CBS appoints John Dickerson as Charlie Rose's replacement

Jenna Warner
January 10, 2018

CBS News named "Face the Nation" host John Dickerson as the new co-anchor of its "CBS This Morning", placing the Washington anchor in a role that was previously filled by Charlie Rose.

CBS cut ties with Rose on November 21 after The Washington Post revealed a string of sexual misconduct allegations from women who worked for him over the years. The show has been without a regular third co-anchor since CBS ousted Rose in the wake of allegations of sexual harassment made against him by employees of his production company as well as staffers at CBS News.

Dickerson, now host of the long-running Sunday public affairs show "Face the Nation", will "transition off" that program in the coming weeks, then a successor will be named, according to CBS.

Rose apologized "for my inappropriate behavior" and said "I am greatly embarrassed". His mother was Nancy Dickerson, CBS' News' first female correspondent and an associate producer on the first broadcast of "Face the Nation" in 1954. Rose, Gayle King and Erica Hill were the co-hosts at launch.

Dickerson is one of the most respected journalists in the business today, equally adept at driving the news cycle through probing interviews with world leaders as he is having thoughtful conversations with people around the country on issues that matter the most to them.

Rhodes said in his memo that he'll be in Washington later this week to begin the process of finding Dickerson's replacement there. "Gayle and Norah continue to show tremendous leadership on our morning broadcast each day". But with "CBS This Morning", the network is in a better competitive position against "Today" and "GMA" than ever before.

The move the latest in a series of on-air changes at CBS News.

NBC is also in a period of change.

His appointment comes after NBC named Hoda Kotb to replace its own shamed morning star, Matt Lauer, on "Today", now the most watched morning cable news show in the United States.

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