Riley is a public policy reporter at Georgia Public Broadcasting covering the intersection of government and daily life. For GPB, she creates multimedia packages that include writing, photography and radio components.
She is also a regular panelist on GPB's radio talk show "Political Rewind."
Prior to her role at GPB, Riley was the the Georgia statehouse reporter for CNHI News where she covered the Georgia General Assembly, 2020 elections and statewide social issues. Riley began her career in journalism at the Idaho Press newspaper in Boise, Idaho.
Riley earned a Bachelor's Degree in newspaper and online journalism at S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. She minored in art photography through the College of Visual and Performing Arts. During her undergrad, she worked at The Daily Orange, Syracuse's independent student newspaper as well as led visuals for Newhouse's online outlet TheNewsHouse.com.
Her articles have been published in The Seattle Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Washington Times, The Miami Herald, the Idaho Statesman and SeattleRefined/KOMO4 News among other publications.
Her photos have been published in The Washington Post, The Seattle Times, PBS NewsHour, The Idaho Statesman and SeattleRefined/KOMO4 News among other news outlets.