Mina Abgoon

Digital Editor, National - E.W. Scripps Company

Location icon United States of America

I produce online national content for the E.W. Scripps Company and I'm based out of KTNV-TV, the ABC affiliate in Las Vegas, Nevada. My content is distributed across 33 television stations and 34 radio stations in a total of 17 states.
Topics I cover range from political debate coverage to the latest viral news, and everything in between.

Portfolio
KMTV
03/04/2016
GOP debate: Donald Trump makes crude joke about his hand size

Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump, infamous for making brash comments, sent the audience of Thursday's Republican debate roaring in laughter when he responded to days-old insult by Florida Senator Marco Rubio. Earlier this week, Rubio joked with a Virginia crowd that Trump has small hands for his height.

WGBA
03/04/2016
FACT CHECK: PolitiFact rates GOP debate responses as true, false

Insults between candidates flew from the get go in Thursday's Republican debate in Detroit, a fiery start to the first match since a majorly defining Super Tuesday. Donald Trump, who has proven himself as the party's undisputed frontrunner, took the stage alongside Texas Senator Ted Cruz, Florida Senator Marco Rubio and Ohio Governor John Kasich.

KTNV
07/27/2016
Father behind pro-Trump girls group to sue campaign

The pro-Donald Trump girl group "USA Freedom Kids" went viral after a breakthrough performance at a Florida rally earlier this year. Although the group's viral performance and lyrics once praised the Republican presidential nominee, that commitment seems to be a thing of the past.

WKBW
09/21/2016
Violent protests after fatal officer-involved shooting in N.C.

Protests have turned violent in Charlotte, North Carolina, after a black man was killed Tuesday in an officer-involved shooting, WBTV and other sources report. At least a dozen officers reportedly suffered injuries, all of which are expected to fully recover.

WKBW
08/10/2016
Ky. judge allows inmate to meet newborn son in emotional moment

A compassionate judge sat behind her bench on Friday after scheduling an unconventional, yet moving meeting inside a Kentucky courtroom. Jefferson County District Judge Amber Wolf allowed an inmate charged with burglary to meet his 1-month-old child for the first time ( watch below).

WKBW
07/14/2016
Texas couple dies side by side, holding hands, after 58 years of marriage

An elderly Texas couple recently died, side by side and holding hands, after a staggering 58 years of marriage together. The San Antonio couple, George and Ora Lee Rodriguez, had celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary less than a week prior, according to People. They died less than three hours apart.

WKBW
09/20/2016
WATCH: Tina Fey, Ellie Kemper react to Bill Cosby joke at Emmys

The excitement briefly fell flat during Sunday night's 68th annual Emmy Awards when embattled comedian Bill Cosby's name was mentioned. When the show's announcer "invited" Cosby - who's been accused of sexual assault by dozens of women -- to the stage, tension filled the audience.

KFDI
07/19/2016
Did Melania Trump steal part of her convention speech from Michelle Obama?

Is imitation really the sincerest form of flattery? Social media exploded Monday night with allegations that Melania Trump borrowed part of her convention speech from First Lady Michelle Obama. @TheDemocrats Melania Trump plagiarized Michelle Obama's 2008 speech..- Precious Oladipo (@crystle_queen) July 19, 2016 Melania Trump plagiarized Michelle Obama's speech 😳.

KTNV
07/14/2016
WATCH: Fla. weather report interrupted by anchor catching Pokemon

As we're seeing time and time again, it's easy to get dangerously distracted while trying to "catch 'em all." Thankfully this time, one player's mishap was harmless and actually made for good TV. A Florida meteorologist was in the middle of his weather report when a news anchor, in a zombie-like state, wandered right through the shot while apparently trying to a catch a Pokemon.

WKBW
06/30/2016
Police called to elementary school classroom over 'racist' brownie comment

Police were recently called to a New Jersey elementary school classroom after a third-grader made comments about a brownie that another student called "racist." It happened at William P. Tatem Elementary School in the town of Collingswood, when a teacher called police during a third grade end-of-the-year party, Patch.com reports.