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Gabrielle Riles

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

Title: Reporter
griles@kadn.com

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 griles@kadn.com.

Recent Posts by Gabrielle Riles

Two businesses in Lafayette Parish fell victim to theft by what appears to be the same suspects

Melodi’s Belles and Beaus, a child clothing store, posted surveillance footage on Facebook of two women walking in and stealing some of their items, and so did Craig Spadoni, the owner of Beads Galore.

Owner of Lagniappe Records spat at by patron because of mask policy, which led to a "much-needed" break

If you’ve tried to visit Lagniappe Records within the past few days you may have realized that they were closed. That’s because the owners are taking a break after receiving backlash for their mask policy during the holiday season.

Parents on social media raise concerns about Lafayette parish schools COVID-19 protocols

Parents are voicing their concerns on social media about Lafayette parish school COVID-19 protocols when it comes to students being sent home to quarantine.

Safety tips for pedestrians to keep in mind while traveling by foot in Acadiana

There have been many pedestrians involved in accidents and hit and runs across Acadiana in recent weeks. Here are some tips pedestrians can keep in mind to ensure their safety.

Should the indoor mask mandate be reinstated in Lafayette ahead of Mardi Gras? Residents weigh-in

The city of New Orleans is reinstating its indoor mask mandate. This decision comes as the city prepares for an influx of visitors during the upcoming Mardi Gras season.

Siblings of Sunday's hit and run victim pleads for person responsible to come forward

Raven Charles of Opelousas was the oldest of ten children, a mother of six, and a friend to many. Her family wants is for the driver to come forward so that they can have some type of closure.

Lafayette woman displaced after apartment ceiling caved in not once, but twice

A local woman is trying to bring attention to residents that live at Himbola Manor, an apartment complex in Lafayette after her ceiling caved in.

Local organizations gifts children with sickle cell playhouses for Christmas

The Sickle Cell Association of Southwest Louisiana is making Christmas a little brighter for kids that suffer from the disease right here in Acadiana.

Should Judge Odinet's cases should be reviewed in Lafayette Parish? Local lawyers weigh in

The Orleans Parish district attorney is ordering a full review of all cases prosecuted by Michelle Odinet in the 1990s. During the time, she was a prosecutor and assistant district attorney.

Lafayette mother alleges that her child was pushed by a teacher at Paul Breaux Middle School

A parent of a Paul Breaux Middle school student is alleging that her daughter was pushed down the hallway by a teacher. She also stated that the same teacher read aloud a racial slur in class.

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