Sharla co-anchors the evening newscasts weekdays at 6pm, 7pm, and 11pm on WNEP. She also co-anchors and produces the 10pm newscast weekdays on WNEP-2. She joined the Newswatch 16 team in April of 2008 as a weekend sports anchor, and weekday sports reporter.

Sharla was born and raised in Austin, Texas! She loves to travel, and visit her family there often. Raised on Southern food and Southern sayings, Sharla still enjoys grits for breakfast, and says “Y’all” on a daily basis!

Sharla’s passion for reporting began in Athens, Georgia, while studying broadcast journalism, and international affairs at the University of Georgia.
A graduate of UGA, Sharla roots for her “Dawgs” every chance she gets!

While in college, Sharla interned at Atlanta’s FOX affiliate, WAGA-TV, and was later employed there as an associate sports producer. In May of 2007, Sharla began working as a sports reporter and fill-in anchor at the ABC affiliate, KTXS-TV, in Abilene, TX. In March of 2012, Sharla began freelancing as a sports anchor at CSN Philadelphia (now NBC Sports Philadelphia), anchoring “SportsNite” on weekdays.

When Sharla isn’t working, she enjoys volunteering her time to several area organizations including the Children’s Advocacy Center of NEPA, Susan G. Komen Foundation of NEPA, Dress for Success, and the United Neighborhood Centers of NEPA.

Sharla comes from a family of sports fanatics, and married into a sports-loving family too. She loves to ski and enjoys all of the mountains Northeast PA has to offer. You can often find Sharla at baseball, football, hockey and basketball games with her husband, Todd, and step-daughter, Maris!

Sharla is very active on social media. Find her on Facebook @SharlaMcBride , on Twitter @sharlamcbride , and on Instagram @sharla_mcbride


Recent Articles
  • Gluten-Free Food at the Fair

    BLOOMSBURG, Pa. — After a brief walk, I stumbled upon the Grilled Cheese Cafe 2, with several menu items listed as gluten free! “We do have gluten-free bread which we can do any of our sandwiches on. We do have a separate grill so we can actually do it if it’s more than an allergy than not,” said Lottie Neiswender, Grilled Cheese Cafe 2. Gluten-free bread, with cheese of course, piled high with chicken, hot sauce, and some ranch dressing, […]

  • Fun and Games at the Fair

    BLOOMSBURG, Pa. — My colleague Jim Coles and I set out to find what fun we could have at the Bloomsburg Fair, and it wasn’t long before we found a tie-dye tent where Karla Bloskey was eager to help us create some colorful clothing. Karla helped us spiral our shirts, put rubber bands around it, and add the color. It was a five-minute process, but we will have to wait 24 hours to see how our shirts turned out. And […]

  • Remains of World War II Soldier Returned to Scranton

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Just past 9 p.m Thursday night, 74 years to the day that Willard ‘Bud’ Jenkins was declared missing in action in World War II, he was returned home to Scranton. “You think about it, it’s 74 years and now he’s finally back on U.S. soil where he belongs with his family and it’s just amazing,” said Dave Eisely, Director of Lackawanna County Veterans Affairs. Until now Jenkins’ remains lay buried in an unmarked grave in the Netherlands […]

  • Olympic Medalist Adam Rippon Meets with Fans at Mohegan Sun Pocono

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Olympic bronze medalist Adam Rippon was back in northeast Pennsylvania Wednesday night. A native of Lackawanna County, Rippon met with fans and participated in a question and answer session with Newswatch 16’s Sharla McBride at Mohegan Sun Pocono in Luzerne County. People came from near and far to meet the Olympic medalist and “Dancing with the Stars” champion. A native of Clarks Summit, Adam Rippon returned to his roots, entertaining a crowd inside the ballroom at […]

  • Missing Rafters on Lehigh River Found Safe

    LEHIGHTON, Pa. — Officials confirm that all the rafters who were reported missing on the Lehigh River have been located. Rescue crews were sent to the Lehigh River just before 6 p.m. Monday after reports that 215 rafters needed to be rescued. The rafters launched from Jim Thorpe. Crews said the rafters were girls between the ages of 12-16 on a rafting trip with Whitewater Rafting Adventures. Officials said 46 of those girls were pulled from the river near Lehighton. […]

  • Fugitive Shawn Christy Believed to be Armed and Dangerous in Drums Area: U.S. Marshals

    BUTLER TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Authorities are searching for a man from our area who’s wanted by federal authorities for allegedly threatening the president. Shawn Christy from McAdoo is accused of making online threats against President Donald Trump. U.S. Marshals confirm Christy broke into a home on Klinger Road in Drums Wednesday evening and stole three semiautomatic handguns. The home belongs to a relative, and Marshals think that’s how he knew there were guns there. No one was home at the time […]

  • Honoring and Retiring the American Flag

    DUNMORE, Pa. — Boy Scouts paid respect to the red, white and blue in Lackawanna County, honoring new flags while properly retiring old ones. “Our flag, our symbol, it means everything. It represents freedom all over the world. Every country we go to knows the American flag,” said Ed Faatz, Vietnam War veteran. Flag Day was officially celebrated on Thursday, but on Saturday, people gathered in Dunmore to pay respect to the flag. Members of Boy Scout Troop 66 held […]

  • Sharla McBride’s Exclusive Interview with Olympian Adam Rippon

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — Adam Rippon was one of the biggest sensations at this year’s winter Olympics, helping Team USA win bronze, and skating his way into America’s hearts. His Olympic success catapulted the figure skater into the cast of ABC’s hit show, “Dancing with the Stars!” “Quick stepping into the unknown, a little challenging but I think we’re up for the challenge and we’re going to have a lot of fun and definitely be working very hard to put out our […]

  • Bountiful Bison Fans in Union County

    KELLY TOWNSHIP — Matty’s Sporthouse near Lewisburg stopped taking reservations hours before Bucknell tipped off to Michigan State in the NCAA tournament. “I’m expecting a full house. Some years we’ve had standing room only. I’m hoping for that tonight,” said Jim Keller, Assistant Manager of Matty’s Sporthouse. When it came time for the Bison to take the court, the place was filled to capacity. “It’s pretty cool. Everyone’s into the game. Everyone’s cheering. It’s a pretty neat atmosphere. It’s pretty close-knit […]

  • Special Needs Night out at Columbia County Farm

    FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP — The music was pumping and kids were drumming, playing in a box of corn kernels at Rohrbach’s Farm near Catawissa for the annual Special Needs Night. Tuesday was the third annual special needs event at the farm, which offers a chance for kids with special needs to enjoy the farm with their families. “This is a great event they have every year. You know, we appreciate that they do something like this. We love coming every year,” […]

  • A Day at the Fair with Sharla McBride

    BLOOMSBURG — My first stop at the Bloomsburg Fair was the games area, and I kicked things off with an easy one: a high striker. Then it was on to balloon darts. Two out of three isn’t bad! But you can’t win them all. There are some unique attractions at the fair, including a headless woman. Soon, I was getting pretty hungry, and then I stumbled upon a smell I couldn’t resist: the giant smoked turkey leg! Washing it down […]

  • Paulo Costanzo Joins New Season of ‘Designated Survivor’

    The second season of ABC’s hit show “Designated Survivor” premieres Wednesday night at 10 p.m. on WNEP-TV. Newswatch 16’s Sharla McBride sat down with one of the drama’s new stars, Paulo Costanzo, who joins the show as a series regular this season as the new chief political adviser to the White House, Lyor Boone. “He’s a very strange, quirky, brilliant man who kind of shoots from the hip and is kind of off putting at times because he’s extremely honest, […]