John Dickerson Replacing Charlie Rose on 'CBS This Morning'

John Dickerson Replacing Charlie Rose on 'CBS This Morning'

John Dickerson Replacing Charlie Rose on 'CBS This Morning'

John Dickerson, the anchor of the CBS Sunday news program "Face The Nation", will reportedly take over hosting duties on "CBS This Morning" from Charlie Rose after Rose was ousted in November over allegations of sexual misconduct from several woman, sources close to the decision told The Huffington Post.

Dickerson, 49, was named chief Washington correspondent for CBS News in March 2017 and joined CBS almost a decade ago in 2009.

CBS News President David Rhodes said that he hoped Dickerson's appointment "underscores to the audience that we're the serious choice in the morning". It caught some CBS staffers off-guard, partly because the morning show was live on the air at the time.

His political knowledge made him a logical choice for the job in the political year of 2018.

Dickerson, now host of the long-running Sunday public affairs show "Face the Nation", will "transition off" that program in the coming weeks, then a successor will be named, according to CBS.

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

In late November, The Washington Post published a report in which eight women accused Rose of sexual harassment, including groping, nudity, and vulgar phone calls. Rose apologized for inappropriate behavior but questioned the accuracy of some of the accounts. CBS has not yet chosen his successor, effectively setting off a horse race at the network for one of television's most influential political roles. Rose, Gayle King and Erica Hill were the co-hosts at launch. "Gayle and Norah continue to show tremendous leadership on our morning broadcast each day". Will the addition of Dickerson cause new viewers to sample the show and help grow the overall audience?

Some thought CBS might opt for an all-female anchor team consisting of King and O'Donnell much like rival NBC did when it named Hoda Kotb as Matt Lauer's replacement alongside Savannah Guthrie on "Today".

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