Cam Williams: Ex-Nine News reporter charged with common assault

A former top sports presenter has been charged by police following an alleged domestic violence incident over the weekend.

Former Channel 9 presenter Cam Williams, 59, has been charged by NSW Police after an alleged ‘domestic’ incident in the Hunter area in the early hours of Sunday morning.

NSW Police told NCA NewsWire a 59-year-old man was arrested after officers attended an address on Putty Rd shortly before 1am on Sunday in response to reports of an incident of domestic violence.

They said the man was then taken to Cessnock Police Station and charged with common assault.

NSW Police also issued an apprehended violence order against Mr Williams before he was released on bail.

The Daily Telegraph reported Mr Williams spent a weekend with friends and said police would allege the parties had been drinking.

Mr Williams, whose career at Nine included stints on the Today show and the Sydney 6pm news, left the network abruptly in March, citing health concerns.

He is due to appear in Singleton Magistrates Court on Thursday.

In a statement, Williams’ attorney Paul McGirr told NCA NewsWire the case would be contested.

“Mr. Williams is a loving father and asks us to respect the privacy of his entire family during this difficult time,” Mr. McGirr said in a statement.

“At this point, the issue is contested. We’ll get a memorandum of evidence and go from there.