Steve Handelsman

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Steve Handelsman
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Born Stephen Hale Handelsman
(1948-12-09) December 9, 1948 (age 68)
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Residence Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.
Nationality American
Alma mater Duke University
Occupation Journalist
Spouse(s) Ruth E. Handelsman (1970–present)
Children Lauren

Stephen Hale "Steve" Handelsman (born December 9, 1948) is an American journalist. As a national correspondent for NBC News, his reports can be seen on many NBC stations, sometimes with him "tagging out" with the mentioning of an NBC station's general branding or newscast title, giving the impression he is a reporter for that station--whether owned and operated by NBCUniversal or just affiliated with the network--while other times stating he is from NBC News, especially on WMGM-TV. His reports also appear on CNBC and The Weather Channel. He has filed for Dateline NBC.

In 1984, Handelsman began working for NBC in Washington as the first national reporter for the NBC owned stations. Prior to that, he was with WXYZ-TV in Detroit and WLWT-TV in Cincinnati. He has received three Emmy Awards, including one in 1988 for his story "Kids on Steroids."

Some of the major domestic stories Handelsman has covered include Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Andrew, Hurricane Hugo. Overseas, he covered The Iraq War, The Gulf War, unrest in Pakistan, Panama, the Philippines, Africa, and the Middle East, terrorist attacks in Brussels (2016) and London, the opening of the Berlin Wall, Pope John Paul II's death, and Summit conferences in Geneva, Moscow, and Iceland.

Handelsman covers national political affairs including the 2016 Presidential election. He has been assigned political coverage since 1984.

Handelsman is a native of Baltimore and following his graduation from Duke University, he taught English and Mass Media for three years at Anacostia High School in Washington, D.C. Handelsman is married and the father of two adult children, Lauren, a lawyer in New York City and Jessica, a psychologist, in Baltimore.

Handelsman retired in January 2017.


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