Riley Wyant

Riley Wyant


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

  One Charlottesville doctor inspiring many to create and donate protective gear

Charlottesville City Council switching to electronic meetings amidst local emergency

  UVA Health offering COVID-19 testing to hospitals in Virginia

Whiskey Jar providing free meals for musicians out of work

  Charlottesville pharmacies roll out curbside prescription pick-up and delivery

“Equip Cville” initiative launches to help Charlottesville healthcare workers treating COVID-19

  Charlottesville spa trying to keep from going under amidst coronavirus pandemic

  Lonely in isolation? Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA encouraging pet fosters and adoptions

  Checking in on your mental health amidst the stress of COVID-19

Many Central Virginia weddings to be rescheduled due to coronavirus pandemic

  Charlottesville psychologist weighs in on stress in children amidst COVID-19

  As grocery inventory dwindles, food bank donation demands rise

  Charlottesville restaurants staying ahead of coronavirus fallout

Charlottesville-based travel company postponing trips due to COVID-19

  Gyms in Charlottesville stepping up cleaning procedures in wake of COVID-19

  Teachers from across Virginia visit Charlottesville tour Court Square as part of the Reframing the Narrative program

UVA not holding classes on Grounds for ‘foreseeable future’ due to coronavirus concerns

  Lions Together game gives students of all abilities a chance on the court

  Researchers at UVA make key discovery in obesity and blood pressure study

  Next steps: What happens if localities gain control of Confederate monuments?

  Charlottesville City Council in a tough spot with proposed budget

  Coronavirus in Italy forces UVA students abroad to come home

  The town of Madison works to modernize historic district

  Students show off projects in 39th annual Virginia Piedmont Regional Science Fair

  Charlottesville celebrates Liberation and Freedom Day

  Albemarle County school division hears from parents about possible grading solutions

  Hundreds in Charlottesville march for driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants

  UVA students team up with Three Notch’d Brewing

  Real estate property assessments underway in Albemarle County

PVCC holds Cybersecurity Day event