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

Lawrence Kim
January 9, 2018

CBS News' Face the Nation host John Dickerson is expected to be named co-host of CBS This Morning. Huffington Post's Yashar Ali heard from multiple sources that Dickerson will serve as the morning show's new host alongside Gayle King and Norah O'Donnell.

CBS News declined to make executives available for comment.

The future of CBS's a.m. program has been in question ever since the network fired Rose over numerous allegations of sexual misconduct.

Rose said in response that he apologized and thought he pursued "shared feelings". "I am greatly embarrassed".

Dickerson has enjoyed a fairly quick rise among the CBS News ranks in recent years.

Dickerson, now the network's political director, has hosted "Face the Nation" since 2015 after replacing longtime host Bob Schieffer.

Besides his on-screen time, Dickerson is a political columnist for Slate Magazine and oversees a podcast called "Whistlestop", which details presidential history.

"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", CBS News President David Rhodes wrote in a memo to the network's staff about Rose's firing.

He had been political director for CBS News since 2011, and an on-air political analyst for CBS News since 2009.

There is no immediate word on who might fill Dickerson's role on the Sunday public-affairs program or whether he might try to do both "Nation" and the morning program.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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