John Dickerson expected to replace Charlie Rose at 'CBS This Morning'

CBS News is expected to name “Face the Nation” host John Dickerson as the new co-anchor of its “CBS This Morning,” according to two people familiar with the situation, placing the Washington anchor in a role that was previously filled by Charlie Rose. He will join Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell on the A.M. franchise.

CBS News declined to make executives available for comment.

Naming Dickerson to the role will end a period of uncertainty surrounding the program, which has proved to be of growing strategic importance to the network. While “CBS This Morning” trails rivals “Today” and “Good Morning America” on NBC and ABC, respectively, in viewership, ithas made significant ratings strides for CBS with a mix of hard-news focus and serious discussion about the headlines of the day. There are no cooking segments or pet mascots on “CBS This Morning,” though its Saturday broadcast regularly features musical performances by up and coming bands and singers (along with an in-depth report on what makes them different from the rest of the pack).

The show has been without a regular third co-anchor since CBS ousted Rose in the wake of allegations of sexual harassment made against him by employees of his production company as well as staffers at CBS News.  “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 disclsoure. ” I always felt that I was pursuing shared feelings, even though I now realize I was mistaken.”

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NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 17: John Dickerson is seen on August 17, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Patricia Schlein/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK - JUNE 13: CBS NEWS SPECIAL REPORT: Jeff Sessions Testimony. Scott Pelley, John Dickerson, and Jan Crawford. (Photo by John Paul Filo/CBS via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 8: CBS News Contributor Bob Schieffer, CBS THIS MORNING Co-Host Gayle King, CBS EVENING NEWS Anchor Scott Pelley, CBS THIS MORNING Co-Host Norah O'Donnell, FACE THE NATION Anchor John Dickerson and CBS THIS MORNING Co-Host Charlie Rose anchor CBS News' Campaign: 2016 Election Night coverage on Nov. 8 at the CBS Broadcast Center in New York City. (Photo by Michele Crowe/CBS via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - JUNE 13: CBS NEWS SPECIAL REPORT: Jeff Sessions Testimony. Scott Pelley, John Dickerson, and Jan Crawford. (Photo by John Paul Filo/CBS via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 8: FACE THE NATION Anchor and CBS News Political Director John Dickerson anchors CBS News' Campaign: 2016 Election Night coverage on Nov. 8 at the CBS Broadcast Center in New York City.(Photo by Michele Crowe/CBS via Getty Images)
HEMPSTEAD - SEPTEMBER 26: FACE THE NATION Anchor and CBS News Political Director John Dickerson broadcasts live from Hofstra University for the first presidential debate on Sept. 26, 2016. (Photo by Michele Crowe/CBS via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 8: St. Louis, Missouri -- CBS News' 'Face the Nation' broadcasts from Washington University in St. Louis ahead of the second presidential debate on the Sunday, October 9, 2016. Pictured: Face the Nation host John Dickerson. (Photo by Chris Usher/CBS via Getty Images)
HEMPSTEAD - SEPTEMBER 26: CBS EVENING NEWS Anchor and Managing Editor Scott Pelley and FACE THE NATION Anchor and CBS News Political Director John Dickerson broadcast live from Hofstra University for the first presidential debate on Sept. 26, 2016.(Photo by Michele Crowe/CBS via Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 25: John Dickerson, Gayle King, Scott Pelley, Norah O'Donnell and Charlie Rose report from the floor of the Democratic National Convention on July 25, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Michele Crowe/CBS via Getty Images)
CLEVELAND - JULY 18: FACE THE NATION Anchor and CBS News Political Director John Dickerson reports from the floor of the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio on Monday, July 18, 2016. (Photo by Michele Crowe/CBS via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - JUNE 7: John Dickerson interviews Speaker Paul Ryan in an interview that will air on the Sunday, June 12, 2016 edition of 'Face the Nation.' (Photo by Chris Usher/CBS via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MAY 18: John Dickerson, host of Face the Nation, finishes the ACLI Capital Challenge 3 Mile Team Race in Anacostia Park, May 18, 2016. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., was the fastest runner in Congress. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
