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.


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