Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has joined CBS News as a contributor. Rice appeared today on Face The Nation, where host Bob Shieffer announced her new CBS gig and welcomed her as a panel participant. In a statement, CBS said Rice would “use her insight and vast experience to explore issues facing America at home and abroad”. The appointment was made by CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager and President David Rhodes. In addition to serving as Secretary of State and National Security Advisor for President George W. Bush, Rice also was part of the team advising Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on general strategy and on foreign policy. