Dickerson will join Gayle King and Norah O'Donnell as permanent co-host on the morning broadcast beginning Wednesday, according to statement from CBS News President David Rhodes. His mother was Nancy Dickerson, CBS' News' first female correspondent and an associate producer on the first broadcast of "Face the Nation" in 1954.
Dickerson is one of the most respected journalists in the business today, equally adept at driving the news cycle through probing interviews with world leaders as he is having thoughtful conversations with people around the country on issues that matter the most to them.
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He had been political director for CBS News since 2011, and an on-air political analyst for CBS News since 2009. "He's the flawless complement to Gayle and Norah".
Dickerson is relocating to NY from Washington, D.C., full time. CBS appointed Dickerson on the sixth anniversary of the morning show, which is in third place in the morning ratings but has made inroads with a newsy approach. Dickerson has been a reporter in Washington since 1995, covering the White House, Congress and economics. Dickerson has logged years covering politics for Slate and Time magazine, and spent almost 20 years in Washington covering the White House, Congress and economics.
John said, "On the campaign trail I've collected complements about CBS This Morning's commitment to the news for years now".
While no surprise - Dickerson has had a successful run at "Nation" since 2015 - this move does represent a return to a traditional morning TV format. But with "CBS This Morning", the network is in a better competitive position against "Today" and "GMA" than ever before.