Rob Morrison Co-Worker Novel About Violent, Alcoholic News Anchor

Rob Morrison, the disgraced WCBS-TV anchor arrested recently in New York for choking his wife, could be the inspiration of a former co-worker’s novel.

Trance of Insignificance was authored by former Morrison co-worker Jennifer Rainville, who told Media Bistro in April 2011 that “much of the settings and many of my experiences served as the inspiration.”

The plot to what The New York Post described as a “steamy romance novel” follows a woman, who falls for a “violent, alcoholic newsman.”

“I think the book is a juicy and fun puzzle for those who are in the news business. … For those who aren’t in the news business, I think it’s a riveting and meaningful read,” Rainville said.

Ashley Morrison, wife of Rob Morrison and subject of a police investigation which indicated the news anchor choked her, has said the pending assault charges are overblown.

A joint statement from the couple’s attorney on Wednesday, February 20, said, “Rob and Ashley Morrison are cooperating fully with the authorities to insure that all of the information necessary to properly evaluate this unfortunate incident is made available. The Morrisons are confident that a full review of this matter will show that the allegations have been greatly exaggerated.”

The statement doesn’t explain why police were called to the residence on a domestic dispute, nor does it exonerate Morrison from statements that he made in police custody including threats he would murder his wife.

As for Rainville, she isn’t saying whether the “violent, alcoholic” news anchor in her novel is Rob Morrison, The NY Post stated Friday, February 22. Multiple attempts to reach her have received no reply.

Do you think Trance of Insignificance is even more autobiographical than Jennifer Rainville is letting on, or is Rob Morrison being unfairly targeted?

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