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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Hennepin County To Continue Program Giving Young Curfew Violators A Break

The program started in June of 2016 and diverts all curfew cases from court unless the youth already had a pending juvenile delinquency case.


A Plea From Plow Drivers: Be Patient, Give Us Space

The work seems never-ending for Deanna Fritz’s plow business this week.


Former Air Marshal’s Minnesota Business Trains Public On Active Shooter Response

Former U.S. Air Marshal Peter Johnson trains the public in how to prevent and react to active shooter situations and other threats through his Minnesota-based business Archway Defense.


Meet The Bear On Ice Behind The Viral Video

A Twin Cities car dealership’s bloopers from a commercial are taking the internet by storm.


U Of M Students Rally In Support Of Claeys Firing

Students and community members gathered at the University of Minnesota Wednesday afternoon in support of the athletic department’s decision to fire head football coach Tracy Claeys.


Stadium Protesters Had Tickets To Vikings Game, Concealed Gear

Officials with U.S. Bank Stadium said Tuesday a group of protesters at Sunday’s Vikings game had tickets and concealed equipment for their protest under winter clothing.


Minnesota Becomes 1st State To Ban Potentially Harmful Germ Killer

A state law going into effect Jan. 1 2017 will change the way Minnesotans buy soap.


Shoppers Head To Stores For Post-Holiday Sales, Returns

While all the gifts are open and out from under the tree, the holiday shopping rush isn’t over. The day after Christmas draws big crowds to stores.


State Patrol, MnDOT To Monday Motorists: Take It Slow

The Minnesota State Patrol and Minnesota Department of Transportation want motorists to take caution on Monday, once the Christmas holiday is over.


Flight Paramedic Celebrating Christmas With Family After Surviving Crash

Miles Weske, 34, and two of his North Memorial crew members crashed near Alexandria while responding to a call back in September.


Missing Paddle Boarder Found In Lake Waconia

The body of a man who went missing while paddle boarding on Lake Waconia last month has been found.


Prosecutors Reviewing Report Of Sexual Assault Allegations Against Gophers

Prosecutors say they’re reviewing a report prepared by University of Minnesota investigators on allegations of sexual assault by several members of the Gopher football team.


How To Make The Holidays Comfortable For Kids With Autism

Holiday staples like parties, presents and decorations can be overwhelming for some children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.


Twin Cities Digging Out From Weekend Snow

Many people across the state spent Sunday digging out of the snow.


Winter Weather Causes Slippery Roads In Twin Cities

Minnesotans know it as well as anyone — cold and snow bring hazardous road conditions. Saturday afternoon, traffic was slow moving across the metro.


General Mills Announces Global Restructuring, Will Cut 400-600 Jobs

General Mills announced Monday that it will be cutting around 400 to 600 jobs worldwide in a new global organizational restructuring.


Protester On Pipeline Decision: ‘I Have Been Praying For This’

Protesters in North Dakota scored a major victory Sunday afternoon after the Army Corps of Engineers, under the leadership of President Barack Obama, decided to explore re-routing the hotly-contested Dakota Access Pipeline.


10 Years After Terminal Diagnosis, Minn. Man Still Beating Odds

Doctors gave him 18 months to live when they discovered he had a brain tumor. Now, 10 years later, Brian Shea of Little Falls is still beating the odds.


Nicollet Mall Businesses Feeling Squeeze Of Lengthy Construction

A report surfaced this week about the downtown Minneapolis Macy’s store possibly closing.


Dozens Participate In Search For Missing Paddle Boarder On Lake Waconia

The search for a man who went missing in Lake Waconia continued on Monday, now in its third day.


Sheriff: At Least 3 Christmas Displays Vandalized In Wright County

Several elaborate Christmas displays were destroyed overnight Saturday into Sunday in a community northwest of the Twin Cities.


1st Fully Covered Muslim Contestant Competes In Miss Minnesota USA

For the first time, a fully-covered Muslim contestant is participating in the Miss Minnesota USA competition. Nineteen-year-old Halima Aden from St. Cloud is competing in the pageant happening Saturday and Sunday in Burnsville.


Petition For U Of M To Become ‘Sanctuary Campus’ Circulates School

A petition calling for the University of Minnesota to become a “sanctuary campus” has been circulating the school, according to the university newspaper.


Man Hurt In Hit-And-Run Was Part Of Woman’s 13-Minute Rampage

A Minneapolis man is recovering after he was the victim of a hit-and-run on his bike. It’s what police say happened in the minutes leading up the hit-and-run that the victim says makes the story more disturbing than he could have imagined.


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MPD: 2 Shot In Downtown Minneapolis Melee

A street fight involving dozens of people ended with two people shot early Saturday morning in the popular Warehouse District of downtown Minneapolis.




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