Sharla co-anchors the evening newscasts weekdays at 6pm, 7pm, and 11pm on WNEP. She also co-anchors and produces the 10pm newscast weekdays on WNEP-2. She joined the Newswatch 16 team in April of 2008 as a weekend sports anchor, and weekday sports reporter.

Sharla’s passion for reporting began in Athens, Georgia, while studying broadcast journalism, and international affairs at the University of Georgia.
A graduate of UGA, Sharla roots for her “Dawgs” every chance she gets!

While in college, Sharla interned at Atlanta’s FOX affiliate, WAGA-TV, and was later employed there as an associate sports producer. In May of 2007, Sharla began working as a sports reporter and fill-in anchor at the ABC affiliate, KTXS-TV, in Abilene, TX.

When Sharla isn’t working, she enjoys volunteering her time to several area organizations including the Children’s Advocacy Center of NEPA, Susan G. Komen Foundation of NEPA, Dress for Success, and the United Neighborhood Centers of NEPA.
Sharla comes from a family of sports fanatics, and married into a sports-loving family too. You can often find Sharla at baseball, football and basketball games with her husband, Todd, and step-daughter, Maris!

Recent Articles
  • Ryan Blaney Wins Axalta Pocono 400

    Kyle Busch led most of the race here at Pocono Raceway, but with under 10 laps to go, it was Ryan Blaney in the number 21 car taking the lead and holding off Kevin Harvick for his first-ever Cup series win right here at Pocono Raceway and it’s the first win for the Wood Brothers since 2011. “We did it,” Blaney said from victory lane. “You know, we did it with the Wood brothers and they deserve it. It’s been […]

  • Horses, Hats and Helping Hands

    SOUTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP — The 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby is less than 24 hours away. The first leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown is dubbed the most exciting two minutes in sports, and it has become quite the party scene for folks around Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania. One such gathering is a fundraiser Saturday in Lackawanna County. The Voluntary Action Center is hosting the 11th annual Run for the Roses event at the Country Club of Scranton. The Voluntary […]

  • WNEP Goes Behind The Scenes of ABC’s ‘Designated Survivor’

    TORONTO — Every Wednesday, you can see some familiar faces on ABC’s new hit show “Designated Survivor.” For the past six months, on-air personalities at WNEP have appeared on the popular show. Newswatch 16 took a drive up to Toronto, Canada to visit the set and take a rare look behind the scenes. The show prides itself on making its set as close to the real White House as possible. “We went to great lengths to buy furniture of the […]

  • Cubs Connection: Hazleton Watching World Series Closely

    HAZLETON — Quite the crowd cheered on hometown boy Joe Maddon in Hazleton Wednesday night. He’s the manager leading the Chicago Cubs in this year’s World Series game seven against the Cleveland Indians. At Cusat’s Cafe in Hazleton, people have been piling in all night to see one of their own on one of biggest stages in the sports world. You won’t find any Indians fans here. This is Cubs country. It’s all because Hazelton native Joe Maddon is the […]

  • On the ‘Go’ and Helping Those in Need

    SCRANTON — “Pokemon Go” has grabbed the attention of people across the country. The mobile game uses players’ locations and sends them to public places and landmarks in their area, known as Pokestops. One of those Pokestops is Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton.  Hundreds are stopping on the square each day to play, and now, an effort is underway to encourage these gamers to help those who they pass on their Pokemon journey. On every corner of Courthouse Square, you’ll […]

  • Driver Recounts Horrifying Crash Caught on Camera

    SCRANTON — A close call was caught on camera in Scranton and quick thinking by a motorcyclist saved his life. Video shot from a GoPro camera attached to another motorcyclist’s helmet shows what happened when the group of riders was nearly hit by a car. “It was horrifying. It was kind of hard to watch at first, but knowing that he’s ok now, I’m very glad about that,” said Kristopher Littleton of Wilkes-Barre. Littleton was just beginning an evening ride with […]

  • Former Credit Union CEO Accused of Bank Fraud

    SCRANTON — The former head of a credit union is now charged with defrauding the place out of more than $700,000. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced the charges Wednesday afternoon against the former head of what’s now called Valor Federal Credit Union The feds say the ex-CEO has made a plea agreement. The U.S. attorney accuses Sean E. Jelen, 33, of committing bank fraud for nearly a year while he was CEO of what […]

  • Teammates Mourn Baseball Player Killed in Crash

    ARCHBALD — A motorcycle crash left an 18-year-old baseball player dead hours before he was set to take the field. The crash happened just before noon at the intersection of Business Route 6 and Route 247 in Archbald. Police say an SUV and motorcycle collided. The driver of the motorcycle, Shane Rivenburgh of Mayfield, died at the hospital. Rivenburgh was a starter for the Lackawanna College baseball team. The team went ahead with its game just after hearing the news. […]

  • Local Wineries Promote ‘National Drink Wine Day’

    JACKSON TOWNSHIP — Millions of Americans drink wine every day, but not every day is dedicated to drinking wine! The corks are popped and the glasses filled. It’s all in celebration of National Drink Wine Day at Mountain View Vineyard, Winery and Distillery in the Poconos. “I think it’s awesome! Any excuse for people to come and visit us and drink some wine is great,” said Linda Rice of Mountain View Winery. For Donna Cimonetti of Long Island, New York, […]

  • 1961 Nanticoke Boys Basketball Championship Not Forgotten

    NANTICOKE — In 1961, John F. Kennedy was president, a gallon of gas only cost a quarter, and the Nanticoke High School boys basketball team won the state championship. On Friday night, the school honored those who helped bring the championship to the Luzerne County community 55 years ago. The Nanticoke Rams, or more affectionately known as the Nans, were riding a one loss season into the boys basketball PIAA Class A state title game in 1961. “Did you ever […]

  • Thousands Gather for Race for the Cure in Scranton

    SCRANTON — On Saturday morning, over 4000 people gathered at Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton for the 25th Annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure! “I am a 6 year survivor. So, I came out to support the cause, support breast cancer survivors and hope to find a cure,” said Shannon Hilbert of Greentown. For survivors like Diane Chrobak, race day is a day to honor and remember those who have battled breast cancer and fight to find a […]

  • Join Sharla McBride at the 13th Annual Red Cross Golf Tournament

    Join WNEP’s Sharla McBride and other WNEP personalities for the 13th Annual Red Cross Golf Tournament. The tournament kicks off on Monday, September 21. Tee off will be at 12:30 p.m. at Glenmaura National Golf Club. This is the public’s rare chance to play this exclusive, private course located in Moosic. The day will begin with lunch and conclude with a cocktail hour and dinner, complete with awards, prize giveaways and a raffle. In between will feature 18 holes of […]