NYC news anchor resigns after choking arrest
This booking photo released by the Darien, Conn., Police Department shows WCBS-TV anchor Rob Morrison arrested Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at his home in Darien. Police said he fought with his wife and then choked her at their home and threatened her even after he was arrested. Morrison was scheduled to be in court Tuesday on charges of strangulation, threatening and disorderly conduct. (AP Photo/Darien Police Department)
NEW YORK (AP) — An embattled New York City television news anchor has resigned, three days after he was charged with choking and threatening his wife at their Connecticut home.
WCBS-TV released a statement Wednesday saying that anchor Rob Morrison had quit, effective immediately.
In the statement, Morrison says 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.
WCBS Television anchorman Rob Morrison, left, listens as his attorney Robert Skovgaard checks a cell phone during his arraignment in Superior Court on Tuesday Feb. 19, 2013 in Stamford, Conn. Morrison was arrested Monday night on charges of attacking his wife, Ashley Morrison, at their Connecticut home. He is charged with strangulation, threatening and disorderly conduct and ordered to to stay 100 yards away from his wife except when they're both at work. Ashley Morrison works for "CBS Moneywatch." (AP Photo/New York Daily News, David Handschuh, Pool)
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 choking or otherwise assaulting her.