John Dickerson named co-host of 'CBS This Morning'

by Wade Massey January 10, 2018, 0:36
John Dickerson named co-host of '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.

In late November, CBS, Bloomberg Television and PBS announced suspension of Rose in the wake of a Washington Post report that said he had sexually harassed at least eight female employees and interns who worked for his production company.

Dickerson is one of several CBS hosts and reporters who essentially tried out for the morning job by filling in on the show.

Dickerson took over the anchor's chair on "Face the Nation" in June 2015.

He will join Norah O'Donnell and Gayle King on the morning show. "I have behaved insensitively at times, and I accept responsibility for that, though I do not believe that all of these allegations are accurate", Rose said in a statement shortly after the disclsoure". Will the addition of Dickerson cause new viewers to sample the show and help grow the overall audience?

CBS has been mired in third place in the broadcast morning show wars for decades.

John Dickerson joins CBS This Morning to give his insight on the political stories of the day
John Dickerson joins CBS This Morning to give his insight on the political stories of the day

It was announced Tuesday by David Rhodes, president of CBS News.

"Few people possess John's intellect, curiosity and journalistic chops", Ryan Kadro, executive producer of CBS This Morning, said. "He's the flawless complement to Gayle and Norah".

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

Dickerson is relocating to NY from Washington, D.C., full time. While "CBS This Morning" trails rivals "Today" and "Good Morning America" on NBC and ABC, respectively, in viewership, it has made significant ratings strides for CBS with a mix of hard-news focus and serious discussion about the headlines of the day. Before joining CBS, he covered the George W. Bush administration for Time before moving on to write on politics for Slate.

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

TOP News

Oil prices try for fresh 3-year highs

Manhunt underway for MI couple accused of scalding 4-year-old

Trump administration requests $18 billion for border wall

Trump moves back his 'Fake News Awards,' citing high interest

Bison Win 6th Division 1 Football Title

Falcons Grab Early Lead After Costly Rams Mistake

HP Spectre x360 15 and Envy x2 launched at CES 2018

Smartphones with in-display fingerprint sensor showcased at CES 2018

Trump's election commission was a waste of money serving no proper objective

Seoul to announce measures on 'defective' sex slavery deal