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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Nepal quake: Death toll rises above 3,200

The death toll from the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal two days ago surged past 3,000 on Monday, a government official said. The desperate search for survivors from the country's worst natural disaster in more than 80 years continued.

The nu...

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Nepal quake: Unborn children at risk

As Nepal grapples with an earthquake that has killed more than 3,400 people, Ronen Ziv worries about someone he has never met.

His unborn baby is due this week in Kathmandu. He had tickets to travel to Nepal for his child's birth from a surrogate mot...

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Avalanche engulfing Everest camp on video

A mammoth wave of snow darkens the sky over Everest base camp. Appearing like a white mushroom cloud roaring over the climbers, they scurry as their tents flap like feathers in the wind. Then panic hits.

"Whoa! Whoa!" Screams and expletives are heard...

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How earthquakes are measured

Earthquakes are measured using seismographs, which monitor the seismic waves that travel through the Earth after an earthquake strikes.

Scientists used the Richter Scale for many years but now largely follow the "moment magnitude scale," which the U....

Gray protester

Freddie Gray to be laid to rest in Baltimore

Freddie Gray will be laid to rest Monday before the country even knows what really happened to him.

It's been 15 days since Baltimore police arrested Gray who they said had a switchblade. His lawyer said it was a legal pocket knife.

Fifteen days have ...

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5 things to know for your New Day

Nepal struggles in the wake of the quake. Freddie Gray's funeral is today. So is the start of the Aurora movie theater shooting trial in Colorado.

It's Monday, and here are five things to know for your New Day.

NEPAL EARTHQUAKE

Survival mode: Nepal is ...

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Nepal can't rebuild without the world's help

A major earthquake was the last thing Nepal needed.

Even before one of the country's major fault lines rumbled to life, Nepal was beset by challenges: An extremely weak economy, rampant corruption and a series of climbing accidents on Mount Everest, i...

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Madrid Fusion congress debuts in Manila

The renaissance of Filipino food on the global stage has been a long time coming but last weekend the pace was substantially picked up with the Madrid Fusion Manila event taking place across the country's capital.

Madrid Fusion Manila has been one of ...

Protests in Baltimore

Freddie Gray wake follows night of scuffles

As a funeral home opened its doors for Freddie Gray's wake Sunday, a few store owners were clearing the mess from the destruction caused by a handful of protesters the night before.

The vast majority of protesters who took to Baltimore's streets late...

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Little fanfare surrounding A-Rod's milestone chase

NEW YORK -- So when is a milestone not a milestone? The Yankees are about to find out since designated hitter Alex Rodriguez needs one home run to tie Hall of Famer Willie Mays for fourth place on the all-time list with 660 home runs. On Su...

Kathmandu struck by powerful earthquake

Nepal quake: Death toll rises above 3,200

The death toll from the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal two days ago surged past 3,000 on Monday, a government official said. The desperate search for survivors from the country's worst natural disaster in more than 80 years continued.

The nu...

Daytime Emmys

Daytime Emmy Awards: 'Days,' 'Y&R' in a tie

The stars came out Sunday evening in Burbank, California, to attend the 42nd Daytime Emmy Awards. Supermodel Tyra Banks hosted the show, which aired on Pop network.

Betty White received the Lifetime Achievement Award.

There was a tie between "Days of...

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Cain, Royals ready to put brawl behind them

CHICAGO -- Kansas City Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain is prepared to serve a two-game suspension if he must. Cain simply hopes that a closer look at last week's melee will result in a lighter penalty. "If you go out there and fight and ...

Effort underway to remove climbers from Mount Everest, where at least 17 died

New quake near Everest, new avalanches

These are fearful times on the highest mountain in the world.

The devastating earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday set off avalanches that left large numbers of climbers dead, missing, injured or trapped on Mount Everest.

And aftershocks, including a ...

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Chipotle is now GMO-free

Chipotle has gone GMO-free.

That means none of the ingredients will be genetically modified -- for its tortillas, rice, chips and salsa, and also in the marinades used to cook its meats.

"Chipotle is really showing that there's a better way to do fast...