Sharla McBride

Anchor, Newswatch 16 Sports

Sharla joined the Newswatch 16 team in April, 2008 as a weekend sports anchor, and weekday sports reporter. Sharla also anchors Newswatch 16 at 7, on Saturday evenings.

Sharla's sports reporting career began in Athens, Georgia, where she was the beat reporter covering the University of Georgia’s football and baseball teams. 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 FOX 5 in Atlanta, and later worked there as an associate sports producer. In May of 2007, Sharla headed back to her home state of Texas where she was the sports reporter and fill-in anchor for Abilene's ABC affiliate, KTXS.

Sharla enjoys living in northeastern Pennsylvania, and loves covering ALL of the sports this region has to offer, especially the NASCAR races at Pocono Raceway, the SWB RailRiders, the WBS Penguins, and of course, high school football! She grew up playing basketball, volleyball, running track, competing on a national cheerleading squad and loved gymnastics. She also enjoys snow skiing, and wakeboarding.

Every winter, and spring, watch for “Sharla’s Show & Tell,” a weekly segment which features Sharla trying new sports, and showing our viewers just how easy, or difficult, they can be!

When Sharla isn’t working, she loves relaxing and traveling with her husband, Todd.

Recent Articles

  • RailRiders Beat Buffalo in Series Opener

    Posted on: 10:52 pm, April 22, 2014, by

    The RailRiders opened up a four game series against Buffalo, with a win! The RailRiders took the lead in the...
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  • RailRiders Close Out IronPigs Series

    Posted on: 10:44 pm, April 21, 2014, by

    The RailRiders fell behind early in tonight’s series finale with the IronPigs, giving up four runs in the first inning....
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  • Butch Wynegar Talks Switch Hitting Almonte

    Posted on: 11:00 pm, April 19, 2014, by

    Entering Saturday’s game against Lehigh Valley, the RailRiders switch hitter, Zoilo Almonte was leading the team in hits and home...
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  • Bowling Show & Tell

    Posted on: 6:37 pm, April 17, 2014, by

    Ray Niedzwiecki started bowling in 1949, and his game has continued to improve with age. Last month, at 81 years...
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  • Pottsville baseball defeats Tamaqua

    Posted on: 10:43 pm, April 14, 2014, by

      Two of the top teams in the Schuylkill League matched up today in the baseball diamond for a highly...
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  • Penn State’s Annual Blue-White Game

    Posted on: 7:50 pm, April 13, 2014, by

    Over 70,000 fans piled into Beaver Stadium to see the annual Blue-White game on Saturday! In James Franklin’s first appearance...
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  • Water Polo Show and Tell at Bucknell University

    Posted on: 7:21 pm, April 10, 2014, by

    This week, I embarked on one of my toughest challenges to date, as I traveled to Bucknell University for Women’s...
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  • Lacrosse Show and Tell

    Posted on: 6:43 pm, April 3, 2014, by

    This week, I decided to suit up with the boys of Scranton Prep and learn how to play lacrosse! Coach...
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  • Meet Manager Dave Miley of the RailRiders

    Posted on: 9:55 pm, April 1, 2014, by

    Dave Miley is the Manager of the SWB RailRiders, as he enters his 9th season with the Yankees AAA ballclub....
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  • Meet Scott Sizemore of the RailRiders

    Posted on: 9:40 pm, April 1, 2014, by

    Scott Sizemore will play the infield for the RailRiders this season. Sizemore has only played two games in the previous...
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  • Meet Antoan Richardson of the RailRiders

    Posted on: 9:38 pm, April 1, 2014, by

    Antoan Richardson is an outfielder for the RailRiders this season, in his first year with the Yankees organization. Richardson is...
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  • Meet Matt Daley of the RailRiders

    Posted on: 9:35 pm, April 1, 2014, by

    Matt Daley is a relief pitcher for the SWB RailRiders this season, who relieved the greatest reliever of all time,...
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