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.
Top Blog Post of 2018: Secret Service Discredits Tester
As we approach another New Year, I wanted to look back and see: what was my top blog post for 2018? Based on local unique visitors, it was this story: SECRET SERVICE RECORDS DISCREDIT JON TESTER’S CLAIMS
Supt. Elsie Arntzen on Thursday’s Montana Talks
Coming up on Thursday's Montana Talks statewide radio show with Aaron Flint: We’ll talk school funding and school safety. Plus, making it illegal for teachers to have sex with students- that's a proposal being advanced by Montana's Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arn…
Top Stories of the Year on Wednesday’s Montana Talks
What were the top stories of the year for 2018? Join us on Wednesday's Montana Talks statewide radio show with Aaron Flint. We'll chat with The Great Falls Tribune's Phil Drake, The Billings Gazette's Tom Lutey, and NBC's Becky Hillier from 9-10AM on the following radio stat…
McCaskill: “Too Many Embarrassing Uncles”
Uhhh...you mean, like the Senate's old 'Uncle Joe' Biden? The lead Dem contender for 2020?
Bishop, Murkowski Hail Zinke’s Record at Interior
Conservatives are hailing the strong record of Zinke's time as Interior Secretary, as The Daily Caller reports
Must-See: Alan Simpson Goes Off on CNN
Via the Daily Caller: 'Former GOP Sen. Alan Simpson of Wyoming told CNN host Alisyn Camerota to stop critiquing politicians for their past sins and “find some new work,” on “New Day” Tuesday.'
Audio: Jim Peterson on Montana Wagyu Beef
Jim Peterson is a rancher in Buffalo, Montana. He's also the former Senate president, former Chairman of the US Meat Export Federation, and former President of the Montana Stockgrowers Association. Needless to say- this guy knows beef. And he is raving about the Wagyu Beef now being raised and …
Time for Electric Car Tax Breaks to Go?
Earlier this week, we spoke with Fox News Radio's Jeff Monosso about the news, and a broader discussion about consumer interests in the high-priced electric cars.
‘Christmas Miracle,’ Billings Vietnam Vet Gets Kidney
"Our new development is our Christmas Miracle. Dan has his new kidney as of 2:42 a.m., 12/10 Monday. A matching donor was found!!"
‘Susan’ Subdues Methhead in Billings
Click below to listen as Billings Police Chief Rich St. John describes the moment officers decided to send in Susan the BPD K-9 to resolve the situation peacefully