He replaces Charlie Rose, one of a slew of highly- paid, powerful men in the world of media and entertainment to lose their jobs as the United States reckons with a sexual harassment watershed. It is unclear if Dickerson will continue to host the CBS Sunday news show as he joins "CBS This Morning".
Dickerson has anchored FACE THE NATION since June 7, 2015, as it generated some of its largest audience levels of the past three decades.
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Dickerson joined CBS in 2009 as an analyst and contributor and was tapped to serve as the network's political director in 2011. Dickerson will move to NY as part of this new duties, and is expected to cede the "Nation" spot to a new anchor, Rhodes said in a memo to staff Tuesday.
"This Morning" has the smallest audience of the three main morning shows on USA broadcast television with a daily audience of about 3.6 million. 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.
At the time of Rose's termination, Rhodes said: "Despite Charlie's important journalistic contribution to our news division, there is absolutely nothing more important, in this or any organization, than ensuring a safe, professional workplace - a supportive environment where people feel they can do their best work". Dickerson has been a reporter in Washington since 1995, covering the White House, Congress and economics.
Dickerson will join Gayle King and Norah O'Donnell on the critically acclaimed and award winning broadcast. CBS THIS MORNING is in its closest competitive position with "Today" in at least three decades and in almost two decades.