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Face the Nation's John Dickerson joins CBS This Morning, officially replacing Charlie Rose

John Dickerson, the host of the CBS News Sunday show Face the Nation, made his debut as co-host of its weekday morning show, CBS This Morning, on Wednesday, a day after CBS announced he would take the seat left empty when Charlie Rose was fired in November over sexual misconduct allegations. Dickerson joins Gayle King and Norah O'Donnell, and he will leave Face the Nation "in the coming weeks as CBS News prepares to name his successor," CBS said.

"With John, Gayle, and Norah together we will be doubling down on serious news coverage," CBS News president David Rhodes told staff in a memo. "That's what we're all committed to at CBS News. Our three co-hosts together will represent those values to the audience every morning." The exclusive focus on news differentiates CBS This Morning from its higher rated competitors, NBC's Today and ABC's Good Morning America. "The political story is still one of the biggest stories," Dickerson told Variety on Tuesday. "On some days, it's the big story. I'm excited to be able to take what I do on Sundays and be able to do it during the week." After 20 years of covering politics in Washington, D.C., Dickerson will relocate to New York City.