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
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  • 1 dead, 1 injured after 2 vehicles collide with same train in Brownsburg

    BROWNSBURG, Ind. — One person is dead, and another person is injured after two vehicles collided with the same train in Brownsburg Monday night. The Hendricks County Sheriff’s Office confirmed around 11:47 p.m. on December 2, deputies were dispatched to a vehicle crash involving a train near the 6900 block of County Road 900 East near Brownsburg. When officers arrived at the scene, they found that a 2017 Jeep had driven  into the side of a moving CSX train. At […]

  • IMPD arrests five people after Friday night fights around downtown

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Five people were arrested after fights around downtown Indy Friday night. The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department confirmed the fights happened between 8:30 p.m. and just after 10:30 p.m. Friday night in various locations around downtown Indy. This includes two locations at the Circle Centre mall resulting in two arrests. The IMPD said the following incidents are associated with fights downtown Friday night. 200 W Washington St, at 10:03 p.m. An officer responded to a large fight involving […]

  • 9-year-old spreading holiday cheer by giving back to the homeless

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  • Indy community questions how 2 pedestrians were struck and killed by vehicles only one day apart

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — People on Indy’s far east side are questioning how two people were struck and killed by vehicles only one day apart. The first pedestrian was hit Tuesday around 6 p.m. on East Washington Street. The second person was struck last night at the intersection of East Washington and North Mitthoeffer. It’s news no one wants to hear on a day you’re supposed to be thankful for. Nearby drivers say East Washington Street can be very busy with […]

  • Gas City community mourns woman shot & killed by backseat passenger

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  • Avon family searching for answers 8 months after loved one disappears

    AVON, Ind. – It’s been more than 8 months and the disappearance surrounding Najah Ferrell remains a mystery. The Avon mother’s absence can be felt in her family and this is going to be the first holiday season without her. Avon Police say they’ve made a lot of strides in the case, but they’re still needing more people to come forward with information. “There’s a critical piece of information that we know is out there,” Avon Police’s Deputy Chief Investigations […]

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  • Unsolved murder case in Lawrence leaves family pleading for answers

    LAWRENCE, Ind.– Family members of 22-year-old Aaron Grice are speaking out nearly a year after he was murdered. Lawrence police say Grice was beaten and shot the day after Christmas at Canterbury House Apartments, so far no arrests have been in the case and the family is asking someone to come forward. Mary East says she sees the image of her son dying every day at 2 am. The same time she saw her son die right in front of […]

  • Organizers file petition to help maintain Geist Reservoir, if approved property taxes would increase

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