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

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

John Dickerson named new 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.

Dickerson also joins veteran broadcaster Christiane Amanpour in the elusive Charlie Rose replacement club.

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

Ryan Kadro, who produces the newsy morning show, called Dickerson "the flawless complement to Gayle and Norah". 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. "He's the ideal complement to Gayle and Norah and will help us continue the momentum CBS THIS MORNING has achieved over the last six years". "Can't think of better way to celebrate and kick off our next chapter", King said.

CBS news hosts John Dickerson and Charlie Rose arrive to meet with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., November 21, 2016.

At the time of Rose's termination, Rhodes said: "Despite Charlie's important journalistic contribution to our news division, there is absolutely nothing more important, in this or any organization, than ensuring a safe, professional workplace - a supportive environment where people feel they can do their best work". "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". Dickerson has been a reporter in Washington since 1995, covering the White House, Congress and economics. He took the reins of the network's Sunday public-affairs program, "Face the Nation", in 2015, after a news career largely spent off camera. Before joining CBS, he covered the George W. Bush administration for Time before moving on to write on politics for Slate. CBS is third behind NBC's "Today" and "Good Morning America" in viewership but has made steady progress in ratings and reputation since it was launched with Rose, O'Donnell and King six years ago.

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