Karina Bolster

Karina Bolster


Karina Bolster is a multi-media journalist for NBC12 News. She joined the team in March 2018.

Karina has covered a variety of national breaking news stories including the 1,000-year flood in South Carolina, and the Walter Scott and Mother Emanuel AME church shootings in 2015. She was also the lead reporter for Dylann Roof’s federal death penalty trial for the church shooting.

Karina grew up living in various states and countries because of her military family. She was born in Germany, and loves to travel!

Before moving to Richmond, Karina was a general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor for WCSC (Live 5 News) in Charleston, South Carolina. She started her career as a multi-media journalist/anchor for WFVX/WVII in Bangor, Maine.

Karina is excited to join the NBC12 team! When she’s not on air you can find her trying to catch the Patriots game, or any New England sports team to be exact (Bruins, Red Sox & Celtics). She’s eager to see all that Richmond has to offer, and cover the stories that are important to you!


  • RTDNAC: 2017 Breaking News - Hurricane Matthew (2nd Place)
  • Maine Association of Broadcasters: 2014 Spot News - Pickering Square Bomb Threat (2nd Place)


  • Suffolk University, Broadcast Journalism

Recent Articles by Karina

  Man accused of stealing armored vehicle found not guilty by reason of insanity

  Realtor: Rental listing photos being used for fake listings

  Football team takes new approach to conditioning in heat

  Pet owners on alert for toxic algae after NC dog deaths

  Medical emergency at Tuckahoe YMCA causes large police presence

  New safety measures in place ahead of new school year in Goochland

  ‘We fight crime better together’: National Night Out puts focus on community involvement

  Nonprofit serving children with autism finds new home

‘They had the time of their lives’: 12U softball returns from World Series

  Coliseum development finalized; City Council to review plans

  Sports tourism brings in $54 million for Henrico economy

  2 men shot in face with paintball gun, one loses eye; 19-year-old arrested

  Man shot in face, back with paintballs at Chesterfield intersection

  ‘Please slow down’: Police setting up checkpoints on Route 360

  Football player’s championship ring stolen out of car

  Company looking to develop land across from Rocketts Landing

County on par with keeping Belmont Golf Course

  ‘So many holes’: 82-year-old woman injured after 3 homes shot in Henrico

  Water outage repaired at Henrico County Jail

  ‘We are the first, first responders’: Growing need for 911 dispatchers

  Mom says baby was in grocery store, not hot car, before dying

  Major retailer to donate $10k to softball team headed to World Series

  ‘It’s about 80 degrees in here’: Jail dealing with A/C problems

  Police identify Henrico woman killed in crash with Amazon Prime truck

  'He was amazed’: Veteran with cancer gets new deck thanks to community

  Police say man, shot killed stepson during fight

  Non-profit which serves low-income families, homeless searches for new home

  Departments urge fire safety over holiday weekend

  ‘Life jackets save lives’: Marine patrol ramps up enforcement for holiday weekend

  Veteran receives mortgage-free home through ‘Operation FINALLY HOME’