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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Man Gets 15 Years For Shooting 5 Black Lives Matter Protesters

The man found guilty of shooting five Black Lives Matter protesters in November 2015 was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years in prison.


Couple With ‘Sex Room’ Accused Of Assaulting Teen Girl

Criminal complaints describe that the victim told authorities in January that she had been sexually assaulted and exploited by the couple, adding that they are “swingers.”


Residents Petition Morristown City Council To Keep Police Department

Some members of a small community south of the Twin Cities are demanding action after the City Council voted to eliminate the local police department.


Prince Fans Make Twin Cities Pilgrimage On Anniversary Of His Death

It was one year ago Friday when the news of Prince’s death shocked the state of Minnesota and the world.


Suspect Sought In Columbia Heights Homicide Investigation

Police in Columbia Heights are seeking a suspect after a man was found dead early Thursday morning in an apartment building.


Concern Over Gun Violence As St. Paul Counts 9th Homicide In 2017

Police in St. Paul are concerned about a spike in violence this year. The city is now up to nine murders in 2017 after two people were shot and killed in the last week


Health Officials Investigate Measles Outbreak In Hennepin Co.

Minnesota health officials say they are investigating an outbreak of measles in Hennepin County.


Report: Delta Upping Overbooking Compensation In Wake Of United Scandal

After weeks of trouble for some major airlines, Delta could be offering passengers a lot more money to give up their seats.


Baby Zara, A ‘Micro-Preemie,’ Finally Goes Home

A baby named Zara, born at just 23 weeks, headed home from the hospital for the first time on Friday afternoon.


MnDOT Crews Ramp Up Pothole Patrol

As the season changes, Minnesota drivers could see more potholes popping up.


Burnsville H.S. Teacher Arrested For Inappropriate Communication With Student

A Burnsville high school teacher is in jail Tuesday night, accused of having inappropriate communications with a student.


Neighbor Remembers Man Who Died In South Mpls. House Fire

A South Minneapolis neighborhood is coming to terms with the loss of a father and husband who died in a house fire.


Family Of Woman Who Went Missing In 1993 Hold ‘Spiritual Release’ Ceremony

St. Paul police say they have not given up on solving a missing persons case from about 25 years ago.


1 Month After Tornadoes, Minn. Towns Still Rebuilding

The March 6 storm produced the earliest tornadoes on record in Minnesota.


Officials: Nicollet Mall Work To Be ‘Substantially’ Done By Nov.

Businesses along the mall who depend on foot traffic have been feeling the construction pinch.


Minneapolis Unveils Plan To Make Hennepin Ave. Safer

The area has been plagued with so-called “nuisance” crimes for years, but things have turned violent in the past.


Bees’ Endangered Status Halts Metro Road Construction

A west metro construction project is delayed because of who may live along the roadway.


Minnesota Wineries Sue Over Grape Law

Owners of two Minnesota wineries want to be able to get their grapes from wherever they choose.


‘This Has To Stop’: Woman Says She Was Target Of Hate Speech, Threats

Minneapolis police are investigating one woman’s experience as the alleged target of hate speech and threats.


Authorities Investigating Tree Girdling At Eagan Park

The Dakota County Parks Department says someone has been destroying trees in one of the most popular parks in the south metro.


Minnesotans Urged To Help Millions Struggling Amid East Africa Famine

Twin Cities leaders of several nonprofits made a public plea Tuesday for help from Minnesotans.


Delano To Hold Vigil For Family Targeted By Racist Graffiti

A small community just west of the Twin Cities is hoping to move forward in support of one family that was the target of a hateful act.


MSP Expects Busiest Travel Weekend Of Spring

Despite the number of travelers, airport officials say everything was running smoothly for most people.


Inmate Charged With Cold Case Murder Of St. Paul Woman, 81

A cold-case investigation has led to a prison inmate being charged Thursday with the 1987 murder of an 81-year-old woman, according to the Ramsey County Attorney’s office.


New Twin Cities Business Rents Teslas, Delivered To Your Door

John Marino’s new company TREVLS rents out different types of Tesla vehicles for $195.00 per day.



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