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Rob Morrison Arrested Again

morrison4Rob Morrison, the former WCBS anchor, has been arrested once again. This time Morrison was arrested for violating a protective order regarding his wife, former CBS MoneyWatch anchor Ashley Morrison. According to a Darien Times report, Morrison contacted his wife more than 100 times over Memorial Day weekend.

The protective order was in place after Morrison was arrested for allegedly choking his wife last year. Those charges were dropped in April.

Morrison — who once told a Darien Times reporter “your sources suck, brother” — explained to the paper that the whole thing was just a misunderstanding.

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The Year’s Most Popular FishbowlNY Search Terms

Stand up and take a bow, Dave Price. For the period of January 1 through December 26, the former CBS / The Early Show weatherman ranks as the most frequently typed outside search-engine term of any kind with regards to FishbowlNY organic keyword traffic.

Top Ten FishbowlNY People Searches

DavePricePic1. Dave Price
2. Rob Morrison
3. Greg Kelly
4. Jodi Applegate
5. Joe Nolan
6. Ashley Morrison
7. Domenica Davis
8. Charles McCord
9. Bill Evans
10. Mark Simone

Just beyond this group at 11. is the late Jennifer Rosoff. Her death this summer remains in many ways the saddest story of the year involving an NYC media professional. A bright, shining light extinguished by city code that even when “adhered” to, did not keep an old balcony safe.

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Goodbye For Now | Sad Slogan | Robot Heart

TVSpy: Ashley Morrisonthe estranged wife of habitually frustrated Rob Morrison, is resigning from CBS MoneyWatch.

PRNewser: Kraft Mac & Cheese’s new ad campaign claims the food is ”new-stalgic.” Seems like a good time to boycott Kraft, doesn’t it?

AppNewser: Heart attack victims might soon be treated via drones, so you know, might want to start exercising and eating better.

Rob Morrison Pleads Guilty, Will Enter Violence Education Program

Rob Morrison, who resigned from WCBS/Channel 2 following his arrest for allegedly choking his wife, has pleaded guilty to two out of three charges. Morrison plead guilty to second-degree threatening and disorderly conduct, but continued to claim that he didn’t choke his wife, CBS MoneyWatch anchor, Ashley Morrison.

Appearing in court earlier this week, Morrison declined to enter a plea for the felony strangulation charge he is facing, but agreed to enter a Family Violence Education Program, according to the Darien Times.

The Darien Times and Morrison have had a rocky relationship. In early May, he called the paper and went on an epic rant about their coverage of his arrest, so let’s hope this latest report results in no further phone calls.

Morrison’s next court date will be Wednesday, Aug. 14.

Rob Morrison Seems Frustrated

This is merely a guess, but we think Rob Morrison — the former CBS anchor who resigned following his arrest for allegedly choking his wife — is a bit frustrated. We’re picking up on this vibe thanks to his comments to the Darien Times, his local newspaper.

Morrison called the paper because he was upset about a story it published on his situation. Below is what Morrison said to the Darien Times, followed by a brief — not so frustrated — deciphering.

“Your sources suck in the Stamford Court, and the Darien Times — I know this is big time for ya, okay, but your sources suck, brother.” 

Less Frustrated Version:  “I regret to inform you that your sources lack validity, adult whom I have no relation to.”

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Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week

Here’s a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week.

1. Maxim is Up for Sale, March 15

2. Andrew Sullivan Tightens Paywall Because People are Cheap, March 19

3. Judge Grants Rob Morrison Modified Protective Order for Sake of His Son, March 14

4. Hearst Allegedly Cuts Scott Sassa Because He Sexts, March 14

5. Esquire Editor is Cool with Objectifying Women, March 20

 

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Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week

Here’s a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week.

