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: 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?

  • Does It Really Work: Lizard Cam

    The maker of the Lizard Cam claims the new, amazing micro-inspection camera goes anywhere you can’t see. It’s so easy to use, just turn on the handheld base, feed the four-foot cable with the attached camera and you’re ready to go. A clogged dryer vent or sink drain? No problem. But Kurt Aaron wants to know, does it really work?

  • Does It Really Work: Micro Mechanic

    The Micro Mechanic is a little device that the maker claims will show you what’s wrong with your vehicle if the check engine light is on. It will also tell you if it’s safe to drive and how much it should cost to repair it. But Kurt Aaron wants to know, does it really work?

  • Does It Really Work: Zoom Tubes

    Zoom Tubes are car tracks but they are nothing like your traditional toy car course. Instead of flat track pieces, each set comes with 24 connectable tub pieces that will create a track up to 12 feet long and in any configuration. The maker claims kids ages 5 and up can do it but Kurt Aaron wants to know, does it really work?

  • Does It Really Work: No-Spill Gas Tank

    The No-Spill Gas Tank maker claims the push button control allows you to pour gasoline without spills or leaks. Pour precisely every time. It is the fastest pouring spill-proof nozzle available but Kurt Aaron wants to know, does it really work?  

  • Does It Really Work: RapidBath

    The maker of the RapidBath claims it will completely transform your dog bathing experience into a cleaner, calmer, healthier experience in just three minutes or less. No bottles, scrubbing or pre-wetting needed. But Kurt Aaron wants to know, does it really work?

  • Does It Really Work: Nutrislicer

    The maker of the Nutrislicer claims it will help you make healthy and delicious and nutritious meals for the whole family. Let Nutrislicer do all the slicing, chopping and grating of your vegetables, cheeses and fruits. But Kurt Aaron wants to know, does it really work?

  • Does It Really Work: Magic Ear

    The Magic Ear claims that using this product will allow you to hear a pin drop from across the room. The device will allegedly give you super hearing. The maker claims the Magic Ear enhances vocals while canceling background noise. But Kurt Aaron wants to know, does it really work?

  • Does It Really Work: Red Copper Flipwich

    Tired of the same, boring cold sandwiches? The maker of the Red Copper Flipwich claims it will create perfectly grilled sandwiches without fail in just minutes. This is all thanks to a special design of two interlocking grill pans coated with a non-stick ceramic surface. But Kurt Aaron wants to know, does it really work?