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.
Tampa City Council members heard the cases of two more bars and nightclubs accused of repeatedly violating COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Tangra nightclub and Ybor Cigars Plus will both have to shut down for three days next week following what code enforcement officers said were repeated violations, including unmasked patrons crowded inside the establishments.
A future memorial for Ridgewood Cemetery on the campus of King High School is a step closer to reality following a presentation Monday to Black community leaders.
A state Health Department spokesperson says the vaccination card given to seniors at their first appointment includes a reminder to come back for a second dose on a certain date -- yesterday or today. But they didn't tell people they needed to go online and book a specific time, too.
Winn-Dixie and a few other grocery store chains officially joined the fight against COVID-19 Thursday, administering their first vaccinations.
The community could be in the clear of COVID-19 by June, one of Tampa Bay's leading epidemiologists said Wednesday, adding a change in approach could make the outlook even better.
Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies announced they will begin administering COVID-19 vaccines in Florida, including 17 locations in the Bay Area.
The massive crowds that celebrated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Super Bowl win Sunday left medical experts concerned about a possible spike in COVID-19 cases.
The Super Bowl LV Host Committee celebrated the impact its Forever 55 program is expected to have long after the big game is over.
Tampa Mayor Jane Castor welcomed to town her counterpart from Kansas City Thursday, during a tradition that goes hand-in-hand with Super Bowl week.