John Dickerson, the CBS News veteran and “Face the Nation” host, is set to replace the ousted Charlie Rose on “CBS This Morning,” the network announced Tuesday.
Dickerson will join Norah O’Donnell and Gayle King as co-hosts starting on Wednesday, according to a statement from the network.
"John's impressive track record and strong all-around journalism extends our commitment to real news coverage every morning at CBS News," CBS News president David Rhodes said in announcing the move.
It’s not the first time Dickerson has replaced a well-known newsman at CBS News. Dickerson has hosted “Face the Nation,” the network’s Sunday morning news program, since 2015, when he took over for longtime host Bob Schieffer. Dickerson joined CBS News as a contributor in 2009 and was chosen to be the network’s political director in 2011.
Rose was fired by CBS News in November after numerous allegations of sexual harassment from women who worked or sought to work with him.
“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," Rhodes wrote in a memo to staff at CBS announcing the firing. "We need to be such a place."
PBS and Bloomberg, which distributed Rose’s eponymous talk show, also cut ties with the host after the misconduct allegations arose.
The news of Dickerson’s move into the Sunday lineup was first reported by HuffPost’s Yashar Ali.