1. Rob Morrison Denies Report of “Comeback” Via Tell-All Book, March 11

2. Jodi Applegate “Lost Sleep for Seven Months” Deciding to Leave WPIX to Have a Baby, March 8

3. Reporter Sean Hennessey Leaves WCBS-TV for Teaching Job in Boston, March 11

4. WSJ. Money Debuts Saturday, March 7

5. Meteorologist Domenica Davis (left) “Surprised How Long [She] Stayed” at WNBC, March 7

6. No Women Among the “Most Powerful” in Sports Media, March 7

7. Exclusive: Don Dahler Leaving Channel 2 for CBS News, March 7

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Judge Grants Rob Morrison Modified Protective Order for Sake of His Son

Rob Morrison has been under a protective order, keeping him 100 yards away from his CBS MoneyWatch wife, Ashley Morrison, since the alleged choking incident last month.

Morrison, who resigned from WCBS-TV has, according to the New York Daily News, received many calls from his wife in the ensuing weeks. Now for the first time since the February 17th arrest, the court says he is permitted to return the call.

A Connecticut judge modified the protective order Tuesday, allowing Rob to call, text, or email Ashley, for the sole purpose of discussing their seven-year-old son. But Judge David Tobin ruled that can only happen once a day.

Morrison’s million-dollar home is still off-limits to him and he is reportedly banned from driving with his son.

Morrison, talking to FishbowlNY,  denying reports of writing a tell-all book. He then turned the focus to his son, Jack.

“My son had the worst February vacation of his life,” Morrison said Monday. “He couldn’t go outside of the house because the paparazzi would just camp there. The poor kid couldn’t go outside and play with his friends… He was scared. He’s confused. He doesn’t understand what’s going on.”

Morrison’s lawyer, Robert Skovgaard, would only refer to the original statement that says the “allegations have been greatly exaggerated.”

Longtime WCBS/Channel 2 Reporter Pablo Guzman Sidelined With Blood Clots in Foot

Astute WCBS-TV news viewers have noticed Pablo Guzman is missing. The popular reporter, who joined Channel 2 in 1995, remains on the station’s Web site.

After reaching out to WCBS for a comment, FishbowlNY was pleasantly surprised when Guzman called to explain his M.I.A status.

He’s been suffering from blood clots in the leg, keeping him off the air since June.

“I can’t chase after people in the street,” Guzman tells FishbowlNY exclusively. “I can’t run up and down six flights of stairs. A lot of what we do in the street, I can’t do.”

Guzman’s left foot is double the size of his right foot.  So Guzman is convalescing at home, which is no easy feat for him.

“I have not been out of work since I was 13,” Guzman says.

A two-time New York Emmy Award winner, Guzman misses his colleagues and the ability to communicate a story to viewers. However, that would not have applied to covering one particular tragedy.

“I could not have done that Newtown [story],” Guzman says. “I would have broken up.”

Guzman, 62, says WCBS management is hoping to keep the street-savvy reporter in their future plans.

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Reporter Sean Hennessey Leaves WCBS-TV for Teaching Job in Boston

Three weeks ago, Rob Morrison was forced to resign in disgrace from his morning anchor position at WCBS/Channel 2. Another WCBS on-air talent is leaving West 57th Street but in a totally different situation.

Veteran reporter Sean Hennessey is exiting WCBS for a teaching job in Boston, FishbowlNY has learned. He’s headed to Boston College, which makes sense for the BC graduate. He got his B.A. in English in 1987 at the Chestnut Hill campus, according to his LinkedIn page. Hennessey returned to Boston College in 2001, attending the Wallace Carroll School of Management.

A general assignment reporter, Hennessey joined Channel 2 in March 2007. He’s covered numerous high-profile stories, including the NYPD “Cannibal Cop” trial last week. Prior to arriving in New York, Hennessey worked 11 years for WHDH in Boston.

Update: A WCBS spokesperson has confirmed Hennessey’s last day is Friday and adds, “the WCBS family wishes Sean the best as he starts his new career as an associate editor of news and public affairs at Boston College.”

The spokesperson says Hennessey will likely become an adjunct professor of Media/Journalism on the side.

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