John Dickerson Set to Replace Charlie Rose on 'CBS This Morning'

US network replaces shamed anchor with another man

CBS News anchor John Dickerson will replace Charlie Rose as a co-host on CBS This Morning, the president of CBS News announced Tuesday.

Eight women told the paper that Rose, 76, made unwanted sexual advances toward them, including lewd phone calls, walking around naked in their presence, or groping their breasts, buttocks or genital areas, while they worked for him or aspired to work for him. During the 2016 presidential campaign, he moderated CBS News' two presidential debates, and as host of "Face the Nation", he interviewed each of the major candidates multiple times.

CBS had no immediate announcement of Dickerson's replacement on "Face the Nation".

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. "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". "Gayle and Norah continue to show tremendous leadership on our morning broadcast each day".

"Few people possess John's intellect, curiosity and journalistic chops", Ryan Kadro, executive producer of "This Morning" said in a statement. "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". Most recently, he was Slate Magazine's chief political correspondent winning the Ford Prize for Distinguished Reporting on the Presidency.

Rhodes said in his memo that he'll be in Washington later this week to begin the process of finding Dickerson's replacement there.

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.

USA TODAY has contacted representatives from CBS This Morning for comment.