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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.
A Twin Cities daycare is reviewing its policies after a 5-year-old boy left the daycare and walked unattended to his home.
The family of a Minnesota man who died in a motorcycle crash wants to save other families from this type of heartbreak.
One month after the death of Philando Castile, demonstrators continue to pay tribute to the 32-year-old Twin Cities man.
A Minnesota family wants answers after their paraplegic loved one was carjacked and shot multiple times Monday morning.
After 38 years, the Enterprise ride at Valleyfair will retire at the end of August. Communications manager Matt Hehl says while Enterprise is one of the oldest and most-beloved rides in the Shakopee amusement park.
A family from Eagan honored the police officer who saved their dog from their burning house. Gordon and Kathy Finley’s home burst into flames in December 2013 after their hot tub malfunctioned.
A day of fun turned tragic after a hot air balloon crashed, killing all 16 people on board early Saturday morning.
Two Rogers police officers helped deliver a baby boy to a couple in their living room early Friday morning. According to a report by Sergeant Steve Sarazin, just before 2 a.m. Sarazin and Officer Neumann received a call of a woman in labor at a home in the 22300 block of Red Oak Drive.
Parents of some children at a Savage elementary school are worried about safety after a gun shop opened close to the school. The Modern Sportsman opened in a strip mall along Egan Drive in May.
Brooklyn Park police say a gunman is behind bars after his plan to rob someone fell apart.
A western Minnesota community is working to rebuild after a fire destroyed a historic church.
A Minneapolis artist is teaming up with families that have lost loved ones to gun violence.
More than 150,000 people have tickets to see inside U.S. Bank Stadium this weekend.
A tragedy in Minnesota is helping bring attention to an international recall. Furniture company IKEA is recalling nearly 36 million MALM dressers and chests after six deaths.
On Sunday afternoon, dozens of children who live on the blocks surrounding Folwell Park got to work on donated bikes that had some minor problems.
People around the metro are celebrating the life of Philando Castile. He would have been 33 years old Saturday.
Following the protests over the past week where we saw major metro freeways shut down, demonstrators are now taking aim at a major shopping center and the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office.
Civil rights leaders are demanding the city terminate its contract with St. Anthony police, which provides policing for the small neighboring community.
Castile worked at the J. J. Hill Montessori Magnet School in St. Paul as a cafeteria supervisor for the last 14 years.
While it’s fun to be out boating on the Fourth of July, the celebration left quite the mess behind on parts of Lake Minnetonka.
Abby Vanyo and Jacob Schindler were on their way to have their baby Monday around 6:30 a.m. when Vanyo began to feel sharp pains.
A day after an 8-year-old girl died after being hit by a car while riding her bike, a holiday weekend parade went on as planned in Albert Lea on Sunday evening.
More than one month after a grandmother was shot and killed in north Minneapolis, her family still has no answers.
Ahead of the Fourth of July holiday weekend, a Minnesota man wants people to know fireworks accidents can and do happen.
An SUV hit and killed a Forest Lake High School student Monday as she was leaving summer school.