John Dickerson Named New 'CBS This Morning' Co-Host

Peter Castro
January 10, 2018

CBS News named "Face the Nation" host John Dickerson as the new co-anchor of its "CBS This Morning", placing the Washington anchor in a role that was previously filled by Charlie Rose.

Rose was sacked by the network in November after several women accused him of sexual misconduct, including groping and walking naked in front of them. During the 2016 presidential campaign, he moderated CBS News' two presidential debates, and as host of "Face the Nation", he interviewed each of the major candidates multiple times.

Mr. Dickerson is to join the lineup of Gayle King and Norah O'Donnell, who have carved a niche as a relatively serious, news-driven morning team.

Rose apologized "for my inappropriate behavior" and said "I am greatly embarrassed".

"This Morning" has the smallest audience of the three main morning shows on US broadcast television with a daily audience of about 3.6 million. Dickerson has anchored FACE THE NATION since June 7, 2015, as it generated some of its largest audience levels of the past three decades.

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It was announced Tuesday by David Rhodes, president of CBS News.

"Few people possess John's intellect, curiosity and journalistic chops", said Ryan Kadro, executive producer of "CBS This Morning". Dickerson will move to NY as part of this new duties, and is expected to cede the "Nation" spot to a new anchor, Rhodes said in a memo to staff Tuesday.

Dickerson will join CBS This Morning as the network continues to recover from Rose's downfall, after the Washington Post and other outlets reported allegations of years of sexual misconduct by Rose against dozens of women in November. Before joining CBS, he covered the George W. Bush administration for Time before moving on to write on politics for Slate.

He had been political director for CBS News since 2011, and an on-air political analyst for CBS News since 2009. But with "CBS This Morning", the network is in a better competitive position against "Today" and "GMA" than ever before.

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