Channel 2 morning co-anchor Rob Morrison is headed to Stamford Superior Court tomorrow. Morrison was arrested by Darien, Connecticut police Sunday morning. According to the police report that FishbowlNY obtained, Morrison choked his wife, CBS Money Watch anchor, Ashley Morrison. The couple frequently appears together on WCBS.
Morrison’s mother-in-law called police to the Morrisons’ home. Police say Morrison became “increasingly belligerent” toward his wife Saturday evening. They say it culminated with Morrison’s hands choking his wife.
Ashley Morrison did not request medical treatment, but when police arrived they allege there were red marks were on her neck. While Rob Morrison was being taken into custody, police say he made verbal threats to his wife.
He was charged with strangulation in the second degree, threatening in the second degree, and disorderly contact. A Darien police officer tells FishbowlNY that the strangulation charge is a felony. Morrison posted a $100,000 bond.
The Morrisons, who have a son, issued this joint statement today through their attorney Robert A. Skovgaard.
“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. The Morrisons are confident that a full review of this matter will show that the allegations have been greatly exaggerated.”
The couple ask that their privacy is respected while this situation is being addressed.
A WCBS spokesperson had less to say in telling FishbowlNY, the station will not comment on personal matters. However, our sister site TVSpy reports Channel 2 did not avoid Morrison’s weekend arrest on the air. In fact, anchor Maurice DuBois told viewers about the alleged incident at 5:03 p.m.
Morrison, 44, joined WCBS in October 2009. He had a nine-year stint at WNBC, ending in 2008.
He began his career in broadcast journalism while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps.