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Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week

Here’s a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week.

  1. Gwyneth Paltrow Goes Topless for Vanity Fair, July 1
  2. Longtime WINS Traffic Reporter  Steps Away After 20 YearsJeff McKay, July 1  
  3. The New York Observer Lists “Power Couples,” July 6
  4. One-Time New York Anchor Fired in ChicagoSteve Bartelstein, July 5
  5. Justin Bieber Vanity Fair: On Pace to Be the Worst-Selling Issue in 12 Years, July 5
  6. WNET Takes Over Programming of New Jersey Network, July 1
  7. Ashton Kutcher vs. the Village Voice, July 1
  8. New York Post Fires Reporter Over Leaks, July 1

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One-Time New York Anchor Steve Bartelstein Fired in Chicago

For anchor Steve Bartelstein, his career has ridden highs and lows. Unfortunately, in recent years, those highs have been few and far between.

Bartelstein is out as morning co-anchor at WBBM-TV after only 10 months, a station spokeswoman confirmed to FishbowlNY.

His last day was Friday.

While it’s not certain what led to Bartelstein’s demise, he’s no stranger to what some perceive as bizarre behavior.

In 2007, Bartelstein was axed from WABC/Channel 7 after sleeping through his scheduled newscast.

He resurfaced at WCBS/Channel 2 six months later. During that time, Bartelstein was diagnosed with testicular cancer. He left the station abruptly in 2009. He claimed that WCBS mailed his paycheck, which was needed for medical expenses, instead of picking it up as he did previously.

FishbowlNY attempted to reach Bartelstein for comment.

Sister site TVSpy has more on Bartelstein’s departure.

WCBS-TV Weather Anchor Megan Glaros Joins Several Former Colleagues in Chicagoland

Megan Glaros gave her final forecast at WCBS/Channel 2 on August 15. She is off to Chicago at CBS owned and operated WBBM-TV as weathercaster for their new morning show.

Glaros, a former NFL cheerleader, previously lived in the Windy City.

Joining Glaros on the early morning newscast is her former WCBS weekend co-worker Steve Bartelstein.

He was tabbed as co-anchor of the revamped broadcast, starting August 30.

Last month, Kate Sullivan left her WCBS morning duties alongside Maurice DuBois. Sullivan, who started the exodus west to WBBM, was hired for the station’s evening newscasts.