Lori Riley has been a sportswriter at the Courant for 25 years, covering everything from high school sports to UConn women’s basketball. She also writes a Sunday column. She grew up in Hollis, N.H., and went to Rutgers University, where she earned a degree in journalism and cut her teeth working at the Daily Targum. She worked at the Times of Trenton and the Asbury Park Press, covering high school, college and professional sports including the Yankees, Mets and Giants, before coming to Hartford. She is a married mom of two, and enjoys numerous outdoor sports including running, horseback riding, cycling and kayaking.