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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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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Minnesota State Fair Hosting First-Ever Job Fair

Minnesota State Fair officials announced Monday that the fair, along with several of its vendors, will be hosting its first-ever job fair this week.


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In Day 6 Of Nurse Strike, Nurses Say Patient Care Suffering

Friday is day six of the seven-day nursing strike in the Twin Cities. Nurses are picketing over staffing issues and work safety at Allina hospitals.


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MN United Discouraging Fans From Profane Chants During Target Field Match

The Minnesota United soccer club hosts a team from Mexico in an exhibition Saturday at Target Field. The Loons will face Club Leon in a friendly match starting at 7 p.m.


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High School Mourns Teacher Killed In BWCA Storms

A southeast Minnesota community is in shock after Sunday night’s severe storms took the life of a popular high school teacher.


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Moms Press Eden Prairie Schools For More Recess Time

As summer vacation begins, some Eden Prairie moms are already focused on next school year. A group of moms has petitioned the school district to add more recess time for students.


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MN Christians Reach Out To Muslims During Ramadan

During the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, Metro area churches and mosques are teaming up to give Minnesotans a chance to learn about different faiths.


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Stories Of Survival And Loss Emerge In Orlando Massacre

The heartbreaking reality is setting in for many survivors of the Pulse nightclub shooting. This was no nightmare.


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Vigil Held At Loring Park For Orlando Shooting Victims

A vigil was held at Loring Park Sunday night for the victims of a shooting at a nightclub in Orlando that left at least 50 people dead.


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Students Arrested While Protesting ‘U’ Tuition Hike

University of Minnesota officials are considering a 7.5 percent increase for nonresident students instead of a nearly 10 percent increase. The university’s board of regents approved a 2.5-percent tuition increase next year for in-state students.


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Rochester Woman Recalls Rescue After 100-Foot Cliff Fall

Three weeks ago, active 25-year-old Amber Kohnhorst set out to volunteer at an animal sanctuary out west. She was hiking an unfamiliar area in Arizona, alone.


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Middle School Students Visit Food Truck To Learn About Starting A Business

After learning how to build their own food truck business, students at Jordan Middle School got a very special treat Monday morning.


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Mother Of Girl Hit By Stray Bullet Determined To Find Shooter

Exactly one month after her 10-year-old daughter was shot by a stray bullet, a mother is speaking out about new efforts to find the shooter.


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Memorial Ride Held For Motorcyclists Killed In Western Wis.

The lives of two people killed in a motorcycle accident earlier this week are being remembered in a memorial ride. James Marinaro and Denise Thomas were honored Saturday in a ride from Monte’s Sports Bar in Spring Lake Park to Ellisworth Township in western Wisconsin.


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2 Killed In SUV-Motorcycle Crash In Western Wis.

Two people have been killed in a crash involving a motorcycle and an SUV in western Wisconsin.


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At ‘Madison’s Place,’ Every Child Can Play

A Minnesota mother is leading the way to make sure kids of all abilities have a place to play together.


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Family Of Grandmother Killed In Shooting Speaks Out

The family of a Minneapolis grandmother who was shot and killed while driving her minivan Thursday evening says enough is enough.


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Nonprofit Bringing 10,000 Flags To Ft. Snelling For Memorial Day

While many people will adorn their loved ones’ graves with flowers and flags this Memorial Day, one group is hoping to bring the red white and blue to as many fallen heroes as possible.


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‘Play For Patrick’ Helps Early Detection Of Heart Health Issues

The sudden death of a 14-year-old hockey player changed his family’s life forever.


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Grandmother Killed In North Mpls. Shooting

A grandmother who was driving with her granddaughter is the latest victim of gun violence in Minneapolis.


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Local Culinary Stars Crafting U.S. Bank Stadium Eats

U.S. Bank Stadium won’t be up and running until August, but on Tuesday we learned what foods will be for sale.


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Students At North St. Paul Mourn Classmate’s Prom Night Death

A night that is supposed to be one of the most memorable for high-schoolers turned tragic for a Maplewood teenager.


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Coon Rapids Joining Cities To Legalize Raising Chickens

Whether they are kept as pets or for their eggs, more Minnesotans will soon be able to raise chickens in the backyard.




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