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)
Richmond school leaders approved a big plan Monday night with few details on exactly how it will work. The district will open up five school buildings to offer childcare services during the pandemic -- but who will provide those services and under what safety parameters remain unclear.
There is no doubt the pandemic is having a major impact on area businesses who find themselves struggling to stay afloat. Although Virginia is in Phase 3 and restaurants are able to open, that doesn’t mean they’re thriving.
With recent protests, rioting and calls to defund the police, it can have a big impact on the morale of officers working to keep you safe. Major police departments across the nation have seen resignations but a simple gesture is going a long way in Hopewell.
The chair of the Chesterfield School Board fired back at parents angry over the county’s decision to allow the YMCA to operate inside of school buildings while the district kicks off virtual learning this school year.