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Normal people think celebrities and renowned personalities have an easier life. But like ordinary citizens, stars too face difficult situations and sometimes the case can be much worse. Rob Morrison, an American former television journalist and news anchor, gained notoriety for assaulting and trying to kill his wife. He has worked for television networks such as NBC, CBS, WGMC-TV, to name a few.
Rob was born on May 17, 1968, in New York, the United States. He is 52 years old as of 2020. After leaving journalism, Morrison now works as a real estate agent. Morrison began his broadcasting career as a combat correspondent while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Rob's estranged marriage with Ex-Wife
The former news person was married to a business anchor named Ashley Morrison, a native of Alabama. They married in 2003, but it is unclear when and where the couple first met. Further, they shared a son named Jack Morrison.
As both Rob and Ashley worked as media personnel, they might have met during their professional work. While Morrison had a calm and confident personality on screen, not everyone knew he was a cheater and an abuser.
In 2009, Rob was arrested by the New York City police after he allegedly assaulted his wife. He was again arrested in 2011 and 2013 for similar behavior. So, did Rob tried to kill his wife? Was he involved with another woman?
On February 17, 2013, Rob was arrested in his home and was charged with second-degree strangulation, second-degree threatening and disorderly conduct for choking his wife. In April 2014, the strangulation charge was dropped. The couple's divorce was finalized in 2014.
Rob's Illigetimate Affair with Co-Workers
As per the Daily News, Rob was involved in an intimate affair with WNBC co-workers. In 2011, Former WNBC employee, Jennifer Rainville published a novel that exposed Morrison and her adulterous romance. She stated that the novel was based on actual incidents between her and Rob.
On the other hand, Morrison denied that he had an affair with Rainville and stated the novel was completely fictitious. However, as per the Daily News, they began dating around 2000. Later, Morrison dumped her when he started seeing Ashley. Rainville even revealed that the two were engaged and were about to marry. Besides Rainville, Rob had an alleged affair with a younger co-worker in 2006.
Rob's Ex-wife is so much happy now!
After separating from her ex-husband, Ashley left her high-profile job at CBS MoneyWatch in search of a fresh start. She is now married to Keith Jones, a weekend anchor at NBC 6 South Florida. Like Ashley, Jones was a divorced man and had kids from his previous marriage. So, how did they meet?
Morrison initially met Keith while she was in New York, and Jones was working as a news anchor for CBS affiliate WTSP. The two had some common traits, such as both being college athletes, both from the Midwest and both newly-single parents.
Morrison and Jones each relocated to South Florida within a few years of meeting. They began talking on the phone, and Jones eventually asked her out on a date. It didn’t take long for the pair to realize they loved each other. However, Jones, as a gentleman, asked Morrison's son Jack for his permission to marry her.
Jones recalled: "One night when Ashley was away on business, I asked Jack what he thought about me asking his mom to marry me. He was so happy and said, 'Yes!"
The couple married on December 12, 2016, in a small ceremony with 25 of their closest friends and family. Ashley's son Jack served as the best man, while Jones' two daughters were also present.
Rob's Net Worth and Status in 2020
There is no exact information about Morrison's current net worth. Previously, he was a news anchor and television journalist. Currently, he works as a real estate agent at The Keyes Company. As of 2020, Morrison might hold an estimated net worth of over $500,000.
From 2009-2013, Morrison worked for WCBS-TV, where his annual salary was $300,000. In 2004, he was a co-anchor of the weekday edition of Today along with Darlene Rodriguez. At present, Rob rarely makes any media appearances. Further, he often uses social media.