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.
Recount Update: HD 51 and Yellowstone County Judge Race
Republican Frank Fleming (R-Billings) held on to survive a recount, and remained as the victor on the House District 51 race for the Montana legislature. So what about the other recount requested in Yellowstone county: the judicial race between Ashley Harada and Juli Pierce. That recount is expected…
Fundraiser for Billings MMA Gym Destroyed by Fire
The Billings community is stepping into the ring and getting into the fight to raise money for a local gym destroyed in a recent fire near downtown. Will Grundhauser, who owns The Grindhouse Mixed Martial Arts gym says most of his family-owned business was destroyed by the fire.
Election 2018: Judicial Race Nearly Tied in Billings
Check out the numbers in this judicial race in Yellowstone County: Billings attorneys Juli Pierce and Ashley Harada are nearly tied. As of Wednesday morning, Pierce holds the lead with 28,668 votes. Harada is closely behind with 28,593 votes.
Breaking: Billings Councilman Larry Brewster Stepping Down
If you're looking for someone to give you a fair rundown of what happened at the city council meeting, or a historical perspective about issues facing Billings School District 2- Larry Brewster is the guy to talk to. That's why I was quite surprised to hear that Billings City Councilman La…
My Advice: Hand Deliver Your Absentee Ballot
If you haven't turned in your absentee ballot yet, here's what I would do: hand deliver, don't risk it.
Billings Police Chief Talks About ‘Hoax Device’ at TV Station
The bomb squad was called to a Billings TV station after a man speaking gibberish left a strange plastic device behind. Once police first arrived on the scene at KTVQ-TV (Q2), they worried that the plastic container could contain an Improvised Explosive Device.
How Much Screen Time Should Your Kids Have?
Did you realize that 95% of US kids have access to a smartphone? Or get this- the average American teen spends 7 hours a day in front of a smart phone or tablet! These were some of the shocking stats shared by Dr. Scott Sears from St. Vincent Healthcare in Billings, Montana.
Lockwood Could Open High School Next Year for Freshman!
For those of you who tune in to our Montana Talks radio show with Aaron Flint, we announced some big news for students in Lockwood: the first Freshman class could begin as early next year, as Evelyn Pyburn reports.
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.