Zach Solon

Zach Solon

Multi-Media Journalist

Zach joined the WECT team in January 2021 as a reporter and weekend anchor.

Originally from Montvale, New Jersey, Zach attended the University of Maryland and graduated in 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. While in college, Zach interned at SiriusXM and reported for UMD’s Capital News Service, covering stories in and around Washington, D.C.

Zach’s passion for local news coverage has led him here to Wilmington. He looks forward to learning, making new connections, and telling important stories.

Outside of the newsroom, Zach enjoys cooking, watching sports, and playing in a Wiffle Ball league with his friends.

Have a story idea? You can email Zach at and find him on Twitter @zachsolon or Facebook @ZachSolonWECT

Recent Articles by Zach

  Saint Luke Lutheran Church continues to help families hit hardest by tornado

  Pursuit of Perfection: Hoggard seniors prepare for playoffs after 7-0 season

  Community Spotlight: Non-profit helps families navigate early childhood development

  Crews respond to fire at Smith Creek Park in Wilmington

  “This thing was an inferno!” Residents react to massive fire in Carolina Beach

  New Hanover County Diversity and Equity Officer answers vaccine questions from residents

  New Hanover County Manager outlines spending proposal from American Rescue Plan

  Leland adding new fire station, relocating another

  Ocean Ridge Plantation residents prepare for storms following deadly tornado

  Rivalry Renewed: Despite limited attendance, fans enjoy UNCW baseball vs. ECU

  Chadbourn residents concerned for safety after police chief put on administrative leave

  Wilmington resident places benches at Wave Transit stops

New Hanover County Schools prepares for move to Plan A

  Columbus Co. schools continue with Plan A as NHC schools prepare for the transition beginning Monday

  Whiteville Fire Department struggles with staff shortages and lack of volunteers

  WPD introduces new crisis negotiation trailer

  Bladen County Health Department partners with schools to vaccinate teachers

  Ashley High School retires Carly Baron’s jersey

Wilmington police confiscate seven guns in under a week

  Ocean Isle Beach restaurant accepting donations for tornado victims

  Wilmington retirement community charters buses to vaccinate residents

  Smithfield Foods delivers lunch to over 500 essential workers

  Brunswick County Schools balances construction and COVID