John Dickerson

John Dickerson

Correspondent, 60 Minutes; contributing editor, the Atlantic 

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John Dickerson is a correspondent for CBS's 60 Minutes, followring a recently completed stint as co-host of CBS This Morning. Prior to that, he was anchor of “Face The Nation," and CBS News’ Chief Washington Correspondent. Dickerson is also a contributing editor 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 was the network’s political director and during the 2016 presidential campaign he moderated CBS News’ two presidential debates.

Dickerson started working in Washington in 1995, covering the White House, Congress and economics. For ten years he was Slate Magazine’s chief political correspondent winning the Ford Prize for Distinguished Reporting on the Presidency for a 2010 long-form series on risk profiled former 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 has also won the David Broder award from the University of New Hampshire Law School.

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). Known for his active use of social media, Dickerson has more than 2 million Twitter followers at @jdickerson.