Margaret Brennan to replace John Dickerson on CBS' Face the Nation
Margaret Brennan is taking over the moderating duties on CBS’ Face the Nation, becoming the only solo woman to currently host a Sunday morning news program.
The network’s senior foreign affairs and White House correspondent, 37, is replacing John Dickerson, who filled the seat left by Charlie Rose on CBS This Morning. She’s the second woman to take over hosting duties since the show’s creation. Lesley Stahl of 60 Minutes held the position from 1983 to 1991.
She’ll begin her new gig this Sunday while continuing her position as a correspondent based in Washington, D.C.
“Margaret’s ability to ask newsmakers tough but fair questions in a deft and respectful manner, her sharp news instincts, and her tremendous ability to make complicated subjects understandable make her the perfect person to lead us into the next chapter of the broadcast,” said Mary Hager, executive producer of Face the Nation, in a statement.
On the other nets, Christiane Amanpour sat in the lead chair on ABC’s This Week from 2010 to 2011 while NBC’s Meet the Press featured Martha Rountree back when the show started in 1947.
Martha Raddatz currently serves as a co-anchor alongside George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s This Week.