Radio newsman found dead in N.Y.
Longtime WABC-AM radio reporter George Weber was found dead in his Brooklyn apartment Sunday, the victim of an apparent homicide, ABC News Radio Vice President Steve Jones said.
Weber, 47, worked at WABC for 12 years as the on-air reporter for shows such as “Curtis and Kuby.” The station let him go amid programming changes last year, and he became a freelancer for ABC News Radio, the national network.
Jones said he called the police when Weber failed to show up for a shift Saturday.
Police at first found nothing amiss at the three-story brownstone in Brooklyn’s Carroll Gardens neighborhood, where Weber lived alone on the ground floor, Jones said.
But on Sunday, police checked again and found Weber dead in his apartment, Jones said.
The police released few details of Weber’s death. A spokesman said only that the victim was found dead at the scene about 9 a.m. with a wound to his neck. Autopsy results were expected today, said Ellen Borakove, a spokeswoman for the city medical examiner’s office.
Weber was a veteran radio newsman who worked at stations including KGO in San Francisco and KTLK and KMPC in Los Angeles.