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
  • 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.

  • Honesdale vs. Conrad Weiser

    Honesdale took on Conrad Weiser this Saturday in the PIAA ‘AAA’ girls’ basketball quarterfinal. It was a close game throughout, but the Lady Hornets came up short losing in overtime, 52-48.

  • Lourdes Regional vs. Williams Valley

    Lourdes Regional took on Williams Valley in the state playoffs this Wednesday at Martz Hall. The winner advances to the state quarterfinals in girls ‘A’ basketball. Lourdes Regional pulled ahead with 6 minutes left in the game and went on to win it, 47-34.

  • Mid Valley vs. Columbia

    In the state playoffs of high school basketball, Mid Valley took on Columbia in the boys ‘AA’ playoffs. Last week, Mid Valley defeated Towanda to make it into the second round of playoffs. Tonight, at Martz Hall, Mid Valley won again, 49-44.