Mario Solis is NBC4's award-winning weekend sports anchor and weekday sports reporter. His reports can be seen on the 4, 5, 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts.
Solis has more than two decades of sports broadcasting experience. He has covered nearly every major sporting event, including the Olympic Games, the World Cup, and multiple World Series and Super Bowl games. In addition to his duties as sports anchor and reporter at NBC4, Solis is also recognized as the Spanish-language announcer for HBO’s iconic “World Championship Boxing” series as well as play-by-play announcer for the Los Angeles Rams on ESPN Radio 1330 AM and the Los Angeles Chargers on KFWB- AM 980.
Prior to joining NBC4, Solis worked as a sportscaster for the Telemundo Network and NBC4’s sister station Telemundo 52. 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 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. It didn’t take long before Univision spotted Solis and pursued him to join their company as a network news sports anchor. Solis later returned to Telemundo 52 until he joined NBC4 in his current role.
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 Lakers special correspondent on TWC, sideline reporter for NBC’s Arena Football, the play-by-play announcer for Fox’s NFL Sunday-Latin America, Major League Soccer on Telemundo, host/analyst for Major League Baseball telecasts on Telemundo 52 and the play-by-play announcer for boxing telecasts on HBO, HBO PPV, Showtime, Fox Sports and FS1.
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. He was also honored by the National Hispanic Media Coalition for excellence in broadcast journalism. And, he remains active in the Los Angeles-area community.
A native Angeleno, Solis earned a degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Southern California.