George Solis joined the WJZ news team in March 2016.
A Southwest Florida native, George is excited to live and explore the Northeast!
Prior to relocating to Charm City, George spent three years reporting in his hometown of Fort Myers, Florida.
During his time at NBC 2, George was nominated for an Emmy for his series of reports in Cuba and was awarded the Best Mobile Journalist in 2014 by the Florida AP Broadcasters.
George has also worked for NBC/CBS affiliate in Gainesville, Fla.
While there, George helped establish the newly formed news operation, even helping the station earn its first Emmy nomination.
George has covered news events that have made headlines around the world, including coverage of Gainesville self proclaimed Pastor Terry Jones who stirred a lot of controversy when he threatened to burn the Koran.
A proud graduate from the University of Florida, George always cheers for the Orange and Blue.
In his spare time, George enjoys spending time at the gym, usually running up a storm or playing his guitar. He also loves dining out and spending time with family and friends.
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Members of Maryland congressional delegation met with residents in Howard County to discuss the devastating floods.
Friday night, the City of Laurel threw a block party on their own Main Street with the intention of helping rebuild Ellicott City.
In a recently posted video to his 2.17 million followers, Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, opened up about his struggles with depression.
Baltimore Police Department received a call at 3:54 p.m., and requested that animal control respond to the scene. The owner of the dogs remained at the scene as well.
A new grand jury report says that internal documents from six Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania show that more than 300 “predator priests” have been credibly accused of sexually abusing more than 1,000 child victims.
A flyer comparing Baltimore youths to apes and calling for an end of bus service to White Marsh Mall, deemed the “Ghetto Bus Line” by the poster, is drawing outrage from the community and mall officials.
A Baltimore City police officer has been suspended after a video went viral on social media of what appears to be the officer punching a man repeatedly.
Police in Baltimore County are searching for the person or group of people who vandalized several cars with “bias-based graffiti.”
A political ad paid for by the Republican Governor’s Association has drawn fire from the Jealous campaign because of statements shown in the ad.
Community members and police took a stand against violence together in National Night Out event, on the same day there are three murders in Baltimore City.
A 19-year-old woman is recovering after being hit by a stray bullet in a Laurel neighborhood.
BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Friday evening’s commute down Edmondson Avenue was perhaps a little louder than usual. The corner of Edgewood street joy and hope was flourishing with the kickoff off Baltimore’s fifth ceasefire, but things got off to a rocky start after a non-fatal shooting in east Baltimore earlier Friday evening. However, organizers are still […]
Police believe alcohol and speed may have played a role in an early morning crash that caused two teens in the backseat of a car to be ejected and killed.
Harrisburg Diocese To Remove Names Of Every Bishop Since 1947 From Buildings, Apologizes For Accused Abuse
The leader of a Catholic Diocese is apologizing following allegations of decades of sexual abuse within the church. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg has put out the names of more than 70 priests and others in the church accused of sexually abusing children. Some of them have ties to Baltimore.
Under the program, the air marshals reportedly note behavior like “excessive fidgeting” “perspiration” or those with a “cold stare”.
An Aberdeen man is slowly recovering after being viciously attacked steps from his home this past weekend.
Trees have fallen all around a neighborhood, specifically on Chesley Ave in Baltimore Friday night. John Skordalos, in a Facebook message to WJZ, said trees fell everywhere in the neighborhood after a tornado touched down.
Bird scooters landed in Charm City seemingly overnight. The scooters require users to own a smartphone, valid driver’s license, and be 18 years old.
Howard County officials say Ellicott City’s Main Street has reopened after rains pummeled the area Wednesday night, increasing the threat of flooding.
Days of rain caused flooding in Maryland, forced several roads to close and led to dozens of water rescues across the region.
Summer storms swept through Maryland and surrounding states on Tuesday, causing some major headaches for travelers.
Maryland officials are investigating a Russian investor’s ties to election software that maintains part of the state’s voter registration system.
Live! Hotel officially opened its door Wednesday night, and officials say the hotel is also giving back to the community.
An Amber Alert has been canceled for 9-year-old Kingston Perry and 18-month-old Karina Perry.
Police in Baltimore County are in a standoff with an armed man in Dundalk.
