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: Copper Chef Perfect Egg Maker

    The Copper Chef Perfect Egg Maker claims that due to its special egg-right technology you can get perfect eggs every time. The product circulates steam throughout the unit to cook the eggs. No fats or oils are needed. Just add water to cook up to 14 soft or hard boiled eggs inside the unit. But Kurt Aaron wants to know, does it really work?

  • Does It Really Work: Arctic Air

    Arctic Air is a personal space air cooler. The maker claims it works on the power of water evaporation, taking in hot and dry air and making it cool and moist. It humidifies and purifies the air around you for maximum comfort. But Kurt Aaron wants to know, does it really work?

  • Does It Really Work: Six Month Review

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  • Does It Really Work: MagicBax

    The maker of MagicBax claims the nifty product is perfect for anyone who likes to wear earrings, even if you’ve had bad piercings and suffer from stretched lobes. It will firmly secure earrings in place and is designed to comfortably hold and secure all kinds of earrings. But Kurt Aaron wants to know, does it really work?

  • Does It Really Work: RC Pocket Racers

    MOOSIC, Pa. — RC Pocket Racers are mini remote controlled racing cars. They come with a display case that also becomes your remote. Each car can go forward and backward, turn left or right, and has functioning tail and headlights. Each car claims to charge in just three minutes thanks to the RC Quick Charging System but Kurt Aaron wants to know, does it really work?

  • Does It Really Work: Turbo Tiger Sweeper

    The maker of the Turbo Tiger Sweeper claims it’s the easiest way to quickly clean messes off hardwood, tile, marble, linoleum and vinyl floors. The secret is the triple turbo sweeping action that generates a cyclonic vacuum that will capture everything in its path. But Kurt Aaron wants to know, does it really work?

  • Does It Really Work: Dust Daddy

    The maker of the Dust Daddy claims it’s the new and easy way to dust. The Dust Daddy uses dozens of individual tiny suction tubes. The tubes are flexible and unlike other cleaning tools. They go anywhere dust hides. But Kurt Aaron wants to know, does it really work?

  • Does It Really Work: Orb Molecules

    The maker of Orb Molecules claims each kit comes with thousands of little, sticky rubber balls. They come in multiple sizes and colors and bond together to make magnificent creations. The orbs will hold it’s shape until you choose to deconstruct it and start over. But Kurt Aaron wants to know, does it really work?

  • Does It Really Work: Hydra-light

    The maker of the Hydra-light claims it is the flashlight of the future. The flashlight runs on water, not batteries! The eco-friendly Hydra-light must be dipped in water and then will instantly produce a steady flow of electrical current, unlike batteries. But Kurt Aaron wants to know, does it really work?

  • Does It Really Work: Measure King

    The maker of the Measure King says the 3 in 1 digital tape measure has 3 modes for accurate measuring. The Measure King is heavy duty, construction grade and has a large digital LED display which allows you to measure virtually anything. But Kurt Aaron wants to know, does it really work?

  • Does It Really Work: Wonder Clipper

    The maker of the Wonder Clipper claims they are the best clippers you’ll ever see! The Wonder Clippers have extended easy-grip handles which give you increased leverage when you need to trim your nails. The bright LED light shines right on the nail so you can see exactly what you’re doing. But Kurt Aaron wants to know, does it really work?

  • Does It Really Work: Tiger Wrench

    The maker of the Tiger Wrench claims this one tool will replace an entire socket set. That’s right, no more lugging around a heavy toolbox or struggling to find the right size socket head. It takes the guesswork out of your projects and makes them faster and easier to fix. But Kurt Aaron wants to know, does it really work?