Maryland native Sharon Gibala reports from WJZ’s 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 WJZ after freelancing as a news reporter for a little more than a year.

Viewers count on Sharon weekday mornings when she joins Linh Bui 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 also 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 and Hagerstown, Maryland as a news reporter and back-up news anchor.

Sharon, along with the other members of the WJZ morning news team, were nominated for an EMMY award in 2016 for best coverage of the Baltimore riots. Sharon has also been named by Baltimore City Paper as “Best News Personality” and featured in the Baltimore Sun for her reporting.

Raised in Annapolis, Md., Sharon is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park for undergraduate studies. Sharon also recently completed her graduate degree at UMD, earning a Masters in Management of Public Relations and Management of Marketing.

Sharon and her family live in downtown Baltimore.