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Bartelstein Back in the Saddle

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WCBS New York featured Steve Bartelstein as its weekend anchor this past weekend, signalling a return to Gotham TV for the man the tabloids dubbed Sleepy Steve. Bartelstein spent seven years at WABC, but was let go after a series of transgressions, the latest involving sleeping through his newscast back in March during a tragic Bronx blaze. He was also late for work a few times, and was involved in a sexual harrassment suit that was thrown out. 

Still, Bartelstein helped grow WABC’s morning audience.

Bartelstein announced recently that he’s battling testicular cancer. He sported a bald head, thanks to the chemo, during his WCBS debut.

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