Station Hopping New York News Anchor Leaving the Biz?


Former WABC anchor Steve Bartelstein lost his job at the network in 2007 after sleeping through some live airtime, which was one of many incidents (such as showing up late and giggling through on-air segments like a high schooler eating pot brownies) the anchor (known for M4M web cruising, and alleged stalking) racked up. But he landed on his feet, at New York’s WCBS, but not without more bad news: He had testicular cancer. Bartelstein survived, but now, a new twist: He’s leaving his post at WCBS — voluntarily, he says.