'CBS This Morning' Names Replacement for Disgraced Charlie Rose

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January 09, 2018Jan 09, 2018

In November, The Washington Post broke the story that the host of the PBS show “Charlie Rose,” which ran from 1990 to 2011, made unwanted sexual advances towards multiple female employees.

At the time of the article, Rose was co-hosting "CBS This Morning." After the stunning revelations, CBS announced that he had been fired.

Now, CBS News has named Rose's replacement. The show will be co-hosted by "Face the Nation" host John Dickerson.

"He will join Gayle King and Norah O'Donnell on the A.M. franchise," confirmed NBC news.

David Rhodes, president of CBS News, released a statement about the decision: "Gayle and Norah continue to show tremendous leadership on our morning broadcast each day."

He continued, "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 will move to New York as part of this new duties. He's expected to cede the "Nation" spot to a new anchor, Rhodes said in a memo to staff Tuesday reported NBC.

The fate of the show has been uncertain since November when Rose was ousted as the regular third co-anchor. Dickerson's new role will round out the show.

The program has become increasingly important to the network. While "CBS This Morning" is behind its rivals "Today" and "Good Morning America" in viewership, it has made significant rating strides for CBS. This is because the show has a mix of hard-news focus and serious discussion about the headlines of the day. It differs from its competitors because there are no cooking segments or pet mascots.

Rose's indiscretions threatened the integrity of the show. When The Post article ran, Rose released an in-depth statement. He referenced his long career working with women, saying he had "prided myself on being an advocate for the careers of the women with whom I have worked."

He continued, "I am greatly embarrassed. I have behaved insensitively at times, and I accept responsibility for that, though I do not believe that all of these allegations are accurate," Rose said in a statement shortly after the disclosure." I always felt that I was pursuing shared feelings, even though I now realize I was mistaken."

Dickerson will restore the integrity of the show. He has had a long career covering politics for Slate and Time magazine. He spent nearly 20 years in Washington covering the White House, Congress, and economics.

His mother was Nancy Dickerson. She was CBS' News' first female correspondent and an associate producer on the first broadcast of "Face the Nation" in 1954.

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