John Dickerson Bio, Age, Height, Family, Wife, Children, CBS News, Salary and Net Worth

John Dickerson Biography

John Dickerson whose full name is John Frederick Dickerson is an American journalist, currently a CBS senior national correspondent, and chief political analyst. Additionally, he is also a contributing writer to The Atlantic and the co-host of the Slate Political Gabfest. Apart from being a CBS News Prime Time anchor,  he recently published his third book, The Hardest Job in the World: The American Presidency.

John Dickerson Age

Dickerson. was born on 6 July 1968 in Washington, D.C., United States. Therefore as of 2022, the journalist is 54 years old.

John Dickerson Height

Dickerson stands at a height of 1.83 meters and his weight is about 61 kg.

John Dickerson Family

Nancy Dickerson, John’s mother married C. Wyatt Dickerson, his father two years after she became CBS’s first female correspondent. John’s mother exhausted the journalistic social barrier back in the 1950s when she was hired by the CBS News Washington bureau. Nancy produced her show Capital Cloakroom and went on to be hired as CBS’s first-ever female correspondent. Previously, she served as an associate producer on Face the Nation. Moreover, John’s mother was the first female correspondent on a political convention floor. Nevertheless, she was also on-site to cover Martin Luther King Jr’s iconic, “I Have a Dream” speech in the 1963 March in Washington.

John’s parents were married for 20 years before divorcing in 1982. Unfortunately, his mother passed away first, in 1997, due to complications from a stroke. Nancy was buried at Arlington National Cemetery next to her second husband, ex-Navy commander John C. Whitehead, whom she married in 1989. Likewise, C. Wyatt Dickerson also died in 2006, due to complications from esophageal cancer. He also remarried after he and Nancy divorced.

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John Dickerson Wife

Frederick Dickerson is happily married to his beautiful wife Anne Dickerson a native of Knoxville, Tennessee. Anne graduated from the University of Virginia as an Echols Scholar in 1991. Her husband, John, attended the same college where the two met. After a few years of her graduation, she was appointed as the head of business affairs at A-Pix Entertainment. However, in 1995, John and his wife tied the knot at the University of Virginia when Anne was 25 years of age. Anne launched the 15 Minutes Group in 2000,  a company specializing in media training, message development, and on-air talent training. Dickerson currently resides in New York City with his family. Dickerson and his lovely wife, Anne, have a son and daughter named Brice and Nancy. Of course, Nancy was named after John’s mom.

John Dickerson Career

As a native of Washington D.C., Dickerson graduated with distinction from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature/ Letters and a specialty in American Studies. Dickerson kicked off his journalism career with Time magazine, making coverage of economics, congress, and the presidency. For the past four years of his twelve years at Time magazine, John was its White House correspondent. Moreover, Dickerson was Slate magazine’s chief political correspondent from 2005 to 2015 and was previously co-anchor of CBS This Morning.  Further, he was the anchor of Face The Nation, and CBS News chief Washington correspondent from 2015 to 2018. John has as well made coverage of the last seven presidential campaigns. Dickerson wrote On Her Trail, a book about his relationship with his late mother Nancy Dickerson Whitehead. The book was published by Simon & Schuster in 2006.

Furthermore, he is also the author of the New York Times best-seller Whistlestop: My Favorite Stories from Presidential Campaign History, Twelve Books. John is also on the board of Covenant House International. Frederick bagged the Ford Prize for Distinguished Reporting on the Presidency and the David Broder Award for political reporting. In addition, Dickerson has interviewed a wide range of people like Apple CEO Tim Cook, Stephen Colbert, and actors Glenda Jackson and Christian Bale. He has also interviewed authors Colson Whitehead and Tara Westover and musicians John Prine, Jon Batiste, and Dave Matthews.  John joined CBS News in April 2009, as an analyst and contributor, and for six years, he served as the Network’s political director.

CBS News and Face The Nation

He was the moderator of Face The Nation from June 7, 2015, to January 21, 2018, and chief Washington Correspondent. Frederick moderated CBS News’ two presidential debates during the 2016 presidential campaign. From January 2018 until May 2019, he was the co-host of CBS This Morning. What’s more, is that Dickerson was a contributor for 60 Minutes while serving as the network’s lead political analyst in 2019. Dickerson also hosted Face the Nation three times in 2009 before being appointed as a political director of CBS News in November 2011. He appeared each Wednesday on The Al Franken Show on Air America Radio, until its end in 2007.

On top of that, he was also a frequent guest on NPR‘s Day to Day. John appears on PBS‘s Washington Week and the Slate Political Gabfest, a weekly podcast. Nevertheless, he is also the host of Whistlestop, a Slate podcast about presidential history. Most recently, he is the author of, The Hardest Job in the World: The American Presidency. John Dickerson contributed a few educational videos to the Khan Academy during the 2018 midterm elections. CBS News President Susan Zirinsky said that Dickerson would fill in for a week of May 13, 2019, on the CBS Evening News. After then the anchor, Jeff Glor stepped down and was replaced by Norah O’Donnell on July 15, 2019. On September 6, 2020, John substituted for Margaret Brennan on CBS’ Face the Nation. These are some of the other anchors that Dickerson works with at CBS News:

Sharyn Alfonsi
Lesley Stahl
Bill Whitaker
Tanya Simon
Norah O’Donnell
David Martin
Steve Hartman
James Brown
Susan Zirinsky

John Dickerson Salary

Dickerson’s salary is about  $1 million per year.

John Dickerson’s Net Worth

Frederick’s estimated net worth is $4 million. His primary source is his job as a CBS senior national correspondent, and chief political analystLikewise, Dickerson is also a contributing writer to The Atlantic and the co-host of the Slate Political Gabfest, and an author. 

Social Media Accounts

Dickerson is active on social media and he posts personal and work-related stuff from time to time. He has over 36.4k followers on Instagram, 4000 on Facebook, and 1.9 million on Twitter.

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