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 baseball forces Game Three with 4-0 win over Dallas Baptist

UVA’s Michaela Meyer wins NCAA Championship in 800m

After four-hour delay; Cavaliers drop Game One of Super Regional

Region Championship postponed until Tuesday for UVA & Old Dominion baseball

WCWS run ends for JMU Softball; Dukes fall 7-1 against Oklahoma in semifinals

Brandon Neeck strikes out 16 in relief; UVA beats ODU 8-3

WCWS Championship Series on the line for JMU on Monday

  Tom Sox defeat Lumberjacks 9-5 in long-awaited season opener

Defense getting it done for Dukes in Women’s College World Series

UVA outslugs Jacksonville 13-8 in elimination game

The Odyssey Continues: JMU Softball reaches National Semifinals with 2-1 win over OSU

After canceled season in 2020; Tom Sox ready to play ball

UVA baseball falls 4-3 against South Carolina in NCAA Regional opener

Making History: JMU Softball upsets No. 1 Oklahoma 4-3 in first-ever WCWS appearance

UVA baseball ready for return to NCAA Regional

UVA men’s lax beats Maryland 17-16; Wins Seventh National Championship

UVA Baseball to play in Columbia Regional of NCAA Tournament

‘Old dogs’ and ‘Young pups’ lead ‘Hoos to NCAA Tournament finals

JMU Softball beats Missouri 7-2; Advances to Women’s College World Series

Missouri beats JMU softball 7-1 in Game Two of Super Regional

UVA baseball falls 4-2 against Duke in ACC Tournament Semifinals

UVA men’s lax beats UNC 12-11; Advances to NCAA Championship Game

JMU Softball beats Missouri 2-1 in Game One of Super Regional

UVA Athletics returning to full capacity for home events

Cavaliers crush Notre Dame 14-1; Advance to ACC Tournament Semifinals

UVA freshman Emma Navarro wins NCAA Tennis Singles National Championship

Emma Navarro advances to NCAA Tennis Singles Finals; Navarro & Johanson fall in doubles semi’s

Tandem Friends School holds signing ceremony

UVA beats Virginia Tech 3-2 in ACC Baseball Tournament

UVA baseball carries positive momentum into ACC Tournament