Face The Nation's John Dickerson Named Co-Host Of CBS This Morning

John Dickerson attends CBS 2015 Summer TCA party

John Dickerson was named co-anchor of "CBS This Morning" Tuesday, replacing Charlie Rose, who was forced out in mid-November following sexual misconduct allegations. Rose was sacked in November after allegations of sexual harassment.

Unlike ABC's George Stephanopoulos, who continues to host ABC's "This Week" on Sunday along with "Good Morning America" during the week, Dickerson said keeping both jobs wasn't an option.

Dickerson is expected to continue his duties as Face the Nation moderator. "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".

"CBS This Morning" is filling the anchor chair vacated by Charlie Rose with a familiar face to CBS viewers.

"Today is our sixth anniversary".

CBS has been mired in third place in the broadcast morning show wars for decades.

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". In 2015, he took over the "Face The Nation" role from legendary newsman Bob Schieffer. Months after Rose's departure from the network, CBS News also fired former political director Steve Chaggaris from the network.

He said that he'll be in Washington later this week to begin the process of finding Dickerson's replacement there. Before Slate, Dickerson covered politics for 12 years for Time magazine.

Some thought CBS might opt for an all-female anchor team consisting of King and O'Donnell much like rival NBC did when it named Hoda Kotb as Matt Lauer's replacement alongside Savannah Guthrie on "Today". 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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