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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
  • 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 […]

  • Manager Miley Inducted into I.L. Hall of Fame

    It was a big night for SWB RailRiders Manager, Dave Miley, who was inducted into the International League Hall of Fame prior to Saturday’s game. Miley has been the only manager of the Yankees Tripla-A franchise, since they came to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in 2007.  With over 1,000 career wins as a manager, Miley was rewarded for his success, in a special induction ceremony at PNC Field.  I.L. President, Randy Mobley was there to present Miley with the coveted Curtain Call trophy, […]

  • NASCAR Drivers Say Hello to Pocono

    The ‘Tricky Triangle’ is tough on novices and veterans alike.  Sharla McBride caught up the biggest names in the sport as they get ready for a weekend in the Poconos.

  • Bloomsburg falls to Neumann-Goretti 1-0

    Colton Hock pitched brilliantly once again, but Bloomsburg season comes to an end after a 1-0 loss to Neumann-Goretti.  The only run of the game was scored on a wild pitch in the 3’rd inning.

  • Berwick edged by Lansdale Catholic

    Berwick scores 18 runs in their first round State Playoff game.  But, the Lady Bulldogs had their bats silenced by Lansdale Catholic.  The final score was 2-1.   Sara Berlin drove in Berwick’s lone run with an rbi 2B in the 6’th.

  • Bloomsburg Baseball Beats Lakeland

    The Bloomsburg Panthers defeated the Lakeland Chiefs in the PIAA state baseball playoffs to capture the program’s first state playoff victory ever! Bloomsburg won 8-3, thanks to a strong performance by Stanford University-bound, Colton Hock. Bloomsburg’s state quarterfinal game will be this Thursday.

  • South Williamsport Beats Old Forge

    The Lady Mounties defeated Old Forge, 5-3 in 8 innings, to advance in the PIAA state softball playoffs. South Williamsport took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first . Then the Lady Blue Devils rallied and took a 3-2 lead in the 5th inning. But an extra innings effort by South Williamsport, has ended Old Forge’s season.

  • Hazleton Loses in the First Round of States

    The Lady Cougars lost 2-0, to Lower Dauphin in the first round of the PIAA state softball playoffs. Hazleton kept it scoreless for the first few innings, but couldn’t hold off Lower Dauphin for long, and came up short in the diamond.

  • Penguins Win to Force a Game 6!

    The Wilkes Barre Scranton Penguins scored with 15.6 seconds left in the game, to take the lead, and beat the St. John’s Ice Caps, 4-2.  The game was tied at 2, late in the 3rd period, when Zach Sill found the back of the net at 19:44, and the crowd went wild at Mohegan Sun Arena! Nine seconds later, Chuck Kobasew added his second goal of the game with an empty-netter, to seal the deal for the Penguins. The Penguins […]

  • Holy Cross softball

    The Holy Cross softball team won the District Two Class ‘AA’ title with a 5-1 win over previously unbeaten Holy Redeemer.  Erika Mackie was the winning pitcher as Mackie allowed just one run in the Lady Crusaders three playoff wins.

  • Berwick girls win ‘AAA’ D2 softball title

    Tunkhannock ended Valley View’s 34 game unbeaten streak but they couldn’t do much against Berwick.  The Lady Bulldogs win the District Title by a 5-0 score.

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