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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VITALS
Joined WCCO: 2013
Hometown: Apple Valley, Minnesota
Alma Mater: University of Missouri

FAVORITES
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

THIS OR THAT
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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‘U’ Student Saves Woman From Jumping Off Bridge

Some may call him a hero, but a University of Minnesota freshman says he was simply at the right place at the right time.

03/29/2016

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New Children’s Hospital Chapel Offers Peace To Families

A brand new chapel inside the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital offers a place for patients and families to find peace.

03/28/2016

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Remembering Hunter Bergo

After losing a 10-year-old boy in an ATV accident, people in a southeast Minnesota community spent this Easter Sunday comforting one another.

03/27/2016

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Protesters Rally In Mpls. To Demand Charges For Officers In Clark Case

Protestors marched through Minneapolis streets on Saturday, as they wait to hear the fate of two officers involved in the shooting death of Jamar Clark.

03/26/2016

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Spring Has Sprung, But Winter Won’t Wane

Many Minnesota students are on Spring Break, but signs of winter remain strong in the month of March.

03/25/2016

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Madelia Police Release Video Of Devastating Downtown Fire

New video released shows the fire and explosion that devastated the downtown in a southwest Minnesota community. The Madelia Police Department posted video of the fire Monday afternoon.

03/22/2016

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DNR: Mille Lacs Lake Goes Catch-&-Release For Walleye Anglers

Anglers targeting walleye on Mille Lacs Lake during the walleye season must use artificial bait and immediately release all walleye caught.

03/21/2016

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Hundreds Attend Benefit For Shakopee Mother Battling Cancer

A Shakopee woman who is battling stage IV lung cancer got an overwhelming show of support Saturday evening.

03/19/2016

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Paralyzed Brainerd Man Files Lawsuit Against Airmaxx

A Brainerd family wants to warn others after a day of fun led to a life-changing accident.

03/18/2016

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Teen Crashes Stolen Front End Loader Into Car Dealership, Police Say

Police took a 15-year-old into custody after allegedly stealing a front-end loader and taking it on a destructive joyride.

03/15/2016

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Shakopee Mother Battles Lung Cancer With Support Of Family

A Shakopee woman is fighting cancer with help from her family and friends.

03/14/2016

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White Bear Lake Teenager Injured In Ice House Explosion

A White Bear Lake teenager is recovering after an explosion inside his ice house on Friday.

03/13/2016

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Minneapolis Reaches Record-High Temperature On #Top10WxDay

A record-breaking #Top10WxDay brought the Metro area a high of 70 degrees on Saturday.

03/12/2016

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Man Charged With Homicide In Coon Rapids Crash

The driver in a fatal car accident that took place in Coon Rapids on Wednesday has been charged with criminal vehicular homicide, according to the Anoka County Attorney’s Office.

03/11/2016

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Minnesota Animator Worked Disney Hit ‘Zootopia’

A Minnesota man is behind Disney’s latest catchy characters in the box office hit “Zootopia.”

03/08/2016

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Even With Warm Weather, Ice-Out Could Still Be Weeks Away

There are only a few remaining signs of the icy grip of winter after another day of temperatures in the 60s. The snow may be gone, but there is still some ice on metro area lakes.

03/07/2016

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Clinton Makes Last-Second Super Tuesday Stops In MN

Hillary Clinton made surprise stops at a couple of Minnesota businesses on Super Tuesday. Clinton has not been to Minnesota in person in almost three weeks, instead sending surrogates like her daughter, Chelsea.

03/01/2016

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Homicide Charges Dropped In Wis. Drunk Driving Case

A Wisconsin family watched on Monday afternoon as the driver who killed their loved one went home without being punished for his death.

02/29/2016

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Presidential Candidates Make Final Push Before Super Tuesday

Republican and Democratic presidential candidates are making big pushes in Minnesota ahead of this Tuesday. This time around, our state is part of the Super Tuesday caucuses and primaries.

02/28/2016

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Bernie Sanders Looks Past Primary Loss At Rochester Rally

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders made no mention of his South Carolina primary loss as he spoke to an estimated 2,600 people in Rochester for nearly an hour on Saturday.

02/27/2016

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Black Lives Matter St. Paul Cancels Red Bull Crashed Ice Protest

Black Lives Matter St. Paul has canceled their planned protest at Red Bull Crashed Ice this weekend in St. Paul. BLM spokesperson Rashad Turner made the announcement on Facebook Friday afternoon.

02/26/2016

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City Council Mulls Relaxing Mpls. Marijuana Ordinance

The Minneapolis city council will decide this week whether possessing small amounts of marijuana will be considered a crime. Under the current city ordinance, someone caught with amount of marijuana less than 42.5 grams could be convicted of a misdemeanor.

02/23/2016

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St. Paul Police Deliver Gifts To Family Hit By Two Burglaries

A group of veteran St. Paul police officers helped a single father make his home more comfortable on Monday afternoon.

02/22/2016

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South Mpls. House Fire Leads To 1st Fire Fatality Of 2016

Fire officials in Minneapolis say a house fire early Sunday morning led to the city’s first fire fatality of 2016.

02/21/2016

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State Patrol: 35W Closes After Semi Accident In Bloomington

Traffic on Interstate 35W was at a stand still in both directions Saturday afternoon after an accident involving a semi-truck. The Minnesota State Patrol says a piece of construction equipment on the semi made contact with the 86th Street Bridge just before 1 p.m.

02/20/2016

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