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

  2 people caught on camera breaking into Henrico apartment

  Construction to resume on Goochland Co. Animal Shelter after delays

  Legionella bacteria found in Henrico jail cooling tower

  Henrico Co. boosting efforts in revitalizing aging neighborhoods

  RPD sees 120% increase in speeding tickets issued

  Busy I-195 on-ramp to be closed for bridge repairs

  FBI arrests TN man who drove to Va. to have sex with children

  Richmond monitoring James River levels, could implement water usage measures

  Drivers ticketed during rush hour for improper passing on the shoulder

  Candidate for Goochland sheriff charged with trespassing

  Statewide sexual assault kit tracking system launched in Virginia

  Popular road permanently closed as construction begins on new school

  Hot, dry weather impacting Virginia crops

  Homeowners concerned about cell phone tower equipment

  Medical Examiner: 10-month-old baby died in July from hyperthermia; mother denies leaving child in car

  Innsbrook After Hours concert series will stay put

  ‘DRIVERS please pay attention’: Vehicle narrowly misses Chesterfield fire truck

  Community leaders view body-cam video of deadly Henrico officer-involved shooting

  Dry, hot weather raises wildfire concerns

  ‘We’re not hiding a thing': Henrico police show body-cam footage after officers shoot, kill woman

  Judge: 32 Great Danes found living in ‘squalor,’ couple denied custody

  Brother reacts to officer-involved shooting death of sister

  Henrico Co. buys Wilton Farm property for $10 million

  Business rebuilds, memorializes man killed in tornado

  Study: 30-plus sidewalks ‘missing’ in Scott’s Addition

  ‘It’s a time capsule’: Virginia’s first nuclear bomb shelter still in use

  Police: Credit card thief tries to rack up several thousand dollars in purchases

  Henrico detectives part of nationwide effort to combat sex crimes against children

  14 goats, sheep escape ‘work site’, roam neighborhood

  Henrico kickstarts redistricting process