Aaron Mesmer is a general assignment reporter for FOX 13. He joined the FOX 13 News team in March 2013.
Aaron is a six-time Emmy Award-nominated and Edward R. Murrow Award-winning reporter who is happy his road led him south. The native New Yorker feels like a Floridian at heart, having family members spread out across the Sunshine State.
Aaron came to FOX 13 after two years at News 12 Connecticut in the New York City market as a reporter and fill-in anchor. During that time, he reported on some of the region's biggest stories, providing extensive coverage of the tragic school shooting in Newtown, CT, as well as Hurricane Sandy and Tropical Storm Irene.
Prior to that, Aaron spent four and a half years at News 14 Carolina in Charlotte, NC, covering the station's financial beat and helping lead the coverage of the financial crisis in 2008 and '09. His broadcasting career began in West Virginia.
Aaron graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in broadcast journalism and an outside concentration in trumpet performance.
When Aaron isn't out reporting, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Suzy, and their dog, enjoying the beautiful Tampa Bay area and watching the Yankees, Jets, and Tar Heels.
A South Tampa mom and her friend in California marked the first night of Hanukkah on Thursday by discussing a campaign they launched to show support for Jewish communities across the country.
The future of the hundreds of millions of dollars collected through Hillsborough County's defunct transportation sales tax several years ago may be coming into focus.
On Tuesday, renderings for the new, on-campus USF stadium were unveiled during a board of trustees meeting.
Citizens west of US 19 were asked to remove their vessels from the water on Monday morning and avoid using the waterways after a fuel leak was reported in Port Richey near Nicks Park boat ramp.
Federal authorities announced the arrests of five people Friday in two separate mail carrier robberies in Hillsborough County. It comes amid a nationwide rise in crimes targeting postal workers.
Hillsborough County Public Schools celebrated the official opening of the new Dorothy Thomas Exceptional Center, which is tailored to meet the needs of students with disabilities and specialized behavioral issues.
Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody encouraged online shoppers to be cautious, not just on Cyber Monday, but during the entire holiday season.
In terms of pre-Thanksgiving volume on the roads, Wednesday is a big one, but if you leave early enough, you may avoid the worst traffic.
Law enforcement agencies across Tampa Bay launched their annual crackdowns on thieves who target busy shopping centers during the holiday season.
Tampa city leaders joined developers on Monday for a groundbreaking ceremony at the Ritz-Carlton Residents Tower along Bayshore Boulevard.