SHARLA McBride is widely known for her sports coverage on WUSA 9.
McBride’s name began circulating in July 2023 after sports radio host, Don Geronimo, made derogatory remarks about the TV reporter.
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Who is Sharla McBride?
Sharla McBride is a TV reporter born on December 29, 1984, in Austin, Texas.
In 2007, McBride received her bachelor’s degree from The University of Georgia.
Following her degree, she went on to work as a sports reporter for KTXS-TV where she covered high school and college sports.
In 2012, she landed a gig as a nighttime sports anchor for Sportsnite on NBC Sports Philadelphia.
She later went on to become the evening news anchor for WNEP-TV 16 in Pennsylvania for roughly five years.
On March 2020, McBride began working with WUSA-TV as the new sports and news anchor.
Aside from her long sports broadcasting career, McBride has also appeared as an anchor on TV series such as Succession, Mr Robot, and Designated Survivor.
What did Don Geronimo say about Sharla McBride?
On July 28, 2023, Sharla McBride was covering the Washington Commanders training camp session in Virginia.
Additionally, iHeartMedia’s sports radio host, Don Geronimo was also in attendance covering the match.
When Geronimo spotted McBride, he made a comment while live on air saying: “Hey look, Barbie’s here. Hi, Barbie Girl. I’m guessing she’s a cheerleader.”
This comment led the Commanders to remove iHeartMedia from the training camp facilities.
Additionally, Geronimo’s co-host began to make a comment calling McBride “tight” but was cut off by Geronimo.
Following the incident, on July 29, it was announced the radio station parted ways with Don Geronimo.
“After an internal review, Don Geronimo is no longer an employee of WBIG,” iHeartMedia’s D.C. Region President Aaron Hyland said in a statement to The Washington Post.
“We take matters of this nature very seriously and this behavior does not align with our core values.”
On July 30, Geronimo took to Twitter to say: “At this time I will not be providing comment on the events of the last few days.
“I am consulting with my advisors as to my options moving forward, including accurate reflection of the situation. Thx -d.”
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How did Sharla McBride respond to Don Geronimo’s comments?
After the incident took place, Sharla McBride broke her silence on Geronimo’s demeaning remarks.
McBride said she was “hurt” by the comments in a statement to ESPN.
“When I heard the comments made about me on the radio show, I felt incredibly insulted and embarrassed,” she said.
“In my 17 years as a professional journalist, I have never been disrespected in such a blatant manner while trying to do my job.
“Their words were sexist and misogynistic. No woman should experience this in the workplace, and I appreciate the Commanders’ swift response in handling this matter,” she continued.