Another news anchor imported from New York is about to be foisted on WBBM-Channel 2. He's Steve Bartelstein, who was once fired from WABC-TV for sleeping through a news update, and later quit WCBS-TV, saying he felt "tired of this place not appreciating me for what I do for them."
That's the word from NewsBlues.com, which reported Thursday that Bartelstein has been hired as morning news anchor at the CBS-owned station here. That means it's curtains for "Monsters and Money in the Morning," the low-rated, four-headed gabfest that's been airing from 5 to 7 a.m. weekdays since February. Its last day will be Aug. 27.
Bartelstein, who's said to be in Chicago apartment hunting now, is the latest WCBS alum to land at Channel 2. Kate Sullivan, who's been morning news anchor at the New York station, joins Rob Johnson here as 5 and 10 p.m.