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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: Sensei Slicer

    We’re trying out the new Japanese-inspired chef knife called the Sensei Slicer. The maker claims it’s ideal for precision cutting and slicing of any food. It’s 40% sharper than traditional knifes because of the special design. But Does It Really Work?

  • Does It Really Work: Slice Right

    The maker of the Slice Right claims it can cut and serve perfect slices of things like watermelon, cantaloupes and even cakes.  The utensil can slice through the food, lift the food, and serve the food. To test Slice Right, we went to Gerrity’s in Moosic.   The store provided us with the same foods shown on the box! So, does the Slice Right make the cut in our Does it Really Work?

  • Does It Really Work: Twitching Lure

    Since Pennsylvania’s fishing season opened a few weeks ago, thousands of anglers are looking to catch a big one! This week Don Jacobs and the crew from PA Outdoor Life join Kurt to help him test the Twitching Lure, which promises to help you catch a fish every time you cast it! But does it really work?

  • Does It Really Work: Pizza Fresh

    Reheating left over pizza in the microwave can be quite the daunting task. Do you warm it in the microwave or take the time to reheat it in the oven? Critics argue the microwave ruins the pizza’s original texture, making it soft and spongy. The maker of a new microwave reheating device, called Pizza Fresh, claims you’ll never have to eat flimsy pizza again! But does it really work?

  • Does It Really Work: Step FX

    Swimsuit season is just around the corner, and in this week’s edition of Does It Really Work, we test a product that promises to help you get ready! Want to flatten your tummy, firm up your glutes, repair the jiggle in your thighs? If the answer is yes, say hello to the Step FX watch! But does it really work?

  • Does It Really Work: Anki Overdrive

    This week’s edition of Does It Really Work is all about the future of racing! The maker of Anki Overdrive claims electric matchbox cars no longer run on plastic tracks with slots — they can now run on flat tracks using your smartphone, and they can do a lot more than just race. But does it really work?

  • Does it Really Work: Swerve Ball & Rocket Copters

    With the warm weather and longer days, what’s a better way to get the kids some fresh air than to find them some inexpensive toys to use outdoors? Two new toys called the Swerve Ball and the Rocket Copters both sell for $10 apiece, but do they really work?

  • Does It Really Work: Water Snake

    There’s a new item that promises to help clean up water leaks and spills — It’s called the Water Snake! The maker of the Water Snake claims it replaces the need for buckets, mops, and towels! But does it really work?

  • Does It Really Work: Simply Straight

    This week’s product test will have many women paying close attention. It’s called Simply Straight and the maker claims this brush will straighten your hair quickly and easily, making it look like you just walked out of the salon! But Does It Really Work?

  • Does It Really Work? Stain Station

    Stains on your favorite clothes? It can happen to anyone at anytime! When it does, do you know how to get the stain out? It’s time to take the guesswork out of stain removal with the Stain Station! The maker claims it will safely and easily remove stains. But, does it really work?

  • Does It Really Work? Product Test Recap

    At Newswatch 16, we get a lot of requests to test new products every week, but some of the requests we receive are for products we’ve already tested on Does It Really Work. Kurt recaps the tests for some favorite products, including ClearTV, 5 Second Fix, and the Red Copper Pan or OrGreenic Pan.

  • Does It Really Work? Go Belt

    Do you lead a busy life? Does it seem like you’re always on the go? If that sounds like you then we have a product that will help alleviate some of that stress. It’s called the Go Belt and the maker claims it can secure your items, quick and easy without any hassle or fuss. Does It Really Work?