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’s Zane Zandier & Lavel Davis Jr. earn ACC honors

Quickly fitting in; Tony Poljan impresses in debut with UVA Football

UVA Athletics Reports 22 new COVID-19 cases; None for football

‘Best-Kept Secret’ Lavel Davis Jr. leads UVA wide receivers in season opener

Virginia Tech falls from AP Top 25 despite win in season opener

UVA field hockey tops Wake Forest 1-0 in ACC opener

UVA Football forces seven turnovers; Beats Duke 38-20 in season opener

No. 20 Virginia Tech dominates NC State 45-24 in season opener

UVA senior runner Rohann Asfaw wins Virginia Invite

UVA women’s soccer beats VA Tech 1-0 in overtime

Season finally ready to begin for UVA football team

Depleated Hokies ready to kickoff against NC State

UVA Football hosts experienced Duke squad in season opener

UVA Football begins ‘Game Week’ for first time this season

UVA volleyball beats The Citadel 3-0 in season opener at Mem Gym

UVA women’s soccer plays Duke to 1-1 draw

  VHSL unanimously adopts ‘Championship +1’ schedule

UVA at Virginia Tech football game rescheduled for Dec. 12

Four former Cavaliers nominated for Pro Football Hall of Fame

NCAA basketball season will start on November 25th

NCAA D1 Council approves changes to FCS championship

Quarterback Ira Armstead turning heads during extended practice for Cavaliers

UVA women’s soccer ‘ready to keep going’ after season-opening victory

Virginia’s home game against Duke moved to Sept. 26, following Virginia Tech postponement

UVA football season opener postponed due to ‘COVID-19 Issues’ at Virginia Tech

Five new COVID-19 cases reported by UVA Athletics; 14 total since testing began

Commonwealth Clash to kickoff at 7:30 on September 19th

Virginia women’s soccer ready to start the season

UVA men’s soccer match against Clemson canceled due to COVID-19

  UVA QB Brennan Armstrong ready for big challenge in first-career start