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

Protesters flood the streets of Charlottesville in honor of George Floyd

“It’s a miracle” says owner of unexpected twin foal, Tiny, that has defied the odds

2020 UVA grads make the most of virtual celebrations

How long will the wedding industry in Virginia be forced to adapt?

Albemarle County kindergarten student performs pledge of allegiance every day

COVID-19 closes doors on certain internship opportunities, but students may find ways to be proactive

Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA sees success with adoptions and fosters during pandemic

Could barbershops in Virginia reopen sooner than originally anticipated?

Louisa County advocates fighting for more EMS coverage in Lake Anna neighborhoods

UVA researchers make key discovery that could lead to treatments for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, ALS, and other diseases

  Charlottesville musician hosts mini concerts on front lawn for neighbors

UVA Health offering COVID-19 testing to hospitals in Virginia

Many Central Virginia weddings to be rescheduled due to coronavirus pandemic

UVA not holding classes on Grounds for ‘foreseeable future’ due to coronavirus concerns

Researchers at UVA make key discovery in obesity and blood pressure study

Next steps: What happens if localities gain control of Confederate monuments?

UVA Team developing tech to better protect against earthquakes