GREENVILLE - FEBRUARY 12: CBS NEWS CAMPAIGN 2016 - CBS News Debate Moderator and FACE THE NATION anchor John Dickerson prepares for the upcoming CBS News Republican Presidential Debate at the Peace Center in Greenville, South Carolina on Saturday, February 13, 2016 on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Chris Usher/CBS via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - FEBRUARY 11: CBS News Political Director and FACE THE NATION anchor John Dickerson prepares for the CBS News Republican Presidential Debate to be held at the Peace Center in Greenville, South Carolina on Saturday, February 13, 2016 on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Chris Usher/CBS via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - FEBRUARY 11: CBS News Political Director and FACE THE NATION anchor John Dickerson prepares for the CBS News Republican Presidential Debate to be held at the Peace Center in Greenville, South Carolina on Saturday, February 13, 2016 on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Chris Usher/CBS via Getty Images)
DES MOINES, IA - NOVEMBER 14: 'Face the Nation' anchor John Dickerson (L) listens to a crewmember prior to a presidential debate sponsored by CBS at Drake University on November 14, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa. Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Hillary Clinton and Martin O'Malley participated in the party's second presidential debate. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - JUNE 26: John Dickerson, moderator of 'Face the Nation' on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Chris Usher/CBS via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 8: The ladies of The Talk visit CBS This Morning on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015 on the CBS Television Network. From left, Julie Chen, Sharon Osbourne, Norah O\'Donnell, John Dickerson and Gayle King, shown. (Photo by Heather Wines/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - AUGUST 10: CBS News Panel speaking to the TCA Summer Press Tour 2015 on Monday August 10, 2015 at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles, CA. Pictured: David Rhodes, President, CBS News and John Dickerson, Anchor, 'Face The Nation', Political Director for CBS News. (Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images)
DES MOINES - NOVEMBER 14: CBS News Political Director and FACE THE NATION anchor John Dickerson moderates the CBS News Democratic Presidential Debate at Drake University Des Moines, Iowa on Saturday, November 14, 2015 on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Chris Usher/CBS via Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 10: Journalist/Host John Dickerson arrives at the CBS, CW And Showtime 2015 Summer TCA Party at Pacific Design Center on August 10, 2015 in West Hollywood, California.(Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
MANCHESTER - JUNE 5: John Dickerson interviews Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) in Manchester, NH on June 5, 2015. The interview will air on the June 7, 2015 edition of 'Face the Nation'. (Photo by Chris Usher/CBS via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - JUNE 3: Leading up to the launch of his first broadcast as anchor of FACE THE NATION on June 7, 2015, John Dickerson talks with CBS stations around the country about politics, his role on the broadcast and more. (Photo by Chris Usher/CBS via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 13: Political director for CBS News, John Dickerson attends the 2015 CBS Upfront at The Tent at Lincoln Center on May 13, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 29: John Dickerson, new host of CBS' 'Face the Nation' who takes over the job June 7th, on the set on May, 29, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 4: CBS NEWS 2014 Election Coverage; John Dickerson comments on the various races. (Photo by John Paul Filo/CBS via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 6: CBS EVENING NEWS -- John Dickerson, CBS News Political Director at CBS Evening News Anchor and Managing Editor Scott Pelley with 2012 Election Coverage from New York on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by John Paul Filo/CBS via Getty Images)
TAMPA - AUGUST 27: CBS News Political Analyst John Dickerson covers the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida held August 27-20th., airing on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by John Paul Filo/CBS via Getty Images)
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The Huffington Post previously reported news of Dickerson’s new role on the program.

Dickerson has enjoyed a fairly quick rise among the CBS News ranks in recent years. He took the reins of the network’s Sunday public-affairs program, “Face the Nation,” in 2015, after a news career largely spent off camera.  Dickerson has logged years covering politics for Slate and Time magazine, and spent nearly 20 years in Washington covering the White House, Congress and economics. He authored a longform series on presidential attributes, which won the Ford Prize for Distinguished Reporting on the Presidency.

