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
  • Bundle Up and Chill Out: Record Lows Possible in Northeast by the Weekend

    SCRANTON — Folks on the East Coast should break out their winter coats. A blast of arctic air will roll into the Northeast by late Thursday, bringing the coldest weather of the season this weekend. Get ready for a quick blast of Arctic air later this week! Going to feel a lot like Jan/Feb on Friday. Record lows may be in jeopardy. Light #lakeeffect #snow likely. #cold #winter #nywx #pawx #beprepared https://t.co/kCmYwfbIcK pic.twitter.com/5VPtELog8L — NWS Binghamton (@NWSBinghamton) November 8, 2017 […]

  • Does it Really Work: Star Night Laser

    The Star Night Laser claims to be the new, easiest way to light up your home for the holidays. The manufacturer says the Star Night Laser has seven programmable modes, water resistance,  holographic lasers and simple one-button operation. But Kurt Aaron wants to know, does it really work?

  • Does it Really Work: TacGlasses

    How would you like eagle-sharp vision? How about seeing enhanced colors, block blinding glares, improve optical clarity and see better in lower light? How? It’s easy, just put on a pair of TacGlasses! The maker claims these military-inspired sunglasses feature light filtering technology that will make you see more clearly than regular sunglasses. But Kurt Aaron wants to know, does it really work?

  • 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?