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.
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Former UVA men’s basketball player Justin McKoy has announced he is transferring to North Carolina. McKoy is the second former Cavalier to join an ACC program this offseason, as Casey Morsell had previously committed to NC State.
The Virginia men's basketball team received its first transfer of the offseason, as Indiana guard Armaan Franklin has committed to the 'Hoos. The 6-foot-4 guard was second on the Hoosiers in scoring last season (11.4 PPG).
The Virginia softball team ended a long scoreless streak against Virginia Tech, but the Cavaliers were unable to pull out a win, as UVA fell 9-1 against the 19th ranked Hokies on Tuesday at Palmer Park.
Virginia freshman Jabri Abdur-Rahim has entered his name into the NCAA Transfer Portal. The 6-foot-7 guard is the second Cavalier player to signal his decision to transfer, joining sophomore Casey Morsell.