CBS News Anchor Resigns After Choking and Threatening to Kill His Wife; Also Said He’d Shoot His Son

Posted by on Feb 20, 2013 at 12:07 pm

He’s leaving to spend more time with his family. Oh, wait…

WCBS-TV anchor Rob Morrison resigned from the station today on the heels of shocking charges that he choked his wife and then threatened to kill her while in Connecticut police custody, sources told The Post.

Yesterday, a shocking Connecticut police report revealed a dark, violent side of veteran local anchorman that has long been masked by his television veneer.

The WCBS/Channel 2 newsman drunkenly told cops on the day of his domestic violence arrest that he would kill his wife if they let him go — and he has previously threatened to murder their young son if she ever leaves him, according to the report obtained by The Post.

“I can’t go home tonight man, I’m f–king killing her!” a vodka-fueled Morrison, 44, slurred to a cop booking him Sunday for allegedly throttling his wife, Ashley, at their Darien home.

He also taunted his arresting officers, dubbing one cop “Sergeant Douchebag” and daring them to make his handcuffs tighter, the report says.

Ashley, 40, an anchor for “CBS Money,” bashed Morrison in the face with a remote control to stop him from choking her with both hands on the couch, cops said.

That’s how he ended up with a bloody gash on his nose in his mug shot.

The petite, 115-pound blonde was so “distressed, visibly shaken, and clearly in fear of her husband” that she refused to write out a statement against him, cops wrote. She also would not allow them to photograph red marks on her neck.

Ashley’s brother, Dr. Gregory Risk, told police that Morrison once threatened the couple’s 7-year-old son, Jack.

“G. Risk stated that in the past R. Morrison commented to him that if A. Morrison leaves him he would shoot their son in front of her and then shoot her,” police wrote.

Other than that he sounds like a great guy. Ah well, now that he’s no longer got a TV job, maybe he can return to his gig at the Puffington Host. BTW, here’s his Twitter feed.

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8 Responses to “CBS News Anchor Resigns After Choking and Threatening to Kill His Wife; Also Said He’d Shoot His Son”

  1. Blue Hen on 20/20/13 at 12:47 pm

    He was doing it for the children?

    BTW: Dr. Gregory Risk

    This guy would be a great name to run obamacare. Dr. Risk.

  2. Jon Brooks on 20/20/13 at 8:48 pm

    Did she pee her pants and throw up like you’re supposed to in Colorado? Oh gee wait….that’s if you’re about to be raped sorry wrong subject.

  3. rich b on 20/20/13 at 8:58 pm

    Another sensitive liberal drops his drawers and exposes his shortc0mings. I’m shocked…. shocked!

    I predict he’ll next show up in rehab to “confront his demons” and blame his problems on Jack Daniels, Popov, Ron Bacardi or some other favorite liquid excuse.

    Cliche anyone?

  4. lyle on 21/21/13 at 1:28 pm

    Bet he’s already getting booking calls to appear on “Katie” or “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”