Sharla McBride

Anchor, Newswatch 16 Sports

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

  • St. John Neumann defeats Phil-Mont to Advance

    Posted on: 2:34 pm, March 12, 2014, by

    The St. John Neumann boys basketball team rallied in the 4th quarter of Tuesday night’s state playoff game to beat...
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  • Bucknell Loses a Heartbreaker to Army

    Posted on: 10:28 pm, March 5, 2014, by

    This Wednesday night, 4-seeded Bucknell hosted 5-seeded Army in the Patriot League Tournament. The game was close throughout, with Bucknell...
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  • E.S.U. Advances to PSAC Semi-Finals

    Posted on: 4:23 pm, March 5, 2014, by , updated on: 04:24pm, March 5, 2014

    The East Stroudsburg Warriors defeated Millersville on Tuesday night to advance into the PSAC Tournament semi-finals. After a slow start,...
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  • Scr. Prep Classics were Happy to Face Abington Hts.

    Posted on: 9:53 pm, March 3, 2014, by

    Before the Scranton Prep girls basketball team took on Abington Heights for the District 2 Championship, we caught up with...
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  • Hynoski Talks About His Future

    Posted on: 9:45 pm, March 3, 2014, by

    N.Y. Giants fullback, Henry Hynoski, is healthy and ready to make a difference this year on the football field. The...
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  • Refereeing Show & Tell

    Posted on: 10:05 pm, February 27, 2014, by

    This week, I took on the challenge of being a high school basketball referee! I was mentored by longtime PIAA...
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  • Lady Royals defeat Juniata

    Posted on: 4:35 pm, February 27, 2014, by

    The Scranton Lady Royals defeated Juniata on Wednesday night, 74-53, to advance into the Landmark Conference Championship game. Scranton was...
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  • Scranton Royals beat Merchant Marine

    Posted on: 4:30 pm, February 27, 2014, by

    The University of Scranton Men’s basketball team defeated Merchant Marine Academy on Wednesday night, 82-64, in the Landmark Conference semi-finals....
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  • Scranton Prep crushes Pittston Area

    Posted on: 4:25 pm, February 27, 2014, by

    Scranton Prep is moving on to the District 2, Triple-A Girls Championships game, after beating Pittston Area, 65-25, on Wednesday...
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  • Holy Cross advances to D-2 AA Title game

    Posted on: 4:20 pm, February 27, 2014, by

    Holy Cross defeated Riverside on Wednesday night, 49-42, to advance into the District 2, Double-A Championship game. The Crusaders were...
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  • Penguins End Losing Streak!

    Posted on: 10:33 pm, February 25, 2014, by , updated on: 10:34pm, February 25, 2014

    The Wilkes Barre Scranton Penguins ended their 6-game losing skid, this Tuesday, with a win over Hershey! It was the...
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  • Pittston Pulls Off Another Upset

    Posted on: 10:32 pm, February 25, 2014, by

    Pittston Area pulled off another upset this Tuesday night, as the 7-seeded Patriots defeated the 3-seeded GAR! The Patriots started...
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