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

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

Rally comes up short; UVa Men’s Basketball falls 80-73 at No. 5 Louisville

Virginia beats Clemson 51-44; Improves to 7-4 in ACC

Cavaliers ready to face Clemson and former Blue Ridge star Aamir Simms

UVa Women’s Basketball falls 78-68 at North Carolina

No. 11 Virginia women’s tennis beats Richmond 7-0

Cavaliers upset #5 Florida State 61-56; Improve to 6-4 in ACC

UVa head coach Tony Bennett reacts to the death of Kobe Bryant

UVa women’s basketball falls 71-56 at No. 5 Louisville

Young ‘Hoos still finding their way in ACC play

Offensive Coordinator Robert Anae returning to UVa football team

Cavaliers fall 53-51 against NC State; Drop to 4-4 in ACC

UVa Football back in Top 25; Ready to face Clemson in ACC Championship