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.
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