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

Va. Governor declares state of emergency amid Colonial Pipeline shutdown

‘It was just unreal’: Tuesday’s severe thunderstorm leaves damage in its wake

‘It was just senseless’: Family seeks answers in unsolved 2007 Henrico motel murder

‘It was productive’: Virginia NAACP discusses public safety concerns with Gov. Northam and other state leaders

Lumber prices skyrocket during pandemic, metro-Richmond feeling impacts

Virtual roundtable discussion on gun violence prevention

Virginians face more issues filing claims, applications for jobless benefits

Grant creates new Va. workforce project to train restaurant and hotel workers

Va. NAACP calls for end to ‘qualified immunity’ following viral video of traffic-stop

VDH hiring for positions in ongoing COVID-19 response efforts

Two-dozen billboards pay tribute to Henrico teen, Lucia Bremer

14-year-old arraigned, held at detention center for murder of Va. teen

Dept. of Wildlife Resources urges caution due to cold water temperatures

Three Attorneys General discuss rise of anti-Asian hate and violence

VEC releases key points for unemployment benefits under recently signed COVID-19 relief package

VEC: Significant changes made since start of COVID-19 pandemic

Henrico School Board to take part in cultural sensitivity training following Chair’s controversial post

Crews recover missing kayaker’s body near Hopewell Marina

VEC: Testing of PEUC program underway to implement as soon as possible

‘It’s just not acceptable’: Implementation of PEUC unemployment benefit program delayed, again

Some unemployment benefit programs implemented, others still delayed

Henrico police seek information after resident receives racist letter in mail

VEC: Renewed CARES Act unemployment benefit programs delayed

VEA President urges all-virtual instruction until teachers vaccinated

AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine study seeking minority participants

‘I was not part of the disgraceful attack at the Capitol’: Richmond Food Truck Association President resigns after comments made on social media

VEC releases timeline for implementing renewed unemployment benefits programs

‘They shot through the door’: Man killed in early NYE Richmond shooting

Study: More than half of respondents ‘unlikely’ to get COVID-19 vaccine under emergency use authorization

‘This was a very targeted, horrendous murder’: Brunswick man killed after ambush by 3 masked men