Published: Wed, January 10, 2018
Entertaiment | By Minnie Bishop

John Dickerson moves from 'Face the Nation' to 'CBS This Morning'

John Dickerson moves from 'Face the Nation' to 'CBS This Morning'

CBS News has selected "Face the Nation" host John Dickerson as Charlie Rose's replacement on the "CBS This Morning" program, pairing him with current anchors Gayle King and Norah O'Donnell.

"This Morning" has the smallest audience of the three main morning shows on USA broadcast television with a daily audience of about 3.6 million. Dickerson has been a reporter in Washington since 1995, covering the White House, Congress and economics. He served as the network's political director for six years.

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. 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. CBS appointed Dickerson on the sixth anniversary of the morning show, which is in third place in the morning ratings but has made inroads with a newsy approach.

John said, "On the campaign trail I've collected complements about CBS This Morning's commitment to the news for years now". He authored a longform series on presidential attributes, which won the Ford Prize for Distinguished Reporting on the Presidency. Currently, FACE THE NATION is the #1 Sunday public affairs program.

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While no surprise - Dickerson has had a successful run at "Nation" since 2015 - this move does represent a return to a traditional morning TV format. That sets him apart from ABC "Good Morning America" host George Stephanopoulos, who continues to host ABC's "This Week" on Sundays.

USA TODAY has contacted representatives from CBS This Morning for comment.

"CBS This Morning" has earned a prestigious Peabody Award, a Polk Award, three News & Documentary Emmys, three Daytime Emmys and the 2017 Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Newscast.

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