CBS announces new anchor team for flagship broadcasts

CBS announces new anchor team for flagship broadcasts

As Page Six previously reported, O'Donnell - who was named Monday as the next anchor of "CBS Evening News" - has been lobbying to get the gig since before her predecessor, Jeff Glor, was hired in October 2017.

John Dickerson, who co-hosted on the morning show, will join "60 Minutes".

With the primaries and elections ahead, O'Donnell will also be CBS News' lead anchor for political coverage.

Norah O'Donnell will be promoted to the position and the program featuring her as anchor will debut this summer in NY before moving to its permanent home in Washington this fall, CBS said in a press release. She will be the third solo female anchor of an evening newscast following ABC's Diane Sawyer and Katie Couric who hosted CBS Evening News from 2006 to 2011. CBS' "Morning" and "Evening" have been mired in third place for years, and have recently seen viewership erode in light of anchor changes made over the past 18 months. "I'm going to give this everything I've got".

CBS News is replacing its evening anchor and revamping its morning show lineup as it seeks to boost ratings.

John Dickerson was the newest of the CBS This Morning anchors, having taken a permanent position on the news program in January 2018, two months after Charlie Rose was sacked. CBS said it's in "discussions" with Glor to keep him in a new role.

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Prior to joining CBS This Morning, Dickerson was an anchor on Face the Nation, and was CBS News' main Washington D.C. correspondent. This new role will give Tony a platform to continue his standout reporting.

"John is a world-class interviewer and writer who uses history to create current context to the complexities of the day", said Zirinsky. He has established himself at CBS Sunday Morning doing powerful and provocative cover stories and pieces for all CBS News programs. "His insights into politics, culture and world events - past and present - will deepen the audiences' understanding of what matters and will add to the excellence of 60 Minutes and CBS News' election specials".

Jeff Glor is a fantastic journalist and trusted colleague here, and we all hope very much he will continue working here; it will be his decision.

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