Mike Sands

Mike Sands

News Anchor/Sports Director

Jackson, MS

Mike Sands serves at evening news anchor and Sports Director for WLBT and Fox40 News.

Prior to that, Mike was a sports anchor and reporter at WLBT and Fox 40 beginning in March 2014. One of his first big assignments was following Ole Miss all the way to Omaha.

Mike is a native of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania and a graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia.

Mike moved to the Mississippi Delta, serving as Sports Director and news anchor at WABG.

Mike has developed a true appreciation and understanding of what Mississippians want in their news and sportscasts in his years working in the Magnolia State, and asks only one thing in return: if you see him walking passed your tailgate, ignore all rules you learned as a child at the zoo and please do feed him.


  • Temple University, Broadcast Journalism

Recent Articles by Mike

Sarah Thomas will be first female to officiate NFL playoff game

  Gold medalist Bowie honored with highway sign

NFL running back will walk at USM graduation

Hugh Freeze hired by Liberty University

Brown, Little, Simmons, and Sweat earn coaches first team All-SEC

Report: MLB asked for $10,000 in donations returned from Hyde-Smith

SEC releases statement on Egg Bowl fight

GoFundMe page setup to help injured Greenville football player

USM announces contract extension for Jay Hopson