One of five Maryland newspaper employees killed in a shooting last week is being remembered for her passion and commitment to the community she covered.
Former state delegate Johnny Olszewski has unofficially won the Democratic primary by a slim margin, edging out Sen. Jim Brochin by nine votes.
Baltimore City Fire has secured Johns Hopkins Hospital after people in one building may have been exposed to tuberculosis during the transfer of a frozen vial between buildings.
The annual Fourth of July parade in Annapolis paid tribute to the victims and survivors of the Capital Gazette shooting.
Open or closed? It’s just one of the questions being proposed in historic Ellicott City after severe flooding decimated main street for the second time in less than two years.
Police have arrested a 32-year-old man for the murder of Cindy Testerman, and charged him with another count of murder after finding his stepmom dead
A suspicious death investigation is unfolding in Baltimore County after a woman was found dead inside her home on the eve of her birthday.
A 7-year-old boy is reunited with his mother at the Baltimore Washington International airport after being separated when crossing the U.S. Border into Arizona.
The battle for immigration reform hit a roadblock Thursday after lawmakers failed to pass one of two bills that, in part, addresses the issue of family separations at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Hundreds of Marylanders protested outside the U.S. Customs and Border Protection offices in downtown Baltimore.
Numerous Maryland lawmakers have come out against the policy that separates immigrant children from their parents after crossing the U.S. border.
Several riders have been safely removed from a roller coaster at a Six Flags in Maryland after it stalled, according to officials.
Four suspects, including one who was struck by a police car, were arrested after an alleged robbery in Woodlawn.
The Committee for Kamenetz announced that the remaining $1.3 million in funds in the late Kevin Kamenetz’s campaign fund will be donated.
The incident caught on camera certainly started off innocently enough.
Two people killed after their vehicle overturned into the Little Patuxent River have been identified.
A foundation based in Baltimore is helping those in Guatemala impacted by one the region’s largest volcano eruptions in decades.
A family is accused of attacking multiple Baltimore County Police officers who were responding to a domestic disturbance.
Howard County emergency dispatchers collectively handled thousands of calls during last week’s devastating flooding in Ellicott City.
Sunday, there is enough rain to make anyone in Ellicott City to feel uncomfortable but nothing compared to the dramatic flash flooding of last week.
t’s back to rebuilding in Ellicott City Friday afternoon, after crews had to move their heavy machinery to higher ground as rain moved in Thursday.
The four teens arrested in connection with the death of Baltimore County police officer Amy Caprio have been indicted for her death.
Less than two days after floodwaters swept away a National Guardsman who was trying to rescue a woman, his body was recovered in Baltimore County.
BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Memorial Day weekend is underway and record-breaking numbers are expected in Maryland. The familiar sights and sounds of holiday travel, traffic, long lines and people eager for an extended getaway are in full swing throughout the state. “Just having a good time,” traveler Matt Quick said. But good times may come at a […]
Maryland health officials are investigating a confirmed case of the measles.
Howard County Police are hoping the public can help them identify the three suspects seen in security camera footage robbing a pizza delivery driver in Columbia, Md.
Flash Flood watches and warnings remain in effect for much of Maryland as the downpour continues.
Frederick County has joined the City of Frederick in declaring a State of Emergency after storms slammed the area, causing flooding and damage to roads.
Major destruction in Frederick County overnight as storms flooded more than 40 buildings and left dozens of people trapped.
Darryl De Sousa has resigned as Baltimore Police Commissioner after being charged with failure to file his taxes.
Word of the sudden resignation of Baltimore City Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa is hitting hard with some of the city’s community activists.
Authorities have announced arrests in a Highlandtown carjacking where a woman was shot in the head.
Police say one person is in critical condition and three others were injured in a drive-by shooting in Baltimore Monday afternoon.
Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has placed Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa on paid suspension.
Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa has been charged with failure to file his federal taxes for three straight years.
There’s more fallout following a tense encounter between the now former chair of the Community Oversight Task Force and a Baltimore City Police sergeant last month.
A Maryland highway became the backdrop of an epic scene as a teenage girl chased down a runaway horse – all while dodging traffic.
