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

Crews responding to wildfire near Rock Creek

On Sunday afternoon fire crews responded to a wildfire burning near Rock Creek, roughly 25 miles east of Missoula. The fire burnt roughly 5 acres on the south side of I-90, near the Beavertail exit.

Missoula FY2016 budget includes $380k for City Council

Missoula council sets date for hearing on exotic animal ordinance

On Monday night, Missoula's city council set a date for a public hearing, on August 10, about a potential ban on exotic animal performances.

Video emerges of altercation involving off-duty Missoula officer

Video captures altercation involving off-duty Missoula police officer

This weekend, NBC Montana learned that the Missoula County Sheriff's Office responded to a scuffle at the Missoula Celtic Festival on Friday that involved an off-duty Missoula police officer.

Fire danger remains very high in Missoula

Fire danger remains very high in Missoula

Fire officials from multiple agencies around Missoula County decided Monday to keep the local fire danger designation at very high, with Stage I fire restrictions in effect.


Researchers study how bears interact with electric fences

Researchers are studying bears in the Blackfoot Valley, looking at video of the animals trying to reach bait behind electric fences. Sometimes the fences are charged, and sometimes they aren't. It's all in an effort to find out what type of fence are effective without changing up bears' habitat.

One city council member pushes to raise minimum wage for city workers

Missoula City Council passes FY16 budget

Monday night, Missoula's city council voted 10-1 to adopt a fiscal year 2016 budget. Council members and Mayor John Engen have been hammering out the details of the budget for the last several weeks.

Lake Co. considers move to Stage II fire restrictions

Lolo NF crews monitor 8 lightning-caused fires

Fire officials said crews are keeping a close eye on new fire starts in the Lolo National Forest.


New York man running across country makes stop in Montana

A dad from upstate New York is making his way across the country by foot, in an effort to raise awareness for children with disabilities. Shaun Evans' 9-year old son Shamus was born with Cerebral Palsy, and he's been pushing him in a special adaptive running chariot for parts of the trip.

Vehicle, prosthetic knee belonging to missing ND woman located

Authorities in Idaho and North Dakota have confirmed that a vehicle and a prosthetic knee belonging to Florence Dumontet, missing since 2011, have been located in the Lookout Pass area.

Montanans watch US women dominate World Cup

Montanans watch US women dominate World Cup

Scores of soccer fans poured into bars and restaurants across Western Montana to watch the US take on Japan in the Women's World Cup Final.

Board of Personnel takes another look at appeal for unionizing Bozeman City Fire Department managers

Fire departments report uneventful Fourth of July

NBC Montana checked in with fire departments across Western Montana and can report that authorities did not respond to any serious fireworks related incidents, despite historically dry conditions.

AC repair companies slammed during heat wave

AC repair companies slammed during heat wave

The persistent heat in Western Montana means air conditioner repair companies are slammed.

Missoula responders see spike in heat stroke patients

Missoula responders see spike in heat stroke patients

Missoula emergency responders are seeing heat stroke calls come in as the weather shows no sign of cooling down very much.

Missoula woman arrested after allegedly punching officer

Missoula authorities say 21-year old Tarina Ask, a Missoula resident, was arrested Saturday after allegedly hitting a Missoula police officer.

Demand for air conditioners high during heat wave

Demand for air conditioners high during heat wave

Triple-digits highs in parts of western Montana are prompting residents to buy up fans, air conditioners and anything else that will help them keep cool.