Karina Nova

Traffic Reporter/Reporter

Traffic Reporter/Reporter

Karina Nova is an Emmy winning journalist who serves as the weekday morning traffic reporter and a general assignment reporter for 10TV News HD.

Since her start at 10TV in 2006, Karina has covered big stories, including the Chardon High School shootings, the Zanesville Animal Escape and the 2012 Train Derailment, for which she won an Emmy. Karina also enjoys being the 10TV spokesperson for the Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks. She encourages everyone to visit the 17 parks we are lucky to have in Central Ohio.

The Kent State University graduate spent the early years of her life growing up in Baku, the capitol of Azerbaijan, near the Caspian Sea.  At age 8, she and her family moved to Ashtabula, Ohio.

While at Kent State, Nova was an anchor and producer at TV2 News, a station in Portage County.  She also anchored and reported for the Emmy nominated show NewsOhio, a program that aired across northeast Ohio PBS stations that helped teach civics to students.  Karina also completed internships at C-SPAN, the Voice of America and in Sen. George Voinovich's office in Washington D.C., which fueled her interest in politics.

Karina loves spending her time volunteering in the community, especially being a mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters. She is also on the board of the charity Fairy Goodmothers and a proud graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy. Fluent in Russian, Karina also loves the theater, exotic cuisine and racking up frequent flier miles.  While on her traveling adventures, she's always happy to brag about Columbus, a place she calls "home".

Additional Info

First TV Appearance: Interview with an Erie, Pa., TV station as a high school student. I thought it was the coolest thing ever!
 
Favorite CBS Program: "Sunday Morning." Those stories are amazing.
 
What I Wanted To Be Growing Up: An undercover investigator. But I was afraid of the dark. My current job is similar but not so undercover.
 
Favorite Musician: Aretha Franklin.
 
Favorite Movie Star: Bruce Willis.
 
Hobbies: Traveling, cooking, volunteering, volleyball and shoe shopping.
 
Most Memorable Assignments: Visiting the White House press room and driving a plow truck.

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