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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NCAA Sweet 16: Notre Dame downs Wichita State

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What were cockpit security protocols?

Reports that one of the pilots on doomed Germanwings Flight 9525 was locked out of the cockpit, trying to break inside, has sparked renewed speculation about the cause of the crash and thrown cockpit security protocols into the spotlight.

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Egyptair Flight 990 illustration

5 cases of pilots intentionally crashing

The final moments of Germanwings Flight 9525, as described by a French prosecutor, are chilling.

The captain locked out of the cockpit. The co-pilot initiating a descent and not opening the door. The passengers unaware of what was happening until mom...


Recap: Kings 3, Islanders 2

Kings 3, Islanders 2: Anze Kopitar scored to snap a tie with 4:23 remaining in the third period as visiting Los Angeles skated to its third straight win.Nick Shore netted his first career goal and Tyler Toffoli added a short-handed tally fo...

ISIS flag seen over buildings in Kobani, Syria

Two Illinois men arrested on terror charges

An Army National Guard member and his cousin have been arrested in Illinois for allegedly conspiring to provide material support to the terrorist organization ISIS, federal prosecutors said Thursday.

The alleged plot included a plan to attack a U.S. m...

Germanwings flight

Co-pilot acted 'deliberately' to crash plane

Latest developments:

• Transponder data shows that the autopilot on Germanwings Flight 9525 was reprogrammed by someone in the cockpit to change the plane's altitude from 38,000 feet to 100 feet, according to Flightradar24, a website that tracks aviat...


Recap: Notre Dame 81, Wichita State 70

Notre Dame 81, Wichita State 70: Demetrius Jackson scored 20 points on 7-of-10 shooting as the third-seeded Fighting Irish used a hot-shooting second half to knock off the seventh-seeded Shockers in the NCAA Tournament Midwest Regional semi...


Cubs keep eye on Lester, Jackson

With the 2015 season opener less than 10 days away, the Chicago Cubs are dealing with issues involving two of their starting pitchers. Projected Opening Night starter Jon Lester continues to rebuild arm strength, and potential fifth starter...

NYC fire emergency responders

Mayor: NY blast likely 'gas-related'

Inspectors from New York's gas utility were at a building in Manhattan's East Village on Thursday a little more than an hour before a fiery blast injured a dozen people, at least three critically, leveled the structure and a neighboring one, official...

Bitterroot Nat'l Forest proposes timber thinning project near Lake Como

Bitterroot Nat'l Forest proposes timber thinning project near Como

The Forest Service released final plans to thin 2,500 acres between Lake Como and Lost Horse Road.

Saudi Yemen

Saudi-led airstrikes hit rebels in Yemen

Saudi and allied warplanes struck rebels in Yemen on Thursday, with Saudi Arabia threatening to send ground troops and inserting itself into its southern neighbor's civil war, potentially opening up a broader sectarian conflict in the Middle East.


Fisherman's death on Bitterroot River prompts safety reminders

Fisherman's death on Bitterroot River prompts safety reminder

The 74-year-old Darby area man died Wednesday, after being tipped from his boat.

Defendant pleads not guilty to obstruction of justice

Sherry Jackson is being charged with obstruction of justice and faces up to 10 years in prison.


Former Butte Central band director arrested for alleged sexual assault

Butte-Silver Bow officers told NBC Montana the former director of the Butte Central band has been arrested on five felonies and 12 misdemeanors.

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport

And the world's busiest airport is ...

The birthplace of Coca-Cola, "Gone with the Wind" and Martin Luther King Jr. is still home to the busiest passenger airport in the world.