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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Apple Crop Still Tasty Despite Beating From Summer Storms

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


Trump’s Possible DACA Repeal Worries Many Minn. Families

President Donald Trump says he expects to announce a decision to repeal a policy that impacts nearly 800,000 “dreamers.”


Where To Get Your State Fair Freebies

A trip to the Minnesota State Fair can be costly, but if you know where to go, you can find some pretty great deals.


For Nearly 100 Years, A Family Has Worked At The State Fair

Many Minnesotans have their own State Fair traditions, but there’s one family that’s put in almost a century of service here.


5 Foods For $5 Or Less At The Minnesota State Fair

Yes, it is possible to enjoy all the culinary classics at the State Fair on a budget.


Minnesota’s Craft Beer Boom Hits State Fair

Minnesota’s booming craft brewing scene has earned a special place at the State Fair.


Got An Old Cell Phone? Recycle It At The State Fair

You may have some old cell phones stored in a drawer at home. New at the fair, you can recycle those through a local non-profit.


Fairgoers Face The Rain For Food & Fun

Many fairgoers didn’t mind the cooler, wet day. But vendors who count on the crowds had a harder time with it.


$1M Powerball Winner Reported In Minnesota

There is a winner and only one winner. Lottery officials say the winning Powerball ticket was sold at the Pride Station & Store in Chicopee, Massachusetts.


Fridley McDonald’s Offers Look At Future Of Fast Food

On Monday, the location on University Avenue in Fridley debuted new kiosks where customers can change the way they order.


‘We Are One’: In Divisive Time, Twin Cities Residents Call For Unity

Controversial rallies held across the United States in the past week and today are inspiring calls for unity in the Twin Cities.


Couple’s Leap Of Faith Marriage Blossomed Into A Lifetime Of Love

Dave and Elizabeth Weinlick said “I do” just minutes after meeting each other in 1998 inside the Mall of America. On Friday, the Woodbury couple renewed their vows in the place where their love story began.


Prices For Eclipse-Viewing Glasses Skyrocket

Scientists are calling it a once-in-a-lifetime event, and it is happening in just a few days.


Anoka, ‘Halloween Capital Of The World,’ Bans Candy At Parade

The organization in charge said on their Facebook page that they don’t have enough volunteers to monitor safety.


Canine Teams Hit Arden Hills For Super Bowl Training

With Minnesota set to host the Super Bowl this February, state and federal law enforcement canine teams are training hard.


Community Gathers To Remember Justine Damond

Hundreds of mourners Friday night said goodbye to a yoga teacher who was killed in a police shooting that sparked international outrage.


Detour Ahead: Major I-94 Ramp To Close In Minneapolis Next Week

Commuters in the west metro should prepare for headaches and a long detour as the ramp from Interstate 394 to Interstate 94 in Minneapolis is set to close for the rest of the month.


‘On This Earth To Help’: Firefighter Who Pulled Woman From Bridge

A St. Paul firefighter is being called a hero after he grabbed a woman who was thinking of jumping off a bridge.


Twin Cities Restaurant Cracks Open A Big Ol’ Ostrich Egg

A popular Twin Cities restaurant took on an unusual challenge on Tuesday by serving up its first ostrich egg.


‘We Feel This Is Targeted’: Community Responds To Islamic Center Explosion

Authorities have not called this a hate crime at this point. But many in the community feel they were attacked.


Mpls. City Council Passes Ordinance Restricting Menthol Sales

The Minneapolis City Council voted Friday to limit where people can buy menthol tobacco.


Ceremony Marks 10 Years Since 35W Bridge Collapse

Ask almost any of the families impacted by the bridge collapse, and they’ll tell you it seems like it was yesterday.


McCain Told Klobuchar ‘I’m Going To Vote No’

McCain stunned his party when the final vote was at hand early Friday morning.


Board Votes To Not Name Police Training Fund After Philando Castile

Gov. Mark Dayton called for the fund to be created and named after Castile earlier in July.


‘Body-Worn Cameras Must Be On’: Mpls. Officials Announce MPD Policy Changes

In the wake of Justine Damond’s fatal shooting, Minneapolis police are making changes to their body camera policy.




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