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Aaron joined FOX 59/CBS 4 in November of 2018 as a Reporter. Before joining the team; Aaron spent two years in Huntsville, Alabama working as a Reporter/MMJ for WHNT News 19.

During his time in Huntsville; Aaron was WHNT’s top crime reporter.

He also spent a year in Monroe, Louisiana as a Reporter/MMJ.
In Louisiana, he covered the historic ArkLaMiss flooding event and the shooting death of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge.

Aaron was born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee. He attended college at Middle Tennessee State University. While there, he was an Anchor/Reporter for his college station MT10 and interned for WTVF in Nashville.

Aaron has a huge passion for reporting and storytelling. He loves helping families get justice and helping them heal through sharing their stories.

Aaron is grateful hundreds of families have trusted him over the years to share their loved one’s story. It’s an honor he doesn’t take lightly.

He’s happy to be in Central Indiana and is excited to be welcomed as a Hoosier! He’s still adjusting to the snow.

In his spare time, Aaron likes to hang with friends, hike, go to concerts, binge watch a good television show, and listen to music. Don’t be surprised if you see him singing and dancing in his car. If you do see him just wave and join in!

If you have any news tips, comments, questions, or just want to say hi email him at acantrell@tribunemedia.com.
Find him on Twitter and Facebook @Aaronthenewsguy.


Recent Articles
  • Van used to transport seniors and people with disabilities stolen

    JOHNSON COUNTY, Ind. — Some senior citizens may not have a way to get to their next doctor’s appointment because someone stole a wheelchair accessible van from Johnson County Senior Services. A volunteer says the driver of the van was taking a patient inside Franciscan Health hospital in Indianapolis on Thursday. She left the van running to keep it cool, like she typically does, then someone stole it. Dorothy Ross has been relying on Johnson County Senior Services for more […]

  • 2 homicide investigations underway within 10 hours of each other

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Two homicide investigations are underway in Indianapolis. One on the city’s west side and the other on the east side. Both happened within ten hours of each other. Details are limited on those two investigations but IMPD says one homicide is “one too many.” Police say the two cases are not connected and are isolated incidents. “After we are called to a homicide, the detectives immediately start to investigate and a lot of that is just around […]

  • Indiana woman gets help after being taken over by feral cats

    FAYETTE COUNTY, Ind. –  Wednesday is National Kitten Day, so it’s only appropriate we bring you an update to a story from last week. Remember the Fayette County woman who was overran with feral cats? Her plea for help has been answered. It was just last week that Cheryl Moffett was in a claw-ful situation. She was feeding more than 30 feral cats, and it was costing way too much money. It wasn’t a fur-miliar situation for Cheryl, but it […]

  • Fire strikes Indy home 5 times in 3 months; neighbors want house demolished

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Indianapolis investigators are calling an early morning house fire on the city’s near east side arson. They believe someone intentionally set the home ablaze. The Indianapolis Fire Department responded to a vacant house in the 300 block of Harlan Street, south of Southeastern Avenue, at around 4:45 a.m. Tuesday. IFD says since May 17, they’ve responded to the home four times for small nuisance fires. “Intentionally set fires are unnecessary opportunities for firefighters to get hurt, curious […]

  • What to expect during a DUI checkpoint and what police officers are looking for

    MARION COUNTY, Ind. — For a lot of Hoosiers, the 4th of July celebrations are continuing into the weekend and local law enforcement agencies want to remind drivers if you’re going to be drinking, be safe because officers are out watching. During the whole month of July law enforcement agencies in Marion county will be conducting DUI checkpoints around the city. IMPD Lt. Michael DeHart says many DUI checkpoints start with randomly selecting 2 cars. He says officers are looking […]

  • New data system trying to help IMPD officers keep Indianapolis safe

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) officers are now able to better pinpoint trouble spots in our community, because of a new data system that’s part of the city’s ongoing crime reduction plan. It’s called “Harm Spot Policing.” “It’s an algorithm that can forecast victimization. It takes 7 years’ worth of crime data and social disorder data; things like overdoses and drug uses,” IMPD North District Commander Michael Wolley said. The information is then given to officers so […]

  • Fireworks likely a factor in Lebanon barn fire, officials say

    LEBANON, Ind. – Fireworks were likely a contributing factor in a Lebanon barn fire. According to the Lebanon Fire Department, crews were called to the 1400 block of S. East Street just after midnight Thursday, where they found a barn fully engulfed in flames. Crews had the fire under control at 12:11 a.m. and said it was out at 12:22 a.m. Units remained at the scene for a while longer to deal with hot spots and conduct an investigation. The […]

  • Feral cats taking over Indiana woman’s yard who says she ‘can’t turn her back on them’

    FAYETTE COUNTY, Ind. – A Fayette County woman is overrun with feral cats and she is pleading for help. Cheryl Moffett says it’s a problem she takes full responsibility for because she started feeding stray cats five years ago. “They are not just breeding and making more cats, but stray cats show up in the neighborhood because I’ve had food out for these cats and now it’s caused so much stress,” Moffett said. Cheryl is now feeding more than 30 […]

  • Former IU Health officer calls for policy change after being terminated

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A former IU Health police officer is calling for a policy change after being fired. Damon Love was let go from his position for “knowingly stopping a vehicle on a city streetway not on IU Health’s property,” according to his termination paper. In the early morning of June 22, Love says thinking with his conscience cost him his job when he spotted a suspected drunk driver downtown. “I called the IU Health Police Department dispatch to let […]

  • Indianapolis business warns about scammers using IPL’s number

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – It seems like nowadays scam calls are something we can’t avoid. Every year, scammers seem to get more clever and come up with sneaky tricks such as changing their number to mirror a company like IPL. Suzanne Lake ran into this issue recently at her business, Ray’s Automotive. The call she received came from a number identical to IPL’s. She thought the call had something to do with her electricity but soon found out it was another […]

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