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John Dickerson          

Correspondent for "60 Minutes" & Former "CBS This Morning" Anchor

John Dickerson is a journalist and reporter, most known for his work on CBS News' "60 Minutes" and "CBS This Morning."

Dickerson has been a reporter in Washington since 1995, covering the White House, Congress and economics. He was Slate Magazine's Chief Political Correspondent, moderated CBS News' two presidential debates during the 2016 presidential campaign and as host of "Face the Nation," interviewed each of the major candidates multiple times. Dickerson covered politics for 12 years for Time magazine, and during which, he covered the presidency of George W. Bush as the magazine's White House correspondent. He went on to cover six additional presidential campaigns and hosts a twice-monthly podcast, "Whistlestop," which chronicles great moments in presidential history.

Dickerson is the author of the New York Times best-seller "Whistlestop: My Favorite Stories from Presidential Campaign History" and "On Her Trail." He is the recipient of the Ford Prize for Distinguished Reporting on the Presidency and the David Broder award for political reporting.

Speech Topics

2016 Presidential Campaign

Political Risk

Politics in Action

Presidential Attributes and Leadership Qualities

Washington's Inner Workings


Delightful moderator John Dickerson wins the GOP debate
Saturday night's Republican debate in South Carolina gave us some of the most heated, fantastically ugly and frankly, entertaining, moments of the topsy-turvy GOP presidential primary to date. Yet it wasn't a candidate who came out the winner after the six candidates on stage lobbed barbs each others' way. Rather, it was debate moderator John Dickerson, the host of CBS' Face the Nation, who crisply and humorously kept the debate moving — and the candidates in their places — despite anger-fueled exchanges onstage and a feisty audience.
CBS’ John Dickerson: Obama Headed Toward ‘Credibility Death Spiral’ Over Obamacare
CBS News Political Director John Dickerson told the hosts of CBS This Morning on Monday that President Barack Obama’s administration could be heading toward a “credibility death spiral” if the problems associated with the Affordable Care Act persist.

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