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CBS appoints John Dickerson as Charlie Rose's replacement

July 22 2018, 11:43 | Perry Erickson

CBS appoints John Dickerson as Charlie Rose's replacement

CBS appoints John Dickerson as Charlie Rose's replacement

John Dickerson will replace Charlie Rose on "CBS This Morning", effective Wednesday, CBS News President David Rhodes announced Tuesday, January 9, 2018.

Eight women told the paper that Rose, 76, made unwanted sexual advances toward them, including lewd phone calls, walking around naked in their presence, or groping their breasts, buttocks or genital areas, while they worked for him or aspired to work for him.

Now Mr. Dickerson, who until recently was better known as a writer than as the host of the CBS Sunday show "Face the Nation", is leaving Washington and embarking on a new phase in his career: the Manhattan-centric world of morning TV.

Dickerson, 49, will join "This Morning" female co-hosts Gayle King and Norah O'Donnell.

The move the latest in a series of on-air changes at CBS News. Will the addition of Dickerson cause new viewers to sample the show and help grow the overall audience?

"Every time I've been on the show, I haven't wanted the conversation with Norah and Gayle to end when my segment does", Dickerson said.

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Dickerson joined CBS News in April 2009 as an analyst and contributor to all of the network's broadcasts and platforms. Dickerson will move to NY as part of this new duties, and is expected to cede the "Nation" spot to a new anchor, Rhodes said in a memo to staff Tuesday. "He's the ideal complement to Gayle and Norah".

"Today is our sixth anniversary". Dickerson has been a reporter in Washington since 1995, covering the White House, Congress and economics. "Can't think of better way to celebrate and kick off our next chapter", King said in a press release issued by CBS. Before Slate, Dickerson covered politics for 12 years for Time magazine.

John said, "On the campaign trail I've collected complements about CBS This Morning's commitment to the news for years now".

USA TODAY has contacted representatives from CBS This Morning for comment.

The question for CBS News executives is how to keep the show's momentum going.



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