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Husband Identified as News Director’s Killer

The estranged husband of Kalee Scolatti, the Missoula news director killed May 6, has been identified as the shooter. Nicholas Scolatti died May 8, two days after fatally shooting Kalee and her friend T.J. (Anthony) Dupras, 46, then turning the gun on himself.

Scolatti was news director at KTMF and KWYB in Montana.

Nicholas and Kalee had been married since 1999 and had three children, but in recent months Kalee told her husband she no longer wanted to be married. Nicholas had moved out.

Dupras had two children.

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.