Riley Wyant

Riley Wyant

Reporter

Charlottesville, Va.

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!


Recent Articles by Riley

  UVA rolls out rapid saliva testing for students, plans to test hundreds randomly

  Daughters of Zion cemetery gets repairs following grave vandalism

  Concerns emerge over allocation of COVID-19 testing at UVA, large percentage of resources goes to athletes

  New website will help locate affordable housing, relief programs in central Virginia

  Violet Crown plans to carefully reopen after being closed for 6 months

Stricter guidelines, isolation, uptick in cases at UVA takes a mental toll on some students

Exploring the impact of COVID-19 on Charlottesville’s housing market

ACLU pushes for independent experts to monitor COVID-19 outbreaks in Virginia prisons amid VDOC complaints

UVA travel restrictions will not affect athletes, coaches, athletic staff

Virginia Film Festival goes virtual, offers drive-in option

Will COVID-19 have lasting impacts on cancer? UVA Cancer Center collaborates nationwide to find out.

Could wastewater COVID-19 testing gain popularity beyond UVA grounds?

113 inmates test positive for COVID-19 at Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women

  Frost Advisory in effect into early morning

A Crisp, Fall-Like Weekend

  Inmates and attorney: COVID-19 outbreak at Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women impacts standard of care

It’s apple picking season! Carter Mountain Orchard launches new system to prioritize safety amid COVID-19

TJHD rolls out changes to data portal, virus onset information to provide better insight

  CVRJ fighting COVID-19 outbreak, Fluvanna prison faces new virus hospitalizations

Rep. Riggleman helps move opioid, child health bills through Congress

How is the COVID-19 outbreak at Fluvanna’s Correctional Center for Women being managed?

Crutchfield earns #1 spot in Newsweek’s Best Online Shops 2021

COVID-19 outbreak sweeping through Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women

UVA COVID Tracker reports 214 student cases Sept. 9

Albemarle Co., Charlottesville teachers awarded nearly $20K in grants

Return to Learn: Albemarle, Charlottesville teachers celebrate the first day back for virtual instruction

Crowds gathering at UVA dining facilities raise social distancing concerns

UVA students move in as COVID-19 cases rise

  Cav Man pays a special visit to Charlottesville Make-A-Wish kid

Albemarle County to remove “At Ready” Confederate statue on Sept. 12