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

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

Inmates and attorney: COVID-19 outbreak at Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women impacts standard of care

It’s apple picking season! Carter Mountain Orchard launches new system to prioritize safety amid COVID-19

COVID-19 outbreak sweeping through Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women

Crowds gathering at UVA dining facilities raise social distancing concerns

UVA students move in as COVID-19 cases rise

Cav Man pays a special visit to Charlottesville Make-A-Wish kid

Albemarle County to remove “At Ready” Confederate statue on Sept. 12

Students upset as UVA forces hundreds to relocate, abandon housing plans: “The overall feeling was betrayal”

UVA Health bringing in more COVID-19 testing instruments, staff to deal with supply chain issues

Over 600 unmarked graves discovered beneath the surface of historic Charlottesville cemetery

UVA reports 36 cases of COVID-19 among students ahead of return to grounds

Louisa County music teacher brings socially distanced class to students on wheels

UVA rolls out new COVID-19 symptom tracker app, daily use mandatory to step foot on grounds

13 deaths at Charlottesville long-term care facility tied to COVID-19

New Charlottesville cafe gives jobs to people living with disabilities

  Charlottesville 5-year-old gains popularity, spreads joy by creating outdoor museum

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

CPD Chief Brackney speaks out following controversial body camera footage

COVID-19′s affect on patients with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease

Environmental activists in central Virginia celebrate Atlantic Coast Pipeline victory

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

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

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

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

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

Protesters flood the streets of Charlottesville in honor of George Floyd