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

  RVA Illuminates in full swing with one thing missing - crowds at the countdown

  Inmates accuse Richmond jail staff of deploying tear gas on them, prepare to file suit

  Central Virginia nursing homes await arrival of COVID-19 vaccine

  Feed More sees demand for help more than double in a week

  VCU students clearing out of dorms although CDC advises against holiday travel

  Pandemic shopping is leading to bare shelves at grocery stores again

  Gov. Northam pushes to legalize marijuana

  Richmond restaurant reacts to new restrictions on alcohol sales, operating hours

  ‘You’ll always be in our heart’: Family of Petersburg man offers $5K reward in double homicide case

  COVID-19 outbreak reported at Henrico Voter Registration Office, Public Works

Richmond City Council approves Confederate Avenue name change

  Central Virginia voters await result of presidential election

  Chesterfield woman at center of revenge porn case breaks her silence

  Experts: Outcome of Presidential race may not be known by Election Night

  Several options available to get free ride to the polls on Election Day

  Zeta remnants topple trees, temporarily knock out power to thousands

  Chesterfield college reflects on student shot, killed in South Richmond

  Richmond judge makes ruling in Robert E. Lee statue case

  Early voters in New Kent will not have ballots scanned into machines yet

  Health experts learn new details about how coronavirus is spread

  Henrico Health District urges self-quarantine after potential COVID-19 exposure at restaurant

  'Just be safe’: Chesterfield barber opens up about COVID-19 diagnosis

  Four injured after car crashes into Chesterfield shopping center building

Police make 2nd arrest in connection to woman shot in neck

  Virginia groups work to register new voters through Thursday’s extended deadline

Death investigation underway after man found dead in Richmond

  'Do the right thing, turn yourself in’: Richmond mother wants son’s killer to come forward

  Dinwiddie couple charged in death of 8-month old girl

  Third case of Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome reported in Central Virginia

  Woman at center of Henrico Publix investigation will not be charged following claims she tried to run over Black teen