John Dickerson to Replace Charlie Rose on 'CBS This Morning'

John Dickerson joins Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell from January 10 as the new co-host of “CBS This Morning”

CBS "Face the Nation" host John Dickerson is leaving Washington to take over as the third host of the "CBS This Morning", pairing with Gayle King and Norah O'Donnell as the replacement for the fired Charlie Rose.

Charlie Rose was also fired from his eponymous PBS show, and was replaced by Christiane Amanpour in early December. "Gayle and Norah continue to show tremendous leadership on our morning broadcast each day". The network did not say whether he would continue hosting "Face the Nation". "He's the ideal complement to Gayle and Norah and will help us continue the momentum CBS THIS MORNING has achieved over the last six years".

Dickerson will start his new duties Wednesday morning.

"This is a new beginning with an old friend", O'Donnell said.

John Dickerson joins CBS This Morning to give his insight on the political stories of the day
John Dickerson joins CBS This Morning to give his insight on the political stories of the day

Dickerson is relocating to NY from Washington, D.C., full time.

"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. "I've worked alongside John for nearly 20 years, and this is a great way to continue our mission of putting the news back in the morning". Dickerson slowly worked up the ranks until he replaced legendary reporter Bob Schieffer as the moderator the CBS' Sunday current events program in 2015.

The journalist John Dickerson is a Washington creature to his core: a presidential historian, repository of political trivia, and scion of a glamorous Kalorama family whose party guests regularly included Kennedys, Johnsons and Reagans.

Virginia native Dickerson, 49 - son of pioneering newswoman Nancy Dickerson - was a correspondent for Time and Slate before joining CBS in 2009 as an analyst before becoming political director. CBS said Tuesday that "Dickerson will transition from the "Face the Nation" anchor chair in the coming weeks as CBS News prepares to name his successor". But with "CBS This Morning", the network is in a better competitive position against "Today" and "GMA" than ever before.

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