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

  Isabel Hicks located safely, alleged abductor in custody after vehicle pursuit

Judge: 32 Great Danes found living in ‘squalor,’ couple denied custody

Mom says baby was in grocery store, not hot car, before dying

  Central Va. woman hospitalized in Dominican Republic on honeymoon

Christmas songs with “Jesus” excluded from winter concert

Summerville family frustrated as 2015 murder suspect has yet to go to trial

N. Charleston police chief takes second march against violence

Feds investigating removal of Osprey nest in Mount Pleasant neighborhood

Charleston Harbor deepening project officially underway

Locals react to chain stores removing sporting rifles from shelves

Palmetto SC Red Cross deploys 25 disaster-workers to Midwest

Image of suspect released in bingo winner's assault, robbery

61 Vandy residents remain frustrated following meeting with Charleston City officials

Lowcountry law enforcement pays tribute to fallen NCPD K-9 officer

Cane Bay homeowner helped quickly thanks to temporary EMS location

Man who pleaded guilty in deadly '15 Mother's Day shooting returns to witness stand

Honey Hill homeowners concerned about future hunting with proposed land acquisition

New West Ashley development hopes to fix flooding issues of the past

Live 5 News anchor Bill Sharpe testifies before lawmakers on school bullying

Judge sets bond for West Ashley H.S. students charged with firearm, drug possession

Summerville woman diagnosed with the flu twice in less than a month

CofC students concerned about safety following assaults, parking situation

Sullivan's Island dog recovering after owner says it was attacked by coyotes

Two dead in separate accidents on Halfway Creek Road in Berkeley Co.

Fourth Annual Deputy Joe Matuskovic memorial game hopes to raise $10k

Judge reduces sentence for former SC State board chair

St. Stephen woman dies from the flu as cases surge statewide

National Action Network demands investigation into threats made to CCSD teacher

Second Women's March in Charleston focuses on electoral justice

Opioid prescriptions at Ralph H. Johnson VA decrease nearly 50 percent over 5 years