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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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

Halloween meant the end of a warmer-than-usual October.


Family Of Minneapolis Shooting Victim: ‘Put Down The Guns’

A string of violent deaths in north Minneapolis brought dozens of community members together Sunday afternoon to talk about the shootings.


North Minneapolis Sees 3 Shooting Deaths In As Many Days

Investigators are searching for answers in the deaths of three people in the last three days in north Minneapolis.


Champlin Woman Shares Story Of Domestic Abuse To Help Others

Two years after her husband tried to take her life, a Champlin woman is ready to share her story of survival.


Good Samaritans Save 2 Men From Drowning In Cold Lake

Even though they know how to swim, two men almost drowned on Sunday morning in a cold lake before two good Samaritans were able to save them.


Authorities Investigating Wave Of Anoka County Heroin Overdoses

Anoka County authorities are investigating what they call an “alarming” wave of heroin overdoses from this weekend.


Texting Driver Who Killed New Prague Man Receives 4-Day Sentence

A driver who was texting when she hit and killed a 79-year-old New Prague man will spend four days in jail after a judge ordered her sentence on Monday.


Sheriff: Father, Son Electrocuted In Scott County Farming Accident

Authorities in southwest metro say a father and his son were electrocuted Sunday when a large piece of farm equipment touched a power line.


Wetterlings Honored At Wild Home Opener

The Minnesota Wild honored the memory of Jacob Wetterling at Saturday night’s season home opener.


Seasonal Hiring Begins For Retailers In Minnesota

Hiring for the holiday season is in full swing at retailers across the state.


‘He’s Still Ours’: Family Remembers Minn. Man Killed In Texas

The parents of a college student killed by a hit-and-run driver thanked their community Monday night for its support.


Former Coach Remembers Minnesota Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

A soldier with Minnesota ties who was killed on Tuesday while on patrol in Afghanistan is being honored by his former college swim coach.


MDH: Less Than Half Of Minnesota Adults Got Flu Shot Last Year

The Minnesota Department of Health is reminding the public that now is the time to get the flu vaccine.


Allina, Nurses Ready To Head Back To The Negotiating Table

The Minnesota Nurses Association expects the ongoing Allina Health nurses strike to be the longest of its kind in state history.


Fans Celebrate USA Ryder Cup Win Over Europe

Team USA did it. For the first time in eight years, the United States has won the Ryder Cup.


Hastings Corn Maze Creates 15-Acre Tribute To Law Enforcement

Usually, the corn maze features a farm theme, but the owners said they felt compelled to show their gratitude this year.


Ryder Cup Fans Turn Out At Hazeltine From Minnesota And Beyond

The Ryder Cup is expected to draw more than 200,000 people over the next week.




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