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

  Former NFL player from Petersburg pleads to have Lee Park renamed

  Petersburg councilman worried COVID-19 could spread into community from nursing home

  Police: Woman found dead in Henrico cornfield was missing person from Richmond

1 parent found guilty, other cleared in Henrico child neglect case

  New RPD Chief preparing to step up police visibility at Lee monument

  Hopewell Mayor, parents concerned after city leaders strip funding from Office on Youth

  Henrico prosecutor’s office creates position on police compliance

  Entertainment venues in Virginia prepare to reopen under phase three

  Man arrested in connection to shooting at Chesterfield Towne Center

  Richmond activist responds to police chief’s resignation, says protests should continue

  Tear gas used against protesters outside Richmond police headquarters second night in a row

  Man projects George Floyd’s face over Lee monument at night

  Grammy-winning gospel artist Hezekiah Walker, VUU student opens up about singing at George Floyd’s memorial

  Some Richmond protesters use music, faith to promote their message

  Top cops side with protesters, Petersburg Chief calls for arrests of other MN officers

  Richmond businesses excited to reopen Friday with safety guidelines in place

  Henrico nurse shares his story of overcoming Coronavirus

  Towns incorporate safety protocols ahead of Election Day

Petersburg creates assistance program to help citizens struggling to pay water bill

  Water service restored to homes in Petersburg during pandemic

  Entertainment venues await reopening, which may not happen for months

  ‘It’s time for them to pay up’: Petersburg mayor gets tough after discovering water service thefts

  Northam: Virginia set to begin reopening plan May 15

  Man walks out on job after he says employer didn’t do enough to protect workers, customers

  Virginia elective surgeries, dental procedures to resume Friday

Petersburg virtual council meeting interrupted by obscene hacker

  Businesses hope president’s executive order on meat plants will help keep them open

  Henrico nurse receives potentially life-saving plasma therapy in fight against coronavirus

  Chaplains bring hope to hospitals as coronavirus increases demand for support

  Petersburg fire station closes, firefighters angry over handling