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

‘We’re geared up and ready’: Dry ice requests increase for storing COVID-19 vaccines

  VCU health care workers share what it’s like to be on front lines of COVID-19 fight

  ‘Totally elated’: Dominion Energy donates $50k for Woodland Cemetery restoration efforts

  Quarantine rules adjusted for Chesterfield County employees

More than half of Henrico students opt to continue with virtual learning

  Richmond & Henrico Health Districts seek 20-29 year olds for COVID-19 focus groups

  ‘I still have my hopes’: Retired Henrico firefighter still searching for a kidney match

  Decision 2020: The meaning behind ‘President-elect’

  Rising Henrico rapper dies at 21-years-old

  Va. Dept. of Elections clears up misinformation about ‘counted votes’ on voter registration pages

  Tens of thousands of voters cast ballots on Election Day in Metro Richmond

  Henrico pre-processing tens of thousands of absentee ballots ahead of Election Day

  Local registrar offices prepare for surge of early in-person voting on final day

Richmond city COVID-19 numbers increase slightly ahead of Halloween weekend

  Richmond school board to start discussions on learning plans for second semester

  Back to Learning: Henrico families and staff receive more info on in-person/virtual learning plans

Charges set aside for men accused in shooting death of one-year-old girl

  Sheriff: Increase in thefts of political campaign signs across Commonwealth

  'She was a beautiful spirit’: Candlelight vigil held for woman killed in Richmond house fire

  Henrico school board votes to expand optional in-person learning for second nine weeks

  Henrico Co. Health District receives nearly 1,900 COVID-19 safety complaints

  Henrico virtual listening town hall seeks input for second nine weeks of learning

  Police: Teen wanted in Chesterfield double stabbing involving a family member

  VCU releases spring semester plans and cancels spring break

VEC: Delayed $300 weekly lost wages assistance could hit banks accounts Friday

  Goochland & Powhatan students to return to learning in-person 5 days per week

  Police: 29-year-old suspect who robbed woman after helping with groceries identified

CSX: Employee dies from injuries sustained on job at train transportation yard

  Henrico student in child care program tests positive for COVID-19

  'It was a mistake’: Teacher in viral video apologizes for comments about Henrico back to learning survey