CBS 'Face the Nation' Host John Dickerson to Replace Charlie Rose

Danny Woods
January 10, 2018

John Dickerson, the anchor of the CBS Sunday news program "Face The Nation", will reportedly take over hosting duties on "CBS This Morning" from Charlie Rose after Rose was ousted in November over allegations of sexual misconduct from several woman, sources close to the decision told The Huffington Post. Rose was sacked in November after allegations of sexual harassment.

Face the Nation anchor John Dickerson is expected to join King and O'Donnell on CBS's morning news show.

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At the time of Rose's termination, Rhodes said: "Despite Charlie's important journalistic contribution to our news division, there is absolutely nothing more important, in this or any organization, than ensuring a safe, professional workplace - a supportive environment where people feel they can do their best work". He'll join "CBS This Morning" on Wednesday. "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".

Dickerson joined CBS News in April 2009 as an analyst and contributor to all of the network's broadcasts and platforms.

Dickerson took over the anchor's chair on "Face the Nation" in June 2015. While "CBS This Morning" trails rivals "Today" and "Good Morning America" on NBC and ABC, respectively, in viewership, it has made significant ratings strides for CBS with a mix of hard-news focus and serious discussion about the headlines of the day. Dickerson has been a reporter in Washington since 1995, covering the White House, Congress and economics.

It's a return to the general news roots for Dickerson, a former Time magazine correspondent, but opens a new job on CBS' Sunday lineup. 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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