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 High School student develops award-winning mental health app

  Chip Boyles to serve as Charlottesville’s new city manager

  PHA seeks volunteers to run errands for Scottsville seniors in isolation

  Charlottesville, Albemarle County prosecutors dive into criminal justice policies in light of 2021 session

  UVA expands asymptomatic saliva testing to employees on grounds

  UVA Health banning visitors in wake of COVID-19 surge

  VDH: Retirement home visitation guidance unlikely to change in early stages of vaccine rollout

  Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA breaks adoption record in 2020

  COVID-19 surges across Charlottesville and Albemarle can be attributed to holiday gatherings, travel

  Charlottesville City Council holds emergency session in wake of “leadership crisis”

  Terry McAuliffe and Kirk Cox react to unrest in Washington

  Afton Express pilot program approved for funding

  Charlottesville police address recent shootings in the city

  UVA Health research shows promising outcomes for Parkinson’s patients

  Charlottesville Police Chief to address recent gun violence Thursday

  Police release new details in Emmet St. shooting investigation

  Boys and Girls Club to keep up with full-day programs in the new year

  ACPS looking ahead to possibility of all hybrid instruction by February

  Proffit Road Wawa to add electric vehicle chargers to site plan

Santa visits UVA Children’s Hospital to spread Christmas magic

No. 16 UVA looks ahead to highly anticipated No. 1 Gonzaga matchup Dec. 26

  First responders making the most of 2020, continue working through the holiday

  North American Sake Brewery creates makeshift winter village with private tents

  Churches in Charlottesville prepare for COVID-safe Christmas services

  Arboristry gives back, spruces up trees for Salvation Army

  Santa visits UVA Childrens Hospital NICU

  Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA gives tips to save animal lives this winter season

Dominion announces groundbreaking offshore wind turbine vessel, set to anchor in Hampton Roads

  Parents in Albemarle county react to winter weather, school closings

  Snow shovels, ice melt, winter supplies fly off shelves ahead of storm