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
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    MOOSIC, Pa. — It was a nearly sold-out crowd at PNC Field in Moosic  Tuesday night as fans packed the place to get a glimpse of New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge. Judge was there as part of a rehab assignment as he recovers from an injury. Judge was a star for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders during the 2015 and 2016 seasons. Fans came from all over to see the home-run hitter in action. Newswatch 16 met people from as far away […]

  • Flock of Flamingo Fun in Taylor

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  • Opening Day Celebration for RailRiders

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  • Family in Dunmore Couldn’t Be Prouder of Denver Broncos New Head Coach, Vic Fangio

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  • Gluten-Free Food at the Fair

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  • 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

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