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 Hillsborough County detention deputy is recovering after he was violently attacked by an inmate, Sheriff Chad Chronister said Wednesday.
A suspected drunk driver accused of causing a deadly crash in St. Petersburg appeared in court Monday following his arrest Sunday night.
The streets of Tampa were filled with performers and paradegoers Monday in celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The joyous day of remembrance was shadowed for some who find it hard to ignore the city's painful history.
A jogger was knocked into the water and killed in a crash along Bayshore Boulevard late this morning, and police are now preparing to file charges against the driver who struck him.
North Police police released a computer-generated image of a man believed to have raped a 15-year-old jogger this week.
Neighbors living around Riverview Elementary School are dealing with a dangerous and costly problem: Someone has been dumping nails onto the roads around the school, and this is far from the first time.
Flames erupted at a downtown Tampa restaurant on Sunday, injuring two firefighters and one other person, and causing $450,000 in damages.
An early-morning double shooting in Pinellas Park Thursday left one man in critical condition and another stable, police said.
A 70-year-old grandmother was ‘dry stunned’ twice while Manatee County deputies served an arrest warrant on a man at the same residence.
A Florida Supreme Court ruling regarding the Stand Your Ground law Thursday could clear the path for the 2014 movie theater shooting case to go to trial.