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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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.


FBI Investigating Threats To Minn. Jewish Centers As Hate Crimes

Federal authorities said Wednesday that recent threats to two Jewish community centers in Minnesota are being investigated as hate crimes as part of a broader probe into similar threats made nationwide.


MSP Prepares For Possible Record-Breaking Travel Week

An already-busy travel week is now complicated by the weather out east. People in Minnesota and across the country are affected by the massive snowstorm hitting New York, Boston and Washington, D.C.


Video Of Twin Cities Groom Surprising Bride With Puppy Goes Viral

A Twin Cities couple is capturing the attention of millions of people around the world because of a wedding day surprise.


Dayton Makes 1st Public Appearance Since Surgery

The governor was supposed to appear earlier this week, but that was pushed back.


Sexual Assault Survivors Speak Out At ‘U’ Rally

A crowd of a couple hundred men and women marched through the University of Minnesota’s campus to honor survivors of sexual violence Saturday.


Cellphone Bill Keeps Moving Through State Capitol

A proposal to ban anything but hands-free cellphone use while driving made it through another round at the capitol Friday afternoon.


Gov. Dayton’s Prostate Cancer Surgery Went As Planned

Gov. Mark Dayton’s Office says the governor’s prostate surgery Thursday morning at the Mayo Clinic went as planned.


Police Arrest Eagan Burglar Caught On Home Security Camera

An Eagan man decided to take matters into his own hands after his home was broken into multiple times.


What Ellison’s DNC Chair Loss Means For The Democratic Party

The Democratic Party is being led by a new face Saturday night — and it doesn’t belong to Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison, who lost his bid to lead the DNC.


St. Paul PD: Man Who Hit Pedestrian May Have Been Impaired

Family and friends are mourning the loss of a jogger who was hit Wednesday evening while using a St. Paul crosswalk.


Strong Pushback After Suggestion That District Pre-Approve Prom Dresses

Debate over a dress code for prom in one Minnesota town is raising eyebrows across the state.


Video Captures Men Robbing Taxi Driver At Gunpoint

A camera captured the terrifying moments a Minneapolis taxi driver said he will never forget.


Airbnb Has Big Super Bowl Plans For The Twin Cities

Airbnb say it’s planning to double the size of its hosting community in the Twin Cities ahead of Super Bowl LII.


‘Early Beginnings’ Program Seeks To Spot Signs Of Autism In Toddlers

A new program aims to spot signs of autism earlier than ever in Minnesota children.




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