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Kurt Aaron was actually born Kurt Aaron Carichner. When he arrived in Texas in 1997, 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.


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  • Does It Really Work? Perfect Toaster

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    Does it Really Work? My Fun Fish Tank

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    Does It Really Work? Hover Ball

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    Does It Really Work? WOW Wireless Speaker

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    Does It Really Work: Solar Charger

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    Does it Really Work? Pet Command

    In this week’s Does it Really Work segment, Newswatch 16’s Kurt Aaron checked out Pet Command.  The maker claims it can train your furry friend in 2 weeks or less guaranteed. It’s suppose to be quick and painless because it uses sounds that only your pet can hear and not you. The sounds are suppose to be used to make your dog stop barking or jumping on people.

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    Does It Really Work? Jelly Belly Snow Cones

    It’s summer and it’s hot outside! The perfect conditions for this Does It Really Work test. The Jelly Belly snow cone maker! They say you can make your own snow cones quick and easy with very little mess. Kurt Aaron asks, Does It Really Work?

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    If you have a car, you’ve probably had it cleaned or detailed at one time or another. Having clean, shiny tires is an important part. The maker of Wipe New for Tires claims one application will last six months or 100 car washes. But Does it Really Work? Kurt Aaron has that answer.

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  • Does It Really Work: Yoshi Grill & Bake Mats

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    Do you have a piece of furniture that needs to be restored or could use a good polishing? If the answer is yes, you might want to try out “Amish Secret.” The maker claims, it restores natural beauty to your furniture and it works on all kinds of woods. But does it really work?

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