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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The Virginia men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams swept their meet against Virginia Tech on Saturday at the Aquatic & Fitness Center. The #2 UVA women defeated the #15 Hokies 202.5-96.5, while the #10 Wahoo men topped #15 Virginia Tech 161-137.
Virginia men's basketball head coach Tony Bennett says the 18th ranked Cavaliers 'better lace 'em up tight' when they face former Blue Ridge star Aamir Simms and the 12th ranked Clemson Tigers on Saturday.
Despite limited ability to practice while in quarantine, sophomore Casey Morsell scored a season-high 15 points, and made a career-best three 3-pointers in UVA's 80-68 victory over Notre Dame on Wednesday night.
The ACC has rescheduled the Virginia at Virginia Tech women's basketball game for Feb. 2. The 'Hoos and Hokies were originally schedule to play on Dec. 20, but the game was postponed, due to COVID-19 issues in the UVA program.
Former UVA football star Ronde Barber is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2021. Barber was a semifinalist in each of his first three seasons of eligibility, and was named a finalist for the first time on Tuesday.
The Cavaliers practiced on Sunday, and they are hoping to play on Wednesday, albeit with a limited roster. That was the message from head coach Tony Bennett, during a press conference with the media on Monday.
After allowing Gonzaga to score more points than any other team over the last decade (98), UVA men's basketball head coach Tony Bennett says the 23rd-ranked Cavaliers have to focus on defense as they begin conference play.
With starting quarterback Jared Goff out with a broken thumb, former Virginia quarterback Bryce Perkins could potentially be added to the Rams' active roster for the first time in his NFL career this week.