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

  From family pinnings to a proposal, 19 RPD officers graduate academy

  Peacock parades around Henrico neighborhood

  Body of missing Glen Allen boater found in Mattaponi River

  Central Va. woman hospitalized in Dominican Republic on honeymoon

  Soldier from Henrico drowns in swimming accident in Hawaii

  Woman fighting for life after driver hits cyclist, flees scene

  ‘I’m excited’: Central Va. swimmers qualify for 2020 U.S. Olympic trials

  Community rallies behind Powhatan boy dealing with brain tumor

  Family thanks Henrico firefighters who helped deliver their baby

  New road under construction at Dorey Park ahead of Red, White and Lights event

  Double shooting leads to heavy police presence in Richmond

Lawsuit filed against Colortree following abrupt closure

Henrico Co. leaders break ground on new cricket field

  Colortree employees frustrated by abrupt closure, lack of paycheck

  2 suspects charged with murder in Stuart Avenue homicide

Veteran’s family seeks help repairing deck for loved one with cancer

  Pride display at Powhatan school sparks debate

  RPD’s 4th Precinct sees no violent crime May 27 - June 2

  ‘We need to be united’: Schools wear blue in honor of Va. Beach shooting victims

  ‘Do the right thing’: Police plea for witnesses to come forward after 9-year-old killed at park

  ‘Carpenters for Christ’ help build new centerpiece for Hopewell church

  ‘Prayer is powerful’: Community mourns loss of church members

  Henrico Co. offers free classes on use of anti-overdose drug

  Hopewell Moose Lodge demolished; plan to rebuild underway

  ‘We are One Henrico’: Students, staff show support for Godwin High School

  Henrico approves to study pedestrian, bicyclist safety on Parham Road

  ‘Today is about success that comes from opportunity’: Henrico, YMCA break ground on aquatics center

  Soldier accused of stealing armored personnel carrier plans to plead not guilty

  Henrico teacher charged with sex crimes involving minor

YMCA, Henrico Co. to break ground on new aquatics center