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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
  • Paddleboarding Show and Tell

    This week, I’m getting in the spirit of Summer, and hitting the water for standup paddleboarding! Fran Huber, owns and operates her own paddleboaring business at Shawnee Inn and Resort along the Delaware River, and is my instructor for the day. Born and raised in Hawaii, Fran has now brought her paddleboarding skills to Northeast Pennsylvania. It takes balance, and focus to successfully paddleboard down the river, but not a lot of skill. Anyone who loves the water, and enjoys […]

  • Penguins Win Game 7, Advancing to the Eastern Final!

    The WBS Penguins defeated the Providence Bruins, in Game 7, winning 5-4! The Pens scored early and often, jumping out to a 5-0 lead, but the Bruins came back late, turning this game into a nail-biter! Peter Mannino gets the win in the net, for the Penguins, playing a big part in keeping their season alive, as they now advance into the Eastern Conference Final. Their next opponent will be the St. John’s Ice Caps, and game one against St. […]

  • Holy Redeemer Beats Nanticoke in H.S. Softball

    The Holy Redeemer girls softball team defeated Nanticoke this Wednesday in the District 2 AA Playoffs. Holy Redeemer took the lead early, and came back late as they capitalized off of a Nanticoke error, to win the game, 6-5.

  • Bruins Force a Game 7 with the Penguins

    The Wilkes Barre Scranton Penguins had a chance to clinch the series against the Bruins tonight, but came up short, losing 4-1. The Penguins had 37 shots on goal, but only put one past Bruins goaltender, Niklas Svedberg. The offensive opportunities were there, but the Penguins shots were just slightly off the mark. The series is now tied 3-3, and the decisive Game 7 will be this Wednesday night at Mohegan Sun Arena. The puck drops at 7:05pm.

  • Dunmore Beats Mid Valley in H.S. Softball

    The Lady Bucks scored early and often on Monday afternoon, as they hosted Mid Valley in the softball diamond. Dunmore’s pitcher, Sarah Ross delivered strikeout, after strikeout from the mound, and kept her bat hot at the plate! After two innings of play, Dunmore led 4-0, and went on to defeat Mid Valley, 5-0, in the first round of the playoffs.

  • 2014 District 4 Track And Field Championships

    The District 4 Track and Field Championships took over the Northern Tier this Saturday, as hundreds of hopefuls took to the track, hoping to be crowned as a Champion. Simon Smith, of Towanda, won the AA Boys Mile in 4 minutes, 22 seconds, while Jenna Farmer of Lewisburg, won the AA Girls Mile in 5 minutes, 14 seconds. Lindsay Carl of Central Columbia took home the gold in the AA Girls High Jump, clearing 5-4. Courtney McCartney of Selinsgrove won […]

  • WBS Penguins Win Game 5 at Providence!

    The Wilkes Barre Scranton Penguins re-took the series lead on Saturday night, defeating the Providence Bruins, 3-2! Harry Zolnierczyk scored first for the Penguins, then Josh Archibald followed up a few minutes later, by scoring a power play goal. Then it was Anton Zlobin finding the back of the net in the 3rd period, to give the Penguins the win! Peter Mannino had another solid outing in the net for the Penguins, too. The Pens have the series lead, and […]

  • Footgolf Show and Tell

    Stone Meadows Golf Course in White Haven, PA, is the new home to Pennsylvania’s first footgolf course, opening its links just three weeks ago! Footgolf was first developed in Europe, five years ago, and Stone Meadows G.M. Scott Salvigsen, is trying to kick start the sport here. The scoring is the same as in golf, but instead of using a golf ball, you are using a soccer ball. Looking the part, is part of the fun! Many footgolfers wear the […]

  • Cael Sanderson on the PSU Coaches Caravan

    James Franklin wasn’t alone on the PSU Coaches Caravan stop in the Scranton area, and was joined by PSU Head Wrestling Coach, Cael Sanderson. Franklin spoke very highly about Sanderson, and his many accomplishments. Sanderson recently coached Penn State to its 4th consecutive National Title, and believes a 5th championship is in the works.

  • James Franklin Talks Football & More at PSU Caravan Stop

    The Penn State Coaches Caravan made its 10th stop of the tour, at Fiorelli’s in Peckville, on Wednesday night. PSU Head Football Coach, James Franklin, headlined the tour, and spoke with us live, during the 5:30pm sportscast. Franklin talked about football, fans, his fellow coaches, and much more!

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    WATCH: Sharla McBride Narrowly Avoids Line Drive

    Tuesday afternoon, as the videographer at the Berwick vs. Wyoming Area softball game, Sharla McBride, got a little too close to the action! While filming from along the third base line, a foul ball was hit directly into Sharla’s path, but thanks to her cat-like reflexes, Sharla was able to avoid being hit with the softball. This entire encounter was caught on camera, and it was too funny for us not to share with you.

  • Berwick Beats Wyoming Area: H.S. Softball

    It was an exciting game at Wyoming Area’s Softball field this afternoon, as the Lady Warriors welcomed in Berwick. Wyoming Area took the lead early in this game, scoring a run in the bottom of the first inning. But, Berwick quickly came back. Their bats got hot and they were able to capitalize on some Warrior errors, en route to a 4-2 victory by the Bulldogs.


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