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: Cloudz Waterproof Cellphone Case

    The Cloudz Waterproof Cellphone Case claims to protect your smartphone from water. But Kurt Aaron wants to know, does it really work?

  • Does It Really Work: Mid-year Review

    In this edition of Does It Really Work we take a look back at the products we’ve tested so far this year. We check out products such as Fire Gone, Cop Cam, Crank Chop and the Striker Spy Drone. Kurt Aaron asks the age-old question, does it really work?

  • Does It Really Work: Chefman Volcano Popcorn Maker

    The maker of the Chefman Electric Perfect Pop Volcano Popcorn Maker claims it will make healthier popcorn faster than a microwave. It pops kernels with hot air instead of oils for a gourmet, healthy, low-calorie snack. But Kurt Aaron wants to know, does it really work?

  • Does It Really Work: Windshield Repair Kit

    This Windshield Repair Kit promises to save you lots of money and time. The maker claims the kit is designed to repair any chips or cracks that have formed on your windshield. But Kurt Aaron wants to know, does it really work?

  • Does It Really Work: Coca-Cola Hot Dog Toaster

    The maker of the Coca-Cola Hot Dog Toaster claims it delivers a flawless, juicy hot dog with a golden toasted bun every time. But Kurt Aaron wants to know, does it really work?

  • Does It Really Work: Bean Bag Toss Game

    A slightly smaller version of the traditional bean bag toss game is on the market. Also known as cornhole, bags and sack toss – no matter what you call it, the maker claims you’ll have lots of fun. Each kit comes with two cornhole boards, eight bean bag sacks and has removable legs. But Kurt Aaron wants to know, does it really work?

  • Does It Really Work: Livewave

    The makers of Livewave claim they’ve developed the newest breakthrough in free HD digital TV antenna technology. Don’t be fooled by it’s compact size. The Livewave antenna claims to be 10 times more powerful than other antennas on the market. But Kurt Aaron wants to know, does it really work?

  • Does It Really Work: Striker Spy Drone

    We take to the skies for this week’s Does It Really Work. The Striker Spy Drone claims to let you capture the world around you. Kurt Aaron puts it to the test to see how it does.

  • Does It Really Work: Handy Brite

    The Handy Brite is a cordless LED work light. It’s compact and lightweight and features an ultra bright LED light that provides 500 lumens. But Kurt Aaron wants to know, does it really work?

  • Does It Really Work: Henckels 2 Piece Chef Set

    The maker of the Henckels 2 Piece Chef Set claims you can prep food like a pro with the eight-inch chef knife or the three-inch paring knife. The maker says they have unparalleled balance and strength. But Kurt Aaron wants to know, does it really work?

  • Does It Really Work: Crank Chop

    The maker of the Crank Chop claims the product will chop, dice and slice your food in seconds. This all-in-one food chopper will replace your dicer, mincer, cutter and blender. But Kurt Aaron wants to know, does it really work?

  • Does It Really Work: Granitestone Diamond Pan

    The maker of the Granitestone Diamond Pan claims the pan is ultra nonstick with mineral-infused granite that allows everything to slide right off the pan without using oils or butter. But Kurt Aaron wants to know, does it really work?

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