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Published: Wed, January 10, 2018
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

TV newsman John Dickerson to replace Charlie Rose on 'CBS This Morning'

TV newsman John Dickerson to replace Charlie Rose on 'CBS This Morning'

John Dickerson, anchor of "Face the Nation", will replace Charlie Rose on "CBS This Morning".

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. The accusers reportedly worked with Rose on his PBS interview show or at CBS News. 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.

Dickerson, who anchors CBS News's Sunday morning show Face the Nation and serves as the network's chief Washington correspondent, will relocate to NY and join CBS This Morning co-hosts Norah O'Donnell‬ and Gayle King‬‬ on the show this Wednesday. "I have behaved insensitively at times, and I accept responsibility for that, though I do not believe that all of these allegations are accurate", Rose said in a statement shortly after the disclsoure".

John Dickerson with his new "CBS This Morning" co-hosts, Gayle King, left, and Norah O'Donnell.

"Few people possess John's intellect, curiosity and journalistic chops", said Ryan Kadro, executive producer of "CBS This Morning".

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

"This has to be the most popular decision that NBC News has ever made", said "Today" co-anchor Savannah Guthrie last week.

By naming Dickerson, a veteran Beltway journalist who often provides historical analysis in his coverage, CBS News is sending a signal that its morning program will retain its positioning as a hard-news alternative to the other broadcast networks' offerings in that time slot. Most recently, he was Slate Magazine's chief political correspondent winning the Ford Prize for Distinguished Reporting on the Presidency. "CBS This Morning" is in its closest competitive position with "Today" in at least three decades and in almost two decades.

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