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

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Where the Getty family fortune came from

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Mom uses Facebook to apologize for daughters' rudeness

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The best family beaches have more than a sandy spot to sunbathe or clean water for swimming.


Convicted murderer overpowers guard, escapes

A man recently convicted of murder overpowered an Illinois correctional officer early Wednesday morning, took his keys and uniform, then fled the jail in the officer's vehicle, a local sheriff's office said.

Kamron T. Taylor was awaiting sentencing wh...

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Right now is the perfect time to get your lawns and gardens ready for spring time. The long winter can wrecks havoc on your lawn, but a little effort goes a long way.


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The White House announced a plan to curb greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 28%.


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Iran nuke talks

Iran nuclear talks go beyond deadline

International talks to reach a preliminary agreement on Iran's nuclear program have run past their Tuesday deadline and into another day, deepening uncertainty over whether a deal will be reached.

The negotiations are seen as a crucial effort to use d...


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Britain has just kicked off five weeks of campaigning in an election that presents a scary choice for business.

Both of the parties most likely to lead the next U.K. government have policies that worry entrepreneurs and senior executives. And opinion...

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Prosecutor denies reported plane crash video

The French prosecutor leading an investigation into the crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 insisted Wednesday that he was not aware of any video footage from on board the plane.

Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin told CNN that "so far no videos were used ...


These tiny homes are full of big ideas

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"If you ...


Goldfeder: Indiana's problem has an easy fix

Indiana's controversial religious freedom law has been in hot water lately. After a firestorm of backlash and protests, Gov. Mike Pence said on Tuesday that the state will "fix" the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, or RFRA, so it will not discrimin...