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CBS News anchor Rob Morrison resigns after getting arrested for choking, threatening wife

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NEW YORK (PIX11) – Veteran New York City news anchor Rob Morrison has stepped down from his post at CBS 2, just days after he was arrested for allegedly choking his journalist wife – and threatening to kill her, in a drunken rage.

Morrison was taken into police custody early Sunday following a violent domestic dispute at the Connecticut home he shares with wife CBS Money anchor Ashley Morrison and their 7-year-old son.

According to reports, cops were called to the home after Ashley’s worried mom called 911 – believing her daughter was in danger.

The New York Daily News reported that responding officers arrested the newscaster after finding red marks on his wife’s neck.

Morrison was sporting a bloody nose and a busted lip at the time of his arrest, reportedly a result of Ashley smashing a remote control on his face in an attempt to break free.

rob morrisonTo make matters worse, police say the newscaster taunted his arresting officers with name-calling and was heard saying “ I can’t go home tonight man, I’m fucking killing her.”

In a statement released Wednesday, Morrison confirmed his resignation, saying: “My family is my first and only priority right now and I have informed CBS 2 management that I need to put all of my time and energy into making sure that I do what’s best for my wife and my son.

Police are still investigating the incident.

CBS 2 did not immediately comment on the situation.

3 comments

  • blueyz

    he needs time in jail and then when he gets out he should have to sit down in a meeting with women who have almost been killed by there husbands and shown pictures of women who have been killed just so he can see what he could have done and what he put his wife thru

  • Jackie

    Addiction, whether alcohol or drugs is a horrible disease. It should not be associated with shame any longer, there is help out there for those who seek it and are serious about getting into treatment.

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