TV newsman John Dickerson to replace Charlie Rose on 'CBS This Morning'

TV newsman John Dickerson to replace Charlie Rose on 'CBS This Morning'

Face the Nation anchor John Dickerson is expected to join King and O'Donnell on CBS's morning news show. It's not clear if Dickerson will continue to host the program after he joins "CBS This Morning".

"John's impressive track record and strong all-around journalism extends our commitment to real news coverage every morning at CBS News", Rhodes said in a statement.

Dickerson has worked for CBS since 2009, initially as a political analyst before becoming political director in 2011, and succeeding Bob Schieffer on "Face the Nation" in 2015.

Shortly after the report, Rose apologized for his behavior in a statement. 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. "Every time I've been on the show, I haven't wanted the conversation with Norah and Gayle to end when my segment does".

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And he has demonstrated a natural chemistry with King and O'Donnell when he filled in. Will the addition of Dickerson cause new viewers to sample the show and help grow the overall audience? During the 2016 presidential campaign he moderated CBS News' two presidential debates and as host of FACE THE NATION, interviewed each of the major candidates multiple times.

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

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".