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Kurt Aaron was actually born Kurt Aaron Carichner. When he arrived in Texas in 1997, 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? Earthquake Mug

    Put an end to spilled beverages with the Earthquake mug! The maker claims the cup won’t topple or spill. But does it really work?

  • Does It Really Work? Dutch Glow Scratch Aide

    The maker of Dutch Glow Scratch Aide says it’s the perfect match for every scratch; any wood, any color.  It fills and conceals cracks, scratches and gouges. But Kurt Aaron wants to know does it really work? To test Dutch Glow, Kurt went to the Salvation Army store near Tunkhannock.  They have used wood furniture in many different colors. There are light woods and dark woods, and there are several volunteers ready to go! They read the directions carefully and […]

  • Does It Really Work? Mighty Blaster

    It’s that time of year again: spring cleaning! That doesn’t mean just inside your home, it also means outside. This is where Mighty Blaster can help. The maker claims it works using powerful fire nozzle technology, but does It really work?

  • Does It Really Work? Lumi-Dough

    Are you looking for something fun to do with the kids that doesn’t cost a lot of money? Lumi-Dough may be the answer. And, Kurt Aaron finds out if it lives up to its promise of hours of fun in “Does It Really Work?” The maker claims, you can make lots of neat glow-in-the-dark things with Lumi-Dough. It’s like play dough but way cooler! It doesn’t leave sticky residue, it glows in the dark and can be heated to permanently […]

  • Does It Really Work? Big Vision

    Do you have trouble reading small print or looking at things close up? If the answer is yes, Newswatch 16’s Kurt Aaron wants to clear things up for you. This week’s “Does It Really Work?” is “Big Vision.”  The maker claims, it has 160% magnification and makes things big and clear.  It has lightweight flexible frames, durable optical quality lenses, and a non-slip nose pad.  It’s a hands-free magnification that even fits over prescription glasses!  But does it really work? […]

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    Does It Really Work? Silent Zees

    Do you live with someone that snores or has sleep apnea?  If the answer is yes, then this really work is for you!  It’s called “Silent Zee’s” and the maker claims it helps relieve snoring, sleep apnea and allergy problems. It’s a drug free remedy that’s reusable and helps promote clearer breathing by opening up nasal passages!  No fittings required, one size fits all!  But does it really work?

  • Does It Really Work? Magic Bristle Gloves

    There’s a new way of cleaning that allows you to get inside, behind and in between.  The manufacturer says  Magic Bristle Gloves are a revolutionary cleaning glove with fingers that scrub. Kurt Aaron finds out how they clean up in this week’s “Does It Really Work?” The maker claims the Magic Bristle Gloves has hundreds of uses. You can clean pots and pans, counters, stoves and more.  It’s non-stick and stainless safe, with strong yet gentle bristles that can be […]

  • Does it Really Work? Nest Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector

    Heating your home in these frigid temperatures can be dangerous. The risk of house fires goes up this time of year. Now there’s new technology to help you prevent flames from destroying your homes. It’s called the Nest Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector. Kurt Aaron tested it to find out… Does It Really Work?

  • Does It Really Work? Portable Auto Heater and Defroster

    Kurt Aaron tests out the Portable Auto Heater and Defroster to find out, “Does It Really Work?” The maker claims it will quickly defrost your windows and heat up your car.  It can defrost windows from the inside or out.  Just simply plug it into your vehicles 12v power port and turn it on.  You can rest it on your dashboard or pull the handle out and hold it in your hand!   It also comes with a 6 foot cord. […]

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    More Snow on the Way

    As the next storm intensifies off New England, it will bring more snow to our area. Here’s a look at how much more we can expect to see. Here’s a map showing snow totals after both storms. This is new snow combined with what already fell Monday.

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    Does It Really Work? Wobble Wag Giggle Ball

    This is the Wobble-Wag-Giggle ball.  The maker claims, this ball is for dogs of all shapes and sizes.  There’s tubes inside the ball that make funny sounds as your dog interacts with it.  It’s made of a flexible, durable and pet safe vinyl.  It can be used indoors or outdoors!  It will keep your dog happy, healthy and fit. To test the Wobble-Wag-Giggle ball or W-W-G, as we like to call it.  We went to the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter […]

  • Does It Really Work? Engrave It!

    The maker claims Engrave It is a fast, easy way to protect your valuables.  Their motto is “engrave it and save it!” It requires two double a batteries that are not included.  It does come with replacement tips and different size stencils to use when engraving! To test Engrave It,  Newswatch 16 went to Superior Trophy and Engraving Company in Scranton. They’ve been in business for more than 40 years and have done lots of engravings.  They wouldn’t use a […]


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