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

  ‘That was divine intervention’: Henrico man helps rescue trooper assaulted during traffic stop

  Some Henrico students to return to limited in-person learning

  Thousands of books handed out to Louisa kindergartners for free

  ‘Let them play!’: Parents, student-athletes push for immediate return of fall sports

  ‘We need to gain trust': New Henrico Co. Chief of Police focused on moving division forward

Law enforcement groups share concerns of police reform legislation under consideration

  University of Richmond uses modular homes for isolation, quarantine spaces

  ‘Cool to experience something new’: Students in Henrico kick of first nine weeks of learning online

Deputies: S.C. man who shot at drivers on I-95 arrested in Va. after crashing truck during high-speed pursuit

Police: Henrico man killed in wheelchair while trying to cross street

  ‘He was straight A’s, he was thriving’: Richmond teen shares success story of virtual learning

  Back to Learning: Faculty, staff make last minute preps for virtual start of 2020 school year

  ‘The system is broken’: Man sentenced 22 years for role in shooting that killed 9-year-old girl, injured 11-year-old boy

  Need for child trauma services rises following rash of violence

Henrico police identify woman whose remains were found in July

  Concerns rise over increase of COVID-19 cases at colleges and universities

  ‘I heard 12 shots’: 3 people shot, 1 left with life-threatening injuries after Petersburg shooting

  Volunteers hand out 20,000 COVID care kits across Henrico

  Henrico church collecting headphones, earbuds for students

  ‘COVID is still out there’: Cases in Richmond slightly increase; monetary relief available to businesses impacted by pandemic

  Back to Learning: Major school systems to reopen virtually, others offer in-person/virtual options

  ‘A fresh start for Liberty': Alumni react to Jerry Falwell Jr.‘s fallout at Liberty University

  ‘I beg for you to come forward’: Mother still searching for answers in son’s 1991 murder

  Volunteers to help clean up Pocahontas State Park after severe damage from storm

  Henrico Co. partners with LISC Virginia to offer monetary relief for micro-businesses impacted by COVID-19

  Approx. 60% of Amelia County students return to school via hybrid learning, 40% virtual

  Henrico teacher gives virtual learning a practice run

‘This can help us catch new cases early’: VDH launches ‘COVIDWISE’, an exposure notification app

  Isaias leaves destruction in Northern Neck through possible tornadoes

  Northern Neck prepares for impacts from Tropical Storm Isaias