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

  Environmental activists in central Virginia celebrate Atlantic Coast Pipeline victory

Father of Robyn Hightman continues to keep daughter’s memory alive by fighting for biker safety

  Pawn shop owner weighs in on Virginia’s new gun control laws

State Farm agents give back in order to save the Charlottesville fireworks

  Coronavirus community resource fair held in Charlottesville

New Woolen Mills bridge installation underway

  New Woolen Mills brewery opens its doors

Albemarle community survey results provides mass feedback

  Partnership between AHIP, Building Goodness Foundation helps senior citizen in need

  Hundreds of Virginia teachers creating an anti-racist history curriculum through “Reframing the Narrative” project

  UVA COVID-19 program helps save lives in long-term care facilities

  Life on grounds to look drastically different for UVA students this fall

Project Rebound prepares to distribute COVID-19 toolkits for reopening businesses in need

  New program to provide affordable and reliable transportation for those having financial hardships

  10 foot distancing rule forced gyms to quickly adapt in Phase 2

  Pampers grant helps UVA NICU expand virtual program to connect parents and babies

  Hundreds take part in defund police rally and march in Charlottesville

Charlottesville company develops test to predict most severe cases of COVID-19

Sen. Warner weighs in on the future of policing, statues

  UVA will not require SAT, ACT, and other standardized testing for Fall 2021 applicants

Saunders-Monticello Trail reopens

Madison Free Clinic hosts first drive-through COVID-19 testing event

One Charlottesville organizer weighs in on bridging the racial divide

  Gyms prepare to reopen at 30% capacity for Phase 2

  As Phase 2 approaches, Charlottesville businesses react and prepare

Charlottesville Circuit Court Clerk’s Office to remain limited to appointment only

  Albemarle High School Black Student Union hosts protest

  Blue Ridge Area Food Bank sees number of new families in need quadruple

First Tee hosts virtual ‘Champions Challenge’ for children

  Protesters flood the streets of Charlottesville in honor of George Floyd