John Dickerson to Take Over Face the Nation

John Dickerson.

Some Sunday news about the Sunday shows: CBS News’s current political director, John Dickerson, will take over Face the Nation. He’ll replace Bob Schieffer, who recently announced that he was retiring after 24 years of hosting the broadcast. “John is first and foremost a reporter — and that’s what he’ll be as anchor of Face the Nation,’” said CBS News president Dan Rhodes in a statement. “His work in the studio will always be informed by what he’s learned in Iowa, in New Hampshire, on Capitol Hill — anywhere there’s news.” Dickerson will start his new gig sometime this summer, just in time to … discuss the 2016 election forever.