Dickerson to replace Charlie Rose on CBS

CBS News anchor John Dickerson will replace Charlie Rose as a co-host on CBS This Morning, the president of CBS News announced Tuesday.

Dickerson replaces Charlie Rose, who was sacked in November over sexual misconduct allegations.

"CBS This Morning", which is now co-anchored by Norah O'Donnel and Gayle King, has shown ratings improvement over the past few years but still lags behind ABC's "Good Morning America" and NBC's "Today" show in the morning show race.

CBS has been mired in third place in the broadcast morning show wars for decades. He will continue hosting Face the Nation at least through the weekend as Rhodes and executive producer Mary Hager determine what's next for the Sunday show.

"Today is our sixth anniversary".

The move illustrates the importance of morning programs to network news divisions, where they are the most reliable profit centers.

Dickerson will start his new duties Wednesday morning. "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". Months after Rose's departure from the network, CBS News also fired former political director Steve Chaggaris from the network.

The journalist John Dickerson is a Washington creature to his core: a presidential historian, repository of political trivia, and scion of a glamorous Kalorama family whose party guests regularly included Kennedys, Johnsons and Reagans. In 2015, he took over the "Face The Nation" role from legendary newsman Bob Schieffer.

John Dickerson, host of Face the Nation, will replace Charlie Rose on CBS This Morning. Before Slate, Dickerson covered politics for 12 years for Time magazine.

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%.

  • Gwendolyn Kim