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.
Parking, Event Details for Trump Rally in Billings
For those looking to attend the Trump rally in Billings on Thursday, September 6th, the MetraPark in Billings put out some details regarding access to the event, and services that will be provided.
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.
USS Montana Crew Visiting State Soon
US Navy Commander Michael Delaney and Electronics Technician Second Class Evan Glenn of Bozeman will be in Billings on September 20th to share information about the USS Montana, a new Virginia Class fast attack submarine that will bear the state’s name.
MSU Opens $18 Million Dining Facility on Campus
An $18 million dining facility for Montana State University? To put that in perspective, as one friend pointed out on Facebook, that is nearly the entire amount of money that is brought in by the state of Montana's 6-mill levy which is on the ballot this November.
Video: Zinke Talks Fires at White House Cabinet Meeting
President Trump talked about the need to "gently" and "beautifully" remove the dead and dying trees that are fueling larger fires in our nation's forests. During the cabinet meeting, he called on Zinke to give a recap of his visit to the frontlines to the nation's most …
CNBC: Farmers Stand By Trump
If Democrats thought they had one issue going for them heading into the November elections, it was the topic of trade and tariffs. But even that topic isn't a winner for Democrats, as CNBC is reporting that "farmers stand by Trump."
Libby Named ‘Most Charming Small Town in Montana’
The great Northwest Montana town of Libby has been named "the most charming small town in Montana" by the Reader's Digest. (Thanks to our listeners in Libby for the heads up!)
‘Medicine Man Fire’ Breaks Out on Rims North of Laurel
Flames started engulfing the rimrocks north of Lipp Road Thursday evening. Yellowstone County Sheriff Lt. Kent O'Donnell says the fire burning north of Laurel and West of Billings, Montana did force some "pre-evacuation notices" to be issued.
Rally to Keep Families Together in Helena August 23rd
On Friday's Montana Talks radio show, we spoke with Matt Furlong and Denise Johnson with the Montana Child Protection Alliance about issues facing children and family services in Montana.
Daines Talks Farm Aid, Trade Policy on CSPAN
Is the $12 billion aid package to American farmers enough? What about the latest news regarding the European Union and trade? Watch below as Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) talks Trump, trade, and farm aid on C-SPAN.