Police are on scene in Montgomery County after three people were fatally shot inside a home and the suspect fatally shot himself Monday night.
Police have arrested a 19-year-old woman after her 8-month-old reportedly ingested drugs, and naloxone had to be used to revive the child.
Newly released pictures reveal a closer look at the jaw-dropping aftermath of the deadly collision between a Baltimore City school bus and MTA bus more than a year ago.
Interim Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Verletta White announced that the State Superintendent has declined to approve her as the school district’s permanent superintendent.
The recent arrest of a Baltimore teen connected to a brutal murder years ago is shedding light on the juvenile justice system.
It was a somber Monday evening at Hammond High School in Columbia as those closest to William Riley Jr. gathered for a vigil held in his honor.
CASA de Maryland on Friday filed notice of its appeal to Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia.
Maryland has reached a $33.5 million settlement with Volkswagen AG for using defect car devices that violated the state’s environmental laws.
Amazon is making it possible for millions of its Prime members to have packages delivered inside their parked cars.
The last two suspects, both juveniles, involved in the carjacking of a Baltimore County school teacher have been arrested.
Fears over an E. coli outbreak connected to romaine lettuce is causing some local restaurants to make some changes to their menu.
Light City has attracted thousands to Baltimore, and if you haven’t had a chance to check it out, time is running out.
Adult film star Stormy Daniels has brought her talents to Baltimore.
The school resource officer credited with bringing a shooting at a Maryland high school to an end has been given the National Award of Valor.
Police have released surveillance pictures of four persons of interest wanted in connection with two robberies in Fells Point.
Police are investigating a disturbing video that appears to show several boys assaulting another boy at Kent Island High School.
In recent weeks, Maryland health officials say there’s been several hospitalizations associated with the use of synthetic marijuana, also known as fake weed.
A brush fire burned through several acres in College Park on Friday, getting dangerously close to nearby homes.
Jill Blackstone, a former “Jerry Springer” producer, has been arrested in Baltimore for the murder of her sister.
The father of a Glen Burnie woman, who is facing charges related to an illegal kennel she was running, is now being accused of animal cruelty too.
Nearly a dozen rowhomes in north Baltimore have been destroyed after a raging fire tore through them Tuesday.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg will soon have to answer some serious questions regarding the improper sharing of unsuspecting users private data with outside companies.
Cases of mumps are on the rise, and a recent outbreak of the virus is occurring not far from Maryland.
Someone from Maryland could be a multi-millionaire as the Mega Millions jackpot has swelled to $521 million.
Baltimore Sen. Nathaniel Oaks, who is facing trials on federal corruption and obstruction of justice charges, will resign from the Maryland General Assembly.
The history-making UMBC men’s basketball team got some well-deserved recognition with a party on campus Tuesday.
Two woman accused of running an illegal kennel have been charged with animal cruelty, and one of the dogs in their care had to be euthanized.
The celebration continues for the UMBC Retrievers’ historic NCAA tournament run as the team was honored by the governor in Annapolis.
Hundreds of thousands of teenagers and their supporters rallied in the nation’s capital and cities across America to press for gun control.
In less than 12 hours, students from across the country will descend on Baltimore and the nation’s capital to rally for safer schools.
A Maryland teen who was critically wounded in a school shooting is set to be taken off life support.
A Harford County woman’s baby decided he wasn’t going to be born in the hospital, instead he decided to come into the world right in the car.
Police say a group of boys have been arrested after stealing a car and going to a Harford County high school where they got into a fight with a student.
5 Midshipmen At Naval Academy Accused Of Drug Use; 4 Others Face Discipline For Failing To Report It
After a months-long probe into alleged drug use by U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen, some answers are now coming to light.
A new independent audit of a deadly Baltimore City School bus crash in 2016 finds necessary changes to prevent it from happening again haven’t occurred. City school officials say otherwise.
For nearly a decade, the parents of a Virginia teen found dead in Baltimore have been working to find out what led to their daughter’s death.
Parents, police, and community leaders packed a Harford County school gymnasium to talk school safety Thursday night.
Family and friends of Marshall University football star and Maryland native, Larry Aaron, gathered for an emotional tribute to him following his passing Thursday.