ABC News Radio anchor George Weber, 50, was found dead this morning in his Brooklyn, NY apartment. Police believe it was a homicide.
The New York Daily News reports Weber “was found in his bed with several stab wounds in his neck and upper torso,” and police believe he died Friday night.
Weber spent nearly a decade doing the news at WABC for “Curtis and Kuby,” before becoming a freelance anchor in 2008. His last newscast was March 15. Weber’s active blog (where the pictures are from) was last updated Friday.
Steve Jones, VP and general manager of ABC News Radio, called Weber a “consummate journalist” and “lifelong fan of radio” in a staff memo today.
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We are shocked and deeply saddened by the death of our colleague and friend George Weber who was the victim of what police have deemed a homicide at his home in Brooklyn. An investigation has been launched by NYPD and we have been assisting them. Our condolences and prayers go out to George’s family and friends at this very difficult time.
George Weber was a lifelong fan of radio. He was a consummate journalist with a successful radio career in New York at WABC , Los Angeles at KTLK and KMPC, San Francisco at KGO radio and Denver at KOA radio, among others.
While in New York, George was part of the highly successful “Curtis and Kuby” WABC morning show where he remained until early 2008. It was then that he joined ABC News Radio as a freelance anchor. His last newscast was on Sunday, March 15.