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

  Former Zepf Center CEO indicted on grand theft, forgery charges

Religious leaders, politicians express gratitude to law enforcement for thwarting terror plots

Bowling Alley fires some of the most dangerous, challenging for firefighters

Community mourns the loss of beloved bowling alley

Interpretation of ‘National Day of Prayer’ Debated in Bowling Green

Ukrainian leaders visit Toledo searching for solutions, ideas

Around 100 Sylvania Township properties facing city annexation

Serial rapist found guilty on all counts

Trial underway for accused serial rapist

TPD, TFRD help deliver holiday baskets to families in need

Toledo patrol officers wearing new body cams

Owners of Towers Armory say security system failure allowed thieves to escape

Community mourning the loss of Carroll Twp. firefighter killed in the line of duty

Text 9-1-1 gives people new way to get help in case of emergency

Local veteran faces challenges in constructing military memorial

Family thankful to strangers who saved their sister

Regional Water Commission: Will the suburbs sign On?

Rossford fire division trying overnight on-call program

After Election Day, who is responsible for campaign sign cleanup?

TPS leaders vote to intervene in ECOT case