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.

Journal Register Co. to Be Auctioned Off

NewHavenRegister[1]360496_JournalRegister[1]The Journal Register Co. which oversees the publication of numerous CT media outlets has announced that it will be sold at auction early next year. The company, based in Yardley, PA, has 18 newspapers and other media properties in 10 states, including CT properties the New Haven Register, The Middletown Press, The Register Citizen, CT Bulletin, Shoreline Times, CT-Post Chronicle and Connecticut Magazine. The JRC filed for bankruptcy protection in September for the second time in three years and hopes to reduce pensions and other costs through a quick sale of the media company’s assets.

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.

Newtown Bee Thrust Into the Spotlight

Poynter profiles the pain and challenges faced by the weekly Newtown Bee as it covers the massacre.

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.”

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