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.
Early Friday morning, the Hillsborough State Attorney's Office announced several dozen more charges will be filed for looting and rioting that began on the night of May 30.
An email sent out to Hillsborough County parents this week is asking them to decide how they want their children to attend school for at least the first semester.
Gov. Ron DeSantis extended the freeze on evictions in Florida for at least another 30 days, providing relief to many out-of-work renters, but adding to the struggle of some landlords.
As other counties in Florida announced beach closures for the Fourth of July weekend, Pinellas County leaders reiterated they are not going to shut down the beaches for the holiday weekend.
Emergency leaders in Hillsborough County extended the countywide mask mandate this afternoon with a few modifications and opted to explore some other changes.
Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren announced charges for 11 people stemming from the rioting and looting that occurred during demonstrations in Tampa in late May.
The city of Tampa began installing temporary traffic lights this week at two busy intersections on Bayshore Boulevard, following a rash of deadly crashes in recent years.
Troopers say a 25-year-old man was driving in the wrong direction on Interstate 275 when he crashed into a semi-truck.
One day after Hillsborough County School Board members approved a $1 million settlement for the family of a high school athlete who died last year, and on the anniversary of his death, the superintendent announced initiatives Thursday to improve safety for young athletes.
USF students could be back on campus for the fall semester, but with some major adjustments approved unanimously Tuesday by the university's board of trustees.