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: Mimic Mees

    Christmas is less than three weeks away and that means it’s time for us to test out some of the year’s hottest toys and we’re starting with “Mimic Mees.” The plush little toys will repeat anything you say but in a funny way. But Kurt Aaron wants to know: does it really work?

  • Does It Really Work: Swivel Swipes

    If you wear glasses or uses a smartphone,┬áthen we have a possible “stocking stuffer” that your friends and family may love. The maker of Swivel Swipes claims this nifty product is perfect for anyone who wears glasses or has a smartphone or tablet. It works by using microfiber cleaners that erase smudges and smears.┬áBut Kurt Aaron wants to know: does it really work?

  • Does It Really Work: Extreme Wall Climber

    The Extreme Wall Climber from Shaper Image are gravity-defying RC cars that come with a tiny built-in vacuum that allows it to stick to walls and ceilings. You can have races that start on the floor and spread to walls, ceilings, and windows. But Kurt Aaron wants to know: does it really work?

  • Does It Really Work: 5 in 1 Kitchen Slicer

    The maker of the 5 in 1 Kitchen Slicer claims it will slice, grate and julienne your fruits and veggies quickly and easily. Each kit contains a four blade slicer, storage container, handle and peeler. But Kurt Aaron wants to know, does it really work?

  • Does It Really Work: Simply Straight

    Looking to get salon quality, perfectly straight hair quickly and easily? The maker of Simply Straight says look no further. All you have to do is glide Simply Straight through your hair like a regular hairbrush for beautiful, smooth, straight hair in just minutes. But Kurt Aaron wants to know, does it really work?

  • Does It Really Work: Wyze Cam

    We’re testing out a security camera that seems too good to be true! We’re talking about “Wyze Cam.” The maker claims this $20 camera will bring you peace of mind when it comes to your home, children, and pets. Kurt Aaron wants to know: does it really work?

  • Does It Really Work: Power Smokeless Grill

    The maker of the Power Smokeless Indoor Grill claims you can grill your favorite foods to perfection all year long. Grill multiple steaks, big juicy burgers, barbecue chicken and fresh veggies without all the smoke. But Kurt Aaron wants to know, does it really work?

  • Does It Really Work: Press Dome

    The maker of the Press Dome claims it creates an airtight vacuum seal that allows food to stay fresh twice as long in your fridge or freezer. Need to transport food? Press Dome will keep your food hot and ready with its spill-proof design. But Kurt Aaron wants to know, does it really work?

  • Does It Really Work: One Touch

    The maker of the One Touch automatic can opener claims you just place it on a can and press the button. No tedious hand cranking required. It’s ideal for the elderly, arthritis sufferers, kids and people with limited dexterity. But Kurt Aaron wants to know, does it really work?

  • Does It Really Work: Flawless Brows

    The maker of Flawless Brows claims the product is the new gold standard in precision hair removal. It will instantly and painlessly sweep away unwanted hair for beautiful brows every day. But Kurt Aaron wants to know, does it really work?

  • Does It Really Work: Smartphone Magnifier

    Need glasses when looking at your smartphone? The Smartphone Magnifier claims to allow you to watch movies, read small print and even examine documents all from the little screen on your smartphone without glasses. But Kurt Aaron wants to know, does it really work?

  • Does It Really Work: Peticare

    The maker of Peticare claims it’s the safe and easy way to trim your pet’s nails. It has a super bright LED light that illuminated even light colored nails to ensure that you trim the right spot. But Kurt Aaron wants to know, does it really work?