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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
  • Meyers vs Mid Valley Boys Basketball

    Meyers battled Mid Valley in the district playoffs on Sunday afternoon and it was a close game throughout all four quarters. Mid Valley pulled out the win, 49-44.

  • Abington Hts vs. Scranton Boys Basketball

    In the High School basketball district playoffs, Abington Heights faced Scranton. The 8th ranked Comets defeated the Knights 35-22, the final.

  • Wyo. Valley West vs. Scranton

    A big showdown in the first round of the state basketball playoffs as Wyoming Valley West took on Scranton at the Lackawanna College gym.

  • Lakeland vs. Dunmore

    In the first round of the state basketball playoffs, Dunmore hosted Lakeland on the hardwood!  Joe Capocci had 21 pts,  Jonathan Williams added 18 as the Bucks rolled to an impressive 66-32 victory.

  • Mt. View vs. Mid Valley

    In the first round of the AA state basketball playoffs, its Mt. View taking on Mid Valley, led by Jason Kenny.  Kenny scored 28 points as the Spartans won 71-31.

  • Crestwood vs. Hazleton Boys Basketball

    This Sunday, Crestwood and Hazleton played to determine the Wyoming Valley Conference Div. I Champion. This game was close at the half, but Crestwood began to pull away in the 4th quarter to win it, 52-38. Congrats to the Comets!

  • Holy Cross vs. Mid Valley Boys Basketball

    On Saturday, Holy Cross and Mid Valley battled on the hardwood for the all-season Lackawanna League Div. III Title. Holy Cross won the first meeting, Mid Valley the second, and on Saturday it was Holy Cross winning again, to claim the championship. Congrats to the Crusaders!

  • Phantoms vs WBS Penguins: Pink in the Rink

    Saturday night was “Pink in the Rink” night at the WBS Penguins game, as the Penguins hosted the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. The game was all about Breast Cancer Awareness and everything was pink at Mohegan Sun Arena, from the jerseys, to the mascot and even the ice rink was pink! The Penguins took the game to a shootout, but came up short, losing 5-4 to the Phantoms. The Pens next game is Saturday versus Providence.  

  • Holy Cross vs Mid Valley Boys Hoops

      The last time Holy Cross and Mid Valley met up on the hardwood, it was in front of a live television audience on WNEP-2! This time, the all-season title was on the line, and it wasn’t so close. Mid Valley won 51-35, and there will be a playoff game to determine which team wins the all-season title!

  • Meyers vs. Holy Redeemer Boys Hoops

      Meyers and Holy Redeemer tipped off in front of a packed crowd, and our live television audience as we aired the game on WNEP-2! It was a close game at the half with the Royals leading by 3, but Holy Redeemer pulled away in the 4th quarter, getting the win, 54-47. Holy Redeemer wins the Wyoming Valley Conference Div. III Title!

  • Old Forge vs. Riverside

      It was another exciting showdown that we brought you live, on WNEP-2, as Old Forge faced rival, Riverside! The game went down to the final seconds and it was the Riverside boys pulling out the 46-44, victory.

  • Riverside Preps for Old Forge Showdown

    A big rivalry is taking place at Riverside H.S. tomorrow night, as the Vikings host the Blue Devils of Old Forge on the hardwood. Every time these two foes face off, the atmosphere is electric, and Tuesday night, is no different! The game will air live on WNEP-2, beginning at 7:30pm, with Jim Coles calling the action.


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