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.
Speaker of the House Greg Hertz on Montana Talks
What are his priorities for the 2019 session? How will he work with Democrat Gov. Steve Bullock (D-MT) who seems more focused on campaigning for president than on issues in the state capitol? And, will the Republicans stay united like we saw in the 2017 special session? Listen to what Speaker Hertz …
Worse Than Iraq, Zinke Tours California Fires
"The town of Paradise, California, was devastated by the Camp Fire. Sobering. Unlike anything I saw in any war zone, and that includes serving in Iraq. President Trump stands in support of the wonderful people of California."
From the UK: What Does Brexit Mean for Montana?
Shortly after our conversation with Simon Owen in London, we got a great phone call from former Montana legislator Nick Schwaderer who now lives and works for a tech firm in the UK.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May on the Ropes?
After more than a year of tense negotiations, a Brexit breakthrough: Britain’s Prime Minister says she’s secured a divorce deal with the European Union, two years and five months after voters in the UK opted to quit the EU in a referendum. But Theresa May must now get the proposal thro…
AUDIO: Montana Fire Crews Headed to California
What is waiting for these Montana firefighters once they hit boots on ground in California? Aaron Flint spoke with Fox News Radio's Jessica Rosenthal from California on Tuesday's "Montana Talks" with her assessment of what is already being called the deadliest in the state's…
Legislative Leadership Battles Come to Head Wednesday
With the 2018 elections in the rear-view mirror, the 2019 legislative session is staring at us right through the cracked windshield. Which lawmakers will guide us through the Republican-dominated legislature?
Zinke’s 2AM Phone Calls from President Trump
In case you missed our exclusive interview with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on our statewide radio talk show "Montana Talks," Zinke broke two pieces of news: 1. He's not planning to exit from the Trump Administration, and 2. He's not running for Montana governor in 2020.
Montana Campaign in Memory of Pittsburgh’s Jews
For those of you who have had the privilege of hearing our good friend Rabbi Chaim Bruk join us on our Montana Talks statewide radio show, he is launching a new effort across the state to help honor the memories of the Jewish people murdered at the synagogue in Pittsburgh.
Zinke Calls Reports Fake News, Also Rules Out Run for Governor
"It comes from the same liberal reporters that have lost their ability to tell the truth...anonymous sources." That's what Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke had to say about headlines in Politico suggesting that Zinke is preparing to leave the Trump Administration.
Video: Entire Press Conference with President Trump
President Trump talks about the midterm election results, congratulates Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) on his re-election, stands by the "good job" being done by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, and gets into another testy back and forth with CNN's Jim Acosta.