George Solis

George Soris Bio 370x278George 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.

If you have a story idea or news tip for George, feel free to email him at gsolis@wjz.com.

Follow him on Twitter at @GeorgeSolisWJZ

Md. Congressmen Meet With Residents To Discuss Plans To Prevent Flooding In Ellicott City

Members of Maryland congressional delegation met with residents in Howard County to discuss the devastating floods.

08/20/2018

Laurel Throws Fundraisers For Ellicott City Rebuild With Block Party

Friday night, the City of Laurel threw a block party on their own Main Street with the intention of helping rebuild Ellicott City.

08/17/2018

Michael Phelps celebrates after finishing first in the final heat for the Men's 100 Meter Butterfly during Day Seven of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Swimming Trials at CenturyLink Center on July 2, 2016 in Omaha, Nebraska.

Michael Phelps Opens Up About His Struggles With Mental Health, Depression

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.

08/16/2018

Woman Hospitalized For Dog Attack Injuries

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.

08/15/2018

Report Details Sexual Abuse By More Than 300 Priests In Pennsylvania’s Catholic Church

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.

08/14/2018

Flyer Compares Baltimore Kids To Apes After Fight At White Marsh Mall

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.

08/13/2018

BPD Officer Resigns After Viral Video Shows Him Attacking Man

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.

08/13/2018

Multiple Cars Vandalized With Swastikas, Obscenities In Baltimore County

Police in Baltimore County are searching for the person or group of people who vandalized several cars with “bias-based graffiti.”

08/10/2018

Ben Jealous Campaign Calls Baltimore TV Stations To Pull Ad

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.

08/09/2018

Community Unites Against Crime, Joins For National Night Out

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.

08/07/2018

19-Year-Old In Critical Condition After Being Hit By Stray Gunfire

A 19-year-old woman is recovering after being hit by a stray bullet in a Laurel neighborhood.

08/06/2018

Organizers Call For Cease-Fire, No Shootings For 72 Hours

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 […]

08/03/2018

2 Teens Killed In Crash On I-695; Driver Was Wanted By Police

 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.

08/02/2018

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.

08/01/2018

Concerns Rise Over Recently Uncovered TSA Surveillance Program

Under the program, the air marshals reportedly note behavior like “excessive fidgeting” “perspiration” or those with a “cold stare”.

07/31/2018

WJZ Exclusive: Video Captures Brutal Beating Of Aberdeen Man

An Aberdeen man is slowly recovering after being viciously attacked steps from his home this past weekend.

07/30/2018

Severe Weather Tears Through NE Baltimore Neighborhood

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.

07/27/2018

Bird Electric Scooters Zoom Into Baltimore

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.

07/26/2018

Ellicott City’s Main Street Reopens After Rains Threaten Another Flood

Howard County officials say Ellicott City’s Main Street has reopened after rains pummeled the area Wednesday night, increasing the threat of flooding.

07/25/2018

Trees Down, Bridges Buckle And Roads Close Due To Heavy Rains

Days of rain caused flooding in Maryland, forced several roads to close and led to dozens of water rescues across the region.

07/24/2018

Summer Storms Sweep Through Maryland Tuesday

Summer storms swept through Maryland and surrounding states on Tuesday, causing some major headaches for travelers.

07/17/2018

State Investigating Russian Investor’s Ties To Md. Election Software

Maryland officials are investigating a Russian investor’s ties to election software that maintains part of the state’s voter registration system.

07/13/2018

Live! Hotel In Hanover Holds Grand Opening

Live! Hotel officially opened its door Wednesday night, and officials say the hotel is also giving back to the community. 

07/11/2018

Amber Alert Canceled For Missing 9-Year-Old Boy, 18-Month-Old Girl

An Amber Alert has been canceled for 9-year-old Kingston Perry and 18-month-old Karina Perry.

07/10/2018

Standoff With Armed Man In Dundalk

Police in Baltimore County are in a standoff with an armed man in Dundalk.

07/08/2018

Slain Journalist Remembered For Her Commitment To Community

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.

