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 Nikki.krize@wnep.com.


Recent Articles
  • Teacher in Lewisburg Area Accused of Abusing Student

    LEWISBURG, Pa. — A Pre-K teacher in the Lewisburg Area School District is suspended after state police say she abused a student. The elementary school teacher is accused of dragging the child out of her classroom by his ankles. State police arrested Celina Sagan, 36, of Lewisburg earlier this week and charged her with endangering the welfare of a child. Sagan is accused of dragging an upset child almost 40 feet out of her classroom. Troopers say on March 6, […]

  • Vending Machine Thief in Northumberland County

    MILTON, Pa. — When people arrived at The Laundry Room of Milton to wash their clothes, they were greeted by state police cruisers. Troopers say someone stole nearly $1,800 from a change machine. “That’s just messed up. You don’t steal from other people,” Beverly Carrigan said. According to state police, someone driving a light-colored SUV came to The Laundry Room of Milton at around 3 a.m. Surveillance photos show the person kept his face hidden from the security cameras, then […]

  • ‘A Short Season’ – Teen Baseball Fan Battles Rare Disease, Inspires Grandfather to Write Book

    HEGINS,  Pa. —  A teen from Hegins who suffers from a rapid-aging disease is now the subject of a book. “A Short Season” was written by the boy’s grandfather and a family friend from Danville. The sun was shining on a Saturday morning in Hegins as the Tri-Valley junior varsity baseball team looked for a win. There was a lot of cheering in the dugout, but one voice stands out — the team’s bench coach, 13-year-old Josiah Viera. Josiah is […]

  • Demolition of Fire-Gutted Ruins of Masonic Lodge in Shamokin

    SHAMOKIN, Pa. — Demolition and cleanup started Tuesday morning at the former Masonic building in Shamokin that was destroyed by fire late last year. What was once known as one of Shamokin’s oldest and most recognizable buildings became an eyesore in recent months after it was destroyed by fire. On Tuesday, crews started tearing down the former Masonic building on Independence and Eighth Streets and cleaning up debris. The four-story building caught fire back on December 14, and the damage has been […]

  • Geisinger to Make DNA Sequencing Routine Care

    GEISINGER MEDICAL CENTER — As doctors learn more about genetics and DNA, they are able to use that knowledge to treat patients. In 2014, Geisinger started “MyCode,” a genetics project. More than 100,000 Geisinger patients have voluntarily had their DNA sequenced as part of MyCode. In some of those people, the tests showed they were more susceptible to cancer. “We’ve reported that medically important actionable result to over 550 Geisinger patients,” Dr. David Ledbetter said. Dr. David Ledbetter tells Newswatch […]

  • Barn Painting at Beef Farm

    WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — When it comes to beef, Chris and Jill Ulrich rely on a very specific kind — Certified Angus. That’s been their breed of choice since they started farming beef cattle in 1995. They are proud of their cattle and are ready to show it off to everyone who comes by their farm near Allenwood. They are having the official Certified Angus Beef logo painted on their barn. “I saw a thing on Twitter that says, ‘does […]

  • Special Education Field Day

    LEWIS TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Now that the weather has warmed up, students in central Pennsylvania had an opportunity to go outside and enjoy it. This was field day at Warrior Run High School. A normal day at school for these kids usually consists of being in a classroom. But on this day, these 300 or so students spent the day outside playing games. This was field day for the special education students at Warrior Run High School near Turbotville. Middle […]

  • Allergy Season is Upon Us

    EAST BUFFALO TOWNSHIP, Pa. — The sun is shining, the temperature is rising and the trees are in bloom near Lewisburg. It’s finally starting to feel like spring, which means it is the start of 2018 allergy season. “When the pollen starts coming out I start sneezing all the time,” Catherine Gingerella said. “When they come they come hard and that’s it, it doesn’t leave,” Jesse Ravelo said. “Once spring takes off the trees start pollinating, so the first group […]

  • Young Women Prepare for Their Futures

    KELLY TOWNSHIP, Pa. — High school students have big decisions to make when it comes to deciding between college, trade school, or the workforce. An event near Lewisburg on Wednesday helped some teenage girls prepare for that decision. Around 100 teenage girls gathered inside the ballroom at the Silver Moon Banquet Hall near Lewisburg. They were not there for a party, they were there for the Young Women’s Future Symposium. It’s an annual event held by Junior Achievement of South […]

  • Spring Has Sprung at the Farmers Market

    EAST BUFFALO TOWNSHIP, Pa. — There is something about fresh flowers and a warm spring day that makes Suzanne Hardy of Lewisburg smile. She came to the Lewisburg Farmers Market to pick out some colorful flowers. “I usually wait until after Mother’s Day, but it’s kind of hard to resist when you see them here already.” Hardy is one of many people who spent this warm sunny day outside at the market. “I don’t really come in the winter, but […]

  • Shamokin Doctor Closes Practice

    SHAMOKIN, Pa. — Around 1,500 people in the Shamokin area must now look for a new doctor after their physician closed his office without warning. Many of those patients came to the office Tuesday to get their medical records. A steady stream of people walked in and out of Dr. Sanjay Sen’s office on Franklin Street in Shamokin. No one was there to see the doctor. They were there to pick up their medical records. “It’s like being in a […]

  • Lottery Players Keen for Keno

    WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — There’s usually a long line to play the Pennsylvania Lottery at Puff Express in Williamsport and this day was no exception. With the lottery debuting a new game, people wanted to check it out. It’s called Keno. There are drawings every four minutes. Playing Keno starts at $1. Players choose up to 10 numbers between 1 and 80 and the computer randomly draws 20 winning numbers. Puff Express employee Lela Beck says debuting this new game has been […]