Riley Wyant graduated from Virginia Tech in May 2019 with a degree in multimedia journalism, a minor in political science, and a concentration in sports media and analytics. She joined the NBC29 team in January of 2020.
At Virginia Tech, Riley interned with WFXR in Roanoke and spent time on the sideline as a student reporter for ESPN3 and ACC Network Extra.
She also loved giving campus tours as a Hokie ambassador, covering games with 3304 Sports, and even helped launch a brand new chapter of the Association for Women in Sports Media.
Riley was also a dancer with the Contemporary Dance Ensemble and a sister of Kappa Delta Sorority.
She grew up in the small charming town of Clifton, Virginia not too far from Washington D.C., where she thrived cheering on the Caps at Capital One Arena.
Outside of the newsroom, Riley enjoys spending weekends at Lake Anna wakeboarding and jet skiing with her three younger brothers. She also enjoys listening to her favorite podcast, Sons of Saturday, and eating fajitas.
Even though she is a Hokie at heart, Riley has quickly fallen in love with Charlottesville and can't picture being anywhere else!
The University of Virginia kicks off its new COVID-19 screening program called ‘Be SAFE’ this week. Rather than using the nasal swab, it will use saliva testing to rapidly screen students for the virus.
There is much frustration over how COVID-19 testing is being allocated at the University of Virginia. The athletics department administered 1,168 tests over the last week with 945 of them coming straight from UVA Health and the rest from a third party.
Increased isolation measures and surging COVID-19 cases are taking a mental toll on some students at the University of Virginia. For many, managing hours of school work on top of a global pandemic is far from easy.
Many in the medical field are worried the coronavirus may have lasting impacts when it comes to cancer, especially because access to crucial screenings and clinical trials may have been restricted these past few months.
A frost advisory was issued late last night and is in effect through the early morning across Albemarle, Nelson, Greene, Augusta, Orange, Madison, and Culpepper. Expect widespread low 40s and some 30s in our colder locations this morning.
A special visitor came to see 5-year-old UVA fan Ben Gelfand Thursday.The pandemic has been no walk in the park for the Gelfand family. Ben suffers from various medical conditions which put him at high risk during the coronavirus pandemic and forced his family to quarantine these past 6 months.