WABC/Channel 7 news anchor Liz Cho was busted Monday morning for driving with a suspended license on the Upper West Side, police said.
Cho, 45, was driving a 2016 BMW when police pulled her over just after 10 a.m., on Riverside Dr. and W 95th St., for using an electronic device as she drove, an NYPD spokesman said.
It turrned out her license was suspended, police said.
Cho, a Connecticut resident, was cuffed and held for two hours before being charged with aggravated unlicensed operation.
She went to work after her release and anchored the news.
A spokesman for Cho said the charges stemmed from a paperwork snafu.
“Liz was pulled over for a first-time offense of holding her cell phone and reading something while stopped at a red light after getting gas on her way to work.
While fully cooperating, she was informed that her license was flagged as being suspended due to an apparent previous lapse in her insurance that occurred several years ago, even though her insurance is currently valid,” the spokesman said.
“Liz takes this matter very seriously and is looking into the source of the issue, and appreciates the professionalism of the officers, who were simply doing their jobs.”
Last July, Cho married NBC Sports reporter Josh Elliott in Montecito, Calif.