Ariyl Onstott

Ariyl Onstott hails from New Orleans, La., and southern Mississippi. She started as reporter/MMJ for WTOL 11 in the summer of 2018. Prior to working in Ohio, Ariyl traveled to Sri Lanka to create a magazine documenting the island nation’s emerging democracy, politics, culture, economy, and everything in between in the aftermath of its brutal civil war. A 2017 summa cum laude graduate of the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss), Ariyl earned degrees in broadcast journalism and public policy leadership. While in college, she traveled to South Africa where she studied human rights issues, racial reconciliation, and sustainable development for a month. She has interned for FOX 4 News in Dallas, ESPNU, and was heavily involved with her campus’s student media NewsWatch Ole Miss and Passionate about asking “why,” Ariyl was a storyteller the minute she could talk. She started reading The Economist magazine when she was 7 years old, and her inquisitive nature has not let up since. She has become passionate about foreign policy, international affairs, and sustainable development issues in poorer nations. She loves being a journalist and considers it a tremendous honor that people trust her with their stories. She believes in fair, accurate reporting and unbiased, compelling storytelling. Every day, she aspires to be a voice for the voiceless, to dig for the truth, and to share inspiring stories. Ariyl is so excited to be in Toledo and experience all the Buckeye State has to offer! When she’s not reporting, you can catch her reading a thought-provoking book, experimenting with new cuisines, exploring the outdoors, learning a new language, or planning her next travel destination (five countries down, 190 to go!). Do you have a great story idea or something new she should try in the Toledo area? Send her an email: or a Facebook message to Ariyl Onstott WTOL. She can also be reached on Twitter @ariylonstott.

Recent Articles by Ariyl

Toledo Police pushing to upgrade taser system

Neighbors Frustrated with Racist Graffiti in south Toledo

Toledo Police officers soon to be armed with new technology

The Opioid Crisis: Gaining Ground

Police testify on day 3 of trial of man accused of murdering 25-year-old

Murder trial underway for south Toledo shooting suspect

Monroe Police Searching for Murder Suspect in Double Shooting

Toledo Police officers discuss daring ice rescue

Clearing the misconceptions about clearing snow: What you need to know to stay legal

Winter weather affecting TFRD response times

Junction Coalition Neighbors Ecstatic over Revitalization Coming to Central Toledo

Couple pleads not guilty to allegedly planning attack in Toledo

Suicide leading cause of death among police officers

Toledo police now tracking guns in more sophisticated ways

New software will hold Toledo police officers accountable

Toledo Buffalo Soldiers fighting back against violence

Christmas Trees Are Most Dangerous in January

Families grieving after Toledo man sentenced for shooting death of another man

Sylvania emergency vehicle technician wins national award

Local Bail Bonds Businesses Booming Over Holidays