John Dickerson

John Dickerson is a CBS senior national correspondent and Chief Political Analyst. He is also a Contributing Writer to The Atlantic and is co-host of the Slate Political Gabfest.

About John

John DickersonJohn Dickerson is anchor of CBS News Prime Time, CBS News Chief Political Analyst, Senior National Correspondent, and CBS SUNDAY MORNING Contributor. He recently published his third book, and second New York Times Best-Seller The Hardest Job in the World: The American Presidency.

Dickerson was previously co-anchor of CBS This Morning. From 2015 to 2018 he was anchor of “Face The Nation," and CBS News’ Chief Washington Correspondent. Dickerson is also a contributing writer to The Atlantic and co-host of Slate’s “Political Gabfest” podcast and host of the Whistlestop podcast.

Dickerson joined CBS News in April 2009, as an analyst and contributor. For six years, he served as the Network’s political director. He was moderator of FACE THE NATION from June 2015 to January 2018 and Chief Washington Correspondent. During the 2016 presidential campaign he moderated CBS News’ two presidential debates. From January 2018 until May 2019 he was co-host of CBS THIS MORNING. In 2019, Dickerson was a contributor for 60 MINUTES while serving as the network’s lead political analyst.

In addition to his political work, Dickerson has interviewed a wide range of people including Apple CEO Tim Cook, Stephen Colbert, actors Glenda Jackson and Christian Bale, authors Colson Whitehead and Tara Westover and musicians John Prine, Jon Batiste and Dave Matthews. You can also find all of Dickerson's appearances on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert here.

Dickerson started his career with Time magazine, covering economics, Congress and the presidency. In the last four years of his twelve at the magazine, he was its White House correspondent. From 2005 to 2015, he was Slate magazine’s chief political correspondent. He has covered the last seven presidential campaigns.

A native Washingtonian, Dickerson graduated with distinction from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor’s degree in English and a specialty in American Studies. His mother, Nancy Dickerson, was CBS News’ first female correspondent. Dickerson is the author of On Her Trail (Simon and Schuster), a book about his mother. He is also the author of the New York Times best-seller Whistlestop: My Favorite Stories from Presidential Campaign History (Twelve Books).

He is the recipient of the Ford Prize for Distinguished Reporting on the Presidency and the David Broder Award for political reporting. Known for his pioneering use of social media, Dickerson has more than 2 million Twitter followers at @jdickerson.

He is on the board of Covenant House International. Dickerson resides in New York City with his family.


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