Aaron joined FOX 59/CBS 4 in October 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
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    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Working smoke alarms are being credited for saving a Columbus man’s life after his home went up in flames. The fire broke out around 4 a.m. Saturday in the 1500 block of South Drive. The Columbus Fire Department believes the fire originated in the basement. It took two and half hours to contain the blaze.  Brian Bush says seeing his neighbor’s home go up in flames really puts things into perspective. “Makes you worry about long terms […]

  • Court documents reveal suspect shot Muncie teen as he slept

    MUNCIE, Ind.– Court documents reveal new details in a shooting that claimed the life of 19-year-old Seth Barton in Muncie last week. Police arrested two 18-year-old suspects in connection with the crime: Kevoszia Winston and Dimorrea Benning. According to court documents, police say the shooting happened during a robbery on Jan. 9 at 11 a.m. Witnesses told police the two suspects were at an apartment complex located in the 2500 W. White River Blvd earlier that day to carry out […]

  • Indiana health officials may get involved in cleaning up mobile home park

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– I-70 Mobile Home Park is still covered in debris and broken-down trailers. The Attorney General’s Office says they are going to try their hardest get residents help and get them their titles to their trailers. “Our concern and the nature of the complaint was that the properties were being sold and residents here had little notice and no real relief,” Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill said. In August, folks like Ronald Hughes were told they needed to vacate […]

  • Mental health specialist explains detention orders after fatal Bartholomew County shooting

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  • Indy apartment refuses to fix parking lot flooding issues, residents say

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Central Indiana has seen quite a bit of rain this weekend. Dozens of roads had to be closed off due to high water, and for folks living at the Williamsburg North Apartments, it’s something they’re used to seeing right outside their front door. In less than 24 hours, two different vehicles got stuck in high waters at the complex, located on the northeast side of Indianapolis. In both cases, the owners were just visiting the complex when […]

  • Police identify people responsible for leaving white supremacist literature in Indiana communities

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ind. – White supremacist literature has been distributed in two central Indiana communities and now the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is getting involved. After receiving dozens of complaints, police in Spencer and Bedford say they identified the people responsible for leaving the material in driveways. Lawrence County Chief Deputy Prosecutor Bob Cline says the people going around leaving this material are protected by the First Amendment, but the racist flyers could lead to charges being filed.  It […]

  • Crews prepare for potential flooding this weekend in central Indiana

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Crews are preparing for the upcoming rainfall moving into central Indiana. The National Weather Service is predicting 2 to 5 inches of rain over the next few days that could lead to flooding. It’s only nine days into 2020 and Mother Nature will be gifting us not with snow, but with some winter rain mixed in with the potential of below freezing temps. “This weekend has a little bit of everything so we got full 2 days […]

  • Cyber experts express concern about possibility of Iran retaliating against US with cyberattack

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Cyber experts are concerned about the possibility of Iran attacking the United States through the World Wide Web. Homeland Security says Iran has a robust cyber program and can execute cyber-attacks against America. Tensions have continue to rise between Iran and the United States after a U.S. airstrike killed Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani. “The core of this is over the past 2 decades. Iran has been developing a nuclear program, and Iran has also been expanding its footprint […]

  • Business owners frustrated with condition of neighboring mobile home park

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A mobile home park on the near southwest side of Indianapolis is causing business owners to get frustrated because of the lack of upkeep. In October, I-70 Mobile Home Park was slated to close but the Attorney General’s Office stepped in and filed a deception lawsuit against the owners, which put the closure on hold. Several months have passed and residents say they haven’t heard what’s next. Leonard Radcliff says 12 families and a few feral cats still […]

  • Indy police investigating deadly shooting on Indy’s east side, release photo of vehicle of interest

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. –The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a deadly shooting on the city’s east side and asking the public for help in identifying a vehicle of interest. The IMPD said the shooting happened in the 3100 block of Priscilla Avenue just before 12:15 Saturday afternoon. When officers arrived, they found a young man suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. Witnesses say the house where the shooting happened was under construction at […]

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