PRODUCT OF TOP-RANKED-SCHOOL " BRENT SOLOMON"

In August of 2010, award-winning t.v.news reporter Brent Solomon returned to his home of Florida to report for NBC Miami. The 2003 Gator grad from Tampa has spent time in newsrooms in New York, Little Rock, Savannah and Albany.

Brent was a noted student leader at the University of Florida where he served as a Florida Cicerone, a personal host to President Charles Young, a member of Savant UF and the Association of Black Communicators, Founder of Progressive Black Men, Inc., and was crowned Mr. Black Student Union.

Brent was honored by the College of Journalism and Communications with the Professional Promise¯ award for his reporting and anchoring. After graduating, Brent went on to receive several professional awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the National Association of Black Journalists, one of which includes a series where Brent reported from West Africa on young leaders working to implement change in their countries.

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01.2012. As a young child in elementary school, one Tampa native knew that he wanted to be a newscaster. Brent Solomon pursued his dream and made it a reality. However, Solomon said people would often ask when he would work in the local market. For those inquisitive minds, Solomon now has the answer. He will become a temporary anchor for WFTS-TV/ABC Action News next month. [...]

 

05.2011. Brent Solomon is all set to cover hurricane season. The WTVJ-Ch. 6 reporter has first-hand experience with dealing with killer storms, albeit one of a different nature. After graduating from the University of Florida, he made several professional stops before landing at NBC6, including one in Little Rock, Ark. [...]

 

08.2007. In front of a standing-room-only crowd, The New Chrysler awarded $5,000 in prizes to the top three finishers at the Spirit in the Words¯ poetry competition at the 32nd annual convention of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), August 8, 2007 in Las Vegas. The winner, NABJ member Brent Solomon of Albany, Ga., works as a reporter for WALB-TV, an NBC affiliate television station in Albany. He performed his original work , Corporate Brotha¯ to capture the first place prize of $3,000. [...]

 

06.2004. Brent Solomon, 22, an education reporter at WJCL-TV and WTGS-TV in Savannah, Ga. Too often, the only images Americans see in the media about African countries are those of poverty, injustice and hate,¯ Solomon wrote. As a journalist, I see the Pan African Youth Summit as a resilient opportunity to portray the many positive young people in Africa who have voices that just need to be heard.¯ [...]