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

Sheriff: Increase in thefts of political campaign signs across Commonwealth

VCU releases spring semester plans and cancels spring break

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

'We’re aggressively investigating’: Mail stolen from six post office locations across Metro Richmond

Three months until hands-free law enforced statewide

VCU students sign petition to reduce undergraduate tuition during pandemic

‘That was divine intervention’: Henrico man helps rescue trooper assaulted during traffic stop

Some Henrico students to return to limited in-person learning

‘We need to gain trust': New Henrico Co. Chief of Police focused on moving division forward

Deputies: S.C. man who shot at drivers on I-95 arrested in Va. after crashing truck during high-speed pursuit

‘COVID is still out there’: Cases in Richmond slightly increase; monetary relief available to businesses impacted by pandemic

‘A fresh start for Liberty': Alumni react to Jerry Falwell Jr.‘s fallout at Liberty University

‘This can help us catch new cases early’: VDH launches ‘COVIDWISE’, an exposure notification app

Isaias leaves destruction in Northern Neck through possible tornadoes

VEC investigating more than 3,000 cases of unemployment fraud

VEC to host ‘Back to Work’ virtual job fair Tuesday

Fire Marshal: 6 residential fires likely sparked by lightning; condo fire displaces six people

‘They ought to be respectful of other people’: Man concerned about law enforcement not wearing masks

VEC addresses unemployment benefit concerns, launch of new federal benefits program