Ex-Anchor Charged with Assaulting Wife

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By Hilda Munoz/CTNow

DARIEN, Conn. (CTNow) — A CBS news anchor in New York was arrested Sunday after a domestic incident with his wife, police said.

Officers were called to the home of Robert Morrison at 221 Hollow Tree Ridge Road about 1:30 a.m. by Morrison’s wife’s mother, police said.

Morrision worked at NBC Connecticut from 1995 until early 1999.

Police say Morrison was belligerent toward his wife. He allegedly choked her with both hands, although she did not have visible signs of being choked, police said. She did not request medical treatment, police said.

After Morrison was arrested, officers overheard him threaten to hurt his wife, police said.

He is charged with second-degree strangulation, second-degree threatening and disorderly conduct. He posted a $100,000 bond and is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in Superior Court in Stamford.

Morrison and his wife, Ashley, issued a statement through their attorney, saying they are cooperating with authorities.

“The Morrisons are confident that a full review of this matter will show that the allegations have been greatly exaggerated,” the statement reads.

According to the CBS New York website, “Morrison joined WCBS-TV in 2009 and anchors CBS 2 News This Morning and At Noon.”

A WCBS spokeswoman says Morrison has resigned.

— FoxCT’s Alexis Harrison contributed to this report.