Nina Moini

Nina Moini joined the WCCO-TV team in August of 2013. She reports on a wide range of topics during weekdays and weekend nights. Nina grew up right here in Apple Valley (GO Eastview Lightning!), but was born in Denmark to Iranian parents who moved to the United States when she was 5 years old.
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Joined WCCO: 2013
Hometown: Apple Valley, Minnesota
Alma Mater: University of Missouri

Music: Top 40
Movie: Steel Magnolias
TV Show: 48 Hours
Book: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
Food: Persian
Local Restaurant: Hazel’s Northeast
Hidden MN Gem: Esme Murphy’s desk
Sport/Exercise: Pure barre
Historical Figure: Pat Kessler
Favorite Minnesotan: Prince!
Quote: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” — Maya Angelou
Word: Resilience
Vacation Spot: Hawaii
Holiday: Independence Day
Planet: Earth

Facebook or Twitter? Facebook
Cats or Dogs? Dogs
Beatles or Rolling Stones? Beatles
Comedy or Tearjerker? Tearjerker
Phone Call or Text Message? Text
Mac or PC? Mac
Coffee or Tea? Coffee
Paper or Plastic? Paper
Morning Person or Night Person? Night
East Coast or West Coast? West
Star Trek or Star Wars? Star Wars
‘Grey Duck’ or ‘Goose’? Grey Duck!

Nina Moini joined the WCCO-TV team in August of 2013. She reports on a wide range of topics during weekdays and weekend nights.

Nina grew up right here in Apple Valley (GO Eastview Lightning!), but was born in Denmark to Iranian parents who moved to the United States when she was 5 years old.

Nina found a passion for journalism at a young age through seeing good stories that show how people everywhere are more alike than different, regardless of their backgrounds.

Nina’s work in reporting breaking news has been recognized through Emmy awards and by the Society of Professional Journalists. She is also an active volunteer with Fraser, a Minnesota-based non-profit serving children and adults with Autism and other special needs.

Nina is a graduate of the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri, where she also earned a degree in Political Science. (Go Tigers!) After covering local government, health, and consumer news in sunny Fort Myers, Fla., she is thrilled to be back in her chilly hometown!

Nina loves to chat with viewers on Facebook and Twitter. You can find her on both. And please share your story ideas with her. She’s always looking for a good story and a good laugh.

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A floating bog on North Long Lake in Merrifield has been the talk of the town this past week.

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Gov. Dayton: Driver Licensing Problems Are Being Politicized

Some Minnesota drivers say problems persist at the Minnesota Department of Driver and Vehicle Services.


Police Nab Ringleader Of Mail Theft Operation

Police in Savage say they have caught the ringleader of a major mail theft operation.


Philando Fundraising Campaign Clears All St. Paul School Lunch Debt

A fundraising campaign to honor the memory of Philando Castile raised enough money to help pay off every St. Paul Schools students’ lunch debt for at least a year.


Sexual Assault Survivor Leads Charge On New Police Training

Abby Honold was a 19-year-old freshman at the University of Minnesota when she was raped three years ago.


Minn. Nonprofit Celebrates 15 Years Of Helping Those Affected By Breast Cancer

Minnesota-based nonprofit Hope Chest for Breast Cancer is celebrating 15 years of helping families with many basic needs.


Officials Declare No-Wake Zone On St. Croix River

The heavy rain from this week is causing the St. Croix River to rise to levels we don’t usually see in October.


Charges: Driver Fled To Vegas After Rollover That Killed Teen

A 20-year-old Burnsville man is charged with criminal vehicular homicide for a crash that killed a Shakopee teen last month.


Pilot Killed After Plane Crashes In Eden Prairie Parking Lot

Authorities say one person is dead after a small plane crashed in a parking lot in the west Twin Cities metro Wednesday morning.


‘People Should Help Other People’: Twins Doing Their Part For Puerto Rico

The Minnesota Twins are taking donations at this weekend’s games to benefit Puerto Rico.


Vikings’ Xavier Rhodes Surprises High School Team As Guest Coach

A Minnesota Viking gave some high school players a surprise they won’t soon forget Friday night.


Woman Dies After Fire Police Believe Was Intentional

Neighbors said this is painful ending to a relationship that was dangerous, telling WCCO the woman had feared for her life before.


How Minnesotans Can Help Puerto Rico Relief Efforts

Forty percent of the population is without drinking water. Food, medicine and fuel are running out.


Patrol: Wrong-Way Driver Causes Crash In Mpls. That Kills 2 Teens

The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating after a wrong-way fatal crash on Interstate 94 in Minneapolis resulted in the deaths of two teenagers.


‘You Must Give Back’: Gene Simmons On Hurricane Benefit Show

Wednesday night in St. Paul, a member and former member of KISS will reunite for a benefit concert to help victims of Hurricane Harvey.


Audit Reveals How Mpls. Police Are Using Body Cameras

Are Minneapolis police officers using their body cameras properly? We now have more answers after an audit of camera use was released Tuesday morning.


Minnesotan Who Survived Hurricane Irma Makes Plea To Help Victims

A Minnesota man who escaped Hurricane Irma shares his powerful plea to help the victims with our Nina Moini.


SAVE, MnDOT Building Railings On St. Paul Bridge To Deter Suicide

While it may look like any other construction project, the Smith Avenue High Bridge in St. Paul is being redesigned to help save lives.


Mother Paralyzed After Hammock Pulls Down Rotted Tree

She suffered paralysis after crushing her C5 vertebrae, although the Duluth News Tribune said that feeling has returned to 95 percent of her body.


Edina H.S. Students Protest Enforcement Of Dress Code

An Edina district representative told WCCO the protests are rooted in rumors and confusion.


Law Enforcement Gather In Honor Of Fallen Wayzata Officer

Wayzata’s chief of police, and law enforcement from around the Twin Cities, are remembering the life of a fellow officer.


How St. Paul Native Vince Flynn’s ‘American Assassin’ Made It To The Screen

After twists and turns worthy of the very spy series it sprung from, a movie featuring the indomitable fictional terrorism fighter Mitch Rapp is about to hit movie screens nationwide — four years after his creator, author Vince Flynn, died from prostate cancer.


After Devastating Fire And Months Of Rebuilding, Brooklyn Park Grocery Reopens

Police say a 16-year-old started a fire in one of the aisles at Festival Foods back in July, causing more than $100,000 in damage.


Minnesota Couple Staking Marriage Vows On Charity Goal For Hungry Kids

A White Bear Lake couple is tying the knot this weekend and everyone is invited. But before the couple says “I do,” their goal is to fill up a 26-foot truck with snacks for children who may be hungry at school.


Apple Crop Still Tasty Despite Beating From Summer Storms

Some Twin Cities apple orchards hit a rough patch after severe weather back in June.



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