Riley Wyant

Riley Wyant

Reporter

Charlottesville, Va.

Riley Wyant joined the NBC29 team in January of 2020, just weeks before the coronavirus pandemic struck Virginia.

She immediately immersed herself in COVID-19 and racial inequity coverage across the region. She attended many protests, investigated large outbreaks in Charlottesville nursing homes, and gave a voice to the voiceless beyond the prison walls of Fluvanna's Correctional Center for Women at the peak of the virus.

Riley prides herself on being versatile and a "jack-of-all-trades." She is well-versed in sports reporting, weather forecasting, and anchoring, in addition to news reporting. This explains why viewers often see her in many different roles on NBC29.

She 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. Fun Fact: Riley may look graceful on TV, but after breaking 7 bones in a bad accident weeks prior to college graduation, she had to hop across the stage on crutches.

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.

Riley 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, she enjoys spending weekends at Lake Anna wakeboarding and jet skiing with her three younger brothers.

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

  Albemarle County firefighter back on the job after beating stage 3 kidney cancer

  Community Bikes needs help moving to Preston Plaza June 11

UVA Health researchers discover tool to help patients with heart failure

  AAA warns of “100 deadliest days” for teenage drivers

  UVA health shares vaccination updates

  New charcuterie truck coming to central Virginia wineries this summer

Many Mountain View Elementary fifth grade parents concerned over possible shift to Walton Middle

VDOT staff pick up litter for Celebrate Transportation Day

UVA School of Medicine scientists develop new tool for cancer research

Albemarle Co. hosts Crozet Master Plan 'pop-up' at Brownsville Market

Charlottesville Electoral Board to finalize COVID-19 protocols next week ahead of primary

Albemarle becomes first county in Virginia to surpass half of adults fully vaccinated

  State launches investigation into JAUNT’s “troubling” spending, funding paused

Albemarle Co., Charlottesville governments remain largely remote despite CDC guidance

BRHD sees COVID-19 testing numbers trickle down

  University of Virginia medical team sees success in COVID-19 “long-hauler” clinic

UVA Health: people will have to weigh personal risk when choosing to wear a mask or not

  People, businesses in Charlottesville navigate through confusion of new (un)masking guidance

Wawa and Charlottesville police team up to support Special Olympics of Virginia

  Wawa opens two new gas stations amid statewide fuel shortage

Jim Andrews announces run for Albemarle County Board of Supervisors

  Charlottesville orchestra teacher uses hip hop to engage students

Pathway to Walker Upper Elementary’s future playground needs nearly $50K worth of ADA upgrades

BRHD, UVA Health, and Charlottesville Fire team up to roll out in-home vaccinations

  69% to 75% of adults in Charlottesville and Albemarle County have gotten one dose of vaccine

Hundreds come out to Crozet Arts and Crafts Festival

Virginia Distillery Co. takes home three gold medals in San Francisco World Spirits competition

Virginia craft beer community mourns loss of Devil’s Backbone co-founder

Northam to lift all capacity limits on June 15 if COVID-19 cases keep going down and vaccinations are up

Former Charlottesville BRC Members call for Confederate statues to be covered while pending possible removal