That move has paid dividends for NBC, which has passed Good Morning America in the ratings since Kotb began filling in for Lauer the day his firing was announced. “Every time I’ve been on the show, I haven’t wanted the conversation with Norah and Gayle to end when my segment does,” Dickerson said. That sets him apart from ABC Good Morning America host George Stephanopoulos, who continues to host ABC’s This Week on Sundays. CBS tried out a handful of potential Rose’s replacement in the weeks since he was fired before settling on Dickerson. 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.
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Rhodes said in his memo that he’ll be in Washington later this week to begin the process of finding Dickerson’s replacement there. Rose was fired in late November following allegations of sexual misconduct. “Now it doesn’t have to.”
© The Associated Press, 2018 Dickerson is relocating to New York for his new job. It’s a key role, since morning shows are dependable revenue generators for network news divisions, with the possibility of riches if the show does very well. CBS had no immediate announcement of Dickerson’s replacement on Face the Nation. Dickerson starts Wednesday on CBS This Morning. With his appointment, CBS News president David Rhodes said in a memo to staff that “we will be doubling down on serious news coverage.”
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The appointment comes a week after NBC’s announcement that Hoda Kotb has replaced Matt Lauer on the competing Today show — another job that opened because of a firing due to sexual misconduct charges. CBS News has selected Face the Nation host John Dickerson as Charlie Rose’s replacement on the CBS This Morning program, pairing him with current anchors Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell.