John Dickerson will replace Charlie Rose on "CBS This Morning"

Wendy Jensen
January 10, 2018

John Dickerson, anchor of "Face the Nation", joins Gayle King and Norah O'Donnell as a co-host on "CBS This Morning".

More than a month after CBS This Morning fired Charlie Rose over sexual misconduct claims, the network has named his replacement. "Gayle and Norah continue to show tremendous leadership on our morning broadcast each day". "He's the flawless 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 Wednesday.

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The move illustrates the importance of morning programs to network news divisions, where they are the most reliable profit centers. 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. "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". It's not known if Dickerson would continue his Sunday talk show, a role he's filled since 2015 after taking over for Bob Schieffer.

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Ryan Kadro, who produces the newsy morning show, called Dickerson "the ideal complement to Gayle and Norah". Last week its "Today" show named Hoda Kotb as co-host, formally replacing Matt Lauer, who was sacked for what NBC called "inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace".

He said that he'll be in Washington later this week to begin the process of finding Dickerson's replacement there.

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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. CBS THIS MORNING is in its closest competitive position with "Today" in at least three decades and in almost two decades.

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