The launch of John Dickerson’s CBS News Prime Time in September means that all three broadcast network news divisions have unique streaming newscasts at night, a nod to the future and bid to reach young people who aren’t watching television at dinnertime. Above (l-r): Tom Llamas, host of Top Story with Tom Llamas, Linsey Davis on the set of ABC News Live Prime with Linsey Davis, and John Dickerson, host of CBS News Prime Time with John Dickerson.
After two years on 60 Minutes, CBS News correspondent John Dickerson is shifting the focus of his political analysis and national affairs reporting to CBS Sunday Morning and other broadcasts. He’s also developing a series for Paramount+.
The network’s announcement comes as Jeff Glor wraps up his 18-month run as CBS Evening News anchor after Friday night’s telecast.
CBS News named Face the Nation host John Dickerson as the new co-anchor of its CBS This Morning, replacing Charlie Rose. He will join Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell on the A.M. franchise and will no longer host his Washington-based Sunday morning political show..
President Trump cut short a television interview on Saturday after being asked about his unsubstantiated claim that President Barack Obama had spied on him, reviving an incendiary charge even as his re-election campaign released its first advertisement taking aim at “fake news.”
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John Dickerson takes the helm Sunday as the ninth host of television’s six-decade-old, top-rated Sunday gabfest. He replaces folksy-yet-venerable Bob Schieffer, who anchored Face for 24 years, more than half of Dickerson’s life. Dickerson is the old gray network’s first digerati Sunday moderator, a wonk who lives on the Web and, at 46, is three decades younger than his predecessor.
CBS Political Director John Dickerson, a former Time magazine and Slate writer who has been with CBS since 2009, will begin his new role as moderator of Face the Nation early this summer. Schieffer, who made the announcement on Sunday’s show, noted that Dickerson “sure has the right bloodlines” for the assignment. Dickerson’s mother, Nancy, was the first female correspondent in the CBS News Washington bureau.