After ten months at CBS-2 in Chicago Steve was given his walking papers after Friday''s morning show. %0D\
In 2009 he quit CBS-2 New York for being "under appreciated." In 2007 ABC-7 New York axed him. Showed up late for work and slept through a scheduled cut-in. Prior to these incidents a WABC male staffer brought sexual harrassment charges against him which were settled out of court.%0D\
If it''s true about Chris Wragge being canned from The Early Show, then maybe he can take Steve''s spot.
Interesting that he was fired just after Pride weekend - wonder if he was fucked up out of his mind and there were problems.
Oh why is it always Miss Bartlestein....
Tina strikes again.
Link, please, OP...
Why am I not surprised by this news?\
I need to make some calls and get the details...
he was a hot piece of ass but I guess he couldn''t live forever.
He so fucking hot I''d still do him & the tina in a N.Y. minute!%0D
Good R12, because I hear he''s homeless again - maybe you can take him in...
His hole looks like a "tattered meat curtain." Literally......gross.....
I''ve read here before that he''s a fisting bottom, but I''ve also read here that he''s a twink lover. Seems like an odd combo of interests ...
Are the stories about him and Bill Evans, the weatherman from Eyewitness News true?
I always thought Evans was gay. Is he now "reformed"? Why did he split from Bartelstein?
A quick recap:\
Evans was straight and much-married with a passel of teenaged kids (4, I think) when Bartelstein took over the AM news seat. He and Evans got on like a house afire, both on-air and off. They were always going together to the gym and to lunch after the noon news - everyone noticed how close they got so fast.\
Next thing we heard, Bill and his wife had separated, and Bill had left the family home in Connecticut and moved into the city. He and Bartelstein were still close, and after a while we all got the strong impression they were fucking - that Steve had introduced Bill to the wonderful world of mansex.\
But Steve''s taste tended more toward younger men (remember those harassment lawsuits?) and quite suddenly the "bromance" ended very badly - with Bill and Steve not speaking. Rumor had it that Steve asked Bill to bring one of his strapping sons to the party. Bill and his wife reconciled soon after - then came the lawsuits and Steve''s troubles really began....
How long did this torrid affair last? Do we know if Bill has ever hooked up with anyone else from the set? He works with Ken Rosato, the gay priest - so maybe him?
Wow, this Bartelstein character sounds like Satan''s spawn. Who would ever hire such a mess of trouble?
About a year all told, R20.\
And Bill has never dipped his pen in any other ink. He got burned by Steve and went straight back to his wife (pun intended).\
Rosato likes ''em much younger too - he''s not interested in older men like Bill.
Never see pics of Rosato with anyone. Is he that careful or just in a slump?
I''ve been reading DL for 10+ years and Bartelstein is one of my favorite characters. And WABC Insider one of my favorite posters.
What''s going on with Bill Evan''s arm. It''s in a sling. Did he get fresh with the wrong guy?
Bill had long-overdue shoulder surgery. No big secret - that''s all.
With Bill jerking-off ten times a day thinking of past pleasures with gennamen, his shoulder became dislocated.
I''m betting Evans isn''t completely off men.%0D\
I''m surprised about the part about Bartelstein and Evans'' son. Wouldn''t his soon have been just a pre-teen at that time???
Did Bartelstein look... different in the past?\
Cause there''s nothing remotely hot about the guy in the pic.
"Cheese it! Here comes that socialite nun Ken Rosato!"
Don''t worry, Chicago. We still have Hosea Sanders and Andy Avalos.
And don''t forget about Mark Giangreco.
Steve is dating a 17 year old kid in chicago but saying the kid is 18. I know the kid. He''s the one who told me...fucking sick bastard...
This morning my partner is watching the news in the other room and yells to me, "Hey, Bill Evans is in a sling!"%0D\
So I go running in to see. Imagine my disappointment when I find out it''s on his arm ...
He is back in New York. Fired from Chicago and begging anyone for work.
Fast Forward to present day 081512 - Bill Evans hasn't been wearing his wedding band since the middle of June 2012. Has he separated or is getting a divorce from his wife? I know he's living in the city but has anyone heard anything about what's going on?