07/07/2018

Olszewski Wins Democratic Nomination For Baltimore Co. Exec. In Tight Race

Former state delegate Johnny Olszewski has unofficially won the Democratic primary by a slim margin, edging out Sen. Jim Brochin by nine votes.

07/06/2018

Accidental Tuberculosis Release Causes Hazmat Scare At Johns Hopkins

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.

07/05/2018

July 4th Parade In Annapolis Pays Tribute To Capital Gazette Shooting Victims

The annual Fourth of July parade in Annapolis paid tribute to the victims and survivors of the Capital Gazette shooting.

07/04/2018

State Of Emergency Extended In Ellicott City; Business Owners Debate About Reopening Main Street

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.

07/02/2018

Police: Man Kills Stepmom, Hides Body In Chest, Then Kills Concerned Neighbor

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

06/27/2018

Police Investigating After Woman Killed The Day Before Her Birthday

A suspicious death investigation is unfolding in Baltimore County after a woman was found dead inside her home on the eve of her birthday.

06/25/2018

Boy, Mother Reunited At BWI Airport After Being Separated At US-Mexico Border

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.

06/22/2018

House Falls Short Of Passing Immigration Bill

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.

06/21/2018

Demonstrators Converge On Downtown Baltimore To Protest Border Policies

Hundreds of Marylanders protested outside the U.S. Customs and Border Protection offices in downtown Baltimore.

06/20/2018

Md. Lawmakers Speaking Out Against Trump Administration’s Immigration Policy

Numerous Maryland lawmakers have come out against the policy that separates immigrant children from their parents after crossing the U.S. border.

06/19/2018

Riders Safely Removed After Roller Coaster Stalls At Md. Six Flags

Several riders have been safely removed from a roller coaster at a Six Flags in Maryland after it stalled, according to officials.

06/18/2018

4 Suspects Arrested, 1 Seriously Injured After Robbery In Baltimore Co.

Four suspects, including one who was struck by a police car, were arrested after an alleged robbery in Woodlawn.

06/15/2018

Remaining $1.3 Million In Kamenetz Campaign Funds Donated To Non-Profits

The Committee for Kamenetz announced that the remaining $1.3 million in funds in the late Kevin Kamenetz’s campaign fund will be donated.

06/14/2018

VIDEO: Man Arrested In Brazen Carjacking At Laurel Gas Station

The incident caught on camera certainly started off innocently enough.

06/12/2018

2 Dead After Vehicle Overturns Into Little Patuxent River

Two people killed after their vehicle overturned into the Little Patuxent River have been identified.

06/08/2018

Baltimore-Based Foundation Offering Relief Efforts To Guatemala Volcano Victims

A foundation based in Baltimore is helping those in Guatemala impacted by one the region’s largest volcano eruptions in decades.

06/07/2018

Mother, Father And Son Allegedly Assault Baltimore County Police Officers

A family is accused of attacking multiple Baltimore County Police officers who were responding to a domestic disturbance.

06/06/2018

Howard County 911 Operators Recall 2nd Deadly Ellicott City Flood In 2 Years

Howard County emergency dispatchers collectively handled thousands of calls during last week’s devastating flooding in Ellicott City.

06/05/2018

Flood Warning Causing Concern For Ellicott City After 2nd Fatal Flood In 2 Years

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.

06/03/2018

Ellicott City Resumes Rebuilding After Being Spared From Additional Flooding

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.

06/01/2018

All 4 Teen Suspects Indicted In Death Of Baltimore Co. Ofc. Amy Caprio

The four teens arrested in connection with the death of Baltimore County police officer Amy Caprio have been indicted for her death.

05/30/2018

Md. Authorities Recover Body Of Missing National Guard Sgt. Eddison Hermond

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. 

05/29/2018

Record-Breaking Travel Expected Over Memorial Day Weekend

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 […]

05/25/2018

Health Officials Investigating Confirmed Case Of Measles In Maryland

Maryland health officials are investigating a confirmed case of the measles.

05/24/2018

Security System Captures Armed Robbery Of Pizza Delivery Driver

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.

