John Ebelt is public information officer for the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services. As PIO, John distributes news releases, responds to media inquiries, manages internal communication, develops content for the agency's Facebook page and Website. Before joining the department in 2007, he was in the newspaper business where he covered sports and news and worked as a photographer in Helena, Mont.
He has a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Montana. John continues to enjoy photography, including creating highlight videos for his children's sports teams. He also loves camping with wife Letha, son Casey and daughter Chelsi. A basketball enthusiast, John dreams of taking in the entire college basketball March Madness tournament in person. He not only watches basketball; he also plays. Since 2010, he has played in the world's largest 3-on-3 basketball tournament, the annual Spokane Hoopfest.