Mario Solis is NBC4’s award-winning weekend sports anchor and weekday sports reporter. He joined the station in August, 2002. His most recent news stories can be seen here.
Solis has more than two decades of sports broadcasting experience. He has covered nearly every major sporting event, including the Olympic Games and the World Cup. In addition to his duties as sports anchor and reporter at NBC4, Solis is the Spanish-language announcer for HBO’s “World Championship Boxing.”
Prior to joining NBC4, Solis worked for the Telemundo Network and its owned and operated Los Angeles Station KVEA. He served as a sportscaster, executive producer and host on several network and local programs, including “Marcador Final,” which became the longest running and highest rated sports wrap-up show in Los Angeles.
Solis began his broadcasting career in 1986 at KCBS in Los Angeles, where he briefly worked on the assignment desk and served as a field producer, before moving to NBC4 to become and editorial assistant. His real aspiration, however, was to become a sportscaster. Only one month after joining NBC4, he received the fateful call from KVEA Channel 52, that would change the direction of his career. In 1986, he would become KVEA’s very first sportscaster. Shortly thereafter, Univision spotted the young talent and pursued him to join their company as a network news sports anchor, a position he held for seven years. In 1994, he returned to Telemundo where he worked for both the network and KVEA until he joined NBC4 in his current capacity in 2002.
During his career, Solis has fronted a number of sports-related radio shows and has picked up the microphone for countless national and international sporting events. He has been a sideline reporter for NBC’s Arena Football, the play-by-play announcer for Fox’s NFL Sunday-Latin America, Major League Soccer on Telemundo and served as host/analyst for Major League Baseball telecasts on KVEA.
Solis has received a number of accolades for his work and for his efforts as part of a sports broadcasting team, including several local area Emmys, Golden Mikes and a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Sports Reporting in 2004.
A Los Angeles native, Solis earned a degree in broadcast journalism from the
University of Southern California.