John Dickerson - Biography

Last Modified: Jul 8, 2020

John Dickerson
Profession: Author, Journalist, Television presenter
Best Known For: CBS This Morning
Salary: $1 million
Net Worth: $4 million

Personal Details

Born on : July 6, 1968 (age 53)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
John Frederick Dickerson
Birth Place: Washington D.C., USA
Horoscope: Cancer
Father's Name: Claude Wyatt Dickerson
Mother's Name: Nancy Dickerson
Siblings: 4

Sisters (Elizabeth, Ann, Jane)
Michael A. Dickerson (brother)

High School: Sidwell Friends School
University: University of Virginia
Ethnicity: ?Anglo-Saxon
Nationality: American

Relationships

Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife's Name: Anne Dickerson
Children: 2

Brice Dickerson (son)
Nancy Dickerson (daughter)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.80 meter (5 feet 11 inch)
Weight: 61 kg (134.48 lb)
Hair Color: Blond
Eye Color: Blue
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is John Dickerson?

John Dickerson is a journalist  and a reporter currently working for CBS News.

John Dickerson: Age, Mother, Father, Siblings

The biography of John Dickerson starts with his birth, which was July 6, 1968. He was born as John Frederick Dickerson in Washington, D.C., U.S.A. His father is businessman Claude Wyatt Dickerson and his mother Nancy Dickerson (née Hanschman) also worked as a journalist. Perhaps his mother was the one who inspired him to take up journalism later in life.

Credit: Instagram (young John Dickerson)


Dickerson was raised in McLean, Virginia along with four siblings- three sisters and a brother. His sisters are Elizabeth, Ann, Jane and brother’s name is Michael A. Dickerson. Remembering of his childhood days spent in bliss, he recalled,

“The house was big enough for my brother and me to have firecracker wars at one end and leave Mom and Dad undisturbed at the other. When firecrackers weren't available, we attacked each other with pennies and marbles and clumps of Crisco, which made brilliant greasy asterisks when you missed and hit the wall.”

Education, Ethnicity

John Dickerson is a graduate of Sidwell Friends School, having graduated in 1987. For further education he had studied at the University of Virginia and earned a degree in English with distinction from the same.

His ethnicity is ‎Anglo-Saxon.

John Dickerson: Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Dickerson is a married man. He and Anne McKeehan dated for a longtime before finally saying the wedding vows. 

Credit: Instagram (in younger days - John Dickerson, Anne McKeehan)

His wife Anne McKeehan (now Anne Dickerson) used to work as a  television producer and a writer. She later had founded  '15 Minutes' group and now is it’s  chief executive as well.

John Dickerson and wife Anne Dickerson share two children together- a son and a daughter. Their son’s name is Brice Dickerson while they have named their daughter Nancy Dickerson. 

Credit: heavy (John Dickerson with daughter Nancy Dickerson)

The family loves to keep their private life far away from public as possible. So needless to say, they have kept the whole romantic details of their wedding and marriage a secret, excluding their marriage date which is in 1995.

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John Dickerson: Career

Early Days

After graduation, young John Dickerson worked at the Time magazine. There he worked with determination and covered politics for a total of 12 years. In the last four years at the Time magazine, he was it’s White House correspondent.

John Dickerson finally took a slight change in his career. He joined the Slate and was appointed as it’s chief political correspondent. There too he worked for a long-time before hosting CBS’s Face the Nation three times in 2009.

Credit: QVA today (John Dickerson on Face the Nation)


Having gained more than a decade of work experience, Dickerson was soon appointed CBS’ chief Washington correspondent, and Political Director of CBS News in November 2011. On June 7, 2015, John Dickerson took over CBS’s Face the Nation as it’s host. He held the position for two and a half years before resigning on January 21, 2018.

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TV appearances

Currently, he is the co-anchor of CBS This Morning alongside Norah O'Donnell, Gayle King and Bianna Golodryga. 

Over the years, John Dickerson made appearances every Wednesday on The Al Franken Show, as regular guest on NPR's Day to Day, and on PBS's Washington Week. He has also hosted podcasts such as Slate Political Gabfest with David Plotz and Emily Bazelon while also hosting a Slate podcast, Whistlestop.

Credit: cbs- press express (from left- John Dickerson, Gayle King, Norah O'Donnell,  Bianna Golodryga on CBS This Morning ) 

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John Dickerson: Books, Controversy

John Dickerson is an author too. His book On Her Trail: My Mother, Nancy Dickerson, TV News' First Woman Staris about his late mother Nancy Dickerson Whitehead, who was a pioneering TV newswoman. Speaking of his late mother, he shared,

“When she died, Mom left me her letters and journals. Windows into things I would have been too young to understand when she was alive, or too busy, or too much of a know-it-all.”

His other book Whistlestop: My Favorite Stories from Presidential Campaign History was published on August 2, 2016.

Dickerson’s co-written Time article, A War on Wilson has been a subject of controversy. The article was published on July 17, 2003 and focused on the leaked identitiy of CIA agent Valerie Plame to senior Bush administration officials.

John Dickerson: Net Worth, Salary

The net worth and annual salary of Dickerson is estimated at around $4 million and $1 million respectively.

John Dickerson: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media sites Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, John Dickerson is followed by thousands of followers. He also has an official website - johndickerson.com.

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