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

  FBI offers reward in Fauquier County double-murder

  Arthur Ashe’s brother encourages Richmonders to keep fighting for social justice

  Soldier from Henrico drowns in swimming accident in Hawaii

  Thieves take teen’s car from Henrico driveway, may have been caught on camera

  Petersburg hires North Carolina deputy superintendent to lead school district

  Arrest made in double shooting that injured 5-year-old girl

  9-year-old attacked 3 times by fellow student: ‘I don’t want to see him ever again’

  Thousands turn out for vigil to honor Virginia Beach shooting victims

  Chesterfield Filipino cultural group holds memorial service for Va. Beach shooting victim

  ’There’s still hope when bad things happen’: Va. Beach unites for prayer vigil

  Hundreds gather to reflect on lives lost in church van crash

  Community Prayer Walk scheduled for Saturday after recent violence in Richmond

  Parents rally around former Richmond teacher banned from visiting schools

  Head of Virginia property management group says training is needed to ensure fair housing

  Teen sent home from job due to hair color

  NAACP investigates Richmond landlord, asks elected officials and housing groups to take a stand

  ’Another dumba-- n-----’: Landlord uses offensive slur when tenant asks for repairs

  Some Virginia public defenders sending ‘see you in court’ reminders to clients

  Richmond Police step up patrols following week of violence

  Hundreds gather in Richmond demanding more affordable housing

  Chesterfield teacher’s union: Two teachers injured within a week, group calls for action

  Drivers with suspended licenses due to unpaid court costs will be able to drive again

  Petersburg mother says boy groped her 2nd-grade daughter at school

  Interfaith prayer service held in Henrico following Sri Lanka bombings

  Chesterfield man held at gunpoint in his home

Schools, businesses heed warnings, close early

  Richmond residents brace for another round of possible storms

  Audit recommends solutions to late, undelivered mail in Richmond

  Virginia experts seek to ‘normalize’ conversations about mental health

  Virginians react to devastating fire at Cathedral of Notre Dame