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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2 Dogs Eat Rat Poison Found In Yard; 1 Dead

Pet owners in the north metro want to send a warning to others after their dogs accidentally ate rat poison.


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MNA: Allina Nurses Plan To Strike Beginning Labor Day

A spokesperson for the Minnesota Nurses Association confirmed that nurses will Allina plan to strike. The spokesperson said nurses with Allina Health plan to commence an open-ended strike beginning at 7 a.m. on Labor Day, Sept. 5.


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Community Rallies Around Watkins Family Of Girl Abducted, Killed

A small town in central Minnesota is dealing with the death of a 5-year-old girl who was taken from her home in the middle of the night.


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Sheriff: Body Of Missing 5-Year-Old Found

An Amber Alert for a 5-year-old Watkins girl has turned into a homicide investigation.


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Road Closures In Downtown For Luke Bryan, Metallica Concerts

Metro Transit says it’s ready to handle the crowds heading to U.S. Bank Stadium for back-to-back concerts this weekend.


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Schmidt Brewery To Be Revitalized As Foodie Destination

Twin Cities restaurant owners and developers are teaming up to turn the historic Schmidt brewery into a market place of restaurants and businesses, even a farmers market.


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Vendors Making Final Preps For Minnesota State Fair

The Minnesota State Fair is just 10 days away. While 10 days may seem like plenty of time, it’s already down to the wire for hundreds of vendors.


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Minneapolis Man Arrested In 4-Month-Old Daughter’s Death

A Minneapolis father is accused of murdering his infant daughter while they were home alone.


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‘I’m Just In Shock’: Minn. Native Rescued In La. Flooding

Minnesotan Kelly Bollig, who recently moved to Louisiana, described her dramatic escape from her new home to WCCO over the phone.


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MPD: Dad, 21, Arrested After His Infant Dies From Assault

Minneapolis police are investigating the death of a 4-month-old girl Saturday night in the Prospect Park neighborhood.


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Minnesota Man Drowns While Trying To Save Family Member In Florida

A Minnesota family wants everyone to know their loved one was trying to save a man’s life when he lost his own.


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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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