Ashley Morrison is no longer working for CBS MoneyWatch. The blond business reporter, who was seen mornings on many CBS affiliates, including WCBS/Channel 2, has left the company after four years. Morrison says her reason for leaving is due to a combination of a longer commute and early hours.
MoneyWatch is starting to have its reporter on scene from the New York Stock Exchange, instead of West 57th, and that was too much for Morrison.
“I don’t think a lot of people realize that I get up at 12:30 a.m. for work,” Morrison tells Tuned In. “I knew I was going to have to get up at midnight.”
She was also anticipating a longer ride from Wall Street to Darien, Connecticut.
“I didn’t know how I could give another hour and a half, two hours of my day,” Morrison admits.
Morrison would not discuss her husband Rob, who resigned from WCBS in February in the wake of a domestic violence incident. But she did mention their eight-year-old son and how her schedule was a struggle.
“Even when I’m here in the evenings with Jack, I don’t feel present,” Morrison says. “I’m always jetlagged and tired.”
Additionally, she worried that her fatigue could cause a problem on the road.
“I can always find another job, but I can’t get time back with Jack.”
Morrison says the job hunt will wait at least a couple of months.
Photo: Ashley Morrison/Facebook