Mike Shiers

Mike Shiers

Sports Anchor

Charlottesville, Va.

Mike Shiers 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.

Recent Articles by Mike

UVA senior Jordan Scott looking forward, after missing chance to defend NCAA Title

UVA signee Reece Beekman named Louisiana State Basketball Player of the Year

Mamadi Diakite ready to take the next step in the NBA

Braxton Key adjusting to life after college basketball

’The film speaks most’ - UVA’s Bryce Perkins & Bryce Hall discuss NFL Draft process

JMU’s Matt Lewis named to NABC All-District 10 Second-Team

Mamadi Diakite named to NABC All-District 2 Second-Team

  HYPEMAN: Saving basketball from boring pregame introductions

JMU men’s basketball hires Mark Byington as new head coach

  Stay Fit With Sam: Former WMHS star Samantha Brunelle helping kids stay active while out of school

  VISAA boys & girls basketball All-State Teams Announced

UVA men’s basketball ranked 16th in final AP Poll

  Diamonds remain empty; McIntire Little League postponed until May 11th

  UVA officially cancels all spring sports & activities

Vikings place Franchise Tag on former UVA safety Anthony Harris

MLB Opening Day postponed until at least mid-May

  Future Wahoo Reece Beekman caps high school career with 4th state title

NCAA grants athletes in spring sports extra season of eligibility

  Decision on high school sports in Central Virginia still on hold

College sports cancellations leaving UVa teams shy of goals

NCAA cancels all winter & spring championship events

UVa & ACC cancel all athletic events, until further notice

ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament Cancelled

  No Fans Allowed: Coronavirus forces ACC Tournament to close it doors

Anthony Poindexter named to 2020 Class of College Football Hall of Fame

UVa baseball beats UMass-Lowell 4-3; Improves to 14-4 overall

  Tuesday’s high school basketball state semifinals scores & highlights

Losing streak leads to winning for UVa Men’s Basketball

No. 17 UVa Baseball blasts UMass-Lowell 24-5

  VHSL high school basketball state quarterfinals scores & highlights