Sharla McBride

Anchor, Newswatch 16 Sports

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

  • Meet Jim Miller of the RailRiders

    Posted on: 9:26 pm, April 1, 2014, by

    Jim Miller is a relief pitcher for the SWB RailRiders this season, who looks to improve on last season, and...
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  • Meet Russ Canzler of the RailRiders

    Posted on: 9:20 pm, April 1, 2014, by

    Russ Canzler will be an infielder and power hitter for the SWB RailRiders this season, who was raised about 45...
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  • Meet John Ryan Murphy of the RailRiders

    Posted on: 9:17 pm, April 1, 2014, by

    John Ryan Murphy is a catcher for the SWB RailRiders this season, who had the opportunity to catch for Mariano...
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  • Meet Austin Romine of the RailRiders

    Posted on: 9:15 pm, April 1, 2014, by

    Austin Romine is a catcher for the SWB RailRiders this season, who grew up in a baseball family, with his...
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  • Meet Preston Claiborne of the RailRiders

    Posted on: 9:12 pm, April 1, 2014, by

    Preston Claiborne is a relief pitcher for the SWB RailRiders this season, who made 44 appearances for the N.Y. Yankees...
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  • Meet Bruce Billings of the RailRiders

    Posted on: 9:09 pm, April 1, 2014, by

    Bruce Billings is the SWB RailRiders Opening Day Pitcher, and when he’s not on the mound, he’s drawing and painting!
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  • 3rd Annual “Party with the Pros” Features Pete Rose

    Posted on: 11:11 pm, March 29, 2014, by , updated on: 07:42am, March 30, 2014

    SCRANTON — The 3rd annual “Party with the Pros” at the Electric City Trolley Museum featured three former Philadelphia Phillies!...
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  • Pete Rose Talks Baseball, Bud Selig, and Better Days

    Posted on: 10:55 pm, March 29, 2014, by

    The 3rd Annual, “Party with the Pros” put on by the KRW Foundation, was a big hit at the Electric...
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  • Twirling Show and Tell

    Posted on: 6:40 pm, March 27, 2014, by

    This week, I decided to learn how to be a twirler of batons, knives, and fire! But I quickly learned...
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  • Coach Bucciarelli Leaving Abington Heights

    Posted on: 6:18 pm, March 27, 2014, by

    After 32 years as the Head Coach of the Lady Comets, Vince Bucciarelli is leaving Abington Heights, but is not...
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  • Deaf Professional Athlete Inspires Deaf Students

    Posted on: 5:41 pm, March 25, 2014, by , updated on: 06:31pm, March 25, 2014

    SCRANTON — Matt Hamill is a three-time NCAA D-III wrestling champion, a UFC fighter with an impressive 12 and 4...
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  • Sharla’s Show & Tell: Self Defense with ‘Girls On Guard’

    Posted on: 7:55 pm, March 20, 2014, by

    April is “Sexual Assault Awareness Month,” so this week, I decided to learn how to better protect myself against an...
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