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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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.


Mall Of America Reveals New Pop-Up Shop ‘Debut’

Mall of America has been opening a new store as often as every few days in recent months.


Frequent Gadget Use Could Cause Painful ‘Tech Neck’

Many people spend a lot of time looking down at smartphones, computers and tablets. Doctors are concerned more gadgets are leading to more strain on our bodies because of bad posture.


Minnesotans Gather At Loring Park To Support Somali Community

Minnesotans gathered Sunday evening to show support for members of the Somali-American community who feel they are facing uncertain times.


Dems, Republicans Make Final Push Ahead Of Election Day

At an airport hangar in Duluth, Donald Trump’s vice presidential candidate Mike Pence campaigned in a state that hasn’t voted Republican in decades.


Donald Trump Makes Late Push For Minnesota Votes

Thousands of Minnesotans descended Sunday to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport to see Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who told his supporters that he could carry Minnesota, a state that hadn’t voted red since 1972.


Trump, Pence To Make Last-Minute Stops In Minnesota

Candidates are making their final push before Election Day, and Donald Trump will be making one last stop in Minnesota.


Minnesotans Savoring Fall #Top10WxDay

All across Minnesota, families were out enjoying the weather in ways they normally couldn’t in November.


Arbitrator Rules To Reinstate Ramsey Co. Deputy Fired For Animal Cruelty

A Ramsey County Sheriff’s Deputy who was caught on camera abusing his K-9 partner was back on the job Tuesday.


Twin Cities On Pace For Latest Freeze Ever

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