On Tuesday, CBS News announced that John Dickerson had replaced Charlie Rose as the third co-host of CBS This Morning. And now just a day after the announcement, Dickerson made his debut on the show on Wednesday, joining the other hosts of the show Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell. Rose was fired in November last year due to sexual misconduct allegations. CBS News said that in the coming weeks, Dickerson would also leave Face the Nation as CBS prepares to name his successor.
David Rhodes, CBS News president, said, “With John, Gayle, and Norah together we will be doubling down on serious news coverage. That’s what we’re all committed to at CBS News. Our three co-hosts together will represent those values to the audience every morning.”
Since Rose’s departure, the hunt for a third co-host for CBS This Morning was conducted by King and O’Donnell. Sometimes, the members of the CBS news family filled the seat while the other days the show aired with two co-hosts. On Tuesday evening, anchor Jeff Glor filled the seat for CBS Evening News.
The News network had been mum on the succession process, and some people also thought that the show would continue without a third co-anchor. But at the end, CBS went with one of its high-profile, well-respected journalist for the significant role.
David Rhodes, CBS News president, said in a memo to the staff that with John, Gayle and Norah together, the network would be doubling on serious news coverage. He said, “That’s what we’re all committed to at CBS News. Our three co-hosts together will represent those values to the audience every morning.”
Dickerson will be relocating to New York for the position. Ryan Kadro, the producer of the morning show telecast, said that Dickerson would be the perfect complement to Gayle and Norah. Notably, Dickerson shared his happiness and excitement to be a part of the show along with co-host King and O’Donnell after his first appearance on the show on Wednesday.