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CBS News named "Face the Nation" host John Dickerson as the new co-anchor of its "CBS This Morning", placing the Washington anchor in a role that was previously filled by Charlie Rose.

Veteran TV journalist Rose, 76, was sacked by CBS in November after being accused by more than 10 women of sexual misconduct.

In response to the stories, CBS severed ties with Rose, who also contributed to the network's long-running newsmagazine 60 Minutes, with PBS dropping his eponymous interview show. CBS said Tuesday that "Dickerson will transition from the "Face the Nation" anchor chair in the coming weeks as CBS News prepares to name his successor".

Dickerson, 49, will join co-anchors Gayle King and Norah O'Donnell, who have been sharing the table with fill-ins since Rose was sacked November 21 following allegations of sexual harassment. "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".

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"Few people possess John's intellect, curiosity and journalistic chops", said Ryan Kadro, executive producer of "CBS This Morning". "He's the ideal complement to Gayle and Norah". CBS appointed Dickerson on the sixth anniversary of the morning show, which is in third place in the morning ratings but has made inroads with a newsy approach. 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.

Dickerson joined CBS News in April 2009 as an analyst and contributor to all of the network's broadcasts and platforms. "Can't think of better way to celebrate and kick off our next chapter", King said in a press release issued by CBS.

Photo John Dickerson has an understated style that belies a shrewdness honed by years of campaign and Washington reporting. Before joining CBS, he covered the George W. Bush administration for Time before moving on to write on politics for Slate.

While no surprise - Dickerson has had a successful run at "Nation" since 2015 - this move does represent a return to a traditional morning TV format. "CBS This Morning" is in its closest competitive position with "Today" in at least three decades and in almost two decades.