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

  ‘I was like, this is it’: Good Samaritans seriously injured after hit by a truck changing a tire

  Police: Woman found dead in Henrico cornfield was missing person from Richmond

Police: Man breaks into business after 3-vehicle crash

  USPS offers up to $50k reward in connection to mail carrier assault

Man injured in overnight Henrico shooting

  HCPS considering 2 approaches for return to school; seeks input via survey

  COVID-19 pandemic forces changes to Va. Primary Day

  ‘Loud, but respectful': Monument Ave residents react to late night protests

  ‘It was really eye opening': Former students create ‘BlackAtHCPS’ detailing stories of racism, inequality

  Juneteenth celebrations planned across Central Va.

  Protesters call for peaceful demonstrations, stoppage of violence on all sides

  Groups react to Supreme Court decision on LGBTQ job discrimination

  ‘We are the future’: Henrico students peacefully speak on the effects of systemic racism

  ‘We’ve been blown away’: Outpour of community support for RPD officers shot in the line of duty

  State inspects Robert E. Lee monument ahead of removal

  ‘They don’t know what it means to be black in America’: Businesses receive backlash over thoughts on protests

  ‘A positive future’: Community supports 120-year-old business and others vandalized, looted

  Henrico businesses prepare to reopen under ‘Phase Two’ guidelines

‘I’m grateful’: Woman led to safety by black protesters after car damaged during unrest

  ‘It’s utter devastation’: Businesses and community members help cleanup following violent protests

  'I don’t want to turn customers away’: Despite some concerns, businesses prepare for Va. mask mandate

  ‘I’m going to be strong’: Henrico woman shares story of COVID-19 recovery

  Health care worker gets keys to new home thanks to Habitat for Humanity

  ‘It means so much’: Woman thanks ICU staff who cared for father before his death from COVID-19

  ‘It feels happy’: Henrico businesses officially enter Phase 1 for reopening

Henrico offers webinar to help businesses reopen during COVID-19

  Most spas to reopen with new protocols under ‘Phase 1’ guidelines

  ‘They deserve to be celebrated’: Henrico school honors seniors ahead of County graduation plans

Henrico leaders announce plans, new temporary polling locations for June primary

  Hundreds of families line up for necessities from Chesterfield Food Bank