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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
  • Live with Sharla

    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 […]

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    Tanaka to Pitch at PNC Field, Thursday!

    New York Yankees starting pitcher, Masahiro Tanaka, will pitch for the SWB RailRiders this Thursday night! Tanaka has been battling wrist tendonitis and a strained forearm since April 23rd, and will start his rehab stint at PNC Field, against the Durham Bulls. Before going on the disabled list, Tanaka was 2-1 with a 3.22 ERA through four starts this year. First pitch is set for 6:35pm, and tickets are still available at the RailRiders box office.

  • Local Fans React to Tom Brady’s Suspension

    SCRANTON — Less than three months ago New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady led his team to a fourth Super Bowl victory. On Monday, the National Football League announced a four-game suspension for one of football’s poster boys. The NFL banned Brady because it was “more probable than not” that he knew Patriots employees tampered with footballs used in games. The league said they deflated the balls to make them easier for Brady to grip and throw. The league chastised […]

  • The Downs Preps for Derby Day!

    PLAINS  TOWNSHIP — This Saturday, marks the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby! But, for those who are not making the trip to Churchill Downs for the race, there is a big celebration going on in Luzerne County. Beginning at 11a.m., there will be live harness racing at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.  There will also be a full simulcast of the Kentucky Derby, shown on the big screen. This year’s Derby Day party includes a hat contest for the ladies, […]

  • WBS Penguins vs. Crunch: Game 2

    The WBS Penguins took the ice with a 1-0 series lead, after winning game one, 5-1, over the Crunch. On Saturday night, they also took game two, winning 4-0.  Matt Murray was again in the net for the Pens, and had 27 saves, holding Syracuse scoreless. The Penguins play game 3 at Syracuse, on Wednesday.

  • Penn State Blue-White Game

    Saturday, marked the annual Penn State Blue-White Game, as over 50,000 packed into Beaver Stadium to check out the newest members of the football team. The Blue team won 17-7, thanks to big plays by quarterback Christian Hackenberg, and running back Akeel Lynch. Jim Coles was in Happy Valley, and breaks down the positives and negatives from the annual scrimmage.

  • North Schuylkill Softball Coach Bill Ennis

    The North Schuylkill softball team is off to a good start this season as the Lady Spartans play will focus and fight as their Assistant Coach Bill Ennis battles Brian Cancer.  ‘Coach Bill’ was the first base coach before being stricken with the terminal prognosis.  North Schuylkill loves their Coach and his is fighting for a League and District Title while Bill fights his fight.

  • Kirah Koshinski Gymnast

    Kirah Koshinski finished 3rd in the Level 10 Gymnastics Nationals.  Kirah represented Northeast Gymnastics in Hanover Twp.  Koshinski will attend West Virginia University next season.

  • Annual “Party with the Pros” Features Three Former Yankees

    MOOSIC — Three Yankee greats were talking baseball Saturday night and it was all to help others. The 4th Annual “Party with the Pros” held at PNC field in Lackawanna County featured three former New York Yankees: Willie Randolph, Goose Gossage and Jim Leyritz. The players met with fans, signed autographs and took part in a question and answer session led by our very own Jim Coles! The event is put on by the KRW Foundation which supports local charities […]

  • Old Forge vs. Lourdes Regional

    Old Forge took on Lourdes Regional in the PIAA ‘A’ girls’ basketball quarterfinal. Old Forge won the game 50-38, to advance into the state semi-final next week.

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