Aaron Cheslock is the sports director for FOX Carolina.
Aaron is originally from Baltimore, MD, where he studied broadcast journalism at the Broadcasting Institute of Maryland.
He started as an Associate Sports Producer at WBAL-TV in Baltimore, MD in 2009. In 2011, his first on-air job was the Weekend Anchor at WOAY-TV in southern West Virginia where he covered a variety of stories including a gubernatorial election, prescription pill abuse in coal mines and the fight against Alzheimer's Disease.
In the summer of 2012, Aaron went to work at WTAJ-TV in central Pennsylvania where he was the State College Bureau Chief Reporter and was thrown into his first national story - the "Sandusky Scandal." Aaron also covered many great stories in State College including Penn State's "THON," which he said continues to inspire him.
Aaron moved to the Palmetto State in July 2013 to join the FOX Carolina team.
Awards and Recognitions: I won a 6-lb burrito eating contest while working in West Virginia. That's better than any Emmy if you ask me (it certainly was a lot more work).
On the weekends: I love to play and watch sports as often as possible.
My favorite movie: "The Big Lebowski"
My favorite kind of music: Rock or old school rap
My favorite food: Is a toss up between a bacon, egg and cheese sandwich and a bacon cheeseburger. I think that means my favorite food is bacon…
Hidden talents: I can beat Super Mario 3 in an hour or less.
Hobbies: When I'm not playing sports or watching sports, I play fantasy sports (Baseball, Basketball and Football). Yes, it's a little ridiculous.
Pets: 3 Boxer/Pitbulls back in Baltimore, Kofi, Charlie Buck, and Carmen. All rescue dogs… I'm proud of that.
Children: Nope. Holding out as long as I can.
Community service projects: I have volunteered at various community functions in the past (Special Olympics, food drives, etc), and I'd love to do more.
Most memorable story: I'll remember all the Jerry Sandusky related stories forever because of the national impact and interest. But I'll remember my two part story on Emily Whitehead the most. She's an 8-year-old from Philipsburg, PA who beat leukemia in a monumental way. Google her story, and you'll be inspired. I think about her often, especially when times get tough.