John Dickerson has been named Charlie Rose’s replacement as coanchor on CBS This Morning.
The Face the Nation host, 49, will join Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell on the morning talk show, the network announced on Tuesday, January 9. His new role will begin on Wednesday, January 10, according to CBS News President David Rhodes.
“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.
He continued: “Gayle and Norah continue to show tremendous leadership on our morning broadcast each day. Colleagues, newsmakers, and peers all appreciate the depth and context John Dickerson brings to every discussion of the day’s events — together with his co-hosts he will project our best values on every broadcast.” Dickerson added to the statement, “On the campaign trail I’ve collected compliments about ‘CBS This Morning’s’ commitment to the news for years now. Every time I’ve been on the show I haven’t wanted the conversation with Norah and Gayle to end when my segment does. Now it doesn’t have to.”
As previously reported, Rose, 75, was fired by the network on November 21, one day after eight women claimed sexual harassment allegations against him. The veteran host issued an apology in a statement to the Washington Post on November 20.
“In my 45 years in journalism, I have prided myself on being an advocate for the careers of the women with whom I have worked,” he said. “Nevertheless, in the past few days, claims have been made about my behavior toward some former female colleagues. It is essential that these women know I hear them and that I deeply apologize for my inappropriate behavior. I am greatly embarrassed. I have behaved insensitively at times, and I accept responsibility for that, though I do not believe that all of these allegations are accurate. I always felt that I was pursuing shared feelings, even though I now realize I was mistaken.”
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