Condoleezza Rice, who served as Secretary of State under President George W. Bush, made her CBS News debut on “Face the Nation,” Sunday, Jan. 20. CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager and president David Rhodes said that 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 in the office of Secretary of State. During President Bush’s first term, Colin Powell was Secretary of State and Condoleezza Rice was National Security Advisor. She also worked on the National Security Council under the first President Bush.
Since then, Condoleezza Rice worked with Mitt Romney’s strategy team during last year’s presidential election. She was a speaker at the Republican National Convention in August of 2012.
Condoleezza Rice is from Alabama. She has an undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Denver. She has a master’s degree in the same subject from the University of Notre Dame, as well as a Ph.D. in Political Economy from Stanford University.
She is also an accomplished pianist who has accompanied famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma, the Denver Symphony Orchestra and soul singer Aretha Franklin. Her unusual first name name, Condoleezza, comes from the Italian musical term con dolcezza which means “with sweetness.”
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