Former NFL defensive back Solomon Wilcots has served in many roles across the landscape of broadcast television and radio including studio host, anchor, analyst and reporter. He joined CBS Sports in March 2001 as a game analyst, giving viewers first-hand game insights on the network's marquee sports brand, THE NFL ON CBS. He also has served as a live game analyst, sideline reporter, and field reporter for major sporting events including the network's coverage of Super Bowls XLI, XLIV and XLVll [2007, 2010, 2013]. and the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship 2003-2005.
Solomon served as a Studio Analyst, reporter and contributor for the NFL Network, joining the network at its inception in 2003 through 2016. First appearing as the host of the NFL Network program, Playbook, which had previously viewed across all platforms, including NFLN's daily, signature show, Total Access. Solomon hosted TNF Storylines, which appeared on NFL Media's digital platforms being one of the first and only interactive in-game analyses in the NFL that integrated social media.
Wilcots was also a weekly contributor for NFL.com during their Thursday Night Football broadcasts, and previously wrote columns for them.
Solomon joined CBS Sports after working for ESPN as a Bureau Correspondent and Sideline Reporter for its national coverage of Sunday Night NFL games, where he received an Emmy Award in 2000 for his live reporting. He also covered the PGA's U.S Open Qualifying Tournament, NBA Finals & Western Conference Finals, and Major League Baseball Games for the cable network. Before ESPN, he served as the weekend sports anchor for WLWT-TV in Cincinnati [1994-20031. In addition, Solomon also worked as studio anchor for Fox Sports Net's college football show.
Solomon played four seasons with the Bengals [1987-90]. One with the Vikings [1991land finished his six-year career with the Steelers [19921. He was drafted in 1987 as an eighth-round pick after starting for two years at cornerback for Colorado while attending school in Boulder; he majored in English literature and studied in the school of Journalism. He also helped lead a program turnaround, which led the team to two consecutive bowl game appearances.
Solomon is currently employed by Sky Sports Broadcasting in the U.K where he serves as a NFL Analyst on their weekly PreGame show teaching American football to a rapidly growing fan base in the U.K. In addition, Wilcots is currently the Team Leader for the newly formed Sports-Health Division of a New York based Public Relations firm, Russo Partners LLC which serves BioTech and Pharmaceutical companies both in the U.S and in the U.K. In June 2017, his contributions to the "Huddle Up For New Alzheimer's Treatments" earned Russo Partners the "Big Apple Award" which led to a record setting enrollment of over 1,400 patients in 11 months for a clinical study led by Axovant Sciences. He currently serves as Project Manager for Aethlon Medical who recently launched its Clinical Study to test for the TauSome Biomarker which could lead to the detection of CTE in living patients. During his 2 years with Russo Partners, Wilcots has led initiatives to enroll patients in clinical trials, creating educational based video content to highlight innovative technologies and treatments for BioTech and Big Pharma.