state flower, state animal, birds, and then we have others who are focusing on uniquely personal Pennsylvania items,” art teacher Megan Heistand explained. The […]

  • Parking Preparations for Friday’s Big Game in Montoursville

    MONTOURSVILLE, Pa. — Extra police patrols are being brought in to handle the large crowd expected at a high school football game in Lycoming County. Once again, the big draw is Southern Columbia. The defending state champs haven’t lost a game in three seasons, and the Tigers feature a senior class full of big-time college recruits. Last week, Southern Columbia played to a sold-out crowd at Wyoming Area in Luzerne County. This Friday, the show comes to Montoursville. On Friday […]

  • Local Dancers Shine on the Big Screen

    DANVILLE, Pa. — Some students from Karen Gronsky School of Dance in Danville are doing what they do best — dancing. Lately, they’ve been dancing to the soundtrack of the new movie “High Strung Free Dance.”  It’s not only because they like the movie, it’s because they’re in it. “To be able to be sitting in a movie theater and see a huge screen and point at your face and say that actually is me, it’s so crazy and it’s […]

  • Second Day for Threats at Danville High School

    DANVILLE, Pa. — For the second day in a row, a written bomb threat was discovered at Danville Area High School. The school was on lockdown for about an hour. The written threat prompted a lockdown at Danville Area High School shortly after 11 a.m. The Montour County district attorney tells Newswatch 16 the school was put on lockdown. Students were moved to the auditorium while police searched the building. No bombs or weapons were found. Students returned to class […]

  • Family of Child Who Died in Geisinger NICU Plans Lawsuit

    GEISINGER MEDICAL CENTER — The family of one of three infants to die from an infection contracted in the NICU at Geisinger Medical Center is suing the hospital. The family’s attorney plans to file the lawsuit next week. According to attorney Matt Casey, Abel Cepeda died six days after his premature birth. Casey tells Newswatch 16 Geisinger knew about the bacteria in the neonatal intensive care unit but did not protect the patients. Luis Cepeda of Hazle Township recently posted […]

  • Tons of Meat Donated to Fight Hunger in Central Pennsylvania

    KELLY TOWNSHIP, Pa. — The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank feeds more than 140,000 people a month, and now, thanks to a large donation, its reach will go even farther. A Smithfield Foods truck is filled with meat but it’s not being delivered to Weis Markets; 40,000 pounds of meat in truck is going to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank’s location in Williamsport. “It’s not every day that we receive a whole truckload of frozen meats, so that’s really important and […]

  • Korean War Veterans Receive Medals

    MILTON, Pa. — A group of veterans stood proudly outside the American Legion on Thursday honoring two fellow vets. Sgt. Richard Winter and Sgt. James Turner were presented with medals for their service in the Korean War. Sgt. Winter lives in Watsontown and served in Korea for about a year. “I quit high school my senior year when I turned 18 to join the Marines. There’s a lot of people who deserve medals. A lot of them didn’t come home,” […]

  • Viral Video of Illegal Dumpers Prompts Community Cleanup

    SHAMOKIN, Pa. — Some people in Shamokin are tired of others throwing garbage all over the place, so they are going to do something about it. Recently, a video showing people illegally dumping garbage near Shamokin went viral, and it spawned the idea of a community-wide cleanup. Organizers are now looking for volunteers to make it happen. The video shows two people illegally dumping garbage near Shamokin and arguing with the man behind the camera. The video has been posted […]

  • Berwick Woman Critically Hurt in Assault

    BERWICK, Pa. — People who live in one part of Berwick are frightened after their neighbor was tied up and beaten. Now, police are asking for the public’s help to find who did it. Investigators say Geraldine Carson’s face was unrecognizable when they found her tied up inside her trailer Tuesday morning. She is in critical condition, and Berwick police say they do have persons of interest in her assault. Berwick police say one or more people were at Geraldine […]

  • Infant Deaths in Geisinger NICU Remain a Mystery

    MAHONING TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Geisinger officials are still trying to figure out the source of the waterborne bacteria that caused the deaths of three infants. Geisinger has been in the national spotlight over the last 24 hours since announcing the deaths of three babies in its NICU. The infants contracted a pseudomonas infection from waterborne bacteria. According to Geisinger officials, an infant in the NICU first contracted the infection in early July. In early August, another infant in the NICU […]

  • Three Infants Died at Geisinger Medical Center NICU from Waterborne Infection

    MAHONING TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Three infants are dead from an infection they contracted in the neonatal intensive care unit at Geisinger Medical Center near Danville. Officials at Geisinger confirm eight infants were recently treated for a pseudomonas bacterial infection. Three of the babies died. Geisinger is diverting infants born at less than 32 weeks and moms who may deliver that early to other hospitals. Officials at Geisinger Medical Center were solemn as they announced an increase in cases of pseudomonas […]

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