Aaron Carotta

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Aaron Carotta
Aaron Carotta 2018.jpg
Carotta in 2018
Aaron Michael Carotta[1]

(1977-11-18) November 18, 1977 (age 41)
Louisiana, United States
OccupationNews reporter and adventurer
Years active2008–present

Aaron Michael Carotta (also known as Adventure Aaron) is an American news reporter and presenter who previously worked for WLUC TV6.[2] He has previously been an adventurer and chef. His television career included the shows Alive! with Adventure Aaron, Bucket Wish and Catch and Cook, which ran from 2010 to 2014.[3][4][5][6] Since 2008, Carotta has traveled through 60 countries around the world, using the term "travel hacking".[7]

In 2016 Carotta started a world record attempt, canoeing through the US, for the "Longest Solo Journey in a Canoe" record from the Missouri River to the Gulf of Mexico and then to inland Florida, reaching the Atlantic Ocean.[8][2]


Carotta was born in Louisiana on 18 November 1977.[9][10]

Influenced by Timothy Ferriss's book The Four Hour Work Week,[11] he made a DVD documentary and a blog, which turned into his TV show Alive! with Adventure Aaron.[12]

2010–2012: Early television career[edit]

Carotta has been producing his own television shows since 2010. His first show, Alive! with Adventure Aaron, was broadcast in the United States, India, Russia, Japan and parts of Europe.[13] The show covered different ways to explore the world. Guests included travel writers Rolf Potts and Timothy Ferriss.[14] Carotta developed two seasons of this show.

Carotta then developed his television show Bucket Wish, which focused on giving adventures to other cancer survivors. The show's format involved New Zealand CanTeen members sending a letter to the show wishing what they would like to do. Carotta then surprises the CanTeen members by taking them on the adventure.[15][16] 13 episodes were produced. In 2014 Carotta developed an American version of the show.[17]

2012–2015: Catch and Cook[edit]

Carotta started working on Catch and Cook in 2012. This series involved his being given a list of ingredients for a guest chef; he then had to catch the food for the chef to cook.[18] The show was shot in various countries around the world, including New Zealand, Europe, Russia and the US. The series aired until 2015.[19]

2018: TV6 career[edit]

Since March 2018, Carotta has been a morning live reporter for WLUC TV 6.[20]


  • Catch and Cook (2013)[21]


  • Alive! with Adventure Aaron (2010)
  • Bucket Wish (2012)
  • Catch and Cook with Adventure Aaron (2012–2014)
  • Finding the Current (2018)

External links[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.wahoo-ashland-waverly.com/ashland/saunders-county-courthouse-record/article_dff8a52e-50b2-11e5-ba96-3f7b8a5aec43.html
  2. ^ a b WLUC. "Aaron Carotta Bio". Retrieved 2018-03-25.
  3. ^ "Taranaki on view to 120 million". Stuff.co.nz. 3 March 2012. Retrieved 30 November 2014.
  4. ^ "Aaron has adventure in his blood". stuff.co.nz. 8 February 2012. Retrieved 30 November 2014.
  5. ^ "TV adventure star samples the wild life". nzherald.co.nz. 6 February 2012. Retrieved 30 November 2014.
  6. ^ "Kitchen bucket wishes fulfilled". stuff.co.nz. 27 August 2012. Retrieved 30 November 2014.
  7. ^ "Adventure Aaron: Travel Hacking Life, One Adventure At A Time". Retrieved 12 January 2015.
  8. ^ Mauro, Mason. "Cancer survivor rows for a world record". Retrieved 2016-08-28.
  9. ^ http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/entertainment_life/article_3a4fe41e-addd-11e6-8d0e-7397309eb860.html
  10. ^ "The Courier-Journal from Louisville, Kentucky on June 19, 1996 · Page 42". Newspapers.com. Retrieved 2018-05-24.
  11. ^ "adventureaaron.com". Adventure Aaron. Archived from the original on 2 February 2015. Retrieved 30 November 2014.
  12. ^ http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU1201/S00075/catch-cook-and-canteen-with-adventure-aaron.htm
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-02-19. Retrieved 2012-11-01.
  14. ^ "Catch, Cook and CanTeen with Adventure Aaron". Scoop NZ. 10 January 2012. Retrieved 30 November 2014.
  15. ^ "Bucket Wish Adventurer Takes Canteen Members For Ride". Scoop NZ. 23 August 2012. Retrieved 30 November 2014.
  16. ^ "Surprise as two teens taken on adventure". Stuff.co.nz. 1 September 2012. Retrieved 30 November 2014.
  17. ^ "MAV TV on Facebook". Facebook. Retrieved 30 November 2014.
  18. ^ "Waitaki to be world famous". Oamaru Mail NZ. 3 September 2013. Retrieved 30 November 2014.
  19. ^ "Adventure Aaron Official Website". adventureaaron.com. Archived from the original on 2 February 2015. Retrieved 30 November 2014.
  20. ^ WLUC. "Aaron Carotta Bio". Retrieved 2018-05-24.
  21. ^ "Cookbook adventures". Malbrough Express NZ. 28 January 2013. Retrieved 30 November 2014.