Washington, D.C. -- Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has joined CBS News as a contributor.
CBS News Chairman and 60 MINUTES Executive Producer Jeff Fager and David Rhodes, President, CBS News announced Condoleezza Rice as a CBS News Contributor. Her appointment is effective January 20.
In this role, the former Secretary of State will use her insight and vast experience to explore issues facing America at home and abroad.
Rice is currently a professor of Political Economy in the Graduate School of Business; the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution; and a professor of Political Science at Stanford University.
She is also a founding partner of RiceHadleyGates, LLC.
From January 2005-2009, Rice served as the 66th Secretary of State of the United States, the second woman and first African American woman to hold the post. She also served as President George W. Bush's Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (National Security Advisor) from January 2001-2005. She was the first woman to hold the position.
Earlier, Rice served as Stanford University's Provost from 1993-1999, during which she was the institution's chief budget and academic officer. From 1989 through March 1991, Rice served on President George H.W. Bush's National Security Council staff. She served as Director; Senior Director of Soviet and East European Affairs; and Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. In 1986, while an international affairs fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations, she also served as Special Assistant to the Director of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
She has authored and co-authored numerous books, including two bestsellers, No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington (2011) and Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family (2010); Germany Unified and Europe Transformed: A Study in Statecraft (1995) with Philip Zelikow; The Gorbachev Era (1986) with Alexander Dallin; Uncertain Allegiance: The Soviet Union and the Czechoslovak Army (1984).
Born in Birmingham, Alabama, Rice earned her bachelor's degree in political science, cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Denver; her master's from the University of Notre Dame; and her Ph.D. from the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver.
Rice is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has been awarded ten honorary doctorates. She currently resides in Stanford, California.