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
  • Trade war with China benefiting food pantries across America

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The ongoing trade war with China is bringing unexpected help for Hoosiers who are food insecure. The food China isn’t buying is ending up in food banks across the nation and right here in Central Indiana. “This particular situation; using this in a trade issue I think is the first time we’ve seen anything like this through the USDA,” Feeding Indiana’s Hungry Executive Director Emily Weikertbryant said. Carrots, milk and meat are some of the items pouring […]

  • Officials remind residents to clear storm drains to avoid street floods

    HAMILTON COUNTY, Ind. — It’s that time of year when the temperature drops and the leaves start to fall. Sometimes, those leaves end up on top of storm drains, and when we get rain fall like Saturday, it can lead to flooding. “Our biggest concern are things like the roads in neighborhoods becoming water covered because of leaves covering storm drains. We also make sure we’re watching some of our problem areas that tend to flood on a regular basis,” […]

  • Dozens of vehicles at mobile home park vandalized by bricks; owners questioning motive

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Dozens of vehicles were vandalized in the early morning hours at an Indianapolis trailer park and their owners are angry. The crimes happened off South Lynhurst drive at Lantern Estates. Cathy Denny woke up Friday morning to a brick thrown right through the glass of her car. Dozens of vehicles were vandalized with 🧱 this morning at Lantern Estates trailer park and people are upset. They don’t know if they were targeted or if it was a […]

  • Wheeler Mission expanding their women and children’s shelter

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Wheeler Mission is one step closer to expanding their current women and children shelter on the east side of Indianapolis; thanks to a little help from the city of Indianapolis. In May the city of Indianapolis received an allocation of $55 million from the feds in new market tax credits and the city decided to use some of it to support the shelter expansion. Out of the allocations given to Wheeler Mission Steve Kerr says they will […]

  • This weekend, 4th generation of the USS Indianapolis is being commissioned

    BURNS HARBOR, Ind. — The navy has a new ship—the USS Indianapolis. It’s the 4th Navy vessel that has carried the name of the Circle City. The ship is sitting on Lake Michigan right now and our cameras got a sneak peek inside. About 70 people make up the crew of the latest ship to bear the name of Indianapolis. “Twenty of those will be mine warfare then we will also embark a 23 personal for aviation operations,” USS Indianapolis […]

  • IMPD reminds drivers to share roadway with school buses crash

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — We’ve learned new details about the Indianapolis Public School school bus that crashed into a building at the intersection of East 16th Street and North Emerson avenue Tuesday morning. A spokesperson for the school says the driver has been found not to be at fault in the crash. Marcial Garcia was shocked to learn a bus carrying 26 children crashed into the Cash American Pawn building. He’s owned his business near that same intersection for decades and says […]

  • Downtown shootings involving teenagers worry Indianapolis residents

    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

    UPDATE: IMPD says they have found the vehicle in question unoccupied. Detectives are continuing to investigation the case. ORIGINAL STORY: INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Police believe a hit and run driver hit a man before he was struck by an IndyGo Bus Friday morning. Just after 6:00 a.m. Friday, Southeast District officers were dispatched to the 7100 block of Madison Avenue on a report of an IndyGo bus striking a pedestrian. When officers arrived, they found 60-year-old Bobby Watkins stuck underneath […]

  • 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

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Craig Kantner says a few months ago, he came out to Lexington Park Apartments in Indianapolis to find raw sewage leaking out and flowing into a storm drain. He says the complex reached out to his plumbing company to take a look at the issue, and it didn’t take him long to realize apartment owner T.E.H Realty is neglecting their tenants. In Kantner’s professional opinion, he thinks the raw sewage problem was happening for a long time […]

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