Kurt Aaron was actually born Kurt Aaron Carichner. When he arrived in Texas in the mid 90s, many News Anchors struggled with the correct pronounciation of his last name, which is pronounced “care – ick – ner”.

Kurt is a native to this area. He went to elementary school in Dallas, Pennsylvania before his family moved to central Pennsylvania and settled in Hughesville. A proud Hughesville “Spartan” all through high school, Kurt played numerous sports and was involved in many school activities. He also worked part-time in radio in the Williamsport area.

Kurt attended the Pennsylvania College of Technology where he majored in Broadcast Communications. He got to know Route 118 very well while he interned right here at Newswatch 16 during his college days. He received an academic excellence award in broadcasting. Kurt continued to work part-time in radio while attending college.
After college Kurt hosted a morning radio show on 103.9 Hot-FM in Williamsport before accepting his first television job at WENY-TV in Elmira, NY. While in NY Kurt began to develop a love for weather and took meteorology courses through MSU.

In the summer of 1997 Kurt was offered a full-time meteorologist position at KRIS-TV in Corpus Christi, Texas. After a successful two-year stay in Corpus Christi, Kurt and his family accepted a meteorologist position at KBMT-TV in Beaumont, Texas. They returned to Northeast PA in early 2002. Kurt and his wife, Teresa, have been married since May 1989 and have two beautiful children. Joshua is in the United States Air Force and Amber is a full-time college student.

If you don’t happen to catch him on WNEP, you may find him enjoying a nice round of golf.


Recent Articles
  • Does It Really Work: Red Copper 5 Minute Chef

    The Red Copper 5 Minute Chef promises to cook your food in just minutes with deep wells that cook the top and bottom of your food simultaneously. The copper-infused ceramic cookware also has a non-stick surface so the food slides right off. Or so the makers say. But Kurt Aaron wants to know, does it really work?

  • Does it Really Work: Better Sponge

    The makers of the Better Sponge claims it’s non-abrasive and gentle so it never scratches but is strong enough to clean tough, baked on foods and oils. The Better Sponge is made of flexible, durable silicone and has 3,000 tiny silicone fingers that work to loosen and clean stuck on grime. But Kurt Aaron wants to know, does it really work?

  • Does it Really Work: Climb Cart

    The makers of the Climb Cart say it makes carrying groceries a breeze and lugging document boxes to the office a cinch. The sturdy stainless steel design is made to carry up to 75 pounds. But Kurt Aaron wants to know, does it really work?

  • Does it Really Work: Hurricane Fur Wizard

    The maker of the Hurricane Fur Wizard claims it’s the fastest, easiest way to remove pet fur from your couch, carpet, clothes, and even your car.  We met up with Kristen Anderson from Dessin Animal Shelter in Honesdale to see, does it really work?

  • Does It Really Work: Atomic Lighter

    We are testing out the new Atomic Lighter. It promises to work without a flame and without fuel. But Kurt Aaron wants to know, Does It Really Work?

  • Does It Really Work: Atomic Charge Wallet

    The Atomic Charge Wallet can hold all of your credit cards, money and personal items you usually carry in your wallet while also charging your smartphone. It is made of lightweight aluminum and the maker says it’s crush and shock resistant but we want to know, does it really work? NOTE: Newswatch 16 was unable to test RFID-blocking technology, which prevents scammers from accessing your personal information using scanning devices (scanning devices are illegal in PA).

  • Does it Really Work: GP66 Miracle Cleaner

    The GP66 Miracle Cleaner claims it will clean and degrease just about anything, anywhere. It will clean machinery, floors, kitchens, bathrooms, vehicle rims, walls, carpets, and rugs. The maker claims it’s biodegradable, non-toxic, and environmentally friendly. But Kurt Aaron wants to know, does it really work?    

  • Does it Really Work: Callous Clear

    Feet sore and achy after a long day at work? Are you embarrassed by callouses on your feet that make you look and feel awful? Kurt Aaron tests out a product that promises to clear your feet of callouses in just minutes and make your feet feel refreshed, but does it really work?

  • Does it Really Work: The Garlic Master

    The make of the Garlic Master claims it makes perfect minced garlic in seconds. It promises 81 perfect cubes of garlic with every single twist. It’s good for fresh pasta, garlic bread, veggies, meats and more, but does it really work?

  • Does It Really Work: Clear Zone Auxiliary Mirror

    Tonight’s edition of Does It Really Work is all about keeping you safe on the road. One simple device promises to help do just that — enter the “Clear Zone Auxilary Mirror!” The maker claims it will eliminate blind spots…but does it really work?

  • Does It Really Work: Seal Star Pro

    Sick of letting food dry out or grow moldy? This week we put the “Seal Star” to the test — live! We check out the “Seal Star Pro” that claims it will lock in the freshness…but does it really work?

  • Does It Really Work: Copper Chef Grill and Bake Mat

    In this edition of Does It Really Work,  we test out the Copper Chef Grill and Bake Mat. The maker claims the reusable non-stick cooking mat will keep your grill cleaner because it reduces burning food and flares ups. It’s said to cook food evenly and doesn’t allow food to fall through the grill. But, does it really work?