John Dickerson was named co-anchor of "CBS This Morning" Tuesday, replacing Charlie Rose, who was forced out in mid-November following sexual misconduct allegations. 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.
Dickerson has been the moderator of the Sunday morning public affairs program "Face the Nation" since 2015. Dickerson is a familiar face to the CBS audience as he entered the network in 2009 and spent his time working on the politics beat, where he covered several presidential campaigns and moderated two presidential campaigns for the network.
Dickerson will begin Wednesday, and will relocate to be in NY full-time.
CBS has been mired in third place in the broadcast morning show wars for decades.
CBS journalist John Dickerson met comedian Stephen Colbert on the floor of the 2016 Republican National Convention for CBS's The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in Cleveland, Ohio. During his last four years, he was the magazine's White House correspondent, covering the presidency of George W. Bush.
The CBS journalist was raised by Nancy Dickerson, the first female member of the Washington TV news corps.
In a statement, CBS News chief David Rhodes said, in part, "John's impressive track record and strong all-around journalism extends our commitment to real news coverage", adding that incumbent co-hosts "Gayle [King] and Norah [O'Donnell] continue to show tremendous leadership on our morning broadcast each day". CBS THIS MORNING is in its closest competitive position with "Today" in at least three decades and in almost two decades. CBS News has not announced a replacement for Chaggaris.