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

  Chesterfield gun advocates fill Board of Supervisors meeting calling for protection of rights

  Hopewell man giving away guns in campaign for council seat

  Richmond Fire community remembers beloved fire lieutenant killed in Thanksgiving Day shooting

  Chesterfield leaders forced to make decision in neighborhood battle over pigs

  RPS decides on re-zoning plan for 2020-21

  Thanksgiving travel in full swing with largest number of drivers expected since 2005

  Experts: Managing mental health during the holidays is possible

  ‘We lost our father, our brother, our friend’: Richmond pastor dies in crash

  Fans pack Altria Theater for opening night of ‘Hamilton’

  New group fighting for safer roads in Richmond following crashes involving pedestrians, cyclists

  Participants graduate from Hopewell drug recovery program with fresh start on life

  ‘This is not my son’: Louisa father reacts to teenage son’s murder charge

  16-year-old charged with killing elderly man, injuring woman in home invasion

  Experts: Drivers should keep their temper in check or risk jail time

  Petersburg authorities unable to determine source of stinky smell at school

  Efforts underway to make sure the election process runs smoothly

  Richmond mother, business owner receives outpour of support after stage 4 cancer diagnosis

  Richmond Red Cross volunteer heads to California to aid wildfire victims

  Petersburg motel owners join forces to clean up properties, cut out crime

  Groups go door-to-door to educate voters, offer free rides to polls

  Mother hopes new detail in son’s murder will lead to answers in case

  'A very respected young man’: Richmond leaders remember beloved teen killed in accidental shooting

  Colonial Heights Fire Department expanding for first time in decade

  'There’s a lot of guilt’: Advocates, survivor work to spread awareness of human trafficking in central Va.

  Richmond mother seeks answers in death of 22-year-old son killed in Shockoe Bottom

  Henrico forum addresses noticing signs of trauma in children

  Price estimates revealed for RPS re-zoning as controversy continues over whether to do it

  1,000 Pound Challenge: Petersburg offers free YMCA membership in health initiative

  Petersburg brings on former detective to serve as liaison between police, schools

  Women alert driver his dump truck is on fire, call 911