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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 while going to school.

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 studied Broadcast Meteorology at Mississippi State University.

In the mid 90s 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 morning Meteorologist position at KBMT-TV in Beaumont, Texas. They returned to Northeast PA in February 2002, when Kurt began working at WNEP-TV.

Kurt and his wife, Teresa, have been married since May 1989 and have two kids. Joshua who served in the United States Air Force and is back home and Amber who found a job after college and now lives in Ohio.

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: Atomic Lighter

    We are testing out the new Atomic Lighter. It promises to work without a flame and without fuel. But Kurt Aaron wants to know, Does It Really Work?

  • Does It Really Work: Atomic Charge Wallet

    The Atomic Charge Wallet can hold all of your credit cards, money and personal items you usually carry in your wallet while also charging your smartphone. It is made of lightweight aluminum and the maker says it’s crush and shock resistant but we want to know, does it really work? NOTE: Newswatch 16 was unable to test RFID-blocking technology, which prevents scammers from accessing your personal information using scanning devices (scanning devices are illegal in PA).

  • Does it Really Work: GP66 Miracle Cleaner

    The GP66 Miracle Cleaner claims it will clean and degrease just about anything, anywhere. It will clean machinery, floors, kitchens, bathrooms, vehicle rims, walls, carpets, and rugs. The maker claims it’s biodegradable, non-toxic, and environmentally friendly. But Kurt Aaron wants to know, does it really work?    

  • Does it Really Work: Callous Clear

    Feet sore and achy after a long day at work? Are you embarrassed by callouses on your feet that make you look and feel awful? Kurt Aaron tests out a product that promises to clear your feet of callouses in just minutes and make your feet feel refreshed, but does it really work?

  • Does it Really Work: The Garlic Master

    The make of the Garlic Master claims it makes perfect minced garlic in seconds. It promises 81 perfect cubes of garlic with every single twist. It’s good for fresh pasta, garlic bread, veggies, meats and more, but does it really work?

  • Does It Really Work: Clear Zone Auxiliary Mirror

    Tonight’s edition of Does It Really Work is all about keeping you safe on the road. One simple device promises to help do just that — enter the “Clear Zone Auxilary Mirror!” The maker claims it will eliminate blind spots…but does it really work?

  • Does It Really Work: Seal Star Pro

    Sick of letting food dry out or grow moldy? This week we put the “Seal Star” to the test — live! We check out the “Seal Star Pro” that claims it will lock in the freshness…but does it really work?

  • Does It Really Work: Copper Chef Grill and Bake Mat

    In this edition of Does It Really Work, ¬†we test out the Copper Chef Grill and Bake Mat. The maker claims the reusable non-stick cooking mat will keep your grill cleaner because it reduces burning food and flares ups. It’s said to cook food evenly and doesn’t allow food to fall through the grill. But, does it really work?

  • Does It Really Work: Flex Seal

    We believe in second chances, and some of you may remember back in 2011 when we gave Flex Seal a test — and it ended in a thumbs down. Well, many of you have requested a re-test for Flex Seal. So we decided to give it another try and see if it really works this time!

  • Does It Really Work: Pancake Express

    As many of you know, the Does It Really Work segment’s home is at 7 o’clock on WNEP. The producer of that show, Emily, is extremely excited about this week’s test. Why? Because she loves great, fluffy pancakes! This week’s item is called the Pancake Express, and it promises to make perfect pancakes in seconds! What’s not to love? But does it really work?

  • Does It Really Work: Samurai 360

    On this week’s edition of Does It Really Work, we test a knife that’s round and rolls right through your food! It’s called the Samurai 360, and it plans to totally turn around the way you think in the kitchen! The maker claims this knife will become your new favorite…but we ask, does it really work?

  • Does It Really Work: Super Sipperz

    In tonight’s Does It Really Work, we test fun, creativity and thirst…all in the same test! The product is called Super Sipperz, and the maker claims that you’ll finally be okay with your kids playing with their food!