Former Dayton anchor Asa George dead at 34

The Miami Valley is remembering Asa George today.

The 34-year-old former Fox 45/ABC 22 news anchor died at her home in the Milwaukee suburb of West Allis, according to reporters.

Fox 45/ABC 22 officials sighted economic pressures as the reason the station ended its relationship with George in 2009. She was a morning anchor.

George later landed a position at WDJT-TV, the CBS affiliate in Milwaukee. She left that station after about a year and was doing freelance reporting at the time of her death, according to the blog Hispanic News Network.

WDJT-TV confirmed George’s passing today. Police are investigating; few details have been released.

Police went to George’s house to perform a welfare check, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports.

Read: Former Dayton news anchor dies at 34

When I interviewed her in 2009, George said she cherished the ties she formed in the Miami Valley.

“Dayton has been my home for five years, ” she said at the time. “It has been a wonderful place. It’s been a great place to gain experience. I’ve met wonderful people.”

George said she would miss serving the community.

“It kills me,” she said. “I have invested in this community.”

Although she was disappointed to be leaving, George tried to remain positive.

“It is like they always say, when one door closes another one opens,” the Houston-raised, animal lover said. “I am looking forward to seeing what happens in the future.”

She volunteered for organizations like the Humane Society of Greater Dayton.

Several messages from friends have been posted to George’s Facebook page since Cox Media Group Ohio Breaking News Team first reported the passing Thursday morning.

Kathy Hart — “I will always remember your smile - it could brighten a dark room. Watching you finish your first marathon…you were filled with joy and pride. And your love for all living creatures…you did so much to help the Humane Society and Animal Shelter…I know you are smiling and running with all the dogs in heaven right now.”

Nathan Baker — “One last Hook Em’ Horns to my dear friend Asa George. She helped me get my job in Dayton, we co-anchored the morning show for a year, we were on the sidelines for a BCS title game, and enjoyed so many other adventures. She is gone way to soon, but I hope her heart is at rest. Prayers to her family and friends.”

Brooke Jett — “Shocked and saddened to hear the news. Asa I truly enjoyed working with you over the years when I was at 22/45 and then when I moved on to Hara. You will be missed by all. Prayers go out to your family and friends. Rip.”

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