Radio reporter found dead in NYC apartment

March 23, 2009 11:38:40 AM PDT
Veteran ABC Radio newscaster George Weber has been found dead in his Brooklyn, N.Y., apartment in what police believe was a homicide.

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Police responded to a missing person call at 9 a.m. Sunday and found Weber, 50, in his apartment with a wound to his neck, according to a police report. Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and pronounced him dead.

An investigation into Weber's death is ongoing and no arrests have been made.

"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," said Steve Jones, vice president and general manager of ABC News Radio.

"An investigation has been launched by NYPD and we have been assisting them," he added. "Our condolences and prayers go out to George's family and friends at this very difficult time."

According to The New York Post, there were no signs of forced entry into Weber's apartment, but a police source said the bathtub spigot was running and neighbors said the apartment had been ransacked.

"George Weber was a lifelong fan of radio," Jones said in his statement. "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," Jones added. "It was then that he joined ABC News Radio as a freelance anchor. His last newscast was on Sunday, March 15."

Weber's blog was last updated Friday morning with a post detailing his past bouts with bed bugs and praising Mayor Bloomberg for creating a Bed Bug Advisory Council.

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