Riley Runnells

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Toledo, Ohio
Ohio University (Athens)
Fast Food Chains, Trader Joe's Products, Bagels
  • Riley is an avid shopper of Trader Joe's products, and travels the country trying out different bagel shops.
  • She has tried every national and regional fast food chain and has created definitive rankings of the menu items from each.
  • When she was in college, Riley wrote several articles on ways to create good meals in your dorm for students who wanted good hacks for eating at home with minimal equipment.


Riley has worked as a professional writer throughout her college career and beyond. She was the editor in chief of Thread Magazine, a fashion and culture publication on Ohio University's campus. She was also the Culture editor at The Post newspaper, Ohio University's premier college publication. Outside of her editorships, Riley interned with PAPER Magazine and Los Angeles Magazine. She has been the host of two podcasts, including an entertainment podcast called "Stay Tuned," and started the Q&A section of The Post newspaper, where she interviewed many celebrities during the coronavirus pandemic. Riley joined Alb Media in 2022 and is excited to be sharing her knowledge and love of food with Today Meal's readers.


Riley has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. Riley obtained a dual minor in Entertainment Journalism and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies during her time at Ohio University, as well as certificates in Diversity Studies, LGBTQ+ Studies, and Strategic Leadership.
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