He covers the White House and Capitol Hill and travels to cover breaking news stories around the country and overseas for NBC 5 and the other NBC stations.
Some of the major stories Handelsman has covered include the Iraq War, the Gulf War, Pakistan, US Intervention in Bosnia, Haiti and Panama, Hurricanes Katrina, Andrew and Hugo and the historic opening of the Berlin Wall. Steve covered the Obama-McCain presidential race in 2008 and every other Presidential campaign since 1980.
Before taking on reporting duties for NBC's 10 owned-and-operated stations, Handelsman spent six years leading the award-winning investigative unit at WXYZ-TV in Detroit, Michigan. Before that, he was with WLWT-TV in Cincinnati. He has won four Emmy Awards, including one in 1988 for his story "Kids on Steroids."
Handelsman is a native of Baltimore. After graduating from Duke University, he taught English and Mass Media for three years at Anacostia High School in Washington, D.C.
He lives with his wife in Bethesda, Md. They have two daughters, a lawyer in New York City and a clinical psychologist in Baltimore.