He had been political director for CBS News since 2011, and an on-air political analyst for CBS News since 2009. His mother was Nancy Dickerson, CBS’ News’ first female correspondent and an associate producer on the first broadcast of “Face the Nation” in 1954.

There is no immediate word on who might fill Dickerson’s role on the Sunday public-affairs program or whether he might try to do both “Nation” and the morning program.

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NEW YORK, NY - November 15: Charlie Rose, Tom Brokaw and Bruce Stillman attend the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Double Helix Medals Dinner at the American Museum of Natural History Street on November 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Bruinooge/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 06: Charlie Rose attends 'Fifty Years of 60 Minutes' book launch event at 92nd Street Y on November 6, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by CJ Rivera/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 30: President of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy, Former Ambassador Rosemary A. DiCarlo and Charlie Rose attend the National Committee On American Foreign Policy 2017 Gala Awards Dinner on October 30, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for National Committee on American Foreign Policy )
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 01: Gayle King, Charlie Rose and Norah O'Donnell attend The Paley Center for Media Presents: The News is Back: CBS This Morning And The Morning Landscape at The Paley Center for Media on November 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 24: Charlie Rose attends New York Magazine's 50th Anniversary Celebration at Katz's Delicatessen on October 24, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
NEW YORK - JULY 25: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and guest Charlie Rose during Tuesday's July 25 2017 show. (Photo by Scott Kowalchyk/CBS via Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 17: Norah O'Donnell and Charlie Rose attend the 2017 CBS Upfront on May 17, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 13: Charlie Rose attends 'The Hollywood Reporter's 35 Most Powerful People In Media 2017' at The Pool on April 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 01: Norah O'Donnell, Charlie Rose and Gayle King attend the 2017 American Songbook Gala at Alice Tully Hall on February 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jimi Celeste/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
ROME, ITALY - DECEMBER 02: (L-R) Charlie Rose, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Cardinal Peter Turkson, Prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, speaks at the Fortune + Time Global Forum 2016 on December 2, 2016 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images for TIME)
NEW YORK - JANUARY 5: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and guest Charlie Rose during Friday's 01/06/16 show in New York. (Photo by Scott Kowalchyk/CBS via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 16: Event moderator Charlie Rose and TV news journalist and author Megyn Kelly attend the 'Settle For More' book promotion at Barnes & Noble Union Square on November 16, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 8: CBS THIS MORNING Co-Host Charlie Rose leads a political panel with CBS News Contributor Peggy Noonan, former NPR host Michele Norris and Ruth Marcus of The Washington Post for CBS News' Campaign: 2016 Election Night coverage on Nov. 8 at the CBS Broadcast Center in New York City. (Photo by Michele Crowe/CBS via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 8: CBS THIS MORNING Co-Host Charlie Rose anchors CBS News' Campaign: 2016 Election Night coverage on Nov. 8 at the CBS Broadcast Center in New York City. (Photo by Michele Crowe/CBS via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 07: Charlie Rose attends 2016 Library Lions Gala at New York Public Library - Stephen A Schwartzman Building on November 7, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jimi Celeste/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 26: Journalist Charlie Rose speaks onstage during the International Women's Media Foundation's 27th Annual Courage In Journalism awards ceremony on October 26, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for IWMF)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 26: Charlie Rose attends 27th Annual Courage in Journalism Awards Ceremony at Cipriani 42nd Street on October 26, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 26: Journalists Charlie Rose (L) and Diane Rehm attend the International Women's Media Foundation's 27th Annual Courage In Journalism awards ceremony on October 26, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for IWMF)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 20: (L-R) Phil Knight, Tiger Woods, and Charlie Rose speak onstage during Tiger Woods Foundation's 20th Anniversary Celebration at the New York Public Library on October 20, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 20: Journalist Charlie Rose and tennis player Maria Sharapova attend the Tiger Woods Foundation's 20th Anniversary Celebration at the New York Public Library on October 20, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 12: Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland, the 2016 US Open Men's Singles champion, poses for a photograph after an interview by Charlie Rose on the Charlie Rose Show during the Champions New York City Trophy Tour September 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images for ATP)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 6: Julie Chen and Aisha Tyler visit CBS This Morning with Co-Hosts Gayle King, Charlie Rose, and Norah O Donnell in New York to promote Season 7 of 'The Talk.' (Photo by Michele Crowe/CBS via Getty Images)
