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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‘Body-Worn Cameras Must Be On’: Mpls. Officials Announce MPD Policy Changes

In the wake of Justine Damond’s fatal shooting, Minneapolis police are making changes to their body camera policy.


Students Learn Financial Literacy At ‘Surviving the Game’ Conference

A Minneapolis woman is using her life experiences to help end the cycle of poverty for kids in her community.


‘This Is Not A Black Or White Thing’: Activists Call For Change After Damond Shooting

Neighbors, friends and family have gathered every night since Justine Damond was killed feet away from her home.


New Penalties For Underage Drinking On Boats On Lake Minnetonka

Authorities at Lake Minnetonka have a new way of enforcing underage drinking laws on boats. Starting Friday, owners and operators of boats will be held responsible for any underage drinking that happens on their boat.


Mayfly Invasion Leaves Behind Massive Mess

A yearly summer tradition many people don’t look forward to is underway this week.


BCA Wants Families Of Missing Persons To Volunteer DNA

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is making a call to families of the missing.


Gov. Urges Officer Training Fund To Be Named After Philando Castile

$12 million will be invested in law enforcement training throughout Minnesota for officers working with “diverse communities.”


Contractors, Insurance Companies Using Drones To Inspect Storm Damage

Some contractors and insurance companies are using drones to inspect homes for damage after storms.


Some Traffic Relief Finally Expected In Downtown Minneapolis

Several projects at once made for double and triple typical commute times for drivers last week.


DNR Increasing Drunk Boating Patrols For Holiday Weekend

Officers across the state are stepping up patrols on Minnesota lakes this holiday weekend.


How To Protect Your Home From Woodpecker Damage

Woodpeckers are wreaking havoc on some Twin Cities homes this summer.


Minnesota Magician Builds Epic Treehouse In Backyard

Twin Cities magician Matt Dunn spent the last year building a big kid’s dream treehouse in his backyard in Plymouth.


Mpls. City Council Pushes Forward On $15 Minimum Wage Ordinance

The fight for a $15 minimum wage continues on Wednesday as city council members in Minneapolis meet to get a final look at the ordinance before voting on it.


Guatemala Man Faces Deportation For Running Red Light, Driving Without License

A Guatemala man was pulled over for running a red light and arrested after driving without a license due to his immigration status.


Abbey’s Hope Hosts ‘World’s Largest Swimming Lesson’

Some 300 children got to learn about water safety on Friday afternoon in Minneapolis.


Heated Debate Over Mpls. Minimum Wage Hike

The debate was heated Thursday afternoon at Minneapolis City Hall as city councilmembers considered raising the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour.


Women Recount Close Call After Unknowingly Smoking Opioid

Two women are grateful to have a second chance at life after nearly dying from an overdose.


Feast Your Eyes On The 31 New Minn. State Fair Foods

With the Minnesota State Fair just a couple months away, officials announced Tuesday the 31 new foods that will be available.


Crowd Marches Through Downtown Mpls. On 2nd Day Of Yanez Verdict Protests

A crowd is gathering in Loring Park Saturday evening for a second day of rallies after Officer Jeronimo Yanez was found not guilty in the fatal shooting of Philando Castile.


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What Amazon’s Purchase Of Whole Foods Means For Consumers

The deal is targeted to close in the second half of the year.


Sheriff: Man Drowns After Canoe Flips On Lake Jane In Lake Elmo

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office says one man is dead after an apparent drowning on Lake Jane in Lake Elmo on Thursday.


Law Enforcement Working To Prevent Sex Trafficking Ahead Of Super Bowl LII

Advocates for victims of sex trafficking and members of law enforcement are working hard to prevent a spike in the illegal practice.


7 Arrested At St. Paul Anti-Islamic Law Rally, Counter Rally

Authorities have made several arrests after fights broke out during an anti-Shariah rally and counter-protest at the Minnesota State Capitol.


Hazeltine To Host 2019 Women’s PGA Championship

The PGA made the announcement at Hazeltine this morning. This will be the first time the women’s championship is played in Minnesota.


Pulling Together Teams Get Tips From Tug-Of-War Experts

Some of the teams training for Pulling Together got some help from competitive tug-of-war experts Thursday evening.




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