Ahead of last night’s GOP debate on CBS, News president David Rhodes sent a note to staff, naming John Dickerson CBS News’s Political Director overseeing the editorial strategy of the 2012 campaign. Dickerson has been with CBS News since 2009 as an analyst and contributor. He’ll continue writing for Slate.
Dickerson’s mother Nancy was CBS News’s first female correspondent in 1960. In a 2009 profile, Dickerson told TVNewser, “I grew up hearing about CBS. When Mom started, she worked with Ed Murrow and Eric Sevareid and Don Hewitt. She revered them. That was the sort of water I grew up in.”
Rhodes also notes that Scott Conroy of Real Clear Politics is joining as a campaign contributor.
Rhodes’ note after the jump…