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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: Minimax

    With temperatures in the teens and the wind chill below zero, it’s not a good time right now to have a dead car battery. In this edition of Does it Really Work, Kurt Aaron is testing out the Minimax. The maker claims the powerful mini charger will jump any vehicle and charge most of your household devices in a quick and easy fashion. The question remains, though, does it really work?

  • Does it Really Work: Tree Dazzler

    How would you like to decorate your Christmas tree, quick and easy without any tangles? The Tree Dazzler promises to do just that. The project was featured on ABC’s hit show Shark Tank. The maker claims the Tree Dazzler provides an incredible Christmas tree light show.

  • Does It Really Work: Handy Heater

    Have you heard of a new product called The Handy Heater? It’s a new wall outlet space heater that the maker claims can warm up any room up to 250 square feet. But Does It Really Work? The Handy Heater is available at Boscov’s.

  • Does it Really Work: Sutton Family Skin Care

    Many people suffer from dry skin in the winter time but finding relieve can be problematic. A doctor and his wife from our area have developed a spray-on lotion they say will heal your dry, cracked and sore skin in just one week, but does it really work? Newswatch 16’s Kurt Aaron tests out “Sutton Family Cream” in this edition’s test! To check out Sutton Skin Care for yourself, visit their website heading to or by clicking here.

  • Does it Really Work: The BetterBrella

    On this edition of Does it Really Work, we have a product test we saved for a rainy day! The maker of the BetterBrella claims the newly designed inside/out technology will keep you drier than a regular umbrella. Newswatch 16’s Kurt Aaron took the BetterBrella outside to see if it really works.

  • Does it Really Work: Magic Tracks

    On this edition of Does it Really work we look at a race besides the Presidential election, this one is geared to kids ages 3 and up. The new race car toy is called “Magic Tracks.” The maker claims the toy will give your kids hours of fun without breaking the bank.  

  • Does it Really Work: The Ego Blower

    If you’re having a little trouble this time of the year with leaves around your house Newswatch 16 may have a solution for you. If you want to get rid of leaves quick and easy this Fall, it’s time to use your ego. Kurt Aaron tests out the “56 Volt Ego Leaf Blower” on this edition of Does it Really Work?

  • Does It Really Work: Ever Brite LED Light

    We’re putting our most requested product to the test in this week’s Does It Really Work test. It’s called the Ever Brite LED Light. It’s a solar-powered light that the maker claims can be placed anywhere–indoors or outdoors—with no cords, batteries, or tools needed to install.

  • Does it Really Work: Soundlamp

    On this edition of Does it Really Work, we thrust a new gadget into the spotlight for some tough testing. Newswatch 16’s Kurt Aaron went to The Lamp Factory in Wilkes-Barre to test out the Soundlamp. The maker claims the advancement in lightbulb technology will revolutionize the way you buy light bulbs.

  • Does it Really Work: Dynamic Virtual Viewer

    On this edition of Does it Really Work, Newswatch 16 Kurt Aaron tested virtual reality- or at least a device that promises to take you there. The Dynamic Virtual Viewer is a device that connects with your smart phone to offer you an out of this world experience, but does it really work?  

  • Does it Really Work: VBX Wellness

    BLOOMSBURG — Do you suffer with joint pain, back pain, sore feet and muscles? If the answer is yes, help is on the way! On this edition of Does it Really Work, Kurt is testing a machine that promises to wiggle and shake all your pain away. Kurt traveled to the Bloomsburg Fair in search of something unusual and interesting to test, and found the VBX Wellness machine. The question on everybody’s mind is does it really work? Want more […]

  • Does it Really Work: Battle Balloons

    What happens when you mix 90 degree temperatures, kids and water balloons? It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure this one out! Someone’s getting soaked! This week we’re testing, color combat Battle Balloons, water balloons filled with color! The question is does it really work?