John Dickerson named new co-host of "CBS This Morning"

John Dickerson named new co-host of

John Dickerson named new co-host of "CBS This Morning"

"Face the Nation" anchor John Dickerson is taking over for Charlie Rose on "CBS This Morning", the network announced Tuesday.

New York, Jan 9 USA television channel CBS announced today that its shamed millionaire news anchor, sacked for alleged sexual harassment, had been replaced by another man after its higher-rated rival appointed a woman.

Dickerson is one of the most respected journalists in the business today, equally adept at driving the news cycle through probing interviews with world leaders as he is having thoughtful conversations with people around the country on issues that matter the most to them. His mother was Nancy Dickerson, CBS' News' first female correspondent and an associate producer on the first broadcast of "Face the Nation" in 1954. He's also featured on multiple podcasts, including "Whistlestop" and "Slate Political Gabfest".

With his appointment, CBS News President David Rhodes said in a memo to staff that "we will be doubling down on serious news coverage".

CBS has been mired in third place in the broadcast morning show wars for decades. "Colleagues, newsmakers, and peers all appreciate the depth and context John Dickerson brings to every discussion of the day's events-together with his co-hosts he will project our best values on every broadcast". "He's the ideal complement to Gayle and Norah".

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

Dickerson's move to the morning has been in the works for several weeks. "Now it doesn't have to". "Can't think of better way to celebrate and kick off our next chapter", King said in a press release issued by CBS.

"This has to be the most popular decision that NBC News has ever made", said "Today" co-anchor Savannah Guthrie last week.

Dickerson, now host of the long-running Sunday public affairs show "Face the Nation", will "transition off" that program in the coming weeks, then a successor will be named, according to CBS.

The announcement, from CBS News president David Rhodes on Tuesday, comes more than a month after Rose was sacked from the network amid allegations of sexual misconduct.

Photo John Dickerson has an understated style that belies a shrewdness honed by years of campaign and Washington reporting.

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