Condoleezza Rice Becomes CBS Contributor

The former secretary of state will join the news organization as a contributor.

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Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has joined CBS News as a contributor. The veteran politician appeared on Face the Nation on Sunday and will weigh in during the channel's inaugural coverage on Monday, reports AP News.

CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager and president David Rhodes made the announcement Sunday, saying Rice "will use her insight and vast experience to explore issues facing America at home and abroad." Rice was the first African-American woman to serve as secretary of state, following Colin Powell in the office. She was Bush's national security adviser during his first term and worked on the National Security Council under his father, President George H.W. Bush.

As secretary of state, Rice warned of weapons of mass destruction in pressing for war in Iraq that killed more than 4,400 Americans. No weapons of mass destruction were found. More recently, Rice was part of the team offering Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney general strategy and advice on foreign policy.

Read more at AP News.

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