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!
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