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

Deputies: Juvenile charged, 23-year-old victim identified in deadly Hanover shooting

  Police: Man arrested for father’s murder hours after being released from jail on other charges

  Crews recover missing kayaker’s body near Hopewell Marina

  Henrico family seeks answers after loved one found dead in Richmond

  Chesterfield man charged in hit-and-run that killed off-duty Henrico officer faces more charges

  ‘It’s fantastic’: Archaeologists find artifacts on Henrico property from multiple time periods

  ‘Excited... to get the kids back’: After two weeks out, students return to the classroom

  ‘We are so thankful for them’: Community holds cookout to show appreciation for linemen

  Sense of community rises during ongoing power outages

  ‘It’s getting old, fast’: Thousands remain without power in Dinwiddie County

  Power crews prepare for multi-day outages | Here’s how to report an outage

Third-party app causes concern over power usage despite ongoing outage

  ‘Hardest natural disaster ever faced’: Blackstone cleaning up, preparing for another round of icy weather

  Crews race to restore power ahead of more icy weather

  ‘I’m super excited and so grateful’: Power crews work nonstop to turn the lights back on

  ‘There’s not a definitive ending’: Some homeowners left without power 24+ hours later

  Teacher pay raises: School advocates hope others will follow Henrico’s lead

  ‘We cannot be more thankful’: Local food pantry increases efficiency due to grant

Amelia man faces sexual battery charges in Chesterfield, Henrico

  VDOT: Slushy roads may be gone, but there’s potential for re-freeze overnight

  Henrico school board makes decision on in-person learning plan

VEC: Testing of PEUC program underway to implement as soon as possible

  Henrico County leads in vaccination numbers in Central Va.

  Researchers seeking patients for COVID-19 antibody study

  Health leaders advise public of possible increased side effects with second COVID-19 vaccine dose

  ‘It’s just not acceptable’: Implementation of PEUC unemployment benefit program delayed, again

  ‘What are we supposed to do?’: Issues with scheduling 2nd vaccine dose appointments

  Police investigating string of car break-ins across metro area

Police investigating multiple car break-ins at Short Pump Park

  HCHD: Spike in UofR COVID-19 cases result of ‘arrival testing’ for students; concerns rise over social gatherings