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.
Big Sky Worldview Forum’s Voter Guide
I've had several folks in Billings and Yellowstone County email or call the show asking for more information about who to vote for in the upcoming elections. They especially want to know who to vote for when it comes to judicial races.
Open House Planned for City College on Saturday
MSU-Billings is offering up an open house for City College on Saturday. Check out the details below thanks to MSU-Billings.
Self Defense, Human Trafficking Workshop in Billings
We've got the details for the upcoming self defense and human trafficking worship in Billings. Her Campaign, CASA, Tumbleweed, LaVie, 9rounds, the FBI, Rep. Daniel Zolnikov (R-Billings), and possibly more are scheduled to be on hand.
Get Tix: Great Lineup for Navy Ball in Billings!
Did you watch the movie Battleship with pop music star Rhianna? In the movie, you may recall an incredible wounded warrior wearing an Army t-shirt. He's a real life wounded warrior and Army Colonel Greg Gadson, and he'll be speaking at the upcoming Navy Ball in Billings.
VP Pence Coming to Bozeman, Montana
Earlier this month, Vice President Mike Pence took after liberal Democrat Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) in a new TV ad. Now, the VP is going after Tester in person.
65 Years: Stockman Bank Statewide Open House on Friday
Stockman Bank CEO Bill Coffee recently joined us on our "Montana Talks" statewide radio talk show with Aaron Flint. We talked jobs, the economy, and what he has been seeing and hearing all across the state. We also covered the remarkable 65 year history of Stockman Bank in Montana.
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.
Have a Mom or Dad with Hearing Problems in Montana?
I gotta tell you about this Vietnam veteran I ran into last week. He was telling me how he hadn't heard out of one of his ears for nearly two decades. But last week he couldn't contain his excitement.
Enviro Rules Hampering Border Patrol
Environmental regulations are hindering the Border Patrol's efforts to secure the border from drug and human smugglers, as The Daily Caller reports. Plus, Sen. Tester (D-MT) is opposing President Trump on immigration.