WQED Multimedia, Executive Producer
David Solomon joined PBS Pittsburgh affiliate WQED in 2000, overseeing programming that includes WQED’s documentary, magazine, public affairs and cultural diversity series, and numerous other specials and direct-to-web content.
Solomon is also recognized for writing/producing/directing some of WQED’s most compelling documentaries including “Finding Elizabeth’s Soldiers,” which premiered nationally through American Public Television Network (APT) in 2016.
It is the follow-up to his nationally-distributed “Portraits for the Home Front: The Story of Elizabeth Black” (APT, 2014) which profiled a Pittsburgh artist who sketched hundreds of soldiers on European battlefields during World War II. Solomon’s 2016 sequel explores his interactive outreach project aimed at connecting Miss Black’s portraits with veterans’ families throughout the U.S.
His previous work includes the nationally-released documentaries “Long Road Home” (APT, 2011) which chronicled veterans coping with PTSD, “Losing Lambert: A Journey Through Survival & Hope” (APT, 2009) which explored teen suicide and “From Pittsburgh To Poland: Lessons of the Holocaust” (APT, 2006) which followed Holocaust survivors on an emotional trip to Poland death camps.
His other notable WQED productions include “From Pittsburgh to Haiti: Mission of Mercy,” “Cresson: Remembering Life at the San.” “The Donora Smog,” “One Year in Brownsville,” The Darr Mine Disaster,” “Stone Soldiers: Saving the Gettysburg Monuments,” “Alicia’s Message,” “Dixmont,” “The Big Savage Tunnel,” and “Fallen Hero: The Ross McGinnis Story.”
Solomon previously spent 13 years as a news and programming producer at CBS Pittsburgh affiliate KDKA-TV, overseeing newscasts, live specials, morning programs, public affairs and business productions. A graduate of Duquesne University, Solomon also contributed feature stories to The Wall Street Journal during the early 1990s. As a longtime member of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Mid-Atlantic Chapter, Solomon is currently serving as a national trustee, having previously served as chapter president and awards chair.
Solomon has earned 28 regional Emmy® Awards and dozens of nominations from the NATAS Mid-Atlantic chapter. Other accolades include three national Gabriel Awards, two national CINE Golden Eagle Awards, two Edward R. Murrow Awards in the New York/Pennsylvania region, three Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters Awards, and ten Golden Quill Awards from the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania.