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

  Va. Governor declares state of emergency amid Colonial Pipeline shutdown

  Va. companies construct plans to bring employees back in office

  ‘It was just unreal’: Tuesday’s severe thunderstorm leaves damage in its wake

  ‘Teachers go above and beyond’: Richmond Fire Captain gives back to Henrico teachers who helped family

  Crater Health District seeks feedback for student vaccination interest

  Weekly ‘Walk-up Wednesday’ vaccination event planned for Richmond’s southside

Largest school systems in Central Va. announce 2021 graduation plans

Chesterfield Schools to hold 2021 graduation ceremonies on school football fields

  Henrico hosts second walk-up COVID-19 vaccination event

  ‘The smaller venues are very comforting’: Smaller vaccination hubs opening across metro-Richmond

  ‘It was just senseless’: Family seeks answers in unsolved 2007 Henrico motel murder

$3.1 million baseball stadium slated for Dorey Park in 2022

  ‘It was productive’: Virginia NAACP discusses public safety concerns with Gov. Northam and other state leaders

  Emergency rooms seeing more severe injuries for domestic violence victims

‘Henrico Virtual Academy’ set to roll out Fall 2021

Rev. Dr. Roscoe Cooper named Chair for Henrico County School Board

  Police identify GRTC CARE van passenger killed in Henrico crash

  Lumber prices skyrocket during pandemic, metro-Richmond feeling impacts

  Virtual roundtable discussion on gun violence prevention

  Virginians face more issues filing claims, applications for jobless benefits

  Grant creates new Va. workforce project to train restaurant and hotel workers

  Va. NAACP calls for end to ‘qualified immunity’ following viral video of traffic-stop

  ‘A very happy ending’: Family friend reacts after missing teen found safe on spring break

  Henrico Police urge gun safety and security after crimes involving juveniles

  VDH hiring for positions in ongoing COVID-19 response efforts

  Family survives 5-vehicle Henrico crash ending in a hit-and-run

  DMV challenges include scheduling appointments and ‘no-shows’

  VSP: Three shootings along 7-mile stretch of I-95 in a little more than a month

Two-dozen billboards pay tribute to Henrico teen, Lucia Bremer

‘Lucia Whalen Bremer Memorial Scholarship Fund’ established