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.

Brent is also an Adjunct Professor, teaching Public Speaking and a variety of Communication courses at Virginia State University.”

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 and 2020)
  • 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)
  • Named Top “40 Under 40” honoree by the University of Florida Alumni Association (2020)
  • Media Honor Roll recipient by the Virginia School Boards Association for outstanding education reporting (2019)

Recent Articles by Brent

  Gas stations run out of fuel, one charges $6.99 a gallon

  Slain mother, 3-month-old daughter laid to rest

  Southside apartment complex: Crime won’t define the community

  Richmond mayor tells school board ‘it’s unacceptable’ in debate over new school construction

  The push is on to get Central Virginia teenagers vaccinated

  Unity march demands justice for Army Lt. involved in Windsor traffic stop

  ‘It’s just a heinous act’: One dead, 4 injured after gunman opens fire at group of children in Virginia

  Oversight groups being created ahead of Virginia’s marijuana legalization

Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney addresses recent string of violence

  Richmond area organizers celebrate Derek Chavin’s guilty verdict, vow to keep fighting

  Fourth child, second woman dies from injuries in Chesterfield house fire

  Comply or don’t comply? ACLU says know your rights during a traffic stop

  Sheriff’s office: 1 person shot, 2 others injured during road rage incident near Fort A.P. Hill

  Chesterfield unveils plans for next school year

  FEMA offering up to $9K available for families who lost loved ones to COVID; applications open Monday

  Virginia lawmakers approve Northam’s push to speed up marijuana legalization

  More people are now eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccination in Central Virginia

  Volunteers help play a huge role in Virginia’s vaccination response

  Godwin High honors 13-year-old student shot, killed near the school

  VSU removing names from four campus buildings

  Loosening of sport spectator restrictions in Virginia expected to boost local economy

  Families thankful for funeral reimbursement program coming soon from FEMA

  Gov. Northam restores voting rights to thousands of formerly incarcerated Virginians

  Richmond students will not go to school year-round this upcoming year

  Nursing home residents can get hugs again, according to new guidelines

  Petersburg Planning Commission meeting interrupted with pornography

  Stimulus checks are a path to independence for those in need

  School districts welcome students back into buildings, Petersburg unveils its plan

  Central Virginians react to new CDC guidelines on mask-wearing

  Petersburg police chief opens up about death of his son, killed on I-95