brent solomon

 

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EXPERIENCE

 

WWBT-TV                             Richmond, VA                                                                  October 2012 - Present

Reporter/Anchor

  • Weekday Anchor for NBC 12 News on CW at 4:30
  • City government, education and general assignment/breaking news live Reporter
  • Fill-in Anchor for weekday 12PM and 10PM Fox newscasts

 

WFTS-TV                              Tampa, FL                                                                   January 2012 – April 2012

Temporary Reporter

  • Freelance, full-time position
  • General assignment, breaking news/live reports

 

WTVJ-TV                              Miami, FL                                                              August 2010 – September 2011

Temporary Reporter/Fill-in Host

  • Freelance, full-time position
  • Morning breaking news/live reports

 

KLRT-TV                              Little Rock, AR                                                          January 2008 – August 2010

Reporter

  • Associated Press Best Newscast
  • Emmy winner for Best Evening News
  • Crime and general assignment
  • Launched weekly “Arkansas’ Most Wanted” franchise

 

WALB-TV                            Albany, GA                                                                   April 2006 – January 2008

Reporter/Fill-in Anchor

  • GA Association of Broadcasters Station of the Year
  • General assignment

 

WJCL/WTGS-TV                  Savannah, GA                                                                                  2003 - 2005

Reporter

  • General assignment
  • Weekend anchor
  • ABC 22 Law Call (Legal Call-in show
  • Weekday fill-in anchor (solo and co-anchored 6PM, 10PM, and 11PM newscasts
  • Launched monthly High School Hero Franchise. Mentored students in “Be a Reporter” promotion

 

WABC-TV                New York, NY                                                                                    June – August 2003

News Reporting Fellowship

 

WUFT-TV                Gainesville, FL                                                                                              1999 - 2003

Anchor/Reporter

  • News 5 at 5:30 anchor/reporter
  • First edition 12PM anchor/producer

 

 

EDUCATION

 

University of Florida – Gainesville, FL

Bachelors of Sciences: Telecommunications – News

Minor: Education

 

Purdue University

Master of Communication - Expected August 2018

 

 

AWARDS

 

  • Emmy nomination for Education/Schools reporting (May 2018)
  • "Best Reporter of the Virginias" (VA & WV) by the Associated Press (April 2018)
  • Certificate of Strategic Communication, Purdue University (December 2017)
  • Best Spot News Coverage – Regional Award Recipient (2009)
  • Best Non-Spot News Coverage – Regional Award Recipient (2009)
  • Best TV News Series – Regional Award Recipient (2005)
  • Best TV News Feature – National Award Recipient (2005)

 

 

ORGANIZATIONS

 

  • Society of Professional Journalists
  • National Association of Black Journalists
  • International Reporting in West Africa (2004)
  • National Convention Panelist for “How to Manage Your Time Wisely” Workshop
  • International Radio and Television Society
  • Selected to participate in Minority Career Workshop and Fellowship – New York, NY (2002, 2003)