05/22/2018

Flood Watches, Warnings Remain In Effect As Rain Continues To Drench Md.

Flash Flood watches and warnings remain in effect for much of Maryland as the downpour continues.

05/18/2018

Frederick County Braces For More Rain, Flooding

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.

05/17/2018

Local State Of Emergency Declared In Frederick After Flooding, Torrential Downpour

Major destruction in Frederick County overnight as storms flooded more than 40 buildings and left dozens of people trapped.

05/16/2018

Baltimore Police Commissioner Resigns After Tax Charges

Darryl De Sousa has resigned as Baltimore Police Commissioner after being charged with failure to file his taxes.

05/15/2018

Residents, Community Activists React To BPD Commissioner’s Resignation

Word of the sudden resignation of Baltimore City Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa is hitting hard with some of the city’s community activists.

05/15/2018

Police Make Arrests In Near-Fatal Highlandtown Carjacking

Authorities have announced arrests in a Highlandtown carjacking where a woman was shot in the head.

05/14/2018

4 Injured In Baltimore Drive-By Shooting; 1 In Critical Condition

Police say one person is in critical condition and three others were injured in a drive-by shooting in Baltimore Monday afternoon.

05/14/2018

Baltimore Police Commissioner Placed On Paid Leave After Tax Charges

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has placed Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa on paid suspension.

05/11/2018

Baltimore Police Commissioner Charged With Failure To File Taxes

Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa has been charged with failure to file his federal taxes for three straight years.

05/10/2018

Baltimore Police Union President Asks For Resignation Of Committee Oversight Task Force Member

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.

05/09/2018

VIDEO: Teen Chases Runaway Horse Down Md. Highway

A Maryland highway became the backdrop of an epic scene as a teenage girl chased down a runaway horse – all while dodging traffic.

05/08/2018

Police: 3 People Fatally Shot Inside Maryland Home; Suspect Dead

Police are on scene in Montgomery County after three people were fatally shot inside a home and the suspect fatally shot himself Monday night.

05/07/2018

Md. Mother Arrested After 8-Month-Old Ingests Drugs

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.

05/04/2018

NTSB Releases New Photos, Details Of Deadly Baltimore School Bus Crash

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.

05/03/2018

State Superintendent Declines To Make White Permanent BCPS Superintendent

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.

05/02/2018

Baltimore Teen Accused Of Brutal Fatal Stabbing Arrested Again

The recent arrest of a Baltimore teen connected to a brutal murder years ago is shedding light on the juvenile justice system. 

05/01/2018

Vigil Held For Howard Co. Teen Found Shot To Death In Car

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.

04/30/2018

Immigrant Rights Group Appeals DACA Ruling In Maryland

CASA de Maryland on Friday filed notice of its appeal to Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia.

04/27/2018

Md. Reaches $33.5 Million Settlement With Volkswagen

Maryland has reached a $33.5 million settlement with Volkswagen AG for using defect car devices that violated the state’s environmental laws.

04/25/2018

Amazon Launches In-Car Delivery For Prime Members

Amazon is making it possible for millions of its Prime members to have packages delivered inside their parked cars.

04/24/2018

Last 2 Juveniles Accused Of Attacking, Carjacking Pregnant Teacher Arrested

The last two suspects, both juveniles, involved in the carjacking of a Baltimore County school teacher have been arrested.

04/24/2018

Restaurants Change Menus Over E. Coli Fears Connected To Romaine Lettuce

Fears over an E. coli outbreak connected to romaine lettuce is causing some local restaurants to make some changes to their menu.

04/23/2018

Light, Music And Innovation Await Light City Visitors In Final Days

Light City has attracted thousands to Baltimore, and if you haven’t had a chance to check it out, time is running out.

04/20/2018

Stormy Daniels Performing In Baltimore Nightclub

Adult film star Stormy Daniels has brought her talents to Baltimore.

04/19/2018

SRO Credited With Stopping Md. School Shooting To Receive Award Of Valor

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.

