'CBS This Morning' names John Dickerson co-host

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CBS said on Tuesday that it had chosen Mr. Dickerson, 49, to replace Charlie Rose as the third co-host of "CBS This Morning", a spot left empty since Mr. He will join Gayle King and Norah O'Donnell on the A.M. franchise. It is unclear if Dickerson will continue to host the CBS Sunday news show as he joins "CBS This Morning". "Colleagues, newsmakers, and peers all appreciate the depth and context John Dickerson brings to every discussion of the day's events-together with his co-hosts he will project our best values on every broadcast". Dickerson is relocating to NY for his new job.

Naming Dickerson to the role will end a period of uncertainty surrounding the program.

CBS News' decision to hire Dickerson comes one week after NBC News made a prolific replacement announcement. "I am greatly embarrassed".

Shortly after the report, Rose apologized for his behavior in a statement.

And yet, the program has proved to be of growing strategic importance to the network.

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"His work is impeccable on television, online, and in print - he's earned his reputation for substance and preparation as both an interviewer and a field reporter", Rhodes said in a memo to CBS staff.

CBS journalist John Dickerson met comedian Stephen Colbert on the floor of the 2016 Republican National Convention for CBS's The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in Cleveland, Ohio. In 2015, he was named host of "Face the Nation", succeeding its legendary host and anchor, Bob Schieffer. He has an extensive digital footprint with multiple podcasts including "Whistlestop", which chronicles great moments in the nation's history, and the "Slate Political Gabfest" a leading political podcast.

He had been political director for CBS News since 2011, and an on-air political analyst for CBS News since 2009.

It's a return to the general news roots for Dickerson, a former Time magazine correspondent, but opens a new job on CBS' Sunday lineup.

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