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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
  • RailRiders Close out Bulls Series

    The SWB RailRiders hosted the Bulls again this Monday afternoon, closing out a 4-game home stand. But, the Bulls, namely Wilson Betemit, proved too much for the home team. Betemit had a solo home run, and added a RBI to provide Durham with their only two runs of the game. Scott Sizemore added a RBI for the RailRiders, but it wasn’t enough to grab the lead. The RailRiders lose 2-1. After the game we spoke with RailRiders outfielder, Antoan Richardson, […]

  • Hanover Area Baseball Having a Great Season

    The Hanover Area baseball team is having a great season! We caught up with them last Tuesday when they beat GAR, to go 11-0 in the Wyoming Valley Conference. For the past three years they have made a run in the district playoffs, but have come up short of their goal of taking home a championship. This year, they are playing with heart and focus, looking to reach their dreams. Christian Hack is a junior short stop on the squad, […]

  • Spartans upset Cougars in a WVC Showdown

    It was an exciting game at Cougars baseball diamond this Monday! Hazleton Area hosted Wyoming Valley West in a Wyoming Valley Conference Showdown! The Spartans scored 4 runs in the top of the 1st inning to take the early lead, and despite a 7th inning comeback by Hazleton, the Cougars came up short, losing 4-3. Dante Biasi had brought home 2 runs in the bottom of the 7th inning, but the Cougars couldn’t continue the rally. Spartans pitcher, Bill Gregory, […]

  • Derby Day at Pocono Downs!

    Churchill Downs may be 670 miles away from Pocono Downs, but that didn’t stop hundreds of people from gathering at the horse track in Luzerne County, to celebrate the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby. People from all over our region, came to place their bets on their favorites. Some people bet based on the horses actual talent and recent win history, but most people we found, were betting on a horse because they liked its name or because they […]

  • Rugby Show and Tell

    This week, I’m joining the University of Scranton Women’s Rugby team, and attempting to be as tough and tenacious as these stellar athletes. The ladies of Scranton’s team are coached by former rugby player, Mick Hill. There’s hitting, tackling, running and kicking, and one’s only protection from injury, is a mouth guard. The game is comparable to American Football, but there are some major differences. In rugby, there are no pads or helmets, and forward passes aren’t permitted. I wasn’t […]

  • Derby Day Fashion at Pocono Downs

    Magnificent horses, mint juleps, and marvelous hats will all collide at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on the first Saturday of May, to celebrate the running of the Kentucky Derby. Women of all ages gather at the track in Luzerne County to show off their hats, sport their Southern inspired attire, and sip on the traditional drink of the Run for the Roses. Every year, on Derby Day, there is a “Hat Review,” in which hundreds of women enter their […]

  • Penguins Pumped Up for Game 3

    The Wilkes Barre Scranton Penguins are pumped up for Game 3 of their playoff series with Binghamton! The Pens will be back on home ice in Mohegan Sun Arena with the series currently tied at 1. They are hoping the environment of being in front of their own fans, will help drive up the energy when they hit the ice.

  • Sharla Celebrates Six Years at WNEP

    This week marks Sharla McBride’s six year anniversary at WNEP-TV. She moved from Texas to Northeast Pennsylvania in April of 2008, as our Weekend Sports Anchor and Weekday Sports Reporter. In honor of the milestone, we dug up a clip from Sharla’s first day on the set, alongside Jon Meyer! Her hair, voice, and style have changed, but she’s still the same spunky sports enthusiast who brings 110% of passion to work each day.

  • Penguins Prepare for Game 3

    The Wilkes Barre Scranton Penguins split the series in Binghamton, winning Game 1, but losing Game 2. Both contests went to overtime, but the difference makers for the Pens in the second game, were ill-advised penalties and turnovers. The Penguins will be back at Mohegan Sun Arena for Games 3 & 4, with a chance to clinch the series at home.

  • Celebrating 25 Years of Minor League Baseball in NEPA

    This weekend marked the 25th anniversary of the return of minor league baseball to Northeast Pennsylvania! On April 26th, 1989, the Red Barons made their debut at the Lackawanna County Stadium, as the Phillies Triple-A team. Then in 2006, the New York Yankees brought their franchise to the newly named PNC Field. The SWB Yankees remained until new ownership arrived in 2013, and re-named the club as the SWB RailRiders. We’ve seen some of baseball’s biggest stars play here from […]

  • Batting Practice Show and Tell

    Step aside Russ Canzler, there’s a new slugger in town! This week, the SWB RailRiders longtime batting coach, Butch Wynegar, took me to the RailRiders cage and taught me how to hit like a big leaguer. It was an hour crash course, as a learned everything from how to hold the bat, to my swing, follow-through, and footwork. Butch was a great coach who started me on the tee, and quickly advanced me into hitting overhand pitches. I missed a […]

  • Penguins Push for the Cup

    The WBS Penguins are embarking on their 12th consecutive playoff run. This week, the Penguins will face the Binghamton Senators in the first round of the AHL postseason, with Game #1 being this Friday, in New York. Despite, the Penguins twelve straight playoff appearances, they have never taken home the Calder Cup. But, Coach John Hynes is confident that his bunch of players can finally bring a championship back to Northeast Pennsylvania in 2014.