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Sharla McBride, formerly with WUSA9, joins Newsmax as Wake Up America co-host

by | Oct 26, 2023

Sharla McBride has joined Newsmax as a co-host of Wake Up America alongside Rob Finnerty, reports TVNewser.  McBride, most recently a news and sports anchor at WUSA-TV in Washington, D.C., will be based in NYC.

According to TVNewser, McBride is a 17-year broadcast news veteran, having also worked as a main evening news anchor and sports anchor at the WNEP-TV ABC affiliate in Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, Penn., and sports anchor for NBC Sports Philadelphia.

“It has been my dream to work for network news, and I feel my 17 years of anchoring experience have prepared me for this new role of co-hosting ‘Wake Up America.’ It’s an absolute honor!” said McBride.

McBride studied international affairs and foreign policy, with a concentration in broadcast journalism, at the University of Georgia.

More here.

PHOTO: Rob Finnerty and Sharla McBride.

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  1. Tony Ford

    What happened to the former female host on early news show?

  2. Lori Hiemier

    Why can’t Newsmax leave things alone? I get used to hosts and shows only to find these “sudden” changes and no announcement where the person replaced has gone (I can guess). It is insulting to me as a viewer. There are other news options. I left fox and now considering dumping Newsmax.

    • Annette

      I agree. I love Newsmax, but they do tend to do this without any explanation. We help to keep this station on the air, so I do believe they should shsre this with us. I am going crazy right now trying to find out what happened to Jen Pellagrino from the Right Squad. One day there, next day gone! No readon, no explanation and nothing online. I was hoping she wad on vacation, but it’s been too long now..

  3. Dave

    Sharla will be a great addition! She was excellent at WNEP! Truly missed

  4. Steve burns

    Yup leaving newsmax. Your app still is broke. You let go a nice lady and hired more flash. What you should have don is to dump weasely finnery who cant shut up

  5. Mike Marrine

    This woman seems to think everything is funny. Stop laughing at everything that you talk about.

  6. RC

    Her right blonde hair Hass to go needs to be darkened up a little bit. It takes away from her looks.

  7. Wylie

    Bring back Alex…You were WRONG to dump her..The big question is WHY did you dump her..Do you have the courage to answer with the Truth?

  8. Julianna

    Rob and Sharla seem like a good fit.
    I wish them well.

  9. Wanda

    It was great to see sharla McBride! I think she found a station that will let her true intellect show. Good job!


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