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 while going to school.

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 studied Broadcast Meteorology at Mississippi State University.

In the mid 90s 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 morning Meteorologist position at KBMT-TV in Beaumont, Texas. They returned to Northeast PA in February 2002, when Kurt began working at WNEP-TV.

Kurt and his wife, Teresa, have been married since May 1989 and have two kids. Joshua who served in the United States Air Force and is back home and Amber who found a job after college and now lives in Ohio.

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: Pocket Mouse

    The Pocket Mouse is the new optical mouse that is designed like a pen. The maker claims it works on any surface with pinpoint accuracy. It can communicate up to 30 feet away and is compatible with all desktops, laptops, and tablets with a USB port. But Kurt Aaron wants to know, does it really work?

  • Does It Really Work: Flying Sound Disc

    This week’s Does It Really Work test is all about having fun. The Flying Sound Disc is a high-tech frisbee fit for the 21st century. It’s designed to light up so you can play at night. It can even play your favorite music with a built-in bluetooth speaker. Kurt Aaron puts it to the test.

  • Does It Really Work: Copper Knife

    The copper craze is all the rage right now. Whether you’re grilling, frying or baking there’s a copper dish designed to help you get the job done. Now there’s a new Copper Knife to help you prepare your food and get this, the maker claims it stays sharp forever! But Kurt Aaron wants to know, does it really work?

  • Does it Really Work: Crank Chop

    Looking for a quick and easy way to chop your food? Well, look no further. The Crank Chop is designed to chop, mince and puree all kinds of foods in a matter of seconds and get this, the maker claims each crank is like 24 knives chopping your food! But Kurt Aaron wants to know, does it really work?  

  • Does It Really Work: Twin Draft Guard

    The maker of the Twin Draft Guard claims it will keep heat in and cold air out! The patented design double seals doors and windows. The airtight, draft proof seal retains heat and repels moisture. It also supposedly keeps out noises, insects and toxic fumes. But Kurt Aaron wants to know, does it really work?

  • Does It Really Work: Hover Cover

    The makers of the Hover Cover say this magnetic microwave splatter guard will keep your microwave clean and prevent food from making a mess inside of your microwave! The universal fit allows the Hover Cover to fit over most plates and bowls. It also has steam vents to prevent food from getting soggy and it’s dishwasher safe! But Kurt Aaron wants to know, does it really work?

  • Does It Really Work: Window Wonderland

    Decorating for the holidays can be hard work. According to the makers of Window Wonderland, it doesn’t have to be! The maker claims this is a revolutionary projector that transforms average windows into spectacular holiday displays. But Kurt Aaron wants to know, does it really work?

  • Does It Really Work: Super Bright Switch Light

    The makers of the Super Bright Switch Light claim you can now add super bright LED lighting to closets, patios, kitchen cabinets and basements. Simply peel and stick or use the integrated magnets for metal surfaces and you’re done! But Kurt Aaron wants to know, does it really work?

  • Does It Really Work: End of the Year Raffle

    We test dozens and dozens of products for you each year during our Does It Really Work segment and 2017 is no exception! This year we’ve tested everything from air fryers to hair removing tools. But, what happens to all the Does It Really Work products after we test them? Kurt Aaron is ready to give the answer!

  • Does It Really Work: Sockslider

    The Sockslider maker claims it is the fast and easy way to put on your socks. It’s supposedly great for anyone with a limited range of motion and it works with all types of socks: dress socks, casual socks, athletic socks and even compression socks! But Kurt Aaron wants to know, does it really work?

  • Does it Really Work: Power Air Fryer XL

    It’s time for the most requested product test of the year! We tested out the Power Air Fryer XL! The maker claims the machine will cook your favorite deep fried foods with 80% fewer calories without losing the deep friend taste or crispness. That’s a big claim so Kurt Aaron wants to know, does it really work?

  • Does it Really Work: Flawless Facial Hair Remover

    The Flawless Facial Hair Remover claims to be an instant and painless facial hair remover by Finishing Touch. It’s described as a revolutionary new beauty device that erases hair instantly and painlessly without the irritation that comes with plucking or waxing. But Kurt Aaron wants to know, does it really work?