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)
Richmond’s newest police chief says get ready to see an increased police presence at the same spot protesters continue to gather night after night. Chief Gerald Smith says he was given orders to step up police visibility at the Lee Monument and that’s just what he plans to do.
There was another night of violence outside of Richmond Police headquarters Monday night after officers deployed what appeared to be tear gas and possibly rubber bullets onto a crowd that gathered outside.
A Grammy award-winning recording artist who sang at George Floyd's memorial service is opening up about the experience. He has a unique connection to Richmond because he also attends Virginia Union University.
Chaplains can be found in most hospitals. They’re on hand to interact with patients and healthcare workers alike and these days, their phones are ringing off the hook. Concerns about coronavirus are causing a huge demand for chaplains.