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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    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 […]

  • Kurt Looks Back on the Best and Worst Does It Really Work Tests of 2014

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  • Does It Really Work: YES! Hair Remover

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    Watch: Kurt Makes A Cloud

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    Does It Really Work: Erase A Scratch

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  • Does It Really Work? MSA 30X Hearing Aid

    CLARKS SUMMIT — The maker of the MSA 30X claims the revolutionary micro sound amplification technology is proven to help you hear better immediately. According to the maker, it’s been tested and has proven results. It will amplify sound up to 30 times louder. Kurt Aaron visited Clarks Summit Senior Living to test the MSA 30X where many of our volunteers already utilize prescription custom-fit hearing aids.

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    Does It Really Work? Lumenplay Christmas Lights

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  • Does It Really Work? Slip Stone Pan

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    Does It Really Work? Hog Wash

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    This is the BaByliss for men.  The maker claims, it can cut hair in any direction, evenly and quickly.  It is cordless and uses a rechargeable battery that allows you up to 20 minutes of cutting time per charge.  It also has two adjustable comb guides to ensure you get even cuts, everytime you cut your hair.  But does it really work? In order to test the BaByliss for men, Newswatch 16 went to Lyons Barbershop on Wilkes-Barre Township Boulevard.  […]


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