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
  • Special Needs Night out at Columbia County Farm

    FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP — The music was pumping and kids were drumming, playing in a box of corn kernels at Rohrbach’s Farm near Catawissa for the annual Special Needs Night. Tuesday was the third annual special needs event at the farm, which offers a chance for kids with special needs to enjoy the farm with their families. “This is a great event they have every year. You know, we appreciate that they do something like this. We love coming every year,” […]

  • A Day at the Fair with Sharla McBride

    BLOOMSBURG — My first stop at the Bloomsburg Fair was the games area, and I kicked things off with an easy one: a high striker. Then it was on to balloon darts. Two out of three isn’t bad! But you can’t win them all. There are some unique attractions at the fair, including a headless woman. Soon, I was getting pretty hungry, and then I stumbled upon a smell I couldn’t resist: the giant smoked turkey leg! Washing it down […]

  • Paulo Costanzo Joins New Season of ‘Designated Survivor’

    The second season of ABC’s hit show “Designated Survivor” premieres Wednesday night at 10 p.m. on WNEP-TV. Newswatch 16’s Sharla McBride sat down with one of the drama’s new stars, Paulo Costanzo, who joins the show as a series regular this season as the new chief political adviser to the White House, Lyor Boone. “He’s a very strange, quirky, brilliant man who kind of shoots from the hip and is kind of off putting at times because he’s extremely honest, […]

  • Little League Meets Major League

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — It was anything but a typical day at the Little League World Series Complex in South Williamsport. Little Leaguers and fans alike had the chance to meet and mingle with some of their favorite Major League Baseball players ahead of Sunday night’s MLB Little League Classic at Historic Bowman Field in Williamsport. For the Little Leaguers, it was a dream come true. For the major leaguers, they say this has been a humbling experience. Historic Bowman Field […]

  • 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. […]