Riley Wyant joined the NBC12 team in October 2021 as a Weekend Anchor and Reporter. In addition to anchoring, she took over as the Henrico County Reporter in August 2023.
Most recently, Riley was nominated for an Emmy for her role as a reporter covering the tragic UVA shooting. Previously, Riley was an Anchor/Reporter at NBC29 in Charlottesville where she helped out with weather and sports, in addition to her numerous roles in news. She also produced her own shows behind the scenes.
Riley graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Multimedia Journalism, a minor in Political Science, and a concentration in Sports Media and Analytics. While in college, Riley interned with WFXR Sports in Roanoke and spent time as a sideline reporter for ESPN3 and ACC Network Extra.
Outside of the newsroom, she enjoys spending time at Lake Anna wake surfing with her three younger brothers. She is an avid Hokie fan and tries to attend as many football games as possible.
Her favorite quote: "I don't know the secret to happiness, but I'll tell you what...I've never been sad at a Mexican restaurant."