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.
AUDIO: SD2 Superintendent on Mill Levy Increase
Billings School District 2 is asking voters for a mill levy increase to help fund new textbooks and other digital curriculum in the high schools, including career-focused programs. SD 2 Superintendent Greg Upham gave his pitch to the voters ahead of the May 7th mail-in ballot, and took questions fro…
Mule Deer Foundation Banquet Coming Up!
Hunting gear, camping gear, and of course- GUNS. Not only can you get your hands on this great gear, you can also help with the conservation of Mule Deer in Montana at the 13th Annual Banquet of the Big Sky Chapter of the Mule Deer Foundation.
New Car Wash Planned for Shiloh and Central?
If the above sign is any indication, it looks as though a new car wash is headed to the Central and Shiloh intersection- home to the old Cetrone Studio, and also what was once one of the smallest churches in Montana.
33 Pounds Down Thanks to Billings Last Diet!
Thanks to Billings Last Diet, I lost 33 pounds in under 3 months and am finally back in the shape that I wanted to be in. If you or someone you know is looking to trim back down- Billings Last Diet is a program that works, whether you want to lose 10 pounds or 100 pounds. Check them out at BillingsL…
UM Neuro Injury Center Event to Help Veterans
An event to help veterans with post traumatic stress is coming up later this month in Billings. The University of Montana Neuro Injury Center event will take place at the Billings Clinic on March 23rd and will feature neuro doctors, university researchers, and veterans- including the Vice President …
Ag Secretary Perdue Takes Shot at Bud Light
“I don’t know if you all watched the Super Bowl at all, but there was a commercial on there and talking about some products some of you corn growers may have produced. And they [Bud Light] don’t use it anymore. Well guess what? I don’t use theirs [Bud Light] anymore eithe…
Snow Day: School Cancelled in Billings Wednesday
Supt Upham: "After consulting with the National Weather Service and giving sincere consideration regarding the weather, Billings Public Schools will be cancelling school tomorrow, Wednesday, February 27. "
Photos: Navy SEAL Survives Florida Plane Crash
The Montana man who survived a Florida plane crash is giving credit to the heroic neighbors who came to his aid. Tim Sheehy is a Navy SEAL and Bozeman, Montana businessman who previously received the Purple Heart, among other decorations.
MTP’s Chuck Todd: Don’t Sell Montana to Canada!
Meet The Press host Chuck Todd says we should NOT sell Montana to Canada. His reasoning? Well, of course- the Big Sky, and the Great Plains...but don't forget those Sip 'n Dip mermaids! Here's the video
Burglary Suspect Wanted in Yellowstone County
Authorities in Yellowstone County are looking for a burglary suspect. Check out the photos below, share this story on Facebook/Instagram/Twitter etc, and help sheriff's deputies nab the suspect.
Offensive to Journalists, But OK for Coal Miners?
"So it was okay for Democrats and the liberal media to tell unemployed coal miners to learn to code, but it’s not okay to tell unemployed journalists the same." That was the reaction of Daily Caller video columnist Stephanie Hamill to the news that Twitter was censoring users who us…
Follow Your Newest ‘Tweeting Trooper’ in Montana
Thanks to social media outlets like Twitter, we get a chance to gain some insight from the men and women on the front lines. If you get the chance- follow the Montana Highway Patrol's newest "tweeting trooper" Calvin Jimmerson.