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

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

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

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

New sensor technology at UVA can target issues in both diseased and healthy brains

Virginia Wine Governor’s Cup releases gold medal winners

Louisa County Sheriff’s Office trains bloodhounds in annual seminar

18-24 year olds most likely to be scammed, BBB risk report finds

  Central Virginia wineries look forward to less restrictions in coming months

UVA Health: Common vaccine side effect could skew mammogram screenings

UVA’s judicial committee will be plenty busy with COVID-19 hearings this semester

VDH: bad weather down south caused delayed delivery of 105,000 Moderna vaccines

Three Notch’d Brewing Co. celebrates Black History Month with round up campaign

Tiffany Mickel becomes first Black editor-in-chief of Virginia Law Review

Virginia Senate, House pass bills to grant undocumented immigrants in-state financial aid

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