Police sources said they believed Weber, who was a regular on the popular Curtis & Kuby program, had been murdered some time on Friday evening.
There were no signs of forced entry at Weber's Henry Street apart, police source said the bathtub spigot was running and the apartment had been ransacked.
One source described the home as, "a bloody mess." "George lived his whole life as a high-profile newsman, and to the best of my knowledge never made a single enemy," said lawyer Ron Kuby, one of the cancelled show's co-hosts.
"Everybody liked George. That's what's so stunning. He was kind, and he was decent, and gentle and honest and generous. He was a very gentle spirit in a very tough business." Weber began at WABC in 1996, joining Kuby and co-host Curtis Sliwa when their show debuted in 2000.
An investigation has been launched by NYPD and we have been assisting them. Our condolences and prayers go out to George's family and friends at this very difficult time."
Friends said Weber enjoyed hitting the bars in his Carroll Gardens neighborhood, and staff and customers at one of his favorite watering holes Angry Wade's were in tears yesterday.
"He knew everybody and he was well-liked by everybody," said former Angry Wade's bartender Rebecca Spiro.
Do reporters (or private investigators) have to be concerned about extremist Muslims and exposing there crimes ? Insult Islam you die.
Comments; A reporter was murdered in Berkly Ca last year by the name of Chauncy Bailly by a group of black muslims for reporting there criminal activity, I hope that is not the case here where reporters have to fear for there lives from Muslims ! RIP