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

UVA Student writes thousands of letters to servicemen and women overseas

Albemarle High School student develops award-winning mental health app

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

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

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

Charlottesville police officer guilty of assault, battery during March arrest

Frontline healthcare workers at UVA Health to receive Pfizer vaccine next week

Recent ‘ambush-style’ shootings in Charlottesville not isolated incidents says CPD Chief

Middle River Regional Jail reports more than 200 inmate cases of COVID-19

One inmate dead, more than 300 infected amid COVID-19 outbreak at Culpeper County prison

UVA Medical Center granted contract to expand COVID testing statewide

Wedding industry, engaged couples prepare for the worst as gathering limits tighten in Virginia again

Dr. Anthony Fauci to speak on UVA’s Medical Center Hour Wednesday

UVA Medical Center Hour explores mental toll of the healthcare profession, how to cope

VDH rolls out new K-12 COVID dashboard to track school outbreaks

UVA student battling terminal cancer hoping to complete bucket list with help from donors

VDOC: all inmates at Fluvanna’s Correctional Center for Women are COVID-free

New COVID-19 outbreak in Louisa County care facility infects 16, hospitalizes 3

A first look at the new UVA Breast Care Center set to open Monday

Thomas Jefferson Health District changing its name to Blue Ridge Health District

UVA releases plan to move classes online, tighten restrictions if COVID-19 situation worsens

New puppies in Albemarle County begin their journey to become service dogs

UVA rolls out rapid saliva testing for students, plans to test hundreds randomly

Concerns emerge over allocation of COVID-19 testing at UVA, large percentage of resources goes to athletes

Stricter guidelines, isolation, uptick in cases at UVA takes a mental toll on some students

ACLU pushes for independent experts to monitor COVID-19 outbreaks in Virginia prisons amid VDOC complaints

UVA travel restrictions will not affect athletes, coaches, athletic staff

Virginia Film Festival goes virtual, offers drive-in option