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. Follow him on Facebook 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 also recognized as the Spanish-language announcer for HBO’s “World Championship Boxing.”
Prior to joining NBC4, Solis worked for the Telemundo Network and its owned Southern California station KVEA 52. He was the station's first sportscaster. He also was an 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 an editorial assistant. In 1994, Univision spotted Solis 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 until he joined NBC4 in his current role 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 numerous 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. He was honored by the National Hispanic Media Coalition for excellence in broadcast journalism. And, he remains active in the Los Angeles-area community.
A Los Angeles native, Solis earned a degree in broadcast journalism from the
University of Southern California.