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

  ‘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

  Virginia Senate passes ‘Red Flag’ gun bill

  Businesses, neighbors excited about growth in Manchester

  Businesses in downtown Richmond have mixed thoughts on whether to remain open Monday

  Hopewell neighbors offer solutions to curb recent uptick in crime

  Chesterfield neighbor comforts woman seen yelling and running from attacker

  Henrico family questions arrest of man with special needs accused of hit and run

  Virginia family reacts to arrests made in the shooting that killed 8-year-old boy

  Woman sentenced to 2 years in prison after setting fire to Petersburg home with baby inside

  Students, teachers fight for more school funding as the General Assembly begins

  Expert: Virginia’s General Assembly could catch the attention of voters nationally

  Police warn gun owners thieves are targeting firearms in cars

  Petersburg delivery driver speaks out from hospital bed after being shot by teens

  Richmond Mayor speaks on gun control, war statues, and re-thinking public housing

  Richmonders react to President Trump’s impeachment hearing

  The rush is on to get mail delivered by Christmas

  Chesterfield gun advocates fill Board of Supervisors meeting calling for protection of rights

  Hopewell man giving away guns in campaign for council seat

  Richmond Fire community remembers beloved fire lieutenant killed in Thanksgiving Day shooting

  Chesterfield leaders forced to make decision in neighborhood battle over pigs

  RPS decides on re-zoning plan for 2020-21