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: Why Montana is Known in Human Trafficking Circles
Here's what stood out to me: while we know there is a problem with human trafficking here in Montana, and especially along the I-90 corridor- what we don't realize is how many of the victims come from Central and Eastern Montana.
The Case for Trump: VDH on Montana Talks
VDH. Victor Davis Hanson. One of the great conservative thinkers of our time. He's got a new book out: The Case for Trump. And he joins us on Monday's Montana Talks statewide radio show with Aaron Flint.
New High School: Name it After War Hero?
On March 27th, Staff Sgt. Travis Atkins will be posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor by President Trump at the White House. I've heard this idea from fellow veteran friends on both the Left and the Right: Hey, if Bozeman is looking for the name of their new high school, why not name it after…
Time To Revise the Columbia River Treaty?
What changes does State Sen. Mike Cuffe (R-Eureka) hope to make to the treaty, and what is the bottom line for Monana taxpayers? Plus, did you know that steamboats once traveled the rivers of NW Montana? Click below for the full interview with Sen. Cuffe:
MHP: Keep the Focus on the Victims
"Keep the focus on the victims: Wade Palmer, Shelley Hayes, Casey Blanchard, Julie Blanchard. We won't be sharing his photo; we won't be writing his name. We encourage you to join us in sharing photos of the victims & uplifting stories about them."
Welcome Home from Afghanistan 495th!
Welcome home to the soldiers of the Montana Army National Guard's 495th CSSB! The soldiers finally made it home over the weekend following a nearly year-long tour to Afghanistan. Check out more pictures below.
Climate Hypocrite? MSNBC Calls Out Washington Gov
So, to break it down for you: this is the guy who wants to shut down Colstrip- a major job and revenue provider in Montana, due to his concerns about greenhouse gas emissions. Maybe he should focus on his own backyard before trying to trash ours.
“Immediate Harm:” AFL-CIO Slams the Green New Deal
"I agree with the AFL-CIO." Those were the words of Republican Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming. This, as the AFL-CIO slams the "Green New Deal."
Shorts and Sandals: Bullock’s Climate Change Flub
Apparently Gov. Steve Bullock (D-MT) spent too much time in NYC and Washington, DC, because he thinks the fact that Montanans are wearing shorts and sandals is PROOF of climate change. Actually, it's still cold outside, governor, it just feels warmer. Oh, and Montana kids are tough.
Longtime Pence Spokesman Reacts to Bullock Remarks
Marc Lotter, a top Trump campaign official, and longtime spokesman to Vice President Mike Pence joined us on Montana Talks. We got a preview of his speech, plus- what does he have to say about Gov. Steve Bullock (D-MT), who refused to call VP Pence a "decent guy" when asked about it on the…