CBS appoints John Dickerson as Rose's replacement

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"Face the Nation" host John Dickerson will join current co-hosts Gayle King and Norah O'Donnell on CBS' weekday morning show, the Huffington Post reported.

It's a return to the general news roots for Dickerson, a former Time magazine correspondent, but opens a new job on CBS' Sunday lineup.

There's a new face on "This Morning". "Gayle and Norah continue to show tremendous leadership on our morning broadcast each day". It caught some CBS staffers off-guard, partly because the morning show was live on the air at the time. 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.

"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 a prepared statement.

PBS and Bloomberg, which broadcast the "Charlie Rose" show, also said they were terminating their relationships with Rose and canceling distribution of his programs in the aftermath of the misconduct allegations.

Dickerson has anchored FACE THE NATION since June 7, 2015, as it generated some of its largest audience levels of the past three decades.

NBC recently named 10 a.m.co-host Hoda Kotb as Matt Lauer's replacement for the first two hours of Today.

Dickerson's move to the morning has been in the works for several weeks. "CBS This Morning's" viewer totals (around 3.7 million) have remained steady as well since Rose's departure.

He said that he'll be in Washington later this week to begin the process of finding Dickerson's replacement there.

Dickerson begins anchoring tomorrow, January 10, 2018, and will be based in NY. 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.

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