ABC7 remembers Sheldon Hoffenberg

July 2, 2012 4:38:53 PM PDT
ABC7 is mourning the loss of our dear friend and colleague, Sheldon Hoffenberg, who we all called Shelly.

You didn't see him on TV, but you saw and heard his work here on ABC7 for the past 34 years.

Shelly was a newswriter and producer. He began his career in print journalism, working for the old City News Bureau.

Certainly, the highlight of his work week here was producing our Newsviews interview segment seen during ABC7's Sunday morning news.

Shelly worked with his colleagues at ABC7 for many years, and you would have to look far to find anyone more passionate about politics than Shelly. He set up the interviews with senators and representatives, mayors and future presidents.

He wanted to make sure they were held accountable to you - and he did.

Shelly passed away this weekend after a short battle with cancer. He was 74.

We will miss him - and so will you.


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