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

  Health inspectors, police to monitor area restaurants this weekend for COVID-19 compliance

  Area schools battle coronavirus cases among faculty, students

While COVID-19 numbers drop in Virginia, health officials say to remain cautious

  Police searching for two suspects in Richmond triple-shooting

  Legal analyst explains next steps following Justice Ginsberg’s passing

  Early in-person voting kicks off Friday in Virginia

  Hanover Schools delays decision on new names of schools that reference Confederate leaders

  Following town hall and City Council meeting, no action taken to curb Hopewell crime

  Police received tip days before woman’s body, car were found in Henrico cornfield

  After uptick in crime, Hopewell Mayor makes public plea to elected leaders

  Expert: Navigating virtual instruction will take trial and error

Police investigating after woman shot in neck

  AG Herring heading to court in attempt to remove Kanye West from Nov. ballot

  Gov. Northam asks Virginians to consider applying to work the polls

  Richmond Schools to open 5 schools for emergency child care

  Sheriff addresses work to control COVID-19 spread at Richmond jail

  25 years after man killed by RPD officer, family wants case reopened

Police: Person injured from broken glass after vehicle shot into

  ‘His smile was amazing’: Loved ones remember T.J. High student shot, killed near Gilpin Court

  Families concerned about coronavirus outbreak at federal prison near Petersburg

  Richmond restaurants battle challenges to stay afloat amid COVID-19

  State senator charged with ‘injury’ to Confederate monument; attorney calls charges a ‘political stunt'

  Powhatan woman to hold vigil for 5-year-old boy shot, killed in North Carolina

  Teen pens letter to Hopewell Police Department apologizing for nationwide backlash

  Applications now open for grants to help Richmond businesses damaged during riots

  Lightning strike causes fire at Chesterfield home

  Chesterfield school board chair responds to criticism on YMCA offering childcare in school buildings

  Colonial Heights Police Department partners with Black Lives Matter activist

  Northern Neck neighbors band together as they cleanup following Isaias’ aftermath

  Flooded roads expected Tuesday morning, officials say avoid driving if you can