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Sharla joined the Newswatch 16 team in April, 2008 as a weekend sports anchor, and weekday sports reporter. Sharla also anchors Newswatch 16 at 7, on Saturday evenings.

Sharla's sports reporting career began in Athens, Georgia, where she was the beat reporter covering the University of Georgia’s football and baseball teams. 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 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 and fill-in anchor for Abilene's ABC affiliate, KTXS.

Sharla enjoys living in northeastern Pennsylvania, and loves covering ALL of the sports this region has to offer, especially the NASCAR races at Pocono Raceway, the SWB RailRiders, the WBS Penguins, and of course, high school football! She grew up playing basketball, volleyball, running track, competing on a national cheerleading squad and loved gymnastics. She also enjoys snow skiing, and wakeboarding.

Every winter, and spring, watch for “Sharla’s Show & Tell,” a weekly segment which features Sharla trying new sports, and showing our viewers just how easy, or difficult, they can be!

When Sharla isn’t working, she loves relaxing and traveling with her husband, Todd.


Recent Articles
  • Inside Access With NASCAR’s Jamie McMurray: Part 1

    It was Friday morning, and the dawn of race weekend at Pocono International Raceway. The #1 Chevrolet Team is busy preparing for a day of NASCAR Sprint Cup practices and qualifying, at a track driver, Jamie McMurray is still trying to perfect. “I used to dread coming to Pocono, but since they’ve repaved it, I really enjoy coming here…I was anxious to come back for this race,” said McMurray. Keith Rodden is in his first year as McMurray’s crew chief. […]

  • Penn State Media Day

    The James Franklin Era is underway as Penn State begins practice for the 2014 season.  The Nittany Lions open up the season in Dublin, Ireland at the end of the month versus Central Florida.  There is a lot of work to be done in the next three and a half weeks, but Coach Franklin and the team is up to the task.

  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins again at Pocono

    For the first time since Denny Hamlin turned the trick in 2006, a driver took the ‘Season Sweep’ at Long Pond.  Dale Earnhardt Jr. won at the Pocono Raceway when he captured the Go Bowling 400 checkered flag.  Junior took his first lead with 14 laps remaining and held off Kevin Harvick for his third win of the season.

  • Kyle Larson on the Pole for the Go Bowling 400

    Kyle Larson, #42 for Chip Ganassi Racing, is the Polesitter for Sunday’s Go Bowling 400 from Pocono Raceway.  Larson edged Joey Logano for the Pole.

  • Harness Racing Youth Foundation Camp

    For over a dozen years Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs has hosted a Harness Racing youth camp.  Boys and girls submit essay’s on why they would like to participate in the week-long camp.  A handful learn everything from grooming, to driving the horses.  No horsing around, as Sharla McBride explains.

  • Dream Game City Preparations

    The 80th annual High School Football Dream Game is next Wednesday, July 30th, and this week the two teams were busy practicing. I caught up with the City team, while Steve Lloyd caught up with the County team, and will have their preview at a later date. The City team is lead by a strong core of Dunmore athletes alongside eight graduates of Scranton Prep. Commanding the playbook on the sidelines, will be longtime Bucks coach, Jack Henzes. For many […]

  • Chris Snee retires from NFL

    After ten seasons in the NFL, former Montrose Area High School star Chris Snee announcement his retirement today.  Snee won two Super Bowls with the New York Giants and was selected to four Pro Bowls.  Chris was emotional in his farewell news conference, but his High School Coach Tom Lucenti, and his Mother, Diane, say he gave it his all during his career.

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    RailRiders GM to Shave Head for Cancer Research!

    MOOSIC — Rob Crain, the SWB RailRiders General Manager, has decided to shave his head to raise money for childhood cancer research. All of the money raised will be donated directly to the VS. Cancer Foundation. He has 24 hours to go before hoping to reach his total! Rob isn’t alone in his fundraising efforts, and some of the staff at PNC Field will be joining him in shaving their heads. Danny Burawa of the RailRiders will also shave his […]

  • Montoya Wins Pocono INDYCAR 500!

    Juan Pablo Montoya made his return to the IndyCar series known, this weekend. He captured the pole position for Sunday’s Pocono INDYCAR 500, and after starting first, he also finished first in the race. Montoya battled with Tony Kanaan and Will Power throughout this race, to make his first trip to an IndyCar Victory Lane, in 14 years. Montoya’s teammate, Helio Castroneves, took second, and his solid finish moved him to the top of the championship points standings, where he […]

  • Williamsport Crosscutters vs State College

    After an Opening Night loss to State College the Williamsport Crosscutters reeled off six straight wins at home.  The Crosscutters were back in action Thursday night taking on their rivals from State College, once again. The Spikes scored early, and kept their lead throughout, beating the Cutters, 3-2.

  • Tamaqua loses to Pope John Paul II in State Semis

    The Tamaqua Blue Raiders came up just short in the Class AAA state semi-final game to Pope John Paul II. Tamaqua kept the game scoreless through five innings, but PJPII scored in the bottom of the 6th, to take the lead, and kept it. Tamaqua lost 1-0, the final.

  • A Blast from the Bahamas: The Antoan Richardson Story

    Antoan Richardson grew up in Nassau, Bahamas, and is now a professional baseball player in the Yankees organization. Currently playing outfielder for the SWB RailRiders, Richardson grew up in a place that didn’t really have a form of organized baseball. He played some softball as a child on the island, but didn’t start seriously playing baseball until he came to America. At 16, he discovered that his speed, dedication, and accuracy could likely give him a college career in the […]

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