Jess Sheldahl

Morning Edition Host

Jess Sheldahl is a reporter and host for Morning Edition at Yellowstone Public Radio. She fell in love with public radio after becoming a DJ at the University of Montana’s college station KBGA. Since then, she’s worked at MTPR and graduated with a BA in Journalism from the University of Montana. Born and raised in Montana, Jess understands the importance of reporting on local news and issues that matter to the people who live here. She also enjoys a cold beer and a good book under the Big Sky.

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It's Friday, November 15th. Today we have stories about Northwestern Energy, why Kalispell Regional healthcare was fined $65,000 this summer and challenges for Crow women in receiving reproductive healthcare.

It's Thursday, November 14th. Today we have stories about a new federal gun violence initiative, a journalism union's reaction to cutbacks at the Billings Gazette and what state utility regulators are disagreeing on.

The Casper News Guild


A journalism union based in Wyoming is criticizing executive leadership for recent layoffs at the Billings Gazette. 

It's Wednesday, November 13th. Today we have stories about grizzly bear deaths in northwest Montana and a new sweat lodge on the Montana State University Billings Campus.

It's Tuesday, November 12th. Today we have stories about Yellowstone National Park, dark skies tourism and a test run of annual legislative meetings.

It's Friday, November 8th. Today we have stories about new vaping illness cases, Bozeman's housing plan and a database used to track cases of missing and murdered indiginous people.

It's Thursday, November 7th. Today we have stories about nonpartisan elections in Lewis and Clark County, poaching and a conversation with the public editor for NPR.

A dead trophy mule deer
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks / Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is offering a reward for information about four trophy mule deer bucks poached north of Hardin. This is the the most recent in a string of poaching cases in southern Montana.

It's Wednesday, November 6th. Today we have stories about the economic impact of Hutterite colonies, microplastics and soil acidification.

It's Tuesday, November 5th. Today we have stories about Chronic Wasting Disease, Elouis Cobell Day and the youngest person ever elected as a Fort Peck tribal executive board member.