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

  Church Hill neighbors voice frustration over unanswered requests to Richmond leaders

  Death penalty repeal heads to Gov. Northam’s desk

  Doctors urge Virginia lawmakers to require paid sick leave for essential workers

  VDOT urging drivers to avoid the roads Thursday

  Common mistakes can lead to a house fire, especially after power is restored to your home

  Now is the time to review your insurance policies ahead of the next big storm

  VSP responds to 360+ crashes; slick pavement to remain threat into Sunday

  VDOT: Avoid travel if possible as crews work to clear roads

  Dominion Energy crews prepare for winter weather

  Richmond councilmembers want vaccination efforts brought to the southside

Former embattled Petersburg treasurer dies

  Masks required in airports; TSA agents concerned about growing COVID-19 cases

  Elementary students return to in-person learning in Chesterfield

  Pharmacists fighting to give COVID-19 shots: ‘We’re here to help’

  Actor Tim Reid remembers legendary actress Cicely Tyson

  CVS cancels Westminster Canterbury COVID-19 vaccines

  State vaccination event closes early in Chesterfield, people turned away

  Hospital Association: Plenty of ER beds still available in fight against COVID-19

  RPS weighing whether to enact year-round schooling

  Businesses, police by Virginia State Capitol prepare for potential weekend threats

  Vaccine In Virginia: Dr. Danny Avula discusses COVID-19 vaccine rollout

  Richmond’s Health Director preparing for statewide rollout of COVID-19 vaccines

  Henrico school leaders push back start date for in-person learning

  Virginia’s AG: Creditors can’t touch your stimulus

  Restaurants, bars must adapt to changes to celebrate New Year’s Eve

  Henrico long-term care facility to administer COVID-19 vaccinations Wednesday

  ’This entire event has been tragic’: Suspect shoots self, another charged in murder of woman during home invasion

  ‘I don’t know why they targeted us’: Vandals destroy Chesterfield church bus

  Petersburg partners with restaurants to ‘Feed the Need’

  Man arrested in disappearance, murder of 24-year-old mother of two