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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    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. –  IMPD and community groups are outraged more and more teenagers are being involved in gun violence. The most recent incident comes after a 14-year-old was shot in the hand and a 16-year-old was apprehended Friday night in connection to the shooting in downtown Indianapolis. Every day people living in The Circle City are tired of it too. “I’m out and about all the time with my grand baby downtown and it’s a concern because I don’t ever […]

  • Police believe man hit by hit and run driver prior to being struck by IndyGo Bus

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  • Person killed in crash involving IndyGo bus on south side

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Police are sending a reminder to pedestrians after an IndyGo bus struck a man this morning. Police believe the man, 60-year-old Bobby Watkins was lying in the street before he was struck. What police haven’t said is whether he was dead before the bus hit him. Southbound Madison Avenue was closed for several hours while police investigated the crash. Police say the bus driver is cooperating, but there’s no other information they can release at this time. […]

  • Court cases piling up against apartment owner T.E.H Realty in Marion County

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  • Madison County community members concerned about proposed metal melting plant

    MADISON COUNTY, Ind. — A proposed project in Madison County is raising questions from community members. Locals say Newco Metals wants to build a smelting plant in Ingalls, off of I-69 and State Road 13. However, the company says that’s not true and released a statement regarding the matter. “I’m concerned for my families, friends, our communities. There’s health risks, emission risks, there’s property value risks,” said concerned local Adam Truman. The Element 13 project has Truman and thousands of […]

  • Bloomington homeowner demolishes home despite historic protections

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  • Do you need help with buying holiday presents? Time to sign up

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  • Kokomo leaders being proactive about crime in neighborhoods

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  • Ryan Mears elected as new Marion County prosecutor

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Ryan Mears has been elected to become the next Marion County prosecutor. “Marion County is going to continue to be a compassionate place where we are going to give everybody the opportunity to succeed and we are going to draw a hard line in the sand when it comes to violent crime,” Mears said. The Marion County Democratic Party held a caucus meeting Saturday morning to allow precinct committee people to cast their vote between Mears and […]

  • 1 arrested in Vice Unit raid at Indianapolis massage parlor

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A raid at a massage parlor on the north side of Indianapolis lead to an arrest on Friday, leaving a nearby business owner and a witness with questions. IMPD’s Vice Unit confirmed a warrant was issued at Coral Spa on West 86th Street and one person was arrested. Jerry Myers has worked at his barbershop for more than 40 years and has never seen undercover officers raiding a neighboring business. “About 10 or 12 undercover cops come in […]

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