Domestic Dispute Involving Married News Anchors

Ashley and Rob Morrison
Former NBC 30 anchor Rob Morrison had a serious brush with the law this weekend. Morrison was arrested on Sunday, Feb. 17, on charges of second-degree strangulation, second-degree threatening and disorderly conduct following a domestic violence incident with his wife, Ashley. Ashley also worked at NBC30 – she did a brief reporting stint at the station. The couple lives in Darien. Here’s a scene from happier times.

After working as a morning anchor at NBC 30, Rob went on to anchor/reporter duties at WNBC-TV.  He appeared regularly on NBC’s Weekend Today and MSNBC. He then moved on to WCBS-TV where he anchors the morning and noon newscasts.

His wife, Ashley Morrison, served as an air anchor/reporter with Bloomberg television (BTV) from 2007-2009. She is currently an anchor for CBS Moneywatch.

Sunday Talk Listings

Face the State WFSB   11 a.m

Host: Dennis House

Segment 1: The Newtown School Shootings

Guests: Pastor Will Marotti, New Life Church; State Rep. Dan Carter (R) Bethel, Newtown; State Rep. Arthur O’Neill (R) Southbury; Jonathan Hardy, CT Civil Defense League

Ct Capitol Report  FoxCT Saturday 9:00 am, Sunday 10:30 am



The Real Story FoxCT  Saturday 9:30 am, Sunday 10 am

Hosts: Laurie Perez and Al Terzi

Segment: Past, Present and Future Gun Control in CT

Kim Harrison/gun control lobbyist
John Beidler/treasurer, CT Citizens Defense League
Ron Pinciaro/ Exec. Dir. CT Against Gun Violence
Chris Fields/King 33 Training

Atty. Ralph Sherman/Chairman,
Sen. Beth Bye/ D- West Hartford
Sen. Eric Coleman/D – Hartford
Sen. Mike McLachlan/ R – Danbury
Dr. Mario Gaboury/Henry Lee College of Criminal Justice & Forensic Science

The Stan Simpson Show Fox CT Saturday, 6:30 amonline at

Host: Stan Simpson

Segment 1+2:  Aftermath of Newtown Tragedy
Guest :Elaine ZimmermanExecutive Director of the CT Commission on Children  talks about what is being done to help Sandy Hook school children cope and heal from the recent school massacre in Newtown.
Segment 3:  Challenging the NRA
Guest:CT attorney Norm Pattis presents some provocative solutions for stiffer gun controls.

Focus on Connecticut News12 Saturday: 7:30 am, 11 am, 2:30 pm, 7:30 pm.Sunday: 2:30 am, 7:30 am, 11 am, 1:30 pm, 5:30 pm

Host: Tom Appleby

Guests: St. Rep. Gerald Fox III (D) Stamford
St. Rep. Auden Grogins (D) Bridgeport
St. Rep. Themis Klarides (R) Woodbridge, Orange, Derby
St. Rep. Brenda Kupchick (R) Fairfield & Southport
St. Rep. Chris Perone (D) Norwalk
St. Rep. Jonathan Steinberg (D) Westport

CTN: Capitol Report: Week in Review Sunday at 8 pm      Replays of: The Real Story (8:30 PM), Face the State (9:00 pm),The Stan Simpson Show (9:30 pm)

Global Media Set Up Shop in Newtown

Hugh McQuaid Photo

CTNewsJunkie’s Hugh McQuaid on the world reporting community’s descent upon this small town.

2013 Shaping Up to be a Great Year for Anthony DiLorenzo

 Anthony DiLorenzo

Suffield’s own Anthony DiLorenzo is leaving Fox CT after two years as a reporter and morning fill-in anchor. It’s for lots of good reasons…he’s moving to Orlando to be with his fiance, Kala Rama, who’s an anchor/reporter at WKMG in Orlando. Both are Connecticut natives and met while working at WWLP in Springfield. Anthony has landed a job at Orlando’s ABC affiliate, WFTV. Congratulations to them!

Open Forum on Newtown Coverage

Connecticut State Police Lt. J. Paul Vance speaks news conference shooting Sandy Hook Elementary school where gunman opened fire killing

 Laurels to members of the Connecticut news media who have given their all since Friday morning. A couple mentions:
  • Tom Dudchik’s site CT Capitol Report which has done a tremendously thorough and sensitive job aggregating the local and national coverage since the news broke
  • State Police Lt. Paul Vance. He has always been a pro and it certainly has made a difference when the eyes of the world has been on his department. As the Chicago Sun-Times writes, “Connecticut State Police spokesman Lt. J. Paul Vance delivered a master class in how to relay information and handle the media in the wake of a catastrophe. Composed yet compassionate, straightforward without being robotic or wooden, Vance comes across as a cop who views his relationship with reporters as cooperative rather than adversarial, more of a partnership than a necessary evil.”

Please consider our comments section an opportunity to post your thoughts on the media coverage to date. Stay Classy.

Diane Steps Into the Silver Circle

Congratulations to Connecticut’s Diane Smith who was inducted into NATAS‘ “Silver Circle” this week in Boston.  Read all about the honor…and here’s what they had to say about Diane:

An Emmy award winning TV journalist, radio talk show host, author and speaker, Diane Smith has been on the air in Connecticut since 1982. Diane is the anchor and senior producer for program development at CT-N, the Connecticut version of C-SPAN. She works to promote transparency in government and to increase citizen engagement in their democracy. The Globe Pequot Press has published six books based on Diane’s “Positively Connecticut” TV series, the longest running local TV series in state history.  Diane’s next book Food Fight, written in collaboration with MSNBC Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski is about solving the American obesity crisis.  Food Fight will be published in May 2013 by Weinstein Books. Diane was an Emmy winning reporter and anchor on WTNH-TV in New Haven, and co-hosted the Morning Show on WTIC-1080, a CBS owned 50,000 watt AM radio station.  She is a frequent on air contributor to the state PBS network, producing and hosting award winning documentaries and other programming.


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