Tristan Ahtone is a member of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma. He’s also German and English and a few other dashes of European (just to make things more interesting).

Before becoming a reporter, Tristan held a number of exciting jobs, such as door-to-door salesman, delivery driver, telemarketer, secretary, janitor, busboy, and office clerk to name a few.

In 2006, Tristan graduated from the Institute of American Indian Arts with a bachelors degree in Creative Writing. In 2008, he received a masters degree in broadcast journalism from the Columbia School of Journalism.

Since 2008, Tristan has specialized in covering Native American, environmental and healthcare issues, and has worked with The Newshour with Jim Lehrer, National Native News, Frontline, Indian Country Today, Sirius Satellite Radio and NPR.

Before moving to the Southwest, Tristan worked as Morning Edition Host and Reporter for Wyoming Public Radio. He currently serves as KUNM's Public Health Reporter.

Follow Tristan on Twitter @tahtone.

Title Author Publication Date
Navajo Nation Still Without Casino Deal Tristan Ahtone February 25, 2014
Navajo President Would Support Tax On Junk Food Tristan Ahtone February 24, 2014
Number Of Health Insurance Marketplace Sign-ups Continue To Rise Tristan Ahtone February 12, 2014
Ineligible For Obamacare, Immigrants May Continue To Face Debt And Poor Health Tristan Ahtone February 11, 2014
Those In The Obamacare 'Affordability Gap' Risk Futures In Medical Debt Tristan Ahtone February 07, 2014
In New Mexico: Guilt, Fraud, Audits And Behavioral Health Tristan Ahtone January 24, 2014
Southwest States Receive Low Grades For Tobacco Control Efforts Tristan Ahtone January 22, 2014
New Mexico Students Remain Hospitalized After Middle School Shooting Tristan Ahtone January 16, 2014
Roswell Shooting Puts Focus On New Mexico Gun Violence Tristan Ahtone January 15, 2014
Two Students Hospitalized After Shooting At New Mexico Middle School Tristan Ahtone January 14, 2014
Feds Release New Data On Health Insurance Marketplace Sign-ups Tristan Ahtone January 13, 2014
H1N1 To Blame For Deadly Flu Season Tristan Ahtone January 10, 2014
Chicken Soup For The Influenza-Riddled Soul Tristan Ahtone January 09, 2014
A Krokodil Ripped My Flesh Tristan Ahtone January 09, 2014
Native American Cancer Rates Remain Static Tristan Ahtone January 07, 2014
Wins And Losses Seen In New Mexico's Efforts To Reduce Drug Use Tristan Ahtone December 16, 2013
High Demand, Strong Supply Drive New Mexico's Heroin Problems Tristan Ahtone December 12, 2013
New Mexico Infant Mortality Rates Surpass National Numbers Tristan Ahtone December 02, 2013
The Case Of New Mexico's Altered Audit Tristan Ahtone December 02, 2013
New Mexico Mental Health Audit Was Altered By Officials Tristan Ahtone November 30, 2013
Smoking Rates During Pregnancy Highest Among Native Americans Tristan Ahtone November 19, 2013
Do Indians Make Better Cowboys Than Cowboys? Tristan Ahtone November 15, 2013
Immigration Reform Is Dead. Long Live Immigration Reform! Tristan Ahtone November 13, 2013
Law & Order: Indian Country Tristan Ahtone November 13, 2013
In Albuquerque, Human Trafficking Evolves And Grows Tristan Ahtone November 12, 2013