Dennis Gaub, the newest member of the Belgrade News staff, joined the News as a part-time reporter this week. Gaub brings 25 years of newsroom experience on daily and weekly newspapers in Montana and three other states, and he has accumulated 45 years of professional experience, most of that in a writing role.
A resident of Belgrade for the past 10 years, Gaub hails from Montana’s Yellowstone River valley. He was born in Glendive and educated there and in Terry, Miles City and Billings, where he graduated from high school. After receiving his journalism degree from Northwestern University, he started his journalism career as a police reporter and sportswriter at the Grand Junction, Colo., Daily Sentinel. He later worked for the Billings Gazette on two occasions for a total of 20 years, covering sports, City Hall, business, features and general assignment stories in Eastern Montana. His career as a journalist also took him to Gillette, Wyo., where he was sports editor of the Gillette News-Record, and to Frankenmuth, Mich., where he was editor of that town’s weekly, the Frankenmuth News.
Gaub later worked in a bank operations role for five years and then began a sales support role as a proposal writer for Bozeman-based RightNow Technologies. When Oracle acquired RightNow, he remained in the software industry as a proposal manager for Oracle. He semi-retired in early 2017, drove for Karst Stage as a shuttle driver at the Big Sky Resort and Streamline routes in Bozeman and continued work on his second nonfiction book.
His wife, Carolyn, is a retired school librarian and Montana State University graduate from Clyde Park. Their son, Julian, is a senior at Montana State University, majoring in microbiology.
Besides cheering for his Northwestern Wildcats in Big 10 football and basketball play, Gaub enjoys bicycle riding, walking, photography, hiking and exploring familiar and new places in the Treasure State.