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

Senior Alert issued for missing Charlottesville woman with cognitive impairment

VSP investigating fatal crash on Route 522 in Orange County

  Albemarle High School student wins $35k Couric Scholarship to go to Stanford

Virginia’s Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine allocation set to dip by over 100k doses next week

What lies ahead in Charlottesville’s confederate statue removal process?

Apex Clean Energy taking whole fleet electric

10 years since Robert Lee Hourihan disappearance, cold case still open

Charlottesville city council candidates square off in first in-person debate

Virtual science explosion week keeps kids engaged during spring break

Community Bikes moving to new spot in Preston Plaza

  Vaccination volunteers: the unsung heroes of BRHD

  UVA Health study shows stem cell transplants often prevent relapsing in common childhood cancers

Race for Charlottesville City Council continues, Hill not seeking a second term

Tom Tom Foundation kicks off two-week race and equity conference

Charlottesville Ixtatan Foundation looking to build more schools in Guatemala to fight border crisis

  UVA student gains popularity across Charlottesville with new custom ice cream business

  Local Food Hub approaches 100th market milestone, moves to new location

  Albemarle County farm join legal battle over possible ban on llamas

UVA urging students to avoid travelling to walk-in community clinics for vaccines

  UVA’s Abel Liu makes history as first trans, Chinese-American student council president

  Governor Northam grants $100k to support repurposing of old Red Carpet Inn for homeless

Charlottesville businesses impacted by UVA March Madness loss

  UVA engineers developing AI technology to help first responders

  Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad raises concerns over city funding issues

Around 800 ACPS high school students returning to in-person for Stage 4

  ACPS expanding summer school options to make up for learning loss

  Hair stylists, barbers wish to be bumped up to Phase 1C of vaccination to keep clients safe

ULI looking for young women of color to apply to new program

  Gov. Northam visits Venable Elementary as Charlottesville kicks off in-person learning

Long wait times Wednesday at BRHD Kmart Vaccination Site