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: Fastball

    The maker of Fastball claims this little gadget will prevent your phone from falling inside your vehicle ever again. No more reaching under or between seats to find your phone. But Kurt Aaron wants to know, does it really work?

  • Does It Really Work: Magic Tracks Turbo RC Race Kit

    The maker of the Magic Tracks Turbo RC Race Kit claims you can simply snap any track pieces together and create your own customized speedway in just minutes. But Kurt Aaron wants to know, does it really work?

  • Does It Really Work: One Power Readers

    The maker of One Power Readers claims these multi-power glasses will adjust to different strengths depending on your needs. Read the small print, computer screens without ever changing your glasses. But Kurt Aaron wants to know, does it really work?

  • Does It Really Work: Fire Gone

    The maker of Fire Gone claims the can of fire suppressant delivers a strong, targeted stream that goes right to the source of the fire and puts it out fast. But Kurt Aaron wants to know, does it really work?

  • Does It Really Work: Ultimate Jar Opener

    The maker of the Ultimate Jar Opener claims the industrial strength stainless steel gripper will open any kind of lid or bottle from a half inch to as much as six inches wide. But Kurt Aaron wants to know, does it really work?

  • Does It Really Work: Six Month Review

    This week, we’re looking back at some of the most requested product tests from the last six months. Everything from smokeless grills, to a device that tells you what’s wrong with your automobile. We also have a follow-up to last week’s vacuum seal kit called Always Fresh.  

  • Does It Really Work: Always Fresh

    The maker of the Always Fresh Seal Kit claims you won’t have any more freezer burnt, spoiled or rotten food. The vacuum sealer helps keep food fresh. But Kurt Aaron wants to know, does it really work?

  • Does It Really Work: Go Lamp

    In this edition of Does It Really Work, we test the Go Lamp. The maker claims this nifty light is portable and super bright. It can rotate 360 degrees to shine the light in any direction. It has touch panel technology with three brightness settings, Kurt Aaron wants to know: does it really work?  

  • Does It Really Work: Perfect Pizza Pan

    The Perfect Pizza Pan from Copper Chef claims it can crisp any type of pizza – thin crust, regular crust, stuffed crust, even Chicago style deep dish. But Kurt Aaron wants to know, does it really work?

  • Does It Really Work: Product Test Giveaway

    The Does It Really Work product test giveaway is a big day at WNEP. This year includes some pretty cool prizes including Wyze Cam and the Smokeless Indoor Grill.

  • 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?

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