Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has a new job. It has been announced that Rice will be joining CBS News as a contributor.
According to Yahoo , CBS News chairman Jeff Fager and president David Rhodes stated, Rice “will use her insight and vast experience to explore issues facing America at home and abroad”.
After working on the National Security Council under President George H.W. Bush, Rice became the national security adviser to President George W. Bush during his first term. When she became secretary of state in George W. Bush’s second term, Rice made history as the first African American woman to ever hold the post.
It’s a little surprising to see Condoleezza Rice on CBS, considering the fact that the network’s news department is so frequently painted as unabashedly liberal. Some would speculate that maybe CBS is trying to change its image.
The New York Post reports that Rice made her network debut Sunday on the program “Face the Nation”. She will contribute to coverage of the inauguration on Monday.
Rice’s involvment in Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign was among her most prominent activities since the end of the Bush administration. She offered the Republican presidential nominee advice on general strategy and foreign policy, and was highly praised for her speech at the Republican National Convention.
Rice is an accomplished woman in so many areas. It will be interesting to see what she does at CBS, as well as future endeavors, and whether or not she ever gets a shot at her dream job, commisioner of the NFL.