Sharla co-anchors the evening newscasts weekdays at 7pm, 10pm and 11pm. She originally 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 Broadcasting and International Affairs at the University of Georgia.
A graduate of UGA, Sharla roots for her “Dawgs” every chance she gets and even had an English bulldog named Herschel Walker!

While in college, Sharla interned at WAGA-TV in Atlanta, and later worked there as an associate sports producer. In May of 2007, Sharla took a job as a sports reporter and fill-in anchor at 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, and the United Neighborhood Centers of NEPA.
You can also find Sharla watching sports with her super sports fan of a husband, Todd.


Recent Articles
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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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. […]

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    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, […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    Trip to NYC for Live! with Sharla Winner

    Sharla McBride has been busy the last couple of days and on Wednesday, she was in New York City with the big winner of WNEP’s “Live! with Sharla” giveaway. They got to see a taping of “Live! with Kelly and Michael.” Sharla recaps the day trip to the big show.

  • U. S. Women’s National Team Wins World Cup

    PALMYRA TOWNSHIP — The U.S. Women’s soccer team won the third world cup victory for the country. The team thumped Japan in the championship game Saturday night five to two. They beat the team they lost to four years ago in the same title game. People packed into The Boat House Restaurant near Hawley watching the women’s final before the Lake Wallenpaupack fireworks. Folks we spoke with say the win just adds to an already patriotic weekend. “We were here […]

  • Restoring Paterno’s Legacy?

    WILKES-BARRE — The question still surrounds Penn State University’s football program. The NCAA already lifted sanctions, now how does the school recognize the legacy of former head coach Joe Paterno? Penn State’s caravan rolled into Wilkes-Barre Thursday afternoon and the school’s new athletic director answered Newswatch 16’s questions about “JoePa.” On June 22, 2012, the bronze sculpture of Joe Paterno was removed from its spot outside Penn State’s Beaver Stadium. The university cited that the statue had become a “obstacle […]