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

Families of Virginia State troopers killed in Charlottesville helicopter crash sue state

  City Council to decide whether to place Coliseum funding question on ballot

  Residents’ concerns get speed reader set up in Manchester

  Group expands to offer transitional housing for women in Richmond

  State Secretary of Homeland Security joins debate at Petersburg gun violence forum

  Following social media controversy, 2 former Hampton University officers apply to work in Petersburg

  Man arrested, another wanted in gas-stealing scheme

  Bike found after being stolen from Henrico 9-year-old’s lemonade stand

  Mom says baby was in grocery store, not hot car, before dying

  RPS making changes after losing track of 800 students who don’t speak English

RPS scaling back drug testing requirements for staff

  Richmond sexual assault survivor launches mission to strengthen other women

  Richmond teachers collect supplies for migrant children at the U.S. border

  Experts offer tips on keeping your children safe at the pool

  Tow truck drivers remind you to move over: ‘We just want to get home’

  Mom says she was defrauded out of $1,250 attempting to rent Hopewell home

  Hazing charges against 3 men dropped after incident near Virginia State University

  Men bust window of hot car parked in Va. shopping center to rescue dog

  ‘It was not fireworks’: Church Hill mother calls 911 after hearing shots fired

  Lyft driver recalls terrifying hour-long ride with released hospital patient

  ‘She was just a beautiful soul’: Family mourns 22-year-old hit-and-run victim

  Loved ones of Richmond man killed by teenager: ‘We need somebody to tell us something’

  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