John Dickerson is the newest face of weekday morning news. CBS has announced that the current Face the Nation host will replace Charlie Rose as a co-anchor on CBS This Morning, confirming earlier reports. CBS promptly fired Rose last November after multiple allegations of sexual harassment against Rose arose, including claims from employees at the network. As Vulture’s Josef Adalian predicted, CBS is keeping it in-house and low-key for his replacement rather than go for a buzzier name. Dickerson joins Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell on CBS This Morning starting January 10, having previously anchored his CBS Sunday morning political talk show since 2015 and serving as CBS News’ political director since 2011. CBS says it will name a new host of Face the Nation in the coming weeks. CBS This Morning’s rival the Today show, meanwhile, now boasts an all-female lead anchor table after the fallout from Matt Lauer.
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