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 Swimming & Diving sweeps Virginia Tech in home opener

  Friday’s High School Basketball Scores & Highlights

‘Lace ‘em up tight’ -- #18 UVA ready to battle #12 Clemson in ACC showdown

UVA wrestling drops ACC opener 23-9 against No. 4 NC State

Casey Morsell shines in return from quarantine

UVA women’s basketball cancels remainder of 2020-21 season

No. 18 Virginia beats Notre Dame 80-68; Improves to 4-0 in ACC

  Matt Lewis scores 28 points; JMU defeats Chowan University 100-76

Two-headed attack at point guard leading UVA men’s basketball

No. 22 UVA men’s basketball wins 61-49 at BC; Improves to 3-0 in ACC

UVA wrestling dominates Gardner-Webb 44 to -1 in home opener

UVA rallies to beat Wake Forest 70-61 in ACC Home Opener

Heading into ACC home opener, UVA men’s basketball keeping things in perspective

UVA at Virginia Tech women’s basketball rescheduled for Feb. 2

  JMU men’s basketball defeats Florida Atlantic 79-70

Former UVA football star Ronde Barber is Hall of Fame finalist

  Monday’s High School Hoops Scores & Highlights

Cavaliers return to practice court; Preparing to face Wake Forest

UVA women’s hoops postponed again; ‘Hoos haven’t played since Dec. 13

  JMU men’s basketball falls 80-73 against Morgan State

  JMU women’s basketball tops Towson 89-85 in CAA opener

Aamir Simms scores career-high 25 points; Hits game-winner against Miami

No. 23 UVA men’s basketball beats Notre Dame 66-57 in ACC opener

UVA women’s basketball postpones game with #2 Louisville due to COVID-19 issues

  Tuesday’s High School Hoops scores & highlights

#23 Virginia prepares to face Notre Dame in ACC opener

Bryce Perkins potentially headed to Rams’ active roster

No. 1 Gonzaga dominates No. 16 Virginia men’s basketball 98-75

‘Hoos & Hokies earn All-ACC football accolades

#16 UVA dominates William & Mary 76-40 after long ‘Pause’ due to COVID-19