Brent Solomon

Brent Solomon


Brent Solomon provides breaking news updates from the First Alert Center on NBC 12 News at 4 p.m. and brings us the latest news headlines that are trending nationwide. He also brings live reports for NBC12 News at 11 p.m.

Brent began working for NBC12 in October of 2012. He received an undergraduate degree from the University of Florida and a graduate degree from Purdue University.

A native of Tampa, FL, he is proud to call the Commonwealth home after working at television stations in Miami, Tampa, Little Rock, Albany and Savannah, GA.

During his career, Brent has interviewed a host of influential people including President Jimmy Carter, Vice-President Joe Biden, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Ambassador Andrew Young, singer Trey Songz, and many others.

He believes effective journalism holds the power accountable and presents the unbiased truth in order to help us live our lives better. Brent is a supporter of Big Brothers/Big Sisters and the March of Dimes.

When he’s not at work, Brent enjoys public speaking, mentoring, fitness, and giving back to the community through the service efforts of his fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha.


  • Named “Best Reporter in the Virginias” by the Associated Press (2018)
  • Nominated for an Emmy for education reporting (2018)
  • Best Spot News Coverage Regional Award by the Society of Professional Journalists (2009)
  • Best Non-Spot News Coverage Regional Award by the Society of Professional Journalists (2009)
  • Best TV News Series Regional Award by the National Association of Black Journalists (2005)
  • Best TV News Feature National Award by the National Association of Black Journalists (2005)

Recent Articles by Brent

  VCU Health develops decontamination process for N95 masks

  Petersburg woman, Mechanicsville man do their part to show Virginia is strong

  Plans moving forward to make Greater Richmond Convention Center an overflow hospital

  Richmond officials begin monitoring businesses to ensure compliance of social distancing

Central Virginia unites to give back to first responders working during pandemic

  ‘Our service is 24-7’: During pandemic, first responders have no choice but to work

  Local school districts wait to find out how to implement school closure requirement due to COVID 19

  Managing your mental health during the coronavirus pandemic

  Richmond plant closes amid coronavirus, other workers wait to see if their employers will too

  Central Virginia college students scramble to clear out

  Virginia health leaders continue to monitor coronavirus as they await additional test kits

  Coronavirus concerns cause Chesterfield to cancel out-of-state field trips, school activities

Chesterfield Health District releases informational video about Coronavirus

County Administrator: Chesterfield’s proposed budget will only include 2% teacher pay raise

  ‘Get out of the killer’s kill zone’ when there’s a threat of a gunman, safety expert says

  Richmond leaders receive unsolicited offer to redevelop Coliseum area

  Virginia education advocates praise measures to get rid of ‘School to Prison Pipeline’

  'I love it’: Snow creates winter wonderland in Sussex County

  Family seeks justice in murder of beloved 27-year-old mother of two

  2 dead, 1 injured after separate shootings in Richmond

‘The jail needs an immediate overhaul’: Former Riverside Regional Jail Superintendent addresses departure

Jail superintendent resigns, claiming poor conditions and operations, sources say

  Staying safe while cleaning up storm debris from your home

  Virginia will not legalize marijuana, talks of decriminalization underway

  Kobe Bryant fans gather in Richmond to reflect on the NBA star’s life

  Mayor outlines priorities, progress in Petersburg

  Henrico man acquitted of murdering stepson, explains circumstances of the tragic shooting

  Family offers reward for arrest in murder of Richmond man outside of southside bar

  Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police raising money for fallen officer’s family

  20-year-old Virginia man has leg amputated after severe complications from flu