Rob Morrison Biography
Rob Morrison is an American former television journalist and news anchor whose last job was at WCBS-TV.
He began his broadcasting career as a combat correspondent while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps.
He was also a radio disc jockey and news anchor and reporter while stationed on Okinawa, Japan, in the early 1990s.
Rob Morrison Age
Rob was born on 17 May 1968 in New York, New York, United States. He is 51 years old as of 2019.
Rob Morrison Wife
Rob is married to his wife Ashley Morrison. Ashley was a business anchor for CBS MoneyWatch, was an anchor and reporter with Bloomberg Television from 2007 to 2009. The couple lives in Darien, Connecticut with their son.
Rob Morrison Career
As a civilian Rob began his career at WGMC-TV in Worcester, Massachusetts. Later he worked at WWLP-TV in Springfield, Massachusetts, and in Hartford, Connecticut.
He reported from Iraq and Qatar during the Second Gulf War; Afghanistan, where he embedded with the Marines during Operation Enduring Freedom in 2001; and Haiti as a foreign correspondent.
Rob Morrison WNBC
Rob was a nine-year period at WNBC, the New York City, the flagship station of the NBC broadcast-television network in 1999.
At WNBC, he co-anchored Today in New York and Weekend Today in New York, the station’s early-morning, a local-news-and-entertainment television program.
Later in 2001, he moved to the station’s weekend evening newscasts.
In 2004, Rob was made a co-anchor of the weekday edition of Today in New York, alongside Darlene Rodriguez, and stayed in that position until 2008 when he left the station.
During his time with WNBC, he also served as a correspondent for NBC News, as well as a newsreader for Weekend Today, also an early-morning, news-and-entertainment television program and a production of NBC News.
After leaving WNBC and NBC, Rob wrote a blog, Daddy Diaries – Confessions of a Stay-at-Home Anchorman, which was published on The Huffington Post, a news website and content-aggregating blog.
In 2009, Rob joined WCBS, the flagship station of the CBS broadcast-television network, where he has anchored the station’s morning and evening weekend newscasts.
Later on December 20, 2010, Rob was named co-anchor, with Mary Calvi, of the weekday editions of CBS 2 News This Morning, the station’s early-morning news program, and on newscasts beginning January 3, 2011.
Rob resigned from his $300,000-a-year position at WCBS-TV on February 20, 2013.
Rob Morrison Arrest | Domestic Violence
In 2009, Rob was arrested by New York City Police for allegedly assaulting his wife while the couple lived in Manhattan.
Darien police had been called to their Connecticut home on October 17, 2011, and they arrested him for disorderly conduct in an incident involving his wife. On January 19, 2013, they responded to another domestic disturbance there.
On Sunday, February 17, 2013, Rob was arrested in his home at approximately 1:30 a.m. He was charged with second-degree strangulation, second-degree threatening and disorderly conduct for allegedly choking his wife.
Judge Kenneth Povodator defined a protective order against him, forbidding contact with his wife and to remain 100 yards away from her.
On July 3, 2013, he pleaded guilty to threatening and breach of peace charges. The strangulation charge was dropped in April 2014.