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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Committee launched to support Smart Schools 2020 bond package

On Tuesday, community leaders from around Missoula launched a new committee to lobby voters to approve two school bonds in November.

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Emails reveal complications with standardized testing

NBC Montana has uncovered new information about the Smarter Balanced assessment tests connected to Common Core.

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Missoula council approves Mountain Water claims, Hillview Way improvements

Monday night, Missoula's city council voted to allow improvements in the Hillview Way area.

3 students treated for injuries after Polson-area bus crash

Montana Highway Patrol troopers are investigating a crash that involved a school bus in Polson.

 Five on Black owner eyes new Bozeman restaurant as economy shows promise

Five on Black owner eyes new Bozeman restaurant

A newly released jobs report shows enough job growth in the United States to help bring the unemployment rate down to 5.4 percent, the lowest it's been since May, 2008.

Missoula police prepare for Cinco de Mayo patrols

Authorities serve warrants during offender compliance check

State and local law enforcement officers recently did a sweeping compliance check on sexual and violent offenders in Missoula County. Officers wanted to make sure offenders are correctly registered on the statewide registry.

Missoula police prepare for Cinco de Mayo patrols

Missoula police prepare for Cinco de Mayo patrols

Missoula police are expecting a busy Cinco de Mayo holiday, so they're boosting patrols with help from a state grant. Missoula police officers were able to secure an MDT STEP (Selective Traffic Enforcement Program) grant to put two DUI patrols out on the streets on the evening of May 5.

FWP busy with bear sightings in Missoula Valley

FWP busy with bear sightings in Missoula Valley

Wildlife managers had their hands full in the Missoula Valley on Sunday with at least five phone calls related to bear sightings. One of the calls, at around 2:00 pm, centered around an apparent juvenile black bear found in a backyard within a residential Kelley Island neighborhood west of Downtown Missoula.

Missoula officials await release of Krakauer book

Missoula officials await release of Krakauer book

Tuesday will mark the release of bestselling author Jon Krakuer's book "Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town." The release chronicles responses to reports of sexual assaults in Missoula.

Missoula officials consider switching Front and Main streets to two-way

Missoula considers changing Front, Main streets to two-way

Missoula city officials are inviting the public to attend a presentation Tuesday evening on a study about converting certain one-way streets in downtown Missoula to two-way.

Annual Run for the Trees race held in Missoula

Annual Run for the Trees race held in Missoula

Sunday's chilly weather didn't stop runners from heading out to Missoula's Silver Park to compete in the annual "Run for the Trees" series of races. Run Wild Missoula teamed up with Missoula Parks and Recreation for the event. Participants had the option to provide a donation to Trees for Missoula, an advocacy group that aims to plant more trees in Missoula and preserve existing ones.

Civil war exhibit put on display at Missoula museum

Civil war exhibit put on display at Missoula museum

Organizers with the Rocky Mountain Museum of Military History have put on display a special exhibit commemorating the end of the American Civil War. In addition to the regularly-seen 1863 ordinance gun, museum attendees can take a look at a host of reproduction items that emulate objects from the era, such as a replication rife, uniforms, tableware, playing cards and a lantern.

Head Start reopens, meth found at another Arlee building

Head Start reopens, meth found at another Arlee building

Staff at the Head Start building in Arlee were able to open their doors to children, after meth decontamination work was completed. Officials ordered the cleanup after an unused glass pipe had been found in the building in January. The cleanup totaled more than $50,000.

Mercantile building buyers come to Missoula to start planning phase

Mercantile sale terminated over presence of asbestos

The termination of the Missoula Mercantile building sale last month came down to the presence of asbestos.

BBQ restaurant open for business in Missoula

BBQ restaurant open for business in Missoula

Workers at the Notorious P.I.G. BBQ opened the doors at the new restaurant on Friday, giving BBQ fans a new place to grab a bite to eat in Missoula. The restaurant opened at 247 West Front Street, in a building that formerly housed the Riverside Cafe. The location is open Tuesday through Sunday.