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)
A local jail superintendent is stepping down due to what she calls “unfavorable conditions," and the Riverside Regional Jail board accepted Superintendent Carmen DeSadier’s resignation Thursday. Now, she’s speaking out about what she hopes to see happen at the jail now that she’s gone.
People who passed under the Bryan Park Interchange at I-95 Wednesday noticed a serious message taking over the bridge. Education advocates lit up signs to encourage lawmakers to pour out more money for Virginia schools. It comes as some Richmond students say their schools could surely use it.
Richmond police are sending a message to gun owners - don’t leave guns accessible in your car. The warning comes as investigators are noticing many of the stolen guns they’ve confiscated are coming from cars that thieves have broken into.
As lawmakers made the historic vote to impeach President Trump, people in Richmond were watching closely -- not only from their homes but also at local businesses. There's mixed reaction on whether the House made the right move.