Sharla joined the Newswatch 16 team in April, 2008 as a weekend sports anchor, and weekday sports reporter.
Sharla's sports reporting career began in Athens, Georgia, where she was the beat reporter for University of Georgia football and baseball. A graduate of UGA, Sharla roots for her "Dawgs" every chance she gets and even has an English bulldog name 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 for Abilene's ABC affiliate.
Sharla is excited to be in northeastern Pennsylvania and looks forward to covering the multitude of sports in this area. She has had a passion for sports her entire life. Growing up she played basketball, volleyball, ran track, competed on a national cheerleading squad and loved doing gymnastics. Now, she enjoys snow skiing in the winter, wakeboarding in the summer, and jogging around Lake Scranton.
When Sharla isn't playing sports or covering them, she enjoys traveling, playing piano and studying international affairs and politics.