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.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis says Covid-19 testing kits are here and many more are on their way to Florida, but patients and doctors say those resources are still scarce in the Tampa Bay are.
A Land O' Lakes man became the latest example of a novel coronavirus testing kit shortage after exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, but being unable to get tested for the disease.
It's been 30 years since parts of the Bay Area transformed into a Hollywood movie set for the filming of what's now an iconic piece of cinematic history: 'Edward Scissorhands.'
Start your engines, the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg kicks off this weekend. On Wednesday morning, city officials in St. Petersburg reassured fans that the threat of coronavirus is still a "low-risk" situation.
The overcrowding at Barrington Middle School cannot be ignored any longer, school officials decided. On Tuesday, the Hillsborough County School Board is scheduled to make their final decision on how they plan to handle the situation.
More novel coronavirus testing kits should soon be on the way to Florida after federal lawmakers passed an $8-billion funding package to combat the spread of COVID-19.
Dr. Douglas Holt with the Florida Department of Health described how Hillsborough County's first coronavirus patient made every attempt to minimize the risk to the community, and also explained steps taken to notify her fellow airplane passengers.
The CDC allowed a Hillsborough County woman to fly home to Tampa despite her concerns she might have COVID-19. Now the airport and travelers are taking precautions to stay healthy.
Clearwater leaders received its first confirmation of forgotten African American graves Friday, marking the first discovery of its kind the Pinellas County side of Tampa Bay.
Hundreds of Tampa Bay area businesses made their pitches to be part of Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium.