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John Dickerson

John Dickerson
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John Dickerson is the anchor of "CBS News Prime Time with John Dickerson,"  CBS News chief political analyst, senior national correspondent and a contributor to "CBS Sunday Morning." He reports for all CBS News platforms and programs, including "CBS Mornings," "CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell" and "Face The Nation." Dickerson also serves as an anchor of CBS News election coverage and political special reports.

Dickerson recently published his third book, and second New York Times bestseller, "The Hardest Job in the World: The American Presidency" (Random House). He is also a co-host of Slate's "Political Gabfest" and "Whistlestop" podcasts as well as a contributing writer to The Atlantic.

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 the program's 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."

From 2019-2021, Dickerson was a contributor for 60 Minutes, where his story on the death of Elijah McClean was nominated for an Emmy.  

In addition to his political work, Dickerson has interviewed a wide range of figures, from Apple CEO Tim Cook to actors Glenda Jackson and Christian Bale, authors Colson Whitehead, Michael Lewis and Tara Westover and musicians John PrineJon Batiste and Dave Matthews.  

Dickerson started his career with Time magazine, covering economics, Congress and the presidency. In the last four years of his 12 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 eight presidential campaigns.

A native Washingtonian, he 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 bestseller "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. 

Dickerson resides in New York City with his family.

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