For 18 months following his abrupt departure from WNBC-4, courtesy of a buyout in the summer of 2008, Rob Morrison, the station's erstwhile morning news anchor, wrestled with the question of life after journalism. He wrote a children's book about his wife's cat, Happy. He started a blog, "Daddy Diaries: Confessions of a Stay-at-Home Anchorman," on the Huffington Post. And he begrudgingly explored becoming one of those vaguely confusing media PR-consultant types, which are all the rage in 2009.
The blog sort of blew up.