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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Residents, Businesses Protest Parking Meters On Grand Avenue

Business owners and residents along St. Paul’s popular Grand Avenue say they want city leaders to leave the area alone. Several weeks ago, Mayor Chris Coleman proposed a plan within his budget that would install parking meters along the busy shopping strip.


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Dog Hit By Car And Killed During Grooming Appointment At Coon Rapids Petco

Coon Rapids resident Danna Shannon dropped off her 3-year-old black lab Shiloh to be groomed at a Petco store in Coon Rapids on Monday. Within minutes, the dog was able to run outside and was eventually hit and killed by a car.


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Mother, Community In Shock After 3 Kids Killed In House Fire

A fire that claimed the lives of three children in Minneapolis late Saturday night may have been caused by an oven. Family members tell WCCO that three young children, ages 1,6 and 8, had just moved into this house along Penn Avenue North on Friday.


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All Walks Of Life Set To Run In Twin Cities Marathon

Thousands of runners are getting ready for the “most beautiful urban marathon in America.” The Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon starts Sunday morning. The course takes runners from the U.S. Bank Stadium site in downtown Minneapolis to the State Capitol in St. Paul.


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Marathon Organizers Respond To Black Lives Matter Plans

There are six days left until one of the most popular marathons in the Midwest, and a group protesting alleged police brutality has plans to try to interrupt it.


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Chief Harteau Addressing Another Violent Weekend In Minneapolis

Sunday night, the chief of the Minneapolis Police Department spent time walking the streets of Minneapolis after another deadly weekend. Three people have been shot to death across the city over the past couple of days, bringing the number of homicides to 34 for 2015.


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Black Lives Matter Plans Protest At Twin Cities Marathon

The St. Paul chapter of Black Lives Matter plans to protest at the Twin Cities Marathon. The group says it’s planning on “shutting down” the 26.2-mile race on Oct. 4. The rally is designed to disrupt and bring awareness to recent incidents involving St. Paul police and people of color.


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New MnPASS Lanes Could Be Coming To North Metro

The Minnesota Department of Transportation wants to add new MnPASS lanes in the north metro just outside of the Twin Cities.


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Highway Patrol Warns Cyclists Of Dangers Of Freeway Traffic

Minnesota Highway Patrol is warning bicyclists about the dangers of riding where they are not supposed to after a freeway crash took one man’s life over the weekend.


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At Memorial Service, Community Still Struggling To Understand Greenwood Family’s Fate

Authorities say 45-year-old Brian Short shot his wife and three children on Sept. 10 before turning the gun on himself. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner says Short died of a self-inflicted shotgun wound and killed the other members of his family inside their Greenwood home on Lake Minnetonka.


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Rally Held In Support Of Police At State Capitol

Saturday is national “Thank A Police Officer Day.” Supporters say officers should be respected every day, but they believe that’s not happening, as protests against police continue.


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Facebook Video Shows 49ers Fans Beating Vikings Fan

A video posted to Facebook early Tuesday morning shows a Vikings fan being beaten by at least two 49ers fans in the parking lot outside Levi’s Stadium following Monday night’s game in San Francisco.


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Convicted Peeping Tom Charged With Recording Women Change

A man convicted for looking into people’s windows will stay behind bars while he waits for a possible trial on another peeping charge.


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St. Thomas Students Help Put Peeping Tom Behind Bars

John David Searle, 44, is back in jail Sunday night, accused again of invading peoples’ privacy. Police say last week, he was peeping in several windows, near the University of St. Thomas.


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Minn. Lawmakers Call For Washington To Accept More Syrian Refugees

Terrible images from the civil war in Syria are prompting United States lawmakers to discuss allowing more refugees to enter the country.


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Deez Nuts Drops Into The State Fair Crush

The 2016 presidential election is still more than one year away, but dozens of political candidates take advantage of the State Fair every year to meet voters. One Independent presidential hopeful who has been grabbing headlines for his unconventional name stopped by the fair on Saturday.


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Sanitation Staff’s Love Undeterred By Fair’s Trashiest Job

The Minnesota State Fair has more than 1,000 vendors that supply food and fun. However, the fair would not be possible without another group of workers that often fly under the radar: the sanitation team.


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Mother Of 5 Behind ‘Tipsy Pies’ Hopes It’s The Start To Something Big

The only new food vendor at the Minnesota State Fair this year is Sara’s Tipsy Pies. Sara is a mom of five who just started her business a few years ago and is already showcasing pies with alcohol baked in.


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Black Lives Matter Expects 1K To Block State Fair Traffic

The St. Paul chapter of Black Lives Matter has promised the first Saturday of the Minnesota State Fair will not be “business as usual.” Organizer Rashad Turner said Friday afternoon that he expects nearly 1,000 people will march from Hamline Park in St. Paul along Snelling Ave. to reach the front gates of the fair.


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Elementary Janitor Accused Of Raping 12-Year-Old Adopted Daughter

A janitor at an Washington County elementary school is accused of raping his preteen adopted daughter and possessing a large amount of child porn on his school-issued computer.


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Firefighters Respond To Tragic Scene Of School Bus Accident In Western Wis.

A bus carrying a high school volleyball team collided with a car Saturday afternooon, killing two people in the car — 3-year-old Elenora Hutton, and her mother, Tiffany Hostetler of Rice Lake. The losses were felt by the entire community, including the small-town fire department.


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Vikings Preseason Game Briefly Evacuated Due To Severe Weather

Minnesota Vikings officials ordered TCF Bank Stadium evacuated due to severe weather during Saturday’s evening preseason game against the Oakland Raiders.


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Outdoor Sporting Events Brace For Severe Weather

Fans heading to the Minnesota Vikings preseason game at TCF Bank Stadium are being urged to prepare for stormy weather. The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch Saturday afternoon for many Minnesota counties — including Hennepin — until 11 p.m.


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Black Lives Matter Plans Protest On 1st Saturday Of State Fair

Black Lives Matter has announced plans to “shut it down” and protest the first Saturday of the Minnesota State Fair.


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Killing Coyotes Won’t Stop Them From Being A Suburban Problem

Police are warning pet owners about a series of coyote attacks in one south metro community.




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