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Gabrielle Riles

Gabrielle “Gabby” Riles is a multimedia journalist/reporter for News 15.

Title: Reporter

Gabrielle joined News 15 in April of 2021 from her hometown "The Big Easy". She was born and raised just two hours away in New Orleans, LA. She holds a master's degree in Broadcast and Digital Journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.

While in Syracuse, she interned at the local ABC affiliate, WYSR. Gabrielle has also anchored, reported, and produced content for her alma mater's news station, Newhouse Communications Center (NCC News).

Before her time in Syracuse, Gabrielle attended Fisk University in Nashville, TN where she obtained her bachelor's degree in English. While there, she interned for two local newspapers: The Nashville Scene and The Tennessee Tribune. Gabrielle is also a member of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ).

Gabrielle is a “people’s person” and she loves telling stories that give a voice to those in the community. When she isn’t in front of the camera, you can catch her cooking her favorite NOLA dishes, shopping, or staying fit. She is also a dog mom to her 10-year-old toy poodle, Jasper.

You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook @GabbyRilesTV or send her a story idea at

Recent Posts by Gabrielle Riles

Moncus Park will be open to the public on January 1

The park will be opening each attraction one by one throughout the spring as construction is completed.

Despite many festivals being canceled, the Boudin Cook-Off and Acadiana Bacon Fest returns to Lafayette

The Boudin Cook-Off and Acadiana Bacon Fest will be this Saturday, October 16 at Parc International.

Residents in Acadiana react to "high" gas prices

Gas prices continue to increase as the national average price per gallon hits $3.28.

St. Landry Parish will be trick or treating this Halloween

Ahead of Dr. Fauci's announcement, St. Landry Parish will be allowing trick or treating outside of city limits this Halloween.

Neighbor who lives near Lafayette car wash where a shooting took place recalls "multiple" shots fired

The Lafayette Police Department is investigating a deadly shooting at a car wash Friday afternoon.

Parents react to the Lafayette Parish School Board's decision to make masks optional

Masks could be optional for Lafayette parish students once the statewide mandate ends.

Lafayette is ranked the state's most expensive place to rent

According to Acadiana Regional Coalition on Homelessness and Housing (ARCH), a person would have to make more than $18 an hour to be able to afford to pay rent here.

Lafayette parish residents react to Gov. Edwards indoor mask mandate extension

The statewide indoor mask mandate is extended until October 27.

Humane Society is offering a $750 reward for the person responsible for shooting "Bullseye" a neighborhood dog in Carencro

"Bullseye" is the Wilderness Trail neighborhood pet. Those who know him say they don't know why anyone would harm him.

Lafayette doctor breaks down who exactly is eligible for a COVID-19 booster shot

A third dose of the Pfizer vaccine is recommended for all that are 65 and older, those who are 50 and older with underlying health conditions, and for all adults that are immunocompromised.

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