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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


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