Radio anchor found dead in his apartment
(George Weber, via his blog)
A former WABC radio news anchor was found dead in his Carroll Gardens apartment yesterday morning with stab wounds to his neck, authorities said.
Police found George Weber, who worked at WABC/770 AM until early 2008, stabbed to death in his bed.
His home was ransacked and a bathtub faucet was running but there was no sign of forced entry, The New York Post reported yesterday.
Friends at ABC News Radio, where he worked as a freelance correspondent, had reported Weber, 47, missing after he didnt show up for work for two days.
No arrests have been made, and investigators have not released a motive.
Police found the body at 9 a.m. yesterday after a neighbor led police to a side door Weber kept unlocked, the Post said. News reports said that he may have been killed in Friday at the Henry Street brownstone, where he lived alone on the ground floor.Weber last wrote on his blog Friday, relating his battles with bedbugs and ranting about a city task force that will deal with the pests.
He had worked as a WABC radio news anchor for about 12 years, most recently on the Curtis and Kuby Morning Show until Citidal Broadcasting fired 100 people in a cost-cutting move, according to Webers Web site.
He then was hired to do spot coverage for ABC News Radio, a national network. Mike Caragliano, a WABC engineer, said Weber was a very funny, warm and approachable man who loved his dogs.
He will definitely be missed here, Caragliano said.
Weber, a Philadelphia native, worked at radio stations all over the country, including ones in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Denver, before he moved to New York to work at WABC. His love for radio began during childhood when he pretended to do a radio show in his parents basement, Weber wrote on his Web site.
Police said they are waiting for the medical examiner to determine Webers official cause of death.