John Dickerson Biography
John Dickerson is an American journalist and a reporter. Currently, her assignment is 60 Minutes and CBS News’ Election specials. Most recently John was a co-host of CBS This Morning along with Norah O’Donnell, Gayle King, and Bianna Golodryga.
He worked as an interim anchor of the CBS Evening News until Norah O’Donnell took over in the summer of 2019. Formerly he was the host of Face the Nation on CBS News, the political director of CBS News, chief Washington correspondent for CBS News, and a political columnist for Slate magazine.
He was the longtime chief political correspondent at Slate before hosting Face the Nation. Dickerson covered politics at Time magazine for 12 years, serving the last four years as its White House correspondent before joining Slate.
John Dickerson Age
John was born on July 6, 1968, in Washington D.C., U.S. He is 53 years old.
John Dickerson Family
John was born in Washington, D.C. He is the son of Claude Wyatt Dickerson and journalist Nancy Dickerson (née Hanschman; later Whitehead). John has three sisters and one brother. He was brought up in McLean, Virginia, at Merrywood, a Georgian-style mansion high on a leafy bluff overlooking the Potomac River.
John Dickerson Education
John graduated from Sidwell Friends School in 1987 and holds a degree in English with distinction from the University of Virginia.
John Dickerson Wife
John married Anne, nee McKehan, in 1995. The couple has two children, Brice Dickerson and Nancy Dickerson. There was once a rumor about John Dickerson being gay, but he tactfully erased such baseless rumors. John’s wife, Anne Dickerson is the founder and the chief executive of the ’15 Minutes’ group.
John Dickerson Face The Nation
John in 2009 hosted Face the Nation three times and was appointed Political Director of CBS News in November 2011. John appeared each Wednesday on The Al Franken Show on Air America Radio, until the show ended in 2007. He was also a frequent guest on NPR’s Day to Day.
John appears on PBS’s Washington Week and the Slate Political Gabfest, a weekly podcast with David Plotz and Emily Bazelon. He is also the host of Whistlestop, a Slate podcast about presidential history.
On June 7, 2015, John took over as host of Face the Nation. He served as host for 2 1/2 years until signing off on January 21, 2018. Shortly after this, Dickerson was named the new co-anchor of CBS This Morning.
John Dickerson CBS
CBS News President Susan Zirinsky said on May 10, 2019, that John will fill in for a week (week of May 13, 2019) on the CBS Evening News after current anchor Jeff Glor stepped down. Jeff was replaced by Norah O’Donnell on July 15, 2019. CBS News used a rotating series of anchors to staff the broadcast until O’Donnell takes over, Zirinsky said.
John was a co-host of CBS This Morning. He joined CBS This Morning in January 2018. Before that, he was CBS News’ Chief Washington Correspondent and anchor of Face The Nation. He is also a contributor to Slate’s Political Gabfest and a contributing editor to The Atlantic.
John in April 2009 he joined CBS News, as an analyst and contributor. He has been the network’s Political Director for the last six years and has been the moderator of Face the Nation since June 2015. In the 2016 presidential campaign he moderated CBS News’ two presidential debates and as host of Face, the Nation interviewed each of the major candidates multiple times.
John, since 1995 he has been a reporter in Washington, covering the White House, Congress, and economics. He was Slate Magazine’s Chief Political correspondent winning the Ford Prize for Distinguished Reporting on the Presidency. A 2010 long-form series on risk profiled current Secretary of Defense James Mattis.
Before Slate, Dickerson covered politics for 12 years for Time magazine. During his last four years, he was the magazine’s White House correspondent, covering the presidency of George W. Bush. He has covered the six presidential campaigns and hosts a twice-monthly podcast, Whistlestop, which chronicles great moments in presidential history.
John Dickerson Net Worth
John has an estimated net worth of $3 million.
John Dickerson Podcast
This archive features John’s interviews from CBS This Morning, as well as other media outlets. New interviews will be posted as they are published.
John Dickerson Reporter’s Notebook
Ahead of Father’s Day, “CBS This Morning” co-host and resident dad, John Dickerson, shared an essay he wrote on what fatherhood means to him.
The average American will spend $133 on Father’s Day, and if you haven’t bought a gift yet, you have 48 hours.
It’s the second year where I don’t have a father to buy a gift for. I still reach for the phone to call him. I hear his echo when I make an awful pun. He was very witty, which is why his favorite picture is with the comedian Jack Benny. The mirror now informs me that I am at an age where I sometimes look like him.
He was 92 and we completed the cycle, where we become fathers to our fathers. The man who carried me on his shoulder with grit and grace was one day the man I lifted to his hospital bed.
As we get older, we accumulate fathers. And their lessons. My stepfather landed at Normandy but never boasted about it. He could discuss an issue he knew intimately with somebody who was certain and loud and wrong and he’d never make them feel smaller for their ignorance. I was often that person.
My father-in-law turned 80 this year. Like the other two — an Eagle Scout — self-made, no pride, but quick to be proud of others, he measures twice and cuts once. A father is worthy of his daughter.
This talk of gifts is not a reminder to my children. I don’t deserve a gift this year. It’s not that I’m not a great father. Just ask me, I’ll tell you. I don’t need a gift because fatherhood is the gift: you never know something as deeply as when you can see it through your love of your children.
You’ve never believed in God as much as when you have to explain to your daughter why you believe in him — without taking the shortcut of saying that the love you feel for her is proof that he exists. You’ve never heard John Prine sing so sweetly as when he is singing the songs you sang as lullabies to the boy who is sitting next to you at a concert listening to them.
So this is a thank you note. I am already grateful, for being your son, your stepson, your son-in-law, and most of all your dad. I don’t need a gift. I’m good. I get mine every day.
John Dickerson Author
He is the author of the book Whistlestop: My Favorite Stories from Presidential Campaign History, published by Twelve, an imprint of Hachette Book Group, on August 2, 2016.
John Dickerson Book
WHISTLESTOP tells the human story of nervous gambits hatched in first-floor hotel rooms, failures of will before the microphone, and the cross-country crack-ups of long-planned stratagems. At the bar at the end of a campaign day, these are the stories reporters rehash for themselves and embellish for newcomers.
In addition to the familiar tales, WHISTLESTOP also remembers the forgotten stories about the bruising and reckless campaigns of the nineteenth century when the combatants believed the consequences included the fate of the republic itself. Some of the most modern-feeling elements of the American presidential campaign were born before the roads were paved and electric lights lit the convention halls-or there