Rice hired as CBS contributor

Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice

Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (Credit: Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (Getty Images))

Condoleezza Rice, who made history as the first black woman to serve as secretary of state, has signed on to be a contributor at CBS.

The announcement was made by "Face the Nation" host Bob Schieffer as Rice made her first appearance on Sunday's program as part of a roundtable discussion.

In it, the 58-year-old Republican criticized her party, saying that it has a "political and policy problem."

Rice served as secretary of state in President George W. Bush's second term and was national security adviser in his first term.

The Alabama-native made a return to the spotlight in the 2012 Republican National Convention, where she made a well-received speech in support of GOP candidate Mitt Romney.

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