Scott Zoltan

KECI Reporter

POSTED: 12:45 PM Jun 13 2012   UPDATED: 9:04 AM Mar 04 2015
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Scott Zoltan became a reporter for NBC Montana in August 2011. He got his first taste of journalism at an early age, writing articles for his hometown newspaper in San Diego. When he arrived at the University of Oregon, he made the transition from print to broadcast and graduated with a B.A. in Journalism: Electronic Media. In his time at school, Scott reported for a student newscast and served as Multimedia Editor for the school's newspaper.

In Summer 2010 he ventured eastward for an internship at a PBS affiliate in Albany, New York. He worked for New York Now, a weekly statewide public affairs program. Scott divided his time between the studio and the Capitol, covering the primary elections and the summer budget crisis.

Upon graduating, Scott worked for an online environmental news start-up in Eugene, Oregon, before making his way to beautiful Montana.

He's excited to be reporting for NBC Montana. When he's not reporting the news, Scott likes to read, hike and hit the slopes.

Please email Scott with any questions, comments or story ideas.

Scott Zoltan's Latest Stories

Massive earthquake causes widespread destruction in Nepal

Major aftershock hits Nepal after earthquake

[Breaking news update, posted at 7:24 a.m. ET]

The death toll in Nepal from Saturday's catastrophic earthquake has jumped to at least 2,263, Nepal Home Affairs spokesman Laxmi Prasad Dhakal said Sunday. Another 4,647 people were reported injured in Ne...

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Earthquake in Nepal 2

Nepal earthquake: How to help victims

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked Nepal with devastating force Saturday, killing more than 1,800 people. As the rescue and recovery efforts get underway, many charities and NGOs are sending teams, essential aid and medical assistance. Here are some o...

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A 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked Nepal with devastating force Saturday, killing more than 1,800 people. As the rescue and recovery efforts get underway, many charities and NGOs are sending teams, essential aid and medical assistance. Here are some of the organizations that you can assist.

The Nepal Red Cross Society is the epicenter of the relief efforts and is a direct way to help the people of Nepal. Here is its online donation link; please note that their website connectivity is on and off, so you might not be able to get through.

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) has begun collecting funds for emerging relief efforts response to the Nepal Earthquake, which will have a critical focus on medical relief and supply delivery to earthquake survivors. To support their efforts, donate online here.

AmeriCares has sent its response team to the impact zone and relief workers are preparing shipments of medical aid and relief supplies for survivors. You can help by donating online to their disaster relief fund.

CARE is on the ground and preparing to provide temporary shelter, ready-to-eat meals and water purification and latrine construction. You can learn more about their relief plans here or go directly to their donation page to help.

Catholic Relief Serves is accepting donations to help send relief materials such as shelter kits, water, sanitation and hygiene materials for the affected areas in Nepal and India.

Concern Worldwide is working to provide those in need in Nepal with needed emergency supplies for shelter, cooking and hygiene. You can specify which of these supplies you want to help provide, when you make your online donation.

Direct Relief is preparing and delivering medical resources to local health facilities that are seeing patient surges for quake-related conditions. They are also working with medical companies to secure additional supplies as needed. You can help these efforts with an online donation.

Global Giving has created a Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund to immediately help both local Nepalese nonprofits and international aid organizations. Supporters can donate online or text GIVE NEPAL to 80088 to donate $10.

Handicap International has been in Nepal since 2000 and the 47-person team is safe. They are providing wheelchairs and assistance to the local hospitals which they report are overwhelmed. You can go online to directly support their Nepal Earthquake Response.

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is preparing an emergency response operation and is prepping resources from its hubs in New Delhi, Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok. The federation is releasing funds from its Disaster Response Emergency Fund to support the initial emergency response, and you can further support their efforts by donating here.

International Medical Corps is on the ground coordinating their response and sending additional staff and resources to support relief efforts. You can support the Nepal Earthquake Response online, or by texting MED to 80888 to give $10.

MercyCorps has launched the Nepal Earthquake Response fund to help provide food, water and temporary shelter in the aftermath of this disaster.

Operation USA is undertaking recovery efforts in Nepal, providing essential supplies for those affected and hospitals in need. You can help their efforts by donating online or by texting AID to 50555 to donate $10.

Oxfam International is working to help provide clean water, sanitation and emergency food for those affected by this disaster. Donate via Oxfam America here. You can also donate through Oxfam Great Britain here.

Save the Children is working to protect vulnerable children and provide relief to families. You can donate online to directly support the Nepal Children's Emergency Relief Fund.

Samaritan's Purse is sending emergency shelter, water, hygiene kits, and other emergency supplies. They are also sending a medical team to offer assistance. You can support this by donating to their Nepal Earthquake Response fund.

UNICEF is working with the government and other partners to meet children's immediate needs in water and sanitation, protection, health and nutrition. You can help by donating online.

The World Food Programme is also responding, providing food to those in need. You can help efforts by donating online here.

World Vision is coordinating its response with the national government, and says their immediate focus is potable water, food, household supplies, temporary shelter, and protection for children.To help them provide this, you can donate online to their Nepal earthquake relief fund.

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Google executive killed in Nepal earthquake while hiking Everest

Google executive Dan Fredinburg died while climbing Mt. Everest during the massive Nepal earthquake on Saturday.

Fredinburg was privacy director for the company's Google X team, which is responsible for some of the search company's more forward-thinki...

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Severe storm capsizes regatta sailboats

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At least four people are missing after a severe storm capsized sailboats Saturday afternoon during a regatta in Mobile Bay, Alabama, Coast Guard spokesman Carlos Vega said.

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Effort underway to remove climbers from Mount Everest, where at least 17 died

New quake near Everest, new avalanches

These are fearful times on the highest mountain in the world.

The devastating earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday set off avalanches that left large numbers of climbers dead, missing, injured or trapped on Mount Everest.

And aftershocks, including a ...

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URGENT - Nepal Death Toll

(CNN) -- The death toll in Nepal from Saturday's catastrophic earthquake has jumped to at least 2,263, Nepal Home Affairs spokesman Laxmi Prasad Dhakal said Sunday. Another 4,647 people were reported injured in Nepal, the spokesman said. India's deat...

Sisters stranded in truck for 13 days

Sisters survive two weeks stranded in Michigan woods

Snacks and a shiny SUV windshield saved sisters Leslie Roy, 52, and Lee Wright, 56, who were stranded in their truck for almost two weeks in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

At least nine inmates could face firing squad

Indonesian officials have give nine death row inmates 72-hour notice that they will be executed. In February, Pastor I Ketut Siaga Waspada, shown here holdin a self portrait painting of Myuran Sukuraman, one of the death row inmates.

Indonesia executions could happen in 72 hours

Nine of 10 mostly foreign prisoners on death row in Indonesia have been given 72 hours notice ahead of their execution, according to a spokesperson for the Attorney General's office.

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Talk about cleaning up. Wowza. Police say airline cleaner Juanette Cullum in New York made off with seven iPads, 19 Kindles, two laptops -- and fully 1,429 bottles of liquor.

6 Kansas City Royals, Chicago White Sox players suspended, 1 fined

Six suspended in Royals-White Sox brawl

Six players were suspended as a result of a benches-clearing brawl between the Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals and a seventh player was fined.

Cecily Strong delivered long string of one-liners

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URGENT - Nepal earthquake major aftershock

(CNN) -- A major aftershock with an initial reading of magnitude 6.7 hit Nepal on Sunday, the day after a devastating earthquake shook the country, the U.S. Geological Survery reported. Climbers on Mount Everest reported seeing a new series of avalan...