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!

Recent Articles
  • 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, […]

  • Little League Meets Major League

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — It was anything but a typical day at the Little League World Series Complex in South Williamsport. Little Leaguers and fans alike had the chance to meet and mingle with some of their favorite Major League Baseball players ahead of Sunday night’s MLB Little League Classic at Historic Bowman Field in Williamsport. For the Little Leaguers, it was a dream come true. For the major leaguers, they say this has been a humbling experience. Historic Bowman Field […]

  • Ryan Blaney Wins Axalta Pocono 400

    Kyle Busch led most of the race here at Pocono Raceway, but with under 10 laps to go, it was Ryan Blaney in the number 21 car taking the lead and holding off Kevin Harvick for his first-ever Cup series win right here at Pocono Raceway and it’s the first win for the Wood Brothers since 2011. “We did it,” Blaney said from victory lane. “You know, we did it with the Wood brothers and they deserve it. It’s been […]

  • Horses, Hats and Helping Hands

    SOUTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP — The 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby is less than 24 hours away. The first leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown is dubbed the most exciting two minutes in sports, and it has become quite the party scene for folks around Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania. One such gathering is a fundraiser Saturday in Lackawanna County. The Voluntary Action Center is hosting the 11th annual Run for the Roses event at the Country Club of Scranton. The Voluntary […]

  • WNEP Goes Behind The Scenes of ABC’s ‘Designated Survivor’

    TORONTO — Every Wednesday, you can see some familiar faces on ABC’s new hit show “Designated Survivor.” For the past six months, on-air personalities at WNEP have appeared on the popular show. Newswatch 16 took a drive up to Toronto, Canada to visit the set and take a rare look behind the scenes. The show prides itself on making its set as close to the real White House as possible. “We went to great lengths to buy furniture of the […]

  • Cubs Connection: Hazleton Watching World Series Closely

    HAZLETON — Quite the crowd cheered on hometown boy Joe Maddon in Hazleton Wednesday night. He’s the manager leading the Chicago Cubs in this year’s World Series game seven against the Cleveland Indians. At Cusat’s Cafe in Hazleton, people have been piling in all night to see one of their own on one of biggest stages in the sports world. You won’t find any Indians fans here. This is Cubs country. It’s all because Hazelton native Joe Maddon is the […]

  • On the ‘Go’ and Helping Those in Need

    SCRANTON — “Pokemon Go” has grabbed the attention of people across the country. The mobile game uses players’ locations and sends them to public places and landmarks in their area, known as Pokestops. One of those Pokestops is Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton.  Hundreds are stopping on the square each day to play, and now, an effort is underway to encourage these gamers to help those who they pass on their Pokemon journey. On every corner of Courthouse Square, you’ll […]