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: Victor’s 1959 Cafe
Hidden MN Gem: Pavek Museum of Broadcasting
Sport/Exercise: Power walking
Historical Figure: Nelson Mandela
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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Texting Driver Who Killed New Prague Man Receives 4-Day Sentence

A driver who was texting when she hit and killed a 79-year-old New Prague man will spend four days in jail after a judge ordered her sentence on Monday.


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Sheriff: Father, Son Electrocuted In Scott County Farming Accident

Authorities in southwest metro say a father and his son were electrocuted Sunday when a large piece of farm equipment touched a power line.


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Wetterlings Honored At Wild Home Opener

The Minnesota Wild honored the memory of Jacob Wetterling at Saturday night’s season home opener.


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Seasonal Hiring Begins For Retailers In Minnesota

Hiring for the holiday season is in full swing at retailers across the state.


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‘He’s Still Ours’: Family Remembers Minn. Man Killed In Texas

The parents of a college student killed by a hit-and-run driver thanked their community Monday night for its support.


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Former Coach Remembers Minnesota Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

A soldier with Minnesota ties who was killed on Tuesday while on patrol in Afghanistan is being honored by his former college swim coach.


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MDH: Less Than Half Of Minnesota Adults Got Flu Shot Last Year

The Minnesota Department of Health is reminding the public that now is the time to get the flu vaccine.


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Allina, Nurses Ready To Head Back To The Negotiating Table

The Minnesota Nurses Association expects the ongoing Allina Health nurses strike to be the longest of its kind in state history.


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Fans Celebrate USA Ryder Cup Win Over Europe

Team USA did it. For the first time in eight years, the United States has won the Ryder Cup.


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Hastings Corn Maze Creates 15-Acre Tribute To Law Enforcement

Usually, the corn maze features a farm theme, but the owners said they felt compelled to show their gratitude this year.


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Ryder Cup Fans Turn Out At Hazeltine From Minnesota And Beyond

The Ryder Cup is expected to draw more than 200,000 people over the next week.


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Public Reaction Mixed On Clinton-Trump Debate

It’s probably no surprise both sides thought their candidate won.


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Flight Paramedic Fighting For His Life After Helicopter Crash

Miles Weske suffered a fractured neck, broken ribs, broken sternum and went into cardiac arrest during his first night in the hospital.


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Northfield Business Owners Fighting Off Floodwaters

The city of Northfield is in a state of emergency Saturday night after some of the highest water levels ever recorded along the Cannon River.


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Ryder Cup Shop Offers Taste For Those Without Tickets

Ryder Cup tickets were difficult to get, but this weekend people can enjoy the merchandise shop from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. There’s no ticket required and parking is free.


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Wells Fargo Scandal Rooted In CEO’s Minnesota Past

U.S. lawmakers grilled the head of Wells Fargo on Tuesday over millions of fake accounts created in real customers’ names.


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U Of M Student Hurt In Balcony Fall Was Also In Bad Car Crash

The parents of a University of Minnesota student who fell from a fifth story balcony over the weekend tell WCCO he has been in a terrible accident before.


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America Remembers September 11 Terrorist Attacks

People across the country paused today to remember the nearly 3,000 people killed in the worst terror attack in our nation’s history.


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Melrose Community Pulls Together After Devastating Downtown Fire

A small town in central Minnesota is cleaning up after a fire destroyed much of its Main Street.


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Danny Heinrich’s Confession: Minute-By-Minute

A Minnesota man has confessed to kidnapping and killing 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling nearly 27 years ago.


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Wetterling Family Friend: Jacob’s ‘Spirit Lives On Through What We Do’

As the Wetterling family grieves in private, family friends and those working for the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center want to make sure Jacob’s memory lives on in the mission of helping other children.


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Paynesville Victim Says Wetterling Abduction Could Have Been Prevented

Troy Cole thinks Jacob’s abduction could have been prevented if only the Paynesville cases had been thoroughly investigated right when they happened.


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St. Joseph Comes Together To Remember Jacob Wetterling

The city of St. Joseph is remembering Jacob Wetterling and paying respects to his family.


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Meet The Minnesota State Fair’s Sanitation Team

There is a group of about 160 people working in sanitation each day at the Minnesota State Fair.


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Protests Inspire Diversity Effort For Vendors At State Fair

Diversity has been a hot topic surrounding the Minnesota State Fair since last year when the group Black Lives Matter St. Paul protested outside the gates.



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