Mike Shiers

Mike Shiers

Sports Anchor

Charlottesville, Va.

Mike Shiers is the main Sports Anchor at NBC29, and he brings over two decades of experience in local news to the position.

Mike joined the NBC29 News team as the weekend sports anchor in September of 2009.

A proud graduate of Syracuse University, Mike comes to Charlottesville from WALB in Albany, Georgia, where he served as weekend sports anchor for three years.

He previously worked in northwest Georgia and southeast Tennessee.

Mike married his wife in 2014, and the couple had their wedding reception at a baseball stadium.

Mike can run a sub-four minute mile, has climbed six of the world's fourteen highest mountain peaks, and won a bronze medal in the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta for Archery. When he's not covering sports around the region for NBC29, Mike works as a NASCAR test driver, and (clearly) enjoys making up tall tales.

Email Mike to learn about the time he turned an unassisted triple play...in kickball.

Recent Articles by Mike

UVA-Florida State football game postponed after coronavirus issues within FSU program

San Francisco upsets No. 4 UVA Men’s Basketball 61-60

UVA Football forces seven turnovers; Beats Duke 38-20 in season opener

No. 20 Virginia Tech dominates NC State 45-24 in season opener

UVA at Virginia Tech football game rescheduled for Dec. 12

Four former Cavaliers nominated for Pro Football Hall of Fame

Virginia’s home game against Duke moved to Sept. 26, following Virginia Tech postponement

Five new COVID-19 cases reported by UVA Athletics; 14 total since testing began

No fans allowed at UVA sporting events, family of athletes and coaches only

VHSL drafts ‘Championship + 1’ calendar for 2020-21 season

UVA unveils 2020 football schedule; ‘Hoos and Hokies play in Week Two

For safety’s sake, Cavaliers preparing for season as scheduled

Two UVA student-athletes test positive for COVID-19

VISAA releases guidelines & recommendations for fall sports

Virginia high schools planning for the unknown this fall

Five-year anniversary of UVA Baseball’s first-ever College World Series title

UVA signee Nick Bitsko chooses Major Leagues over college baseball

UVA Baseball roster in ‘Good Shape’ despite unexpected challenges of COVID-19

Special Olympics Virginia holding Virtual Torch Run

UVA’s Chris Newell named ‘National Freshman of the Year’

NCAA officially grants extra year of eligibilty to spring sports athletes

Braxton Key adjusting to life after college basketball

JMU men’s basketball hires Mark Byington as new head coach

VISAA boys & girls basketball All-State Teams Announced

UVA men’s basketball ranked 16th in final AP Poll

Losing streak leads to winning for UVa Men’s Basketball

No. 17 UVa Baseball blasts UMass-Lowell 24-5

UVa Men’s Basketball returns to Top 25; Ranked #22 in both polls

UVa rallies from 22-point deficit to beat Miami 69-64

Diakite scores 20; Cavaliers beat Notre Dame 50-49 in OT