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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.

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    Does It Really Work: Solar Charger

    Newswatch 16’s Kurt Aaron tests the Solar Charger! The maker claims, this device will capture and store energy from the sun.  Allowing you to charge your hand-held device without using an electric outlet.  Charge it anywhere! Anytime! The maker calls it “a high power solar emergency phone charger with a built-in high-capacity lithium rechargeable battery. ” You can “charge the charger” ot only from the sun, but also through a USB port on your computer.  It also has a built-in […]

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    Does it Really Work? Pet Command

    In this week’s Does it Really Work segment, Newswatch 16’s Kurt Aaron checked out Pet Command.  The maker claims it can train your furry friend in 2 weeks or less guaranteed. It’s suppose to be quick and painless because it uses sounds that only your pet can hear and not you. The sounds are suppose to be used to make your dog stop barking or jumping on people.

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    Does It Really Work? Jelly Belly Snow Cones

    It’s summer and it’s hot outside! The perfect conditions for this Does It Really Work test. The Jelly Belly snow cone maker! They say you can make your own snow cones quick and easy with very little mess. Kurt Aaron asks, Does It Really Work?

  • Wipe New, Does it Really Work?

    If you have a car, you’ve probably had it cleaned or detailed at one time or another. Having clean, shiny tires is an important part. The maker of Wipe New for Tires claims one application will last six months or 100 car washes. But Does it Really Work? Kurt Aaron has that answer.

  • Does It Really Work? Kangaroo Keeper

    Do you carry a purse? If so, you know how difficult it can be to find things you need, especially when you’re in a hurry. But you don’t have to shovel through your purse anymore, thanks to Kangaroo Keeper! Newswatch 16’s Kurt Aaron puts it to the test.

  • Does It Really Work: Yoshi Grill & Bake Mats

  • Amish Secret

    Do you have a piece of furniture that needs to be restored or could use a good polishing? If the answer is yes, you might want to try out “Amish Secret.” The maker claims, it restores natural beauty to your furniture and it works on all kinds of woods. But does it really work?

  • Does It Really Work? Smart Mirror

    Anyone who drives an automobile knows what a blind spot is. Now you can say goodbye to blind spots forever thanks to the Smart Mirror. The maker claims it will take away any dangerous blind spots.  Does it really work?

  • PaperKarma

    Smartphones are great, and what would a smart phone be without those apps! This Does it Really Work test is the first to feature a smartphone app. The PaperKarma app claims if you take a picture of junk mail with the app, it will take you off that mailing list. We ventured out to see what people think.

  • Does It Really Work? Help Kurt Put the PaperKarma Junk Mail App to the Test

    We need your help with this week’s “Does It Really Work” test! We’re asking all DIRW fans with smartphones to help us test PaperKarma!  The best part, you can test it in the comfort of your own home without tv cameras. What is PaperKarma?  An app for your smartphone.  The maker claims, it will eliminate junk mail and catalogs that come to your home.  How?  You download the free app to your smartphone , take a picture of the junk […]

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    Are you a dog owner or do you know one who could use some help training a pet? If so, then you’re in luck. A training aide for puppies called Bullseye claims it has a scented bullseye pad that attracts dogs to the target. It is a leak proof, super absorbent, no tracking pee pad with odor control. But does it really work?

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    Quick Taco

    Many of us like Mexican food. Now you can make crunchy tacos from the comfort of your own home without having to deep fry them. Say hello to Quick Taco! The maker claims it will help you make healthier tacos in your oven. But does it really work?


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