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.
Libby Named ‘Most Charming Small Town in Montana’
The great Northwest Montana town of Libby has been named "the most charming small town in Montana" by the Reader's Digest. (Thanks to our listeners in Libby for the heads up!)
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.
What New Normal? Coal Exports Set to Hit Record
They kept telling us to get used to it. It's the new normal. Coal is dead. Coal is dying. Move on. Now this, from Bloomberg News: Trump's Making U.S. Coal Exports the Greatest They've Ever Been
Speaker Knudsen Guest Hosting ‘Montana Talks’ Friday, Monday
He's been serving as the Speaker of the House for the Montana State Legislature, and coming up this Friday and Monday- Austin Knudsen will serve as the guest host for the statewide radio talk show "Montana Talks."
Fundraiser for Family of Sheriff Captain Who Lost Wife; Son Missing
That GoFundMe page is now helping to raise funds for the Anderson family. You can click here to help contribute. Great job also by President Waded Cruzado and Montana State University for helping Anderson's daughter- providing her with a full tuition scholarship.
Update on Medicine Man Fire Near Billings
The Medicine Man Fire is estimated over 450+ acres, hard work has given an estimated 70% containment.
Jerry Kramer’s NFL Hall of Fame Acceptance Speech
The Jordan, Montana-born Jerry Kramer was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame over the weekend. Watch Jerry Kramer's full acceptance speech here.
‘Medicine Man Fire’ Breaks Out on Rims North of Laurel
Flames started engulfing the rimrocks north of Lipp Road Thursday evening. Yellowstone County Sheriff Lt. Kent O'Donnell says the fire burning north of Laurel and West of Billings, Montana did force some "pre-evacuation notices" to be issued.
From Homeless at Age 14…to YVW Cover Girl
Gracing the front cover of the August-September edition is a young woman by the name of Bethany Taylor. At 14 she ended up homeless and on her own. Now, she's giving back to the very programs that rescued her.
Rally to Keep Families Together in Helena August 23rd
On Friday's Montana Talks radio show, we spoke with Matt Furlong and Denise Johnson with the Montana Child Protection Alliance about issues facing children and family services in Montana.