Rick Aaron

Sports Director

Rick Aaron, Fox 13 Sports Director, hails from Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He earned a B.A. in Communication Studies from UCLA.

Rick's first job in television was at KTTV Fox 11 in Los Angeles where he worked as a sports intern. He eventually became KTTV's Executive Sports Producer, but didn't lose the urge to work on the air. So he headed north where he worked as a Sports Anchor/Reporter at KNDU NBC 25 Tri-Cities, Washington and later as Sports Director at KNDO NBC 23 in Yakima, Washington.

Rick received five Emmys for his work in the Los Angeles area in addition to another nine nominations. He was also the recipient of two Associated Press Awards for Best Sportscast and won an L.A. Press Club Golden Mike for Best Sports Reporting. Rick took 3rd place in the Society of Professional Journalists Sports Reporting category in 2004 and was given an Honorable Mention for Best Sports Show in 2005.

Community service is one of Rick's interests and he has worked with the American Red Cross and Intermountain Donor Center on various projects through Fox 13.

Rick says his favorite things about living in Utah are "the mountains, the golf courses, the outdoor activities and the friendly people."

Rick adds that he is "a big college sports fan, especially when it comes to my hometown team, the University of Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles and my alma mater, the UCLA Bruins." Rick admits he is "an awful tennis player and an even worse golfer struggling to break 100." "I'm also an alternative music fan, media junkie, and TV-aholic with a serious TiVo addiction," he says.

E-mail Rick Aaron at rick.aaron@fox13now.com

Recent Articles

  • No BYU-Utah rivalry games in 2014 or 2015

    Posted on: 5:51 pm, July 10, 2012, by and , updated on: 10:26pm, July 10, 2012

    SALT LAKE CITY – The century-old Red-Blue rivalry game between Brigham Young University and the University of Utah is going...
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  • Point guard Mo Williams joins Jazz

    Posted on: 11:32 pm, July 8, 2012, by and

    SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Jazz addressed their need for leadership, toughness and outside shooting when they acquired Mo...
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  • Jerry Daugherty and Aaron Daugherty

    Posted on: 10:48 pm, June 17, 2012, by and

    Jerry Daugherty, Lucas Oil Pro 4 Racer, and Aaron Daugherty, Local Oil Superlites Racer.
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  • Draper soccer star strikes back against leukemia

    Posted on: 9:52 pm, June 6, 2012, by , updated on: 09:55pm, June 6, 2012

    Just eight months ago, Lexe Selman was on top of the world. The senior captain of the Alta High School...
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  • Utah boxer claims world title

    Posted on: 11:46 pm, May 31, 2012, by , updated on: 02:16pm, June 1, 2012

    SALT LAKE CITY — Chris “Kid Kayo” Fernandez has spent most of his life as a journeyman fighter. Now he’s...
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  • BYU announces changes to 2012 football schedule

    Posted on: 3:10 pm, May 16, 2012, by and , updated on: 07:06pm, May 16, 2012

    PROVO – Bronco Mendenhall and the BYU Cougars will need to be ready for primetime this fall. The school and...
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  • Cancer survivor vying for shot at Ironman

    Posted on: 6:14 pm, May 4, 2012, by and , updated on: 06:20pm, May 4, 2012

    LEHI – A triathlete from Lehi is hoping to participate in the Ironman World Championship in December, but for him,...
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  • Grizzlies forward Paul McIlveen in studio

    Posted on: 12:30 am, April 2, 2012, by and , updated on: 12:31am, April 2, 2012

    Utah Grizzlies forward and top scorer Paul McIlveen joins Rick Aaron in studio to talk about the team and their...
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