John Dickerson to Replace Charlie Rose on 'CBS This Morning'

CBS News anchor John Dickerson has been named co-host of "CBS This Morning", replacing Charlie Rose, who was sacked amid allegations of sexual misconduct.

CBS News fired Rose following sexual misconduct allegations in mid-November.

"On the campaign trail, I've collected compliments about "CBS This Morning's" commitment to the news for years now", Dickerson said. In 2015, he was named host of "Face the Nation", succeeding its legendary host and anchor, Bob Schieffer. That sets him apart from ABC "Good Morning America" host George Stephanopoulos, who continues to host ABC's "This Week" on Sundays.

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Variety and Deadline also report that Dickerson is expected to be named to the Sunday news program, though CBS News has yet to issue an official statement. 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. Hill was later replaced by Norah O'Donnell, and now Dickerson will replace Rose, making King the only original host.

Since launching on January 9, 2012, CBS THIS MORNING has increased CBS' audience in the time period by 44% - or 1.01 million viewers - while NBC's "Today" lost 15% of its total audience and ABC's "Good Morning America" has plunged 12%.

He will be counted on to help CBS keep delivering its most-watched morning news show in decades. The "Today" show decided upon officially creating an all-female co-hosting team after Matt Lauer was forced out - a historic move made easier because viewership of the Hoda Kotb-Savannah Guthrie program actually increased in Lauer's absence.

  • Carlos Nash