NEW YORK — An embattled television news anchor in New York City has resigned, three days after he was charged with physically abusing his wife at their Connecticut home.
WCBS-TV released a statement Wednesday saying that anchor Rob Morrison has quit, effective immediately.
In the statement, Morrison said his family is his “first and only priority,” and that he needs to put all his energy into doing what’s best for his wife and son.
Morrison was arrested Sunday in Darien, Conn. on charges that he threatened and choked his wife, fellow television journalist Ashley Morrison. She is an anchor for “CBS Moneywatch.”
He has denied ever physically assaulting or choking his spouse.