John Dickerson replacing Charlie Rose at 'CBS This Morning'

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He will start on January 10 and will be based in NY.

John Dickerson with his new "CBS This Morning" co-hosts, Gayle King, left, and Norah O'Donnell.

John Dickerson, the anchor of CBS' Sunday news show Face the Nation, will join Norah O'Donnell and Gayle King as CBS This Morning's third host, CBS News president David Rhodes announced Tuesday.

Dickerson is one of several CBS hosts and reporters who essentially tried out for the morning job by filling in on the show. On Jan. 2, NBC announced live on the air that Today veteran Hoda Kotb would officially join Savannah Guthrie at the show's anchor desk.

Dickerson joined CBS News in 2009 as a political analyst and was named host of its Sunday public affairs program "Face the Nation" in 2015.

CBS News terminated Charlie Rose in November after eight women accused him of sexual harrassment, with allegations including groping, unwanted sexual advances and inappropriate phone calls.

Dickerson, now host of the long-running Sunday public affairs show "Face the Nation", will "transition off" that program in the coming weeks, then a successor will be named, according to CBS. "He's the flawless complement to Gayle and Norah and will help us continue the momentum CBS This Morning has achieved over the last six years".

And he has demonstrated a natural chemistry with King and O'Donnell when he filled in. But with "CBS This Morning", the network is in a better competitive position against "Today" and "GMA" than ever before.

Dickerson has anchored Face the Nation for over two years, as it generated some of its largest audience levels of the past three decades.

The move the latest in a series of on-air changes at CBS News.

NBC is also in a period of change.

His appointment comes after NBC named Hoda Kotb to replace its own shamed morning star, Matt Lauer, on "Today", now the most watched morning cable news show in the United States.

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