Police had been called about the anchor arrested for allegedly choking his wife before, according to news reports.
The Daily News reported that police had responded to several calls before about the spouses.
Rob Morrison, an anchor for CBS, is accused of assaulting his wife, fellow CBS anchor, Ashley Morrison in their Connecticut house.
The couple called the incident "greatly exaggerated."
Morrison told the News his mother-in-law called the police.
“Don’t piss off your mother-in-law is the moral of the story,” he said.