He's working as Larry Potash's towel boy.
Somebody in another thread said he's umpiring for high school baseball in Portland.
if anybody ever gets the real story please share.
guess his buddy joe nolan has known all these years about his buddy bill evans?? have to say my friends and i are somewhat shocked in that we didn't suspect bill was gay. no issue with it but sad if he's been hiding out all these years and having to put up a front for the public. too bad times still warrant that in many cases.
I fondly remember Steve's on-air meltdown with the teleprompter person or the director while still at ABC. IIRC, he was doing the noon news with Lori Stokes when he had this particular meltdown.
Steve screwed up what he was reading, then he started foaming at the mouth and accusing the teleprompter person or director of making a cue mistake and that was the reason he fumbled the news story.
He just lost it. It was hilarious. Maybe there's a YouTube clip of this.
This guy has been given way too many chances. He needs to be in rehab, for a looooong time!
I also don't get the attraction, he's not that good looking, he looks simian.
R4 LOL! Just wanted to let you know that this eldergay theatre queen was paying attention.
Enough talk about Steve Bartelstein. I want to know if anyone knows what's going on with Bill Evans present day. He's living in NYC without his family. He isn't wearing his wedding band so I'm assuming he is separated and maybe even divorcing. Anyone know the story??
no one knows what's going on with weatherman bill evans? clearly his marriage is on the rocks. no news out there?????
Bill evans is getting a divorce. guess it was inevitable.
How long has it been since Bill broke his leg? Remotes were done from his home in Greenwich every morning.
is bill evans divorcing his wife? see they moved nolan to afternoon news because they need someone who is willing to stand up do the traffic in the mornings.
they are currently getting divorced, custody issues are occurring in the courts
Bartlestein and Evans get in a bitch fight on the air while their co-anchor gets very nervous and giggly.
Poor Bill. Yes, getting a divorce after 30+ years of marriage. Yes, an alcoholic - if you saw the NY Local Emmys this year, Bill was just embarrassing. AND he's overcompensating by hitting on all the young GIRLS who work at the station - I guess he's hoping none of us remember the Bartelstein affair, but we do Bill.
Look for him to be off-air for an extended period soon if he doesn't get his act together. I don't work the morning shift but my friends who do say management is not happy.
Do you know why he is still in the closet now that he is divorcing?
I thought ABC is very supportive of gays? I think people would embrace him if he comes out.
Is he seeing someone new?
Bill has always maintained (even during the Bartelstein episode) that he's not gay - he was "seduced" by Steve and once that ended, Bill went back to his wife and his straight life.
AFAIK (and it's been over 10 years now since the Bartelstein affair), Bill has never been with another man - I think when all's said and done the way it ended so shook Bill that as a good Southern Baptist he permanently shut down that side of him that was open to the possibility and decided never to dally with men again.
Other than the skirt chasing of the girls he's doing now, I don't think he's seriously seeing anyone of either sex now. The divorce (which his wife instigated, probably because of his drinking) has shaken him perhaps even more than the whole Bartelstein thing did, and has led to him drinking even more, from what I hear.
He's really just a sad case. Someone at the station even longer than I am called it "the curse of Tex Antoine"!
Thank you WABC Insider.
That is very sad. I have always liked Bill.
Hope he realize what he is doing to himself and get help soon.
The very same day he got fired from ABC, Steve called his drug dealer and put in an order for an ounce of crystal meth.
Can somebody, perhaps the WABC Insider, explain to us WHY the fuck Bill Evans bares his teeth when he's trying to smile? Is it because he likes the way the over-white vaneers look against the over-spray tanned face?
What's the deal with that? Is he aware of it? Is anyone else?
I think that's the way his lips work, r59.
YUCK R60! Are you serious?
The middle aged, Jersey/Staten Island looking weather guy with the fake tan and fake teeth who oozes more cheese than any 1970s used car salesman?
You find THAT attractive??
Well, I happen to like regular masculine guys, and he has more masculinity in his pinky finger than you ooze through your post, r61.
