He replaces Charlie Rose, one of a slew of highly- paid, powerful men in the world of media and entertainment to lose their jobs as the United States reckons with a sexual harassment watershed.
"This Morning" has the smallest audience of the three main morning shows on USA broadcast television with a daily audience of about 3.6 million.
"Few people possess John's intellect, curiosity and journalistic chops", Ryan Kadro, executive producer of "This Morning" said in a statement. He will join Gayle King and Norah O'Donnell on the A.M. franchise.
CBS news hosts John Dickerson and Charlie Rose arrive to meet with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., November 21, 2016.
"This is a new beginning with an old friend", O'Donnell said.More news: Travis Kelce ruled out of Wild Card game with concussion
Some thought CBS might opt for an all-female anchor team consisting of King and O'Donnell much like rival NBC did when it named Hoda Kotb as Matt Lauer's replacement alongside Savannah Guthrie on "Today". "I've worked alongside John for nearly 20 years, and this is a great way to continue our mission of putting the news back in the morning".
Dickerson joined CBS News in 2009 as a political analyst and was named host of its Sunday public affairs program "Face the Nation" in 2015.
Tuesday happens to be the six-year anniversary of "CBS This Morning".
He said that he'll be in Washington later this week to begin the process of finding Dickerson's replacement there.
Mr. Dickerson - whose mother, Nancy Dickerson, became in 1960 the first female correspondent at CBS News - plans to move to NY and leave "Face the Nation", which he joined in 2015. CBS THIS MORNING is in its closest competitive position with "Today" in at least three decades and in almost two decades.