EAST HAMPTON, NY - AUGUST 20: Charlie Rose, Christine Taylor and David Foster attend the Apollo in the Hamptons 2016 party at The Creeks on August 20, 2016 in East Hampton, New York. (Photo by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA - JULY 28: CBS THIS MORNING Co Hosts, Norah O'Donnell, Charlie Rose, and Gayle King cover the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on July 28. (Photo by Michele Crowe/CBS via Getty Images)
CLEVELAND - JULY 20: CBS THIS MORNING Co-Host Charlie Rose at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio on Wednesday, July 20, 2016. (Photo by Michele Crowe/CBS via Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 25: John Dickerson, Gayle King, Scott Pelley, Norah O'Donnell and Charlie Rose report from the floor of the Democratic National Convention on July 25, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Michele Crowe/CBS via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - MAY 24: CBS THIS MORNING: Norah O'Donnell, Charlie Rose and Gayle King. (Photo by John Paul Filo/CBS via Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 18: (L-R) Discovery CEO David Zaslav, TV Personality Charlie Rose, Honoree Dr. John C. Malone and Lion Tree CEO Aryeh Bourkoff attend the 2016 UJA-Federation of New York's Leadership Awards Dinner at Cipriani 25 Broadway on May 18, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 29: Journlist Charlie Rose attends The New Yorker's annual party kicking off The White House Correspondents' Association Dinner Weekend hosted by David Remnick at W Hotel Rooftop on April 29, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The New Yorker)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 29: Journalist Charlie Rose (L) and Gayle King attend The New Yorker's annual party kicking off The White House Correspondents' Association Dinner Weekend hosted by David Remnick at W Hotel Rooftop on April 29, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for The New Yorker)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 26: Talk show host/ journalist Charlie Rose attends the 2016 Time 100 Gala at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 26, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 26: Journalists Norah O'Donnell (L) and Charlie Rose attend 2016 Time 100 Gala, Time's Most Influential People In The World red carpet at Jazz At Lincoln Center at the Times Warner Center on April 26, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for Time)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 26: Journalist Charlie Rose ttends 2016 Time 100 Gala, Time's Most Influential People In The World at Jazz At Lincoln Center at the Times Warner Center on April 26, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for Time)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 26: Astronaut Scott Kelly, Charlie Rose and Donald Trump attend the 2016 Time 100 Gala, Time's Most Influential People In The World at Jazz At Lincoln Center at the Time Warner Center on April 26, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Time)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 16: TV host Charlie Rose speaks on stage at CNN Films - Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent at TFF Panel & Party on April 16, 2016 in New York City. 26123_001_0167.JPG (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images for Turner)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 07: Journalist Charlie Rose attends as Marc Jacobs & Benedikt Taschen celebrate NAOMI at The Diamond Horseshoe on April 7, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Marc Jacobs International, LLC)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 06: Charlie Rose attends The Hollywood Reporter's 2016 35 Most Powerful People in Media at Four Seasons Restaurant on April 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 06: (L-R) Television producer Jennifer Konner, actress Lena Dunham and Charlie Rose attend the Hollywood Reporter's 2016 35 Most Powerful People in Media at Four Seasons Restaurant on April 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)
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PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 12: Chris Licht and Charlie Rose speak onstage during the CBS/Showtime Television Group portion of the 2015 Winter TCA Tour at the Langham Huntington Hotel on January 12, 2016 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 06: Charlie Rose attends 'Hamilton' Broadway Opening Night at Richard Rodgers Theatre on August 6, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 31: News anchor Charlie Rose poses for a portrait at The 74th Annual Peabody Awards Ceremony at Cipriani Wall Street on May 31, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Peabody Awards)
NEW YORK - MAY 20: Norah O'Donnell, Charlie Rose and Gayle King broadcast CBS This Morning live from One World Observatory at One World Trade Center in New York on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 for the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Heather Wines/CBS via Getty Images)
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