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: Mighty Sight Eyeglasses

    Want to see things clearer, bigger, and brighter instantly? Kurt’s testing out the Mighty Sight eyeglasses. It’s the magnifying eyewear with built-in LED lights. The maker claims they make everything look 160 percent bigger! But we want to know, do they really work?

  • Does It Really Work: Tap Bracket

    The maker of the Tap Bracket claims you can install curtains from beginning to end in less than 30 seconds. Forget measuring and drilling holes in your wall. Tap Bracket is an instant curtain bracket that installs over any size window in seconds. But Kurt Aaron wants to know, does it really work?

  • Does It Really Work: The Flip-A-Zoo

    Flip-a-what? Flip-A-Zoo! Do these reversible slippers really work? Kurt Aaron and his helpers put them to the test.

  • Does It Really Work: Red Copper Mug

    The maker of the Red Copper Mug claims coffee and other hot drinks taste best when served in a ceramic mug and that the drinks will stay fresh for up to 8 hours. The secret is in the dual wall fused inside the mug. This construction creates a seal inside the mug that will make the flavor last all day. Toss it in your bag and you’re good to go for the next eight hours. But does it really work? […]

  • Does It Really Work: Arctic Hat

    It has been one of the hottest weeks we’ve seen so far this summer so what better time to test the cooling powers of the Arctic Hat? The maker claims you just add water and the Arctic Hat promises to keep you cool from the scorching sun. But Kurt Aaron wants to know, does it really work?

  • Does It Really Work: Hamilton Beach Toastation

    We’re testing a product designed to help de-clutter your kitchen counters and make meals a little bit faster. The “Hamilton Beach Toastation” is both a toaster and an oven all in one, but Kurt Aaron wants to know: does it really work?

  • Does It Really Work: Breezee

    Thursday’s does it really work product promises to never let them see you sweat! “Breezee” is a portable blade less fan designed to be safe for the whole family to use. So Kurt Aaron set out to find does it really work?

  • Does It Really Work: The Master Blade

    We’re testing a new kitchen knife called the Master Blade. The maker claims this knife is ideal for precision cutting and slicing. But does it really work? Kurt Aaron took it to a butcher shop in Lackawanna County to find out.  

  • 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?

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