CBS Has Named John Dickerson As Charlie Rose’s Replacement For ‘CBS This Morning’
CBS News has announced that a familiar face in the television news organization will join Gayle King and Norah O'Donnell on CBS This Morning.
Enter John Dickerson
Face the Nation anchor John Dickerson is expected to join King and O'Donnell on CBS's morning news show. 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 debates for the network. Dickerson slowly worked up the ranks until he replaced legendary reporter Bob Schieffer as the moderator of the CBS's Sunday current events program in 2015.
"John's impressive track record and strong all-around journalism extends our commitment to real news coverage every morning at CBS News," said David Rhodes, president of CBS News.
Rhodes continued to praise King and O'Donnell's leadership on CBS This Morning and believed that the trio would continue to deliver CBS's brand of excellent journalism to the audience every day on the morning news program. King and O'Donnell also released statements revealing their excitement to welcome Dickerson to the team.
Bye, Bye Charlie And Steve
Dickerson replaces founding CBS This Morning co-anchor Charlie Rose. The broadcast icon was terminated by CBS News after The Washington Post revealed that Rose had multiple accounts of sexual misconduct. King and O'Donnell announced the anchor's termination from the network on Nov. 21, 2017. Months after Rose's departure from the network, CBS News also fired former political director Steve Chaggaris from the network. The decision came after an investigation found that Chaggaris violated company policy. CBS News has not announced a replacement for Chaggaris.
The Familiar Replacements
CBS News's decision to hire Dickerson comes one week after NBC News made a prolific replacement announcement. On Jan. 2, NBC announced live on the air that Today veteran Hoda Kotb would officially join Savannah Guthrie at the show's anchor desk. In addition to her work with Guthrie and weatherman Al Roker during the newscast's first two hours, Kotb also kept her fourth-hour duties as she continues to celebrate life with BFF Kathie Lee Gifford.
Dickerson also joins veteran broadcaster Christiane Amanpour in the elusive Charlie Rose replacement club. The Public Broadcasting Service hired Amanpour to serve as Rose's replacement and the decorated journalist's show Amanpour on PBS has taken Rose's former time slot.
Dickerson is expected to continue his duties as Face the Nation moderator.