CBS Anchor Charged With Strangling And Threatening His Wife

Local CBS anchor Rob Morrison has been charged with second-degree strangulation, second-degree threatening and disorderly conduct following a domestic violence incident with his wife at their home in Darien, Connecticut.

According to the report, police responded to a call from Morrison’s mother-in-law at 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, after she reported that there was a “domestic altercation” at the couple’s residence. The police observed red marks on Ashley Morrison‘s neck, and determined that he had choked her with both hands after a long night of belligerence.

While the police processed Morrison with the charges, he apparently made threats to do further harm to his wife. The CBS anchor posted his own $100,000 bond and will appear in court tomorrow.

Morrison is a broadcast news veteran, having previously been an anchor and reporter for WNBC-TV and a regular contributor to NBC’s Weekend Today and MSNBC. Most recently, he anchors NYC’s local CBS 2 News This Morning and At Noon.

Ashley Morrison is also a broadcast news anchor, currently working for CBS MoneyWatch.

Update: Rob Morrison’s Lawyer released the following statement:

“Rob and Ashley Morrison are cooperating fully with the authorities to insure that all of the information necessary to properly evaluate this unfortunate incident is made available,” said a statement from Rob Morrison’s attorney, Robert Skovgaard.

[h/t Stamford Advocate]

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