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 was born and raised in Austin, Texas! She loves to travel, and visit her family there often. Raised on Southern food and Southern sayings, Sharla still enjoys grits for breakfast, and says “Y’all” on a daily basis!

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. In March of 2012, Sharla began freelancing as a sports anchor at CSN Philadelphia (now NBC Sports Philadelphia), anchoring “SportsNite” on weekdays.

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. She loves to ski and enjoys all of the mountains Northeast PA has to offer. You can often find Sharla at baseball, football, hockey and basketball games with her husband, Todd, and step-daughter, Maris!

Recent Articles
  • 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. […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]