04/19/2018

4 Suspects Sought In Fells Point Robberies

Police have released surveillance pictures of four persons of interest wanted in connection with two robberies in Fells Point.

04/18/2018

High School Assault Under Investigation In Queen Anne’s Co.

Police are investigating a disturbing video that appears to show several boys assaulting another boy at Kent Island High School.

04/17/2018

Md. Health Officials: More People Being Hospitalized After Fake Weed Use

In recent weeks, Maryland health officials say there’s been several hospitalizations associated with the use of synthetic marijuana, also known as fake weed.

04/16/2018

Massive Brush Fire Threatens Homes In College Park

A brush fire burned through several acres in College Park on Friday, getting dangerously close to nearby homes.

04/13/2018

TV Producer Arrested In Baltimore, Charged With Murder Of Sister

Jill Blackstone, a former “Jerry Springer” producer, has been arrested in Baltimore for the murder of her sister.

04/12/2018

Woman, Father Facing Animal Cruelty Charges After Abused Dogs Found In Md. Home

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.

04/11/2018

Families Displaced After Fire Rips Through Baltimore Homes

Nearly a dozen rowhomes in north Baltimore have been destroyed after a raging fire tore through them Tuesday.

04/10/2018

Facebook To Send Users Privacy Scandal Notices As CEO Faces Congress

Facebook CEO  Mark Zuckerburg will soon have to answer some serious questions regarding the improper sharing of unsuspecting users private data with outside companies.

04/09/2018

Health Officials Urging Vaccination After Mumps Outbreak In Delaware

Cases of mumps are on the rise, and a recent outbreak of the virus is occurring not far from Maryland.

04/02/2018

Historic $521 Mega Millions Jackpot Up For Grabs

Someone from Maryland could be a multi-millionaire as the Mega Millions jackpot has swelled to $521 million.

03/30/2018

Baltimore Sen. Nathaniel Oaks Resigns From Md. General Assembly

Baltimore Sen. Nathaniel Oaks, who is facing trials on federal corruption and obstruction of justice charges, will resign from the Maryland General Assembly.

03/28/2018

UMBC’s NCAA Tournament Celebration Continues With Party On Campus

The history-making UMBC men’s basketball team got some well-deserved recognition with a party on campus Tuesday.

03/27/2018

Couple Charged With 40 Counts Of Animal Cruelty After Dog In Their Care Had To Be Euthanized

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.

03/27/2018

Annapolis Goes To The Dogs With Ceremony Honoring UMBC Retrievers

The celebration continues for the UMBC Retrievers’ historic NCAA tournament run as the team was honored by the governor in Annapolis.

03/26/2018

Hundreds Of Thousands March For Gun Control In The US

Hundreds of thousands of teenagers and their supporters rallied in the nation’s capital and cities across America to press for gun control.

03/24/2018

Students Preparing For ‘March For Our Lives’ Protests In Baltimore, D.C.

In less than 12 hours, students from across the country will descend on Baltimore and the nation’s capital to rally for safer schools.

03/23/2018

Teen Wounded In School Shooting ‘Brain Dead’; To Be Taken Off Life Support

A Maryland teen who was critically wounded in a school shooting is set to be taken off life support.

03/22/2018

Md. Woman Gives Birth On Side Of Road; Nicknames Son After Road

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.

03/16/2018

Police: Teens Steal Car, Fight Student Inside Harford County High School

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.

03/13/2018

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.

03/12/2018

Audit: No Changes Made By BCPS Since Deadly 2016 Crash

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.

03/09/2018

Parents Of Va. Teen Found Dead In Baltimore Nearly A Decade Ago Uncover New Evidence

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.

03/07/2018

Harford Co. Community Hosts Town Hall On School Safety In Wake Of Deadly Florida Shooting

Parents, police, and community leaders packed a Harford County school gymnasium to talk school safety Thursday night.

03/01/2018

Vigil Held For Md. Football Player Who Died After Being Paralyzed From Shooting

Family and friends of Marshall University football star and Maryland native, Larry Aaron, gathered for an emotional tribute to him following his passing Thursday.

02/27/2018

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