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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Burnsville Teen Makes Documentary About Student With Cerebral Palsy

A Burnsville High School student’s award-winning documentary teaches an important lesson.


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Hundreds Gather To Honor Prince At Private Service

Three weeks after his death, a private memorial service took place Sunday for Prince at the place where he worshiped.


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Man Turns Himself In After Fatal Stabbing In Eden Prairie

A woman is dead after a stabbing Saturday morning in Eden Prairie, according to police. Officers were called to the 17000 block of Park Circle just after 10:30 a.m. on a report of a domestic disturbance.


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Police Seek Public’s Help In Assault Of 5-Year-Old Girl

More than one week since a 5-year-old girl was assaulted at her bus stop, investigators with the St. Paul police sex crimes unit say they need help from the public to solve the case.


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Violent Crime In North Minneapolis Up 11 Percent

The Minneapolis Police Department is adding resources to an area of the city that is seeing a spike in shootings.


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Minnesota Mom Battles 2 Years For Adoptive Child

For two years since her legal adoption, Justine Topel and her daughter Ida were separated by oceans. On Sunday, Ida played at a South Minneapolis park with her mother and two brothers.


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Air Pollution Warning As Wildfire Smoke Moves Through Minn.

Many Minnesotans woke up Saturday and wondered: Did all of my neighbors have bonfires last night? WCCO Meteorologist Mike Augustyniak says the smokiness you see Saturday morning is partially connected to the Alberta wildfires, and mostly from the Skibo wildfire in Hubbard County in northern Minnesota, just east of Hoyt Lakes.


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Man Charged For Sexually Assaulting 7-Year-Old Girl In St. Paul

A man has been arrested for allegedly abducting and sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl, according to St. Paul police.


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Jeep Sought After Early Morning Hit-And-Run In Chaska

Police in Chaska are looking for an SUV suspected in a string of Thursday morning hit-and-run crashes.


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Prince Fans Gather For S. Minneapolis Block Party

Hundreds of people gathered on the block where Prince went to middle school for a day of music and memories on Saturday.


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Minneapolis Rings City Hall Bells To Honor Prince

Since we learned that Prince died on Thursday, it seems like his music is playing just about everywhere. Even the bell tower at Minneapolis City Hall.


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Fire Caused By Lightning Destroys Otsego Home, Damages Another

A lightning strike early Sunday morning in the northwest Twin Cities metro destroyed homes and badly damaged others, all on the same street.


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‘Purple Rain’ Choreographer Reflects On Prince

Prince was known for his signature style of performing, so it should come as no surprise to learn the artist put a lot of effort into perfecting his moves early on.


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‘A Kid From Minneapolis’: Prince’s Home State Pays Tribute

Fans flooded downtown Minneapolis for an all night dance party at First Avenue, a tribute Prince himself would have loved.


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Boy, 2, Suffers Serious Injuries In Pit Bull Attack

A pit bull attack left a 2-year-old boy with serious injuries to his face and neck.


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2 Arrested, Several Injured After Fight At Unauthorized Rodeo

Two people are in custody after five suffered minor injuries during a large fight in the north Twin Cities metro Saturday night, according to the Lino Lakes Police Department.


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Mpls. Police: Boy Loses Leg In Train Accident

A 10-year-old boy is in critical condition at North Memorial Hospital after he was hit by a train and lost his leg Friday afternoon.


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Minnesota’s Windy, Warm Weather Poses Wildfire Threat

Fire crews across the state are feeling an early start to wildfire season because of unusually windy and dry weather.


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Health Officials: STDs At All-Time High In Minnesota

Nearly 26,000 Minnesotans were diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease in 2015 — an all-time high — the Minnesota Department of Health said Monday.


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Family Mourning Law Clerk’s Death In St. Paul Shooting

The family of a young law clerk who was gunned down in his St. Paul office on Thursday is planning for the 23-year-old’s funeral.


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Little League Field Used For Illegal Dumping

A Twin Cities little league is dealing with someone else’s mess, once again.


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Victim In Fatal I-94 Crash Was Renowned Artist, Educator In Minneapolis

Minnesota State Patrol has released the names of the man killed and woman critically injured in the crash along I-94 Monday evening.


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Mpls. Police: Officers Fatally Shoot Suspect In Stabbing Incident

A portion of Minnehaha Avenue was closed off to traffic Monday morning as Minneapolis police investigated an incident.


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One Last Call For Patrons At Nye’s Polonaise Room

It is the end of an era as Nye’s Bar and Polonaise Room in northeast Minneapolis is closing. Known for polka, piano bar music and authentic polish cuisine, Nye’s has been open for more than 60 years.


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Gov. Dayton Joins Others In Banning Nonessential State Travel To N. Carolina

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is banning state employees from nonessential travel to North Carolina because of that state’s new law limiting official protections for gays and lesbians and transgender people.




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