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
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    Are you one of millions of Americans that has to frequent the bathroom at night?  Do you stumble in the dark or turn on other lights in the house , making you or others in the house more awake? In this edition of Does it Really Work, we test GlowBowl. GlowBowl is an led light for your toilet that promises to help everyone in your house get a better night’s sleep, even young children that might be potty training.  

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  • 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

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  • Does It Really Work: Handy Heater

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  • 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 SuttonFamilySkinCare.com or by clicking here.

  • Does it Really Work: The BetterBrella

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