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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
  • D-2 A Baseball Championship: Blue Ridge vs. MMI Prep

    In the District 2 Class A Title game, it was MMI Prep rallying to win the game, 6-5, the final! Blue Ridge took an early lead in the 1st inning, but a 4-run 5th inning by MMI, handed Prep the District Championship.

  • D-2 AA Baseball Championship: Lakeland vs. Hanover Area

    The Lakeland Chiefs rallied in the 7th inning to beat the Hanover Area Hawkeyes, 4-3, the final. Lakeland comes away with the District 2 AA Title after scoring 2 runs in the final inning of the game.

  • Penguins Drop Game 2; Series Tied Up

    The Penguins came up short in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Ice Caps, losing 2-1. St. John’s goalie, Michael Hutchinson had 34 saves on the night, only allowing one to get past in the final minute of the game. The series is now tied 1-1, with Games 3, 4, & 5 heading back to Wilkes Barre, beginning this Wednesday.

  • Penguins Win Game 1 over Ice Caps!

    The Penguins defeated the Ice Caps in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final, winning 3-2. The Pens, Chuck Kobasew grabbed the early lead, with a first period goal, and Tom Kostopoulos sealed it up for the Penguins with a late second period goal. Peter Mannino got the win in the net, coming off the ice with 31 saves! Game 2 in this best-of-seven series is Sunday in St. John’s. (This video is courtesy of the American Hockey League.)

  • Day 2: Track & Field State Championships

    It was a great day at the PIAA State Track and Field Championships, this Saturday at Shippensburg University. Lakeland’s Cassidy Jenkins finished 3rd in the AA Girls 100M Hurdles, with a time of 14.68 seconds, while Bloomsburg’s Britni Phillips finished 5th. In the AA Girls 4x800M Relay, the Lewisburg girls team came in 3rd place! In AAA Girls 3200M, Regan Rom of Dallas finished 2nd, while Paige Stoner of Pottsville came in 3rd. In the AA Girls 100M, it was […]

  • 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 […]


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