Mike Shiers 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.
"I’m coming from a country which is very poor, a third-world country. Me being able to be on that stage where everyone isn’t able to get to, or where everyone doesn’t get the experience of, was very big for me.” -- Mamadi Diakite, on winning an NCAA Championship
No one is exactly sure what to call the players who participate in choreographed routines with their teammates in the introductions before the start of a basketball game, but the players are all hyped for handshakes.