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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Who Will Dayton Appoint To Replace Franken?

The Democrat and former comedian resigned from his post Thursday after a slew of sexual harassment allegations against him surfaced.


St. Paul Hit-And-Run Victim’s Family Asks For Public’s Help Identifying Suspect Vehicle

Someone hit 52-year-old Jose Hernandez Solano with their SUV and then took off just after midnight on Nov. 26.


What Franken’s Resignation Means For The ‘#MeToo’ Movement

Word of Sen. Al Franken’s resignation buzzed through the downtown Minneapolis skyways Thursday.


I-694 Closes In East Metro Due To Sinkhole, Water Main Break

Interstate 694 closed Sunday morning in the east metro following a water main break.


$1.4T Tax Overhaul Bill Passes Senate

The nearly $1.5 trillion bill is viewed as a major victory for President Donald Trump, and it’s the largest tax overhaul in more than three decades.


St. Paul Police Officers Trained To Use Overdose Reversing Drug

On Thursday, St. Paul Police Department became the latest law enforcement agency to train in the field using the drug that reverses an opioid overdose.


‘U’ Grad Students Protest GOP Tax Reform Plan

Graduate and Ph.D. students at the University of Minnesota joined a national day of rallying against a version of tax reform that has passed in the United States House of Representatives.


‘It’s All In The Experience’: Minnesotans Shop Local On Small Business Saturday

Early analytics show online sales for Thanksgiving and Black Friday are up 18 percent compared to a year ago, a reason Small Business Saturday is a crucial time to build business.


Twin Cities Shoppers Line Up For Deals After Thanksgiving Feasts

Stores opened as early as 5 p.m. across the Twin Cities, with retailers beginning their deals for the holiday shopping season.


Unity Church To Host 10th Annual ‘Black Friday At Church’ Event

Amid the Black Friday hype, a St. Paul church hoping people of all faiths will join a service to get back to basics.


‘Vote Run Lead’ Event Empowers Women To Run For Office

They want to teach women from dozens of states how to run for office at the local, state and federal levels.


Firefighters Rescue Teens From St. Paul Cave

St. Paul firefighters spent almost three hours trying to extricate two teens from a cave on St. Paul’s West Side early Saturday.


Rochester Man Charged With Stalking, Threatening Female Student-Athletes

A Rochester man is charged with cyber stalking and threatening the lives of at least 50 female athletes across the country.


Nurse, Trooper Help Mom With Choking Baby On Roadside

A baby has another shot at life because of the kindness of strangers.


State Officials Take Tough Questions On MNLARS Problems

Deputy registrar offices and auto dealers have complained about glitches and general problems with the new system.


Following Harassment Allegations, Changes Coming To State Legislature

Leaders of the state Legislature promise changes after multiple women came forward accusing some lawmakers of sexual harassment.


‘Extremely Troubling’: GOP Rep. Tony Cornish Accused Of Sexual Harassment

Minnesota’s House speaker has suspended the committee chairmanship of state Rep. Tony Cornish after two women accused him of sexual harassment.


Phillipe Cunningham Focused On Lifting ‘Everybody Up In The Community’

Phillipe Cunningham said Thursday that while his win was exciting, he’s eager to get to work.


1st Openly Trans Woman Elected To Major U.S. City Council

Andrea Jenkins has been elected as Minneapolis City Council member for Ward 8.


Deer Hunters Helping DNR To Stop Deadly Brain Disease

Hunters are also helping to put a stop to a deadly disease impacting Minnesota deer.


Survey: Average Household To Spend $1,200 On Holiday Shopping

Retail analysts expects shoppers will be ready to spend big bucks on gifts this holiday season.


After 40 Years, St. Paul’s Muffuletta Cafe To Close

One of the founders, Phil Roberts, said he is closing the doors of Muffuletta on Nov. 11 after some years of dwindling crowds.


MnDOT Study Shows That Roundabouts Help Reduce Serious Injuries, Fatalities

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) studied 144 roundabouts in Minnesota and found they are generally reducing serious injuries and fatal crashes in Minnesota.


Driving Wind, Rough Water On Lake Superior Wreak Havoc In Duluth Area

Northern Minnesota saw a lot of damage Friday with heavy wind gusts along Lake Superior.


Beloved St. Paul Monkey Dies Suddenly Of Heart Attack

Mikee the monkey entertained people around the St. Paul lakes for almost 20 years.



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