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!
A 16-year-old from Norwood Young America is fighting for his life Tuesday night, but he’s not alone.
Charlie Rademacher got into a bad car crash Easter Sunday morning along County Road 51, just north of Highway 212.
Play ball. Baseball is back at Target Field. Minnesota Twins fans poured into the ballpark early Monday afternoon for the team’s home opener against the Kansas City Royals.
Investigators are now calling the death of 10-year-old Barway Collins a homicide. Volunteer searchers found a boy’s body floating in the Mississippi River Saturday. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner confirmed Sunday that it was Barway Collins.
Investigators are trying to identify human remains found off the shoulder of Interstate 90 in southern Minnesota. A landowner in Freeborn County called 911 Monday to report the discovery. The remains were found near a fence along the south side of I-90 near Highway 13.
In a press conference Monday afternoon, Pastor Harding Smith and Barway’s stepmother spoke on the father’s behalf. They told say the community is turning on them, when they should be focusing on finding Barway.
WCCO has been your home for the NCAA Basketball Tournament. The championship game Monday night may not include a Minnesota team, but it will have some strong Minnesota ties.
It’s been two and a half weeks since 10-year-old Barway Collins of Crystal went missing. Several searches along the Mississippi River are underway now to find anything that could help find him.
A Seattle teen got the treatment most fans would dream of tonight at the Minnesota Timberwolves game. Sixteen-year-old Connor Urcuyo lost his hometown team when the Seattle Sonics moved to Oklahoma.
A Twin Cities man is accused of kidnapping a teenager and trying to force her to marry him. Kong Xiong, 21, is also charged with having sex with the 15-year-old girl.
Seventy years after being shot down and held captive in World War II, a Minnesota veteran has proudly received his POW medal. Sen. Al Franken presented Robert Michelsen of Apple Valley his long-overdue honor Sunday afternoon at the VA Medical Center.
This weekend’s disappearance of a sorority member is being felt not only around the University of Minnesota campus, but also in her hometown of Stillwater. Jennifer Houle, 22, was last seen leaving Blarney Pub in Dinkytown at around 1 a.m. Friday. Her purse was found about three blocks away.
WCCO obtained a copy of the email from the team’s head coach Matt McDonald, who says he can’t reveal much about what happened but says the players lied about their actions and are now paying the price.
One person is dead after a fire broke out at a senior care facility in Woodbury early Friday morning. According to Washington County Dispatch, officials received a call at 4:17 a.m. of a fire at Woodbury Healthcare Center.
There is a new twist in the real-life medical drama of Angelina Jolie Pitt. The actress revealed in an op-ed in the New York Times, she had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed last week.
Investigators in Minnesota say they’ve finally identified a woman slain by a state trooper nearly 35 years ago.
Homeowners looking to remodel kitchens have some new options to choose from. IKEA just unveiled the SEKTION system; the company’s first upgrade to its Bespoke kitchen line in 20 years.
This year’s early warm weather is creating perfect conditions for wildfires, according to the Department of Natural Resources. The DNR predicts Minnesota will see more fires than average during the spring season.
A long-running debate over Sunday liquor sales is back on the table at the State Capitol. Minnesota is one of about a dozen states that do not allow store liquor sales on Sundays.
The City of St. Paul celebrated St. Patrick’s Day early on Saturday with an all-day block party along West 7th St. The St. Paul Visitors’ Bureau estimated the event that ran from 1a.m. to 11p.m. would rake in up to $250,000 just from sales tax from the participating businesses.
A new bill at the state capitol aims to get more members of law enforcement to live where they work.
The bill’s author said she has been discussing possible new laws with organizers of the Black Lives Matter Movement.
The 11 protesters charged with being behind a demonstration at the Mall of America have pleaded not guilty in court Tuesday morning.
In the last two weeks, two homeowners have used the power of technology to catch burglars in action inside their homes.
Homeowners in south Minneapolis and Roseville used a combination of gadgets and small cameras to capture high-quality video of the thieves.
Kids see school counselors for a lot of things, from trying to find the best fit for college to a crisis in class or at home.
Minnesota’s Department of Transportation is hoping the warmer weather over the next couple of weeks marks the end of winter weather. This winter is a big contrast to last year’s unusually harsh winter that forced MnDOT to blow past its budget by tens of millions of dollars.
The Minnesota Department of Health is reminding Minnesotans that warmer temperatures do not mean an end to flu season.