John Dickerson

Political Director and Anchor, "Face the Nation," CBS News

John Dickerson is political director at CBS News, where he anchors “Face the Nation,” and is a contributor to Slate magazine and its podcast “The Political Gabfest.” He hosts a twice-monthly podcast, “Whistlestop,” on moments in presidential campaign history. A Washington reporter for 20 years, Dickerson covered politics for twelve years for TIME, including as its White House correspondent covering the George W. Bush presidency. He authored On Her Trail, about his mother, the pioneering newswoman Nancy Dickerson, and The New York Times best-seller Whistlestop. He has written two long-form series for Slate, including one on presidential attributes which won the Ford Prize for Distinguished Reporting on the Presidency.

Videos/Audio of John Dickerson

The Afternoon of Conversation is the Aspen Ideas Festival's signature event and hosts an audience of 2,000 in the... See more
The White House beat is always challenging, but being in the press corps during the first few months of the Trump... See more
John Dickerson and former CIA director, retired Army General David Petraeus, take a tour of the unprecedented threats... See more
Historian Jon Meacham has written extensively about the presidency, with acclaimed books on Thomas Jefferson, Andrew... See more
When late-night funnyman Jimmy Kimmel tried to broker a debate between Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, the... See more
Our signature event, the 2016 Afternoon of Conversation hosts an audience of more than 2,000 in the Benedict Music Tent... See more

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