John Dickerson to Replace Charlie Rose on 'CBS This Morning'

Oscar Cross
January 10, 2018

CBS News' Face the Nation host John Dickerson is expected to be named co-host of 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.

"John's impressive track record and strong all-around journalism extends our commitment to real news coverage every morning at CBS News", said David Rhodes, president of CBS News. In 2015, he was named host of "Face the Nation", succeeding its legendary host and anchor, Bob Schieffer.

Rose apologized "for my inappropriate behavior" and said "I am greatly embarrassed". It is unclear if Dickerson will continue to host the CBS Sunday news show as he joins "CBS This Morning". Television year-to-date, CBS THIS MORNING is delivering CBS its second highest morning audience in three decades, surpassed only by 2016's election influenced performance. Rose, Gayle King and Erica Hill were the co-hosts at launch. King and O'Donnell also released statements revealing their excitement to welcome Dickerson to the team.

"This Morning" has the smallest audience of the three main morning shows on US broadcast television with a daily audience of about 3.6 million.

USA TODAY has contacted representatives from CBS This Morning for comment.

The question for CBS News executives is how to keep the show's momentum going. Last year Scott Pelley stepped down from the "CBS Evening News;" after an interim period led by Anthony Mason, Jeff Glor took over the newscast last month.

Since launching on January 9, 2012, CBS THIS MORNING has increased CBS' audience in the time period by 44% - or 1.01 million viewers - while NBC's "Today" lost 15% of its total audience and ABC's "Good Morning America" has plunged 12%.

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