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.

Recent Articles
  • Does It Really Work? Curl-A-Dog

    Do you like hot dogs? If the answer is yes, then you’ll want to know, does the Curl-A-Dog really work? The maker claims it cooks inside and out to create a better-tasting hot dog. Kurt Aaron heads to a popular lunch spot to find out, Does It Really Work?

  • Does It Really Work? Glow Candles

    Do you like scented candles? What if we told you that we had one that can last forever! Glow Candles run on batteries and are supposed to look and smell like a real scented candle. Kurt Aaron tests them out for this week’s Does It Really Work.

  • Does It Really Work? Greenerator

    Your lawn is probably looking green and lush by now with all the rain we’ve had recently. Unfortunately, May was a lot drier and many yards and golf courses struggled to keep the greens, green! If you have brown spots in your yard, we may have a solution! It’s called Greenerator! Just spray and walk away.  But Does It Really Work?

  • Does It Really Work? One Second Needle

    A new product on the shelves is meant to take some stress out of sewing. The maker of “One Second Needle” claims it’s so easy to use. It practically threads itself! Newswatch’s Kurt Aaron had a tailor try it out, but does it really work?

  • Does It Really Work? PedEgg Power

    Warmer weather means more time at the pool, the beach, and the lake. It also means sandal season and more exposed feet! If you want your feet to look their best, you may want to check out the PedEgg Power. The maker claims it will change your feet from dry and calloused to baby-smooth in just minutes. Does It Really Work? Newswatch 16’s Kurt Aaron finds out!

  • Does It Really Work? Eggstractor

    It’s a product that is supposed to peel hard boiled eggs ten times faster and easier than the traditional way. The maker of the Eggstractor claims eggs will pop out of the bottom of the device perfectly de-shelled. But Does It Really Work?

  • Does It Really Work? Perfect Slicer

    Makers of the Perfect Slicer claim it will slice through fruits and veggies without effort. We put it to the test in this week’s Does It Really Work? We put it to the test at Gerrity’s in Moosic in this week’s Does It Really Work?

  • Does It Really Work? Balloon Bonanza

    Summer’s here, and a water balloon fight is a great way to cool off. But filling all those balloons can get old. That’s where the Balloon Bonanza comes in. The maker claims it can make 40 water balloons in just seconds. Viewers have been asking Kurt Aaron to find out, Does It Really Work?

  • Does It Really Work? Kitchen Cleaners

    We have two Does It Really Work tests combined into one this week. It’s all about making clean-up in the kitchen a whole lot easier. The products are called Astonish and My Cleaning Secret. The makers claim they will make cleaning a breeze.

  • Does It Really Work? Liquid Lawn

    The warmer weather is here and that means lots of people will be outdoors working on their lawns, gardens, and landscaping. Plenty of those folks will be working to repair bare spots in their yard. That’s something the makers of Liquid Lawn claim they can fix. The commericial promises full, lush grass in just seven days. So Kurt had to find out, “Does It Really Work?”  

  • Does It Really Work? Earthquake Mug

    Put an end to spilled beverages with the Earthquake mug! The maker claims the cup won’t topple or spill. But does it really work?

  • Does It Really Work? Dutch Glow Scratch Aide

    The maker of Dutch Glow Scratch Aide says it’s the perfect match for every scratch; any wood, any color.  It fills and conceals cracks, scratches and gouges. But Kurt Aaron wants to know does it really work? To test Dutch Glow, Kurt went to the Salvation Army store near Tunkhannock.  They have used wood furniture in many different colors. There are light woods and dark woods, and there are several volunteers ready to go! They read the directions carefully and […]


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