Karina Nova is an Emmy-winning journalist who currently co-anchors Wake Up CBUS weekday mornings on 10TV.
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.
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 time volunteering in the community, especially being a mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters.
She's on the board of The Columbus Fashion Council, a nonprofit which provides scholarships to fashion design students and a platform for local fashion designers. She is excited every year to be a part of Fashion Week Columbus, which features local and world renowned fashion designers at the Finale Runway Show.
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."