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

  ‘The fear is the people from outside’: Groups canceling trips to the Capitol Monday

  Henrico man indicted for first-degree murder for killing stepson

  Four-year-old girl’s dream comes true meeting Miss America 2020

  'What’s your location?’: Dispatchers demonstrate how ‘Text to 911’ program works

  ‘It’s a sign of what’s to come’: Guns banned from Capitol, legislative office buildings

  Northam backs bills to provide ‘historic justice and equity’ in the Commonwealth

  ‘A badge of honor’: Woman to run Ukrop’s Monument Ave. 10k for 21st time

  Dozens of families saved from evictions due to city program

Powhatan Co. Administrator resigns after Board’s request

  Debate over gun legislation heightens as 2020 General Assembly session draws near

  Unknown man follows teens, tries to sell them drugs

  ‘It sounded like a war zone’: Stray bullet shatters rideshare driver’s sunroof

  Hundreds pack RVA businesses to ring in 2020

  ‘You don’t expect to find something like this’: Police investigate after windows shot out at Henrico home

  Family of 3 loses home to fire one week before Christmas

  Mechanics react to Gov. Northam’s proposal to eliminate state inspections

Court docs: Suspect had laser sight on handgun during shooting of twins, killing one

  Police: Victims carjacked, forced to drive armed suspects to park

  'He was Mr. Baseball for many years’: Longtime baseball coach found dead; son charged with his murder

  Henrico Schools adopt new calendar to observe more religious holidays

  'It’s not funny, this is serious stuff’: Petersburg neighborhood vandalized with racist graffiti

  Court documents: Henrico two-year-old shot in the head, in critical condition

  'I wasn’t expecting this bag’: Henrico business helps women in need feel like ‘Queens’ this holiday season

Henrico supervisors approve leasing of Belmont Golf Course

  'Everything is just gone’: Family of 10 displaced from home after Richmond apartment fire

  City leaders address citizens’ concerns of violence in Hopewell

‘Person of interest’ in custody in shooting death of Richmond firefighter

  Residents concerned about potential truck traffic on quiet Hanover road

  Officers renew call for safety after several deadly pedestrian crashes

Police: Man with large knife robs Hopewell business