Former Secretary of State Rice joins CBS News

Former Secretary of State Rice joins CBS News

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Former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice speaks to the crowd at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Florida, on August 29, 2012 during the Republican National Convention (RNC). The RNC will culminate on August 30th with the formal nomination of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan as the GOP presidential and vice-presidential candidates in the US presidential election.

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The Associated Press

Posted on January 20, 2013 at 1:20 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has joined CBS News as a contributor.

CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager and president David Rhodes say Rice “will use her insight and vast experience to explore issues facing America at home and abroad.”

Rice served as secretary of state during President George W. Bush’s second term. She was the first African-American woman to hold the post.

Rice was Bush’s national security adviser during his first term and worked on the National Security Council under President George H.W. Bush.

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