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Posts Tagged ‘Steve Jones’

Teen Confesses To Murder of George Weber

weber_3-25b.jpgA 16-year-old teen from Queens, NY has confessed to the murder of former ABC News Radio anchor George Weber. The teen and Weber met on Craigslist and had been emailing before meeting Friday night. The New York Post and New York Daily News have more details.

ABC News Radio released this statement from VP Steve Jones: “The staff of ABC News Radio thanks NYPD for their tireless work since Sunday in pursuing justice for our murdered colleague George Weber. In particular, we wish to recognize the professionalism and persistence of detectives from Brooklyn South along with detectives and officers from the 76th precinct. Our thoughts continue to be with George’s family.”

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ABC News Radio’s George Weber Found Dead

weber_3-22.jpgABC 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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ABC News Cutting Costs As Well

abclogo_10-22.jpgTVNewser has obtained an internal memo from ABC News VP Steve Jones, sent to ABC News Radio staff, announcing cost-cutting measures being taken at the company.

But it appears the cuts will be taken across various areas of Disney:

…In order to ensure our operational stability, we are taking the following steps effective immediately as part of a broader effort by the Walt Disney company and ABC News to keep costs down.

Broader efforts? An ABC News insider tells us: “You’d have to be living on another planet not to know these are tough economic times.”

Earlier: NBCU To Cut $500 Million From Budget

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Rome Mayor Upset With GMA Portrayal

gma_9-18.jpgWhen the Good Morning America Whistle-Stop Tour came to Springfield, MA, the local paper quoted the mayor saying, “This is huge for the city of Springfield.” When they went to Gustavus, OH, the local paper wrote, “Most folks were pretty darned excited.”

But Steve Jones writes in the Rome Sentinel (NY), “Furious over the portrayal of Rome in Tuesday’s national broadcast of ‘Good Morning America,’ Mayor James F. Brown said he’ll never watch ABC — the television show’s network — again.”

What was Mayor Brown so mad about? The segment about the city, writes Jones, began with praise for the city’s welcome, but then, “went on to call Rome the ‘snow capital of the east,’ remind viewers that Griffiss Air Force Base closed 13 years ago and comment on a tough housing market, all with pre-shot video to match.”

Chamber of Commerce board chair Doug Bartell said, “We welcome ‘Good Morning America’ back to get the story right.”