Maryland native Sharon Gibala launched WJZ 13 Traffic Control in October 2005, reporting from state-of-the-art facilities on traffic conditions affecting the millions of travelers who annually navigate the state’s highways.
She was hired full-time by Maryland’s News Station in August 2005 after freelancing for WJZ as a news reporter for a little more than a year.
Viewers count on Sharon weekday mornings when she joins Don Scott and Marty Bass on WJZ’s morning shows, delivering reports on road conditions and commuter traffic patterns that help them better plan their days.
Sharon returns during afternoon drive time, reporting on breaking traffic conditions for the station’s 4 and 5 p.m. newscasts. In addition, she works Sunday mornings as a general assignment reporter, appearing live on WJZ’s morning news program from various locations in and around Maryland.
Prior to joining WJZ, Sharon worked in Austin, Texas as a news reporter for four years, covering the Williamson County beat and sometimes filling in on the anchor desk. Sharon often covered breaking news situations from an aerial position in the station’s news chopper. Earlier in her career, she was in Hagerstown, Md. working as a general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor. Sharon’s first job in news was as an assignment editor and associate producer for another Baltimore station.
Raised in Annapolis, Md., Sharon is a graduate of the University of Maryland. She and her husband Greg currently live in downtown Baltimore with their son and daughter and dog Austin, named after Sharon’s favorite city in the Lone Star State.
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