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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  • Hoosiers celebrate diversity through World Refugee Day, reflect on US immigration issues

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — As President Trump delayed nationwide immigration sweeps to deport those living in the United States illegally Saturday, a large group of people gathered in downtown Indianapolis to celebrate World Refugee Day. See you all tomorrow for our World Refugee Day Reggae Party from 4-10 pm. We are keeping an eye on the weather and will notify you of any updates. #RefugeesWelcome #WorldRefugeeDay #IndyWelcomesAll pic.twitter.com/NS9PVRBQmi — Exodus Refugee (@Exodus_Refugee) June 21, 2019 Though refugees are in the United […]

  • Indiana landscapers, farmers hope for break in rain

    MONROE COUNTY, Ind. – For the first time in a long time, many parts of central Indiana saw a break in the rain Friday afternoon. Abell Nursery and Landscaping in Monroe County took advantage of the clear skies to do some planting. They say the extra rainfall hasn’t been all bad for them. “Normally, we put out probably about 10,000 to 12,000 plants a year. We put them in the ground usually during the spring and summer. You have about […]

  • IMPD’s Homeland Security Bureau tactics to deal with flash flooding

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  • ACLU of Indiana calling Clinton County’s new ordinance ‘bad policy’

    FRANKFORT, Ind. — Convicted inmates in Clinton County will soon be charged while they stay in jail. Sheriff Rich Kelly proposed the idea, and county commissioners just passed an ordinance to make it happen, but not everyone is so happy with Clinton County’s decision to charge guilty inmates $30 per day in jail. The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana is calling the county’s new ordinance “bad policy.” Clinton County Commissioner Joshua Uitts says the new county ordinance of charging […]

  • Heavy rainfall causes Brown County State Park to close through at least Sunday

    BROWN COUNTY, Ind. – Brown County State Park and its inn, Abe Martin, have been closed to the public because of water issues. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources announced Monday that the heavy rainfall over the last several days has caused a lack of usable water. “There was so much water that washed into Ogle Lake from the rainfall it made it really muddy,” South Region Manger for Indiana State Parks Carl Lindell said. The Ogle Lake is the […]

  • Escapee taken into custody on far east side may be connected to double homicide

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A man who escaped a Federal Bureau of Prisons Residential Reentry Center was taken back into custody on the far east side of Indianapolis on Friday and sources tell CBS4 that he may also be connected to a double homicide investigation. U.S. Marshals say 28-year-old Dallas Jones had been on the run since April and had been a federal fugitive ever since. During the Marshals’ investigation, they say information was developed about the possible location of Jones, […]

  • Dairy organizations, Hoosiers speak out against alleged animal abuse at Fair Oaks Farms

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  • Authorities identify 3 people criminally charged in animal cruelty investigation at Fair Oaks Farms

    FAIR OAKS, Ind. – Charges have been filed against three people in connection with the animal cruelty investigation at Fair Oaks Farms. The Newton County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday that the three individuals are being charged with beating a vertebrate animal, a class A misdemeanor. On Tuesday, the suspects were identified as Santiago Ruvalcaba Contreros, 31, Edgar Gardozo Vazquez, 36 and Miguel Angel Navarro Serrano, 38. They have not been arrested and police say they are looking for the suspects. […]

  • Lane closures expected this weekend in Indianapolis due to INDOT projects

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Starting tonight you will start to see slow traffic around parts of Marion County due to multiple interstate projects. You can expect lane closures and ramp closures all weekend long. Indiana State Police are asking people to turn on their Hoosier hospitality and be neighborly to the other drivers and construction workers. Here’s a look at what INDOT crews will work on this weekend: I-465 EB/SB from 82nd St to U.S. 36 (northeast side) Left two lanes […]

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