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

Ole Miss defeats Southern Miss, 11-2, at Trustmark Park

McCowan named first team All-American

  White introduced as new football coach & AD at Ridgeland

Ole Miss tosses no-hitter, wins 25-0

  Mike Jones reintroduced at MC

  Jackson State Football opens spring practice

Mississippi State women earn #1 seed, host first two rounds

2018 winner Weatherspoon repeats as Howell finalist

McCowan leads Gillom Trophy finalists

Mississippi State’s Bibby out for the season

Prescott, Cowboys will have new offensive coordinator

Sports betting nets $14.8 million for Mississippi casinos

  Annual Rumble in the South set for Monday

  Deuce McAllister on Saints' Super Season and their chance to win it all

Ole Miss town hall coming to Jackson

Sarah Thomas will be first female to officiate NFL playoff game

Caracci, Wallner named preseason first team All-Americans

Ole Miss’ Tyree named SEC Player of the Week

Fletcher Cox named first team All-Pro

Prep’s Ealy shines in high school All-Star game

Cox named NFC Defensive Player of the Week

  Provine boys, Lanier girls capture JPS Holiday Tournament titles

  Gold medalist Bowie honored with highway sign

  Jackson native on becoming SWAC Commissioner: “It’s still a dream”

  Ole Miss signs 25, but misses on big fish

  Southern Miss signs 19, including NW Rankin’s Baker

  MRA’s Nicolas Rowan signs with Navy

  St. Joe’s Harrison signs with Tulane

  Ballard becomes Central Hinds' first D-I football signee

Saints tie NFC lead with 5 Pro Bowl selections