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.
From the Crew: The Official USS Montana Coin
The crew of the Naval submarine that will be named after our great state is in Big Sky Country as we speak. I joined the ship's captain, Commander Michael Delaney, and Petty Officer Evan Glenn, a Bozeman native, at a USS Montana welcome reception in Billings Thursday night.
Throwback Thursday: Clarence Thomas Opening Statement in 1991
For those of you who tuned in to Thursday's "Montana Talks" statewide radio show, I told you I would post the full video of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas' confirmation hearings. Here's the full video via C-SPAN.
The Truth Project’s Del Tackett Speaking in Billings
The host of the widely-acclaimed Christian video series "The Truth Project" is speaking soon in Billings, Montana. Del Tackett is headlining the Big Sky Worldview Forum September 28th thru 29th. He'll also join listeners on the statewide radio talk show "Montana Talks" with …
Donald Trump, Jr Back to Montana
The exact location may now be up in the air, but Donald Trump, Jr. and former Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle are coming back to Montana.
Donald Trump Jr. Calls Out ‘Phony’ Sportsman Jon Tester
When it comes to hunting in Montana, Donald Trump, Jr. is the real deal. Liberal Democrat Senator Jon Tester (D-MT)? Not so much. And now Don Jr. is calling Tester out for it. This, after Fox News published a report scrutinizing Tester's misleading ad campaign.
Rosendale-Tester: CBS News Poll Shows Dead Heat
A CBS news poll shows a close race for the US Senate in Montana. According to the poll, Montana's State Auditor is only two points behind Senator Jon Tester (D-MT).
Nah-maste? UM Buddhism Professor Arrested
Om...I'm not sure what all happened here, but apparently a University of Montana Buddhism and yoga professor was arrested after punching a bar bouncer in the stomach. The school newspaper, The Montana Kaimin, was first to break the news on Friday, which was already several days after the incide…
The Sage Grouse Shakedown: ‘This is Bananas!’
"This is bananas. The lack of cell access in this part of the state is a public safety risk and we should be doing everything to promote telecom availability there." That's what Public Service Commissioner Travis Kavulla (R-Great Falls) had to say about this story involving a $1.8 mil…
CNN on Biden & Bullock: Too White for 2020
Even though all the liberals say 'he's pretty fly, for a white guy"- Joe Biden is simply too white for 2020. As for Gov. Steve Bullock (D-MT), he's "also a white man"..."nobody knows who he is." That's according to CNN's latest 2020 Democratic presid…
Nancy Pelosi: I Will Be Speaker if Dems Win
Nancy Pelosi: 'I feel very comfortable about the support that I have in the caucus and that I will be the speaker of the house.'