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

  'A very respected young man’: Richmond leaders remember beloved teen killed in accidental shooting

  Colonial Heights Fire Department expanding for first time in decade

  'There’s a lot of guilt’: Advocates, survivor work to spread awareness of human trafficking in central Va.

  Richmond mother seeks answers in death of 22-year-old son killed in Shockoe Bottom

  Henrico forum addresses noticing signs of trauma in children

  Price estimates revealed for RPS re-zoning as controversy continues over whether to do it

  1,000 Pound Challenge: Petersburg offers free YMCA membership in health initiative

  Petersburg brings on former detective to serve as liaison between police, schools

  Women alert driver his dump truck is on fire, call 911

  Group works to eliminate blight while creating affordable housing across Central Virginia

  Students displaced by Dorian arrive in Va., head to Hampton University

  ‘We’re not hiding a thing': Henrico police show body-cam footage after officers shoot, kill woman

  Richmond mayor fires top official after audit reveals nepotism

  Residents discuss options for Monument Avenue as debate over statues continues

  Richmond family wants answers in shooting death of young father of 2

  Richmond woman calls police after capturing video of intruder in home

  Federal authorities tour Petersburg after police chief requests more crime-fighting tools

  Henrico missionary creates Hurricane Dorian relief effort for Bahamas

  Evacuations issued in portions of Va. as Dorian approaches

  Petersburg’s new superintendent sets priorities to improve classroom performance

Families of Virginia State troopers killed in Charlottesville helicopter crash sue state

  City Council to decide whether to place Coliseum funding question on ballot

  Residents’ concerns get speed reader set up in Manchester

  Group expands to offer transitional housing for women in Richmond

  State Secretary of Homeland Security joins debate at Petersburg gun violence forum

  Following social media controversy, 2 former Hampton University officers apply to work in Petersburg

  Man arrested, another wanted in gas-stealing scheme

  Bike found after being stolen from Henrico 9-year-old’s lemonade stand

  Mom says baby was in grocery store, not hot car, before dying

  RPS making changes after losing track of 800 students who don’t speak English