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

  Henrico Schools adopt new calendar to observe more religious holidays

  'It’s not funny, this is serious stuff’: Petersburg neighborhood vandalized with racist graffiti

  Court documents: Henrico two-year-old shot in the head, in critical condition

‘Konner pretty much gave his life for Kameron’: Man shot and killed while shielding twin from bullets

  'I wasn’t expecting this bag’: Henrico business helps women in need feel like ‘Queens’ this holiday season

Henrico supervisors approve leasing of Belmont Golf Course

  'Everything is just gone’: Family of 10 displaced from home after Richmond apartment fire

  City leaders address citizens’ concerns of violence in Hopewell

‘Person of interest’ in custody in shooting death of Richmond firefighter

  Residents concerned about potential truck traffic on quiet Hanover road

  Officers renew call for safety after several deadly pedestrian crashes

Police: Man with large knife robs Hopewell business

  RVA kicking off holiday season with two big events

Police: 4 Floridians arrested in Henrico, may be members of the South American Theft Group

Police identify man found shot to death near elementary school

  ‘Divine providence was involved’: Off-duty Henrico police officer helps save man’s life

  Horse recovering after being shot; Sheriff’s office investigating as animal cruelty

  Giving Heart hosts free Thanksgiving feast for community

  Henrico woman charged with murder, accused of killing her husband

  Two workers at Henrico pharmacy tied up during robbery

Police trying to identify person of interest connected to 3 burglaries in 24 hours

  Renovations providing ‘hope’ for public housing

  A bond over history leads to an adoption for Va. teen

  Henrico CA: No charges to be filed in officer-involved shooting that killed woman

  U.S. Department of State opens new state-of-the-art training facility in Va.

  Parents, students protest Henrico redistricting process

  Indoor sports complex, convention center could replace Virginia Center Commons

  ‘It’s quite an honor’: 93-year-old veteran receives honorary high school diploma

  Henrico leaf collection to begin Nov. 10

  Retired firefighter searches for kidney match via donated billboard ad