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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5-Year-Old Boy Leaves Coon Rapids Day Care, Walks Home Alone

A Twin Cities daycare is reviewing its policies after a 5-year-old boy left the daycare and walked unattended to his home.


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Family Mourning Couple Killed In Pine County Motorcycle Crash

The family of a Minnesota man who died in a motorcycle crash wants to save other families from this type of heartbreak.


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1 Month After Philando’s Death, Protesters Hold The Line

One month after the death of Philando Castile, demonstrators continue to pay tribute to the 32-year-old Twin Cities man.


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Man With Paraplegia Shot During Carjacking

A Minnesota family wants answers after their paraplegic loved one was carjacked and shot multiple times Monday morning.


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Valleyfair To Retire ‘Enterprise’ After 38 Years

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.


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Family Honors Police Officer Who Saved Dog From Fire

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.


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Hot Air Balloon Crash Kills 16 In Austin, Texas

A day of fun turned tragic after a hot air balloon crashed, killing all 16 people on board early Saturday morning.


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Officers In Rogers Deliver Baby In Living Room

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.


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Parents Angry After Savage Gun Shop Opens Next To School

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.


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Fridley Man Charged With Attempted Murder After Robbery

Brooklyn Park police say a gunman is behind bars after his plan to rob someone fell apart.


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Sacred Heart To Rebuild After Church Destroyed By Storms

A western Minnesota community is working to rebuild after a fire destroyed a historic church.


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‘Enough Minneapolis’ Features Families Affected By Gun Violence

A Minneapolis artist is teaming up with families that have lost loved ones to gun violence.


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150K Vikings Fans Tour U.S. Bank Stadium

More than 150,000 people have tickets to see inside U.S. Bank Stadium this weekend.


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After ‘Going Through Hell,’ Couple Raising Awareness On IKEA Recall

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.


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Boys To Men Club Hosts Bike Repair Workshop In North Mpls.

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.


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On Philando Castile’s Birthday, Memorial Held At Gov.’s Residence

People around the metro are celebrating the life of Philando Castile. He would have been 33 years old Saturday.


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Protests For Castile Planned For Ramsey Co. Atty’s Office, Rosedale Ctr.

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.


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Falcon Heights Officials Meet With Civil Rights Leaders, Protest Planned

Civil rights leaders are demanding the city terminate its contract with St. Anthony police, which provides policing for the small neighboring community.


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Community Leaders Rally For Philando Castile At Governor’s Residence

Castile worked at the J. J. Hill Montessori Magnet School in St. Paul as a cafeteria supervisor for the last 14 years.


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Fourth Of July Partiers Leave Big Mess On Lake Minnetonka

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.


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Brooklyn Center Woman Gives Birth On Highway

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.


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Community Remembers 8-Year-Old Hit By Car While Riding Bike

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.


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Family Of Grandmother Killed By Stray Bullet Continue Search For Suspect

More than one month after a grandmother was shot and killed in north Minneapolis, her family still has no answers.


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Man Who Nearly Died In Fireworks Accident Speaks About Safety

Ahead of the Fourth of July holiday weekend, a Minnesota man wants people to know fireworks accidents can and do happen.


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Family Mourns Teen Fatally Hit By Car In Forest Lake

An SUV hit and killed a Forest Lake High School student Monday as she was leaving summer school.




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