John Dickerson Biography

John Frederick Dickerson is an American journalist who works as a CBS News correspondent. His latest projects include 60 Minutes and CBS News election specials. He most recently co-hosted CBS This Morning with Norah O’Donnell and Gayle King. He was the CBS Evening News’ temporary anchor until Norah O’Donnell took over in the summer of 2019. He was formerly the anchor of CBS News’s Face the Nation, the political director of CBS News, the top Washington reporter for CBS News, and a political journalist for Slate magazine. He was the longstanding top political correspondent at Slate before presenting Face the Nation. Before joining Slate, Dickerson covered politics at Time magazine for 12 years, serving the last four years as its White House correspondent.

How old is John Dickerson? – Age

He was born on 6 July 1968 in Washington, D.C. He is 53 years as of 2021.

Where did John Dickerson go to school? – Education

Dickerson graduated from Sidwell Friends School in 1987 and earned a bachelor’s degree in English with honors from the University of Virginia.

John Dickerson – Family

He is the son of Claude Wyatt Dickerson and journalist Nancy. His mother was a radio and television journalist in the United States. John’s mother is a well-known celebrity and socialite, as well as a journalist. She then went on to work as an independent documentary producer. On October 18, 1997, in New York, NY, his mother died. Nancy passed away at the age of 70 from stroke complications and was buried at Arlington National Cemetery. He is the eldest of four siblings, with three sisters and one brother. He grew up in Merrywood, a Georgian-style home situated on a leafy cliff overlooking the Potomac River in McLean, Virginia.

John Dickerson Wife

He was delighted to marry his gorgeous bride, Anne Dickerson. The couple has two children. Anne, his wife, earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia in 1991. Anne afterward moved to work at A-Pix Entertainment. Anne was named the company’s head of commercial affairs in 1993.

John Dickerson The CBS journalist
John Dickerson The CBS journalist

What is Dickerson Salary?

He earns an estimated salary of $1 million every year.

Dickerson Net Worth

His net worth is $4 million.

John Dickerson Career

He is a 60 MINUTES journalist. Before joining Slate, John worked as a political reporter for Time magazine for 12 years, including four years as its White House correspondent. He hosted Face the Nation three times in 2009 and was named CBS News’ Political Director in November 2011. John featured on The Al Franken Show on Air America Radio every Wednesday until the show ended in 2007. He was also a regular on NPR’s Day to Day. John has been on PBS’s Washington Week as well as the Slate Political Gabfest, a weekly podcast hosted by David Plotz and Emily Bazelon. Whistlestop, a Slate podcast about presidential history, is also hosted by him. On June 7, 2015, John took over as presenter of Face the Nation. He was a host for two and a half years until retiring on January 21, 2018. John was later chosen as the new co-anchor of CBS This Morning. In preparation for the 2018 midterm elections, he uploaded a few educative films to Khan Academy in November 2018. On May 10, 2019, CBS News President Susan Zirinsky announced that John will stand in for then-anchor Jeff Glor for a week on the CBS Evening News. Glor was succeeded on July 15, 2019, by Norah O’Donnell. According to Zirinsky, CBS News would staff the program with a rotating cast of anchors until O’Donnell took over.


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