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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
  • The Downs Preps for Derby Day!

    PLAINS  TOWNSHIP — This Saturday, marks the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby! But, for those who are not making the trip to Churchill Downs for the race, there is a big celebration going on in Luzerne County. Beginning at 11a.m., there will be live harness racing at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.  There will also be a full simulcast of the Kentucky Derby, shown on the big screen. This year’s Derby Day party includes a hat contest for the ladies, […]

  • WBS Penguins vs. Crunch: Game 2

    The WBS Penguins took the ice with a 1-0 series lead, after winning game one, 5-1, over the Crunch. On Saturday night, they also took game two, winning 4-0.  Matt Murray was again in the net for the Pens, and had 27 saves, holding Syracuse scoreless. The Penguins play game 3 at Syracuse, on Wednesday.

  • Penn State Blue-White Game

    Saturday, marked the annual Penn State Blue-White Game, as over 50,000 packed into Beaver Stadium to check out the newest members of the football team. The Blue team won 17-7, thanks to big plays by quarterback Christian Hackenberg, and running back Akeel Lynch. Jim Coles was in Happy Valley, and breaks down the positives and negatives from the annual scrimmage.

  • North Schuylkill Softball Coach Bill Ennis

    The North Schuylkill softball team is off to a good start this season as the Lady Spartans play will focus and fight as their Assistant Coach Bill Ennis battles Brian Cancer.  ‘Coach Bill’ was the first base coach before being stricken with the terminal prognosis.  North Schuylkill loves their Coach and his is fighting for a League and District Title while Bill fights his fight.

  • Kirah Koshinski Gymnast

    Kirah Koshinski finished 3rd in the Level 10 Gymnastics Nationals.  Kirah represented Northeast Gymnastics in Hanover Twp.  Koshinski will attend West Virginia University next season.

  • Annual “Party with the Pros” Features Three Former Yankees

    MOOSIC — Three Yankee greats were talking baseball Saturday night and it was all to help others. The 4th Annual “Party with the Pros” held at PNC field in Lackawanna County featured three former New York Yankees: Willie Randolph, Goose Gossage and Jim Leyritz. The players met with fans, signed autographs and took part in a question and answer session led by our very own Jim Coles! The event is put on by the KRW Foundation which supports local charities […]

  • Old Forge vs. Lourdes Regional

    Old Forge took on Lourdes Regional in the PIAA ‘A’ girls’ basketball quarterfinal. Old Forge won the game 50-38, to advance into the state semi-final next week.

  • Honesdale vs. Conrad Weiser

    Honesdale took on Conrad Weiser this Saturday in the PIAA ‘AAA’ girls’ basketball quarterfinal. It was a close game throughout, but the Lady Hornets came up short losing in overtime, 52-48.

  • Lourdes Regional vs. Williams Valley

    Lourdes Regional took on Williams Valley in the state playoffs this Wednesday at Martz Hall. The winner advances to the state quarterfinals in girls ‘A’ basketball. Lourdes Regional pulled ahead with 6 minutes left in the game and went on to win it, 47-34.

  • Mid Valley vs. Columbia

    In the state playoffs of high school basketball, Mid Valley took on Columbia in the boys ‘AA’ playoffs. Last week, Mid Valley defeated Towanda to make it into the second round of playoffs. Tonight, at Martz Hall, Mid Valley won again, 49-44.

  • Old Forge vs. Millville

    Old Forge and Millville battled down to the final minute in the first round of the PIAA state playoffs. The Lady Blue Devils were able to hold off Millville, winning 49-46, to advance further in the playoffs.

  • North Pocono vs. West York

    The North Pocono girls basketball team took a tough loss in the first round of the PIAA state basketball playoffs. North Pocono lost to West York, 64-51 the final.

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