Aaron Flint has spent nearly two decades working in Montana politics and broadcasting. Following the 2016 elections, he was selected by then-Congressman (now Interior Secretary) Ryan Zinke to serve as State Director for Zinke's Congressional offices in Montana. In 2016, he served as communications director for the gubernatorial campaign of now-Congressman Greg Gianforte. Prior to his recent political work, Aaron grew a statewide radio show in Montana from 10 signals, to more than 20 radio signals across the state. In addition, he served as the editor of a daily online news and commentary called "The Flint Report," which was recognized by The Washington Post as one of "the best state-based political blogs." Aaron has also been listed by The Washington Post as one of "the best state based political reporters." His work has been featured nationally by the Fox Business Network, The Drudge Report, Huffington Post, Politico and others. He has deep Montana roots, since his father’s family homesteaded near Flathead Lake, and his mother’s family goes back four generations in Glasgow. While in fourth grade Aaron recalls stuffing newspapers for The Glasgow Courier, which for years was published and edited by his grandparents, Ron and Joan Helland. As an officer in the Army National Guard, Aaron served four military tours overseas, in 2005-06 as an Infantry Platoon Leader in Ramadi, Iraq, and later in 2008-09 as an embedded advisor with the Afghan National Police at COP Wilderness in Afghanistan. Most recently, he deployed to the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. Flint’s journalistic experience began as a journalism student at Howard University. He later received a BA degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Montana where he served as President of the Associated Students. He also worked for two years as a Policy Advisor on the Washington staff of U.S. Senator Conrad Burns. Flint’s broadcast career includes work with Montana Public Radio, a runner for the NBC News "Today" show at the 2004 National Political Conventions, an internship with Bloomberg TV and Radio in Washington, DC, and as Executive Producer and Reporter with KTVQ-2 Television (CBS) in Billings. Flint enjoys combining his real world background and Montana roots, with a love for journalism, saying, “Every day, I hope to take a wide range of experiences to show audiences the bigger picture, or to give them a side of the story they won’t get anywhere else”. Aaron and his wife Jessica have two young boys, and a little girl born during one of his recent deployment overseas.
Missoula Newspaper Employees Locked Out, Told Office Will Close
The Lee Newspapers have continued their firing spree across Montana. Except this time they're actually shutting down an entire newspaper, one that until recently had been a competitor.
USS Montana Crew Visiting State Soon
US Navy Commander Michael Delaney and Electronics Technician Second Class Evan Glenn of Bozeman will be in Billings on September 20th to share information about the USS Montana, a new Virginia Class fast attack submarine that will bear the state’s name.
President Trump Back to Billings
A source confirmed to Montana Talks host Aaron Flint that President Trump will be back at the Metra in Billings on Thursday, September 6th.
Montana Two Wins Away from Little League World Series
The Billings, Montana kids are only two wins away from the Little League World Series. This, after a big win over Alaska earlier in the week. That's what Coach Scott Sears told me Wednesday morning on our Montana Talks radio show.
Update on Medicine Man Fire Near Billings
The Medicine Man Fire is estimated over 450+ acres, hard work has given an estimated 70% containment.
Bozeman Home to Montana’s Top Tech Employer
Who are the top tech employers in Montana? Well, the Montana High Tech Business Alliance (MTHBA) just came up with a top 25 list.
Mysterious ‘Wolf-Like Animal’ Killed in Montana
If you had to find a storybook photo of the big bad wolf from Little Red Riding Hood- this one definitely comes close. Check out this "wolf-like" creature that was killed near Denton, Montana.
Stranger Things: Does Netflix Owe This Montana Photographer?
What do you think? Does Netflix need to pay up? I took the poll shortly before noon on Thursday and nearly 65% of those who answered the question, over 13,000 people, seemed to agree with me: Netflix needs to compensate Glasgow, Montana photographer Sean Heavey.
Montana-Trained Horse in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby
A Montana-trained horse named Bolt d'Oro will be running at Saturday's Kentucky Derby.
President Trump Coming Back to the Big Sky State
How soon can we we welcome a visit by President Trump back to the Big Sky state? That's the question I threw at Marc Short, who called in to Tuesday's Montana Talks radio show from the White House. He told me this: