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.
MSU Research: Space Radiation as Cyber Tool?
Like turning lemons into lemonade, a Montana State University research team hopes to turn the radiation of outer space into a cybersecurity tool that could protect sensitive data transmitted by satellites.
Audio: AG Fox in DC During Bush Funeral
Montana's Attorney General Tim Fox is in Washington, DC as our nation honors the late President George H.W. Bush. While in DC, the AG by chance ran into former VP Dan Quayle. Listen to the audio as AG Fox describes their conversation.
Daines Visits Montana Soldiers in Afghanistan
According to the 495th Facebook page, "Senator Daines gifted the unit with a refreshing taste of Montana, hand carrying some Hi-Country Beef Jerky and homemade cookies halfway around the world for our Soldiers to enjoy throughout the holidays."
Audio: MT Farm Bureau on Farm Bill Deal
We spoke with Montana Farm Bureau National Affairs Director Nicole Rolf on Friday's Montana Talks to hear more about what they know about the agreement.
Daines Visiting Montana Troops Overseas
Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) will soon visit Montana soldiers serving overseas, according to an advisory sent out by the senator's staff.
Daines Presses for Full LWCF Funding
Congress has the issue again.
AG Fox Considering Run for Montana Governor
We talked with AG Fox about the 2018 election results, a look ahead at 2020, the new REAL ID requirements, a federal grant to combat meth in Montana, and much more. Click below for the full audio:
Worse Than Iraq, Zinke Tours California Fires
"The town of Paradise, California, was devastated by the Camp Fire. Sobering. Unlike anything I saw in any war zone, and that includes serving in Iraq. President Trump stands in support of the wonderful people of California."
Legislative Leadership Battles Come to Head Wednesday
With the 2018 elections in the rear-view mirror, the 2019 legislative session is staring at us right through the cracked windshield. Which lawmakers will guide us through the Republican-dominated legislature?
Details: President Trump’s Unprecedented 4th Visit to Montana
President Donald Trump is making an unprecedented 4th visit to Big Sky Country to campaign on behalf of Republican Senate candidate Matt Rosendale. Full details and ticket info are below.