Yuck, indeed, r62. There is nothing "regular" or "masculine" about that cheeseball with his orange tan and giant veneers.
I'll take him over anyone who uses the expression "YUCK" in all caps to refer to someone's looks.
How old are you guys? 14? Are you freshmen schoolgirls? Do you dot your i's with little hearts? Are you practicing signing your name with "Tatum" as your last name?
Wonder what kind of sex Bill & Steve had. They're both hot.
WABC/Channel 7 weatherman Bill Evans and his wife will be arraigned in a Connecticut court tomorrow after a violent blowup at their Old Greenwich home.
Both the meteorologist and Dana Evans, his wife of 19 years, are facing charges of third-degree assault and disorderly conduct after they got in to a heated argument May 4.
The couple, who are in the midst of a nasty divorce, surrendered to Greenwich police after Dana reported the incident to authorities more than two weeks after it occurred.
Dana, 48, sought counseling at a local domestic-violence center before talking to the cops.
“Obviously, divorces can get emotional and we expect Dana to be cleared of these charges in due time,” said her lawyer, Mark Sherman.
The weatherman’s lawyer also said in a statement: “We expect that Bill will be exonerated and this case will be quickly forgotten.”
He added they are “presently going through a difficult divorce.”
Evans, 52, has been at WABC since 1989 — and he’s not the first local television personality to see stormy skies.
A similar domestic incident took place back in February when WCBS/Channel 2 anchorman Rob Morrison was arrested for allegedly choking his wife in a drunken rage at their Darien, Conn., home.
He was later spotted by The Post downing beers at a Stamford, Conn., bar after the brutal spat with his wife, “MoneyWatch” anchor Ashley Morrison.
Can WABC Insider can confirm this? Steve and Bill broke it off when Bill realized Steve really wanted one of his sons.
I hope Bill Evans will finally come out of the closet now!
He will be happier!
Sort of, R67. Bill broke it off when Steve asked him to bring one of his sons into the relationship - Steve always liked 'em young and while Bill very much enjoyed his "introduction" into the homosex, it seems the whole thing may just have been Steve's way of getting Bill's (younger, hotter) son into bed rather than the father. Once Bill realized that, he ended it.
As for the abuse charges, given how acrimonious this divorce has turned out to be, it's sort of not surprising. Bill is angry, Dana is VERY angry and of course they're going to accuse each other of just about everything. The ironic parallels to the Rob Morrison story are not lost on anyone at the station.
I haven't heard what the result of today's hearing was, but we do expect Bill's schedule to be reduced by management should he need to go to anger management classes or some other type of rehab, which is a distinct possibility. He's been short-tempered and drinking waaay too much for quite a while now.
Does the wife know that Bill dabbled in the homosex?
She must have suspected something!
It was because Bill wanted to "experiment" that he asked for a separation, and when they reconciled she was supposedly told about what Bill did (not that she didn't already have it figured out) - but not about Steve wanting to add Junior to the mix.
I wonder how much of the Bartelstein affair will come out in the divorce proceedings - I've heard the divorce actually has NOTHING TO DO with what happened with Steve all those years ago (!)
BTW, Bill is out again tomorrow morning - my friends at weather tell me Jeff Smith will be on the air again - so something big will be breaking soon (like a "temporary vacation" for Bill)
R64 hit it out of the ball park! Kudos, buddy.
[quote] He's working as Larry Potash's towel boy.
How do I apply for that job? I'd wipe down Larry any day.
WABC Insider dude he only has one son yet you keep saying sons, I think this is all a bunch of bullshit.
Sleeze bucket Bill Evans never dabbled in the homosex, you guys made this shit up. But if he did, slimy Bartelstein would be perfect for him.
I've had Bartelstein. VERY thick cock.
I've also heard there is gold at the end of a rainbow doesn't make it true. ABC Insider my ass, just a writer of fiction in my opinion.
R80, are you male or female?
Only males talk like that, r82.
Wanted to ask if anyone else has noticed that Bill has seemed drunk on air every morning for the last month or two. He gets worse throughout the news cast and seems to be clutching his mug quite often?