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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Memorial Ride Held For Motorcyclists Killed In Western Wis.

The lives of two people killed in a motorcycle accident earlier this week are being remembered in a memorial ride. James Marinaro and Denise Thomas were honored Saturday in a ride from Monte’s Sports Bar in Spring Lake Park to Ellisworth Township in western Wisconsin.


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2 Killed In SUV-Motorcycle Crash In Western Wis.

Two people have been killed in a crash involving a motorcycle and an SUV in western Wisconsin.


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At ‘Madison’s Place,’ Every Child Can Play

A Minnesota mother is leading the way to make sure kids of all abilities have a place to play together.


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Family Of Grandmother Killed In Shooting Speaks Out

The family of a Minneapolis grandmother who was shot and killed while driving her minivan Thursday evening says enough is enough.


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Nonprofit Bringing 10,000 Flags To Ft. Snelling For Memorial Day

While many people will adorn their loved ones’ graves with flowers and flags this Memorial Day, one group is hoping to bring the red white and blue to as many fallen heroes as possible.


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‘Play For Patrick’ Helps Early Detection Of Heart Health Issues

The sudden death of a 14-year-old hockey player changed his family’s life forever.


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Grandmother Killed In North Mpls. Shooting

A grandmother who was driving with her granddaughter is the latest victim of gun violence in Minneapolis.


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Local Culinary Stars Crafting U.S. Bank Stadium Eats

U.S. Bank Stadium won’t be up and running until August, but on Tuesday we learned what foods will be for sale.


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Students At North St. Paul Mourn Classmate’s Prom Night Death

A night that is supposed to be one of the most memorable for high-schoolers turned tragic for a Maplewood teenager.


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Coon Rapids Joining Cities To Legalize Raising Chickens

Whether they are kept as pets or for their eggs, more Minnesotans will soon be able to raise chickens in the backyard.


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Minnesotans Soak Up The Sun On #Top10WxDay

The temperature reached a high of 79 degrees in the Twin Cities on Saturday. From festivals to fundraisers, the #Top10WxDay helped make outdoor events a success.


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Mosquito Season Off To An Early Start

Pest control businesses say mosquito season is off to an early start this year in the Twin Cities metro.


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Waseca Team Returns To Tink Larson Field After Grandstand Fire

It’s time to play ball once again at a historic Minnesota baseball stadium that partially burned down last month.


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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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