John Dickerson Likely To Take Charlie Rose Chair On 'CBS This Morning'


John Dickerson, anchor of the CBS Sunday news program "Face the Nation", is set to replace Charlie Rose on "CBS This Morning", three sources familiar with the decision tell HuffPost.

Dickerson will replace former co-anchor Charlie Rose, who was sacked on November 21 after multiple women accused him of sexual misconduct.

"John's impressive track record and strong all-around journalism extends our commitment to real news coverage every morning at CBS News", Rhodes said in a statement.

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Naming Dickerson to the gig would signal the show is holding steady with its fluff-free format.

While CBS This Morning routinely comes in behind Today and ABC's Good Morning America in the ratings, the morning show has continued to grow its audience since premiering in 2012.

He joins fellow hosts Norah O'Donnell and Gayle King on the daytime talk show.

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Dickerson begins anchoring on Wednesday.

Dickerson, also the network's political director, was named "Face the Nation" anchor in April 2015 following veteran Bob Schieffer's retirement. "Gayle and Norah continue to show tremendous leadership on our morning broadcast each day".

Tuesday happens to be the six-year anniversary of "CBS This Morning".

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"This is a new beginning with an old friend", O'Donnell said. The network did not say whether he would continue hosting "Face the Nation". Dickerson has logged years covering politics for Slate and Time magazine, and spent almost 20 years in Washington covering the White House, Congress and economics. During the 2016 presidential campaign he moderated CBS News' two presidential debates and interviewed the candidates multiple times.