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

  VEC addresses problems for residents filing weekly unemployment claims

  Number of coronavirus-related deaths at Henrico long-term care center roughly 33% of state total

  Allergy season has arrived. Know the symptoms and self-monitor

Man arrested for assault of two Henrico women

  Plumbers: Don’t flush ‘flushable’ wipes and other toilet paper substitutes

  Greater Richmond health systems accepting medical supply donations

  Family members concerned about loved ones after 4th COVID-19 death at long-term care center

  Richmond police prepared to enforce social distancing outdoors

  Va. woman returns home after stranded in Honduras due to coronavirus concerns

  7 new COVID-19 cases in Richmond & Henrico, 4 connected to long-term rehab center

  Va. receives more than 10,000 applications for unemployment

  Four Richmond residents test positive for coronavirus

Henrico man charged with animal cruelty involving horses

  VDH: 1st person at continuing care facility hospitalized for coronavirus in Virginia

Henrico Police charge two out-of-state men with child solicitation

  Restaurants, bars temporarily closing, changing operations due to coronavirus concerns

  Restaurants increasing cleaning routines, encourage customers to dine at businesses

Prosecutor: Former candidate for Delegate seat indicted in revenge porn case

Henrico man indicted on 1st & 2nd degree murder in death of stepson

  2 women critically injured at townhome in Henrico community

  Henrico schools postpone trips, working on plan to deal with coronavirus

  AAA: Travel vendors adjusting policies due to ongoing coronavirus concerns

Henrico proposes $1.4 billion budget for FY 2020-2021, with money for County projects and teachers

  ‘He’s home’: Va. veteran buried nearly 80 years after attack on Pearl Harbor

Man robbed at gunpoint trying to sell cell phone, suspect charged

  ‘I’m just happy I’m alive’: Police seek new leads 10 years after man shot in the face

  Soldier surprises mother with return home from deployment

Demolition underway at former Macy’s store in preparation for new aquatics center

  ‘I wasn’t surprised he won’: Republican Party of Virginia reacts to Biden’s victory in Va.

Man charged with assault on police officer and DWI following traffic stop