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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An o...

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Talks intensify on Iran's nuclear future

Nuclear talks intensified Sunday between world powers and Iran, but key sticking points remained unresolved as the countries tried to reach a deal to curb Tehran's nuclear program ahead of a Tuesday deadline.

As the negotiations entered their fourth ...

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5 things to know for your New Day

A German tabloid leaks purported excerpts from Germanwings Flight 9525 cockpit voice recorder audio. Iranian nuclear talks become more intense. And March Madness has boiled down to the Final Four.

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But he refused Sunday to answer at lea...

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At any moment, Saudi Arabian troops could march through Yemen, heating up an already intense conflict that could have ramifications across the Middle East.

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But the crucial question of why he would choose to crash ...

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Riders on a New York roller coaster took the long way down Sunday after Coney Island's historic Cyclone got stuck in its track on opening day.

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Shane Warne slammed for drinking comments

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A magnitude 7.5 earthquake has struck off Papua New Guinea, the U.S. Geological Survey said Sunday.

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The Lincoln Motor Company, Ford's luxury division, unveiled a big, richly-appointed, luxury car called the Continental in New York City Monday.

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