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Ex-KGO newsman George Weber murdered

George Weber, who did news and hosted a weekend talk show at KGO 810 in the early 1990s before moving on to WABC radio in New York, was found dead inside his Brooklyn apartment on Sunday, according to WABC-TV and the NY Daily News among others. Police went to his home after his bosses at ABC Radio reported that he hadn’t shown up for work in two days. Officers discovered the 47-year-old Weber with multiple stab wounds to his neck. Weber would have turned 48 today.

“I used to hear his voice in the top and the bottom of the hour. It’s a voice New Yorkers know. Now that voice has been silenced,” said Aaron Katersky, 33, an ABC colleague who found himself covering a friend’s murder.

Weber had worked at WABC-AM for 12 years as an on-air reporter. Last year he was laid off in a cost-cutting move. Since then he had worked as a freelancer for ABC News Radio, the national network. His last broadcast was March 15.

The following is a statement from ABC News Radio vp and gm Steve Jones:

Here’s a link to Weber’s personal Web site georgeweber.net/index.html. After a successful evening talk show at KOA-AM in Denver in the late 1980s, he moved on to KGO 810, where he split his time between news and talk. “What didn’t go over so well here was my weekend talk show, which the general manager thought was a little too racy,” Weber writes. “I was asked to stay on in the news department, but decided instead to go to KOGO, a newly re-formatted talk station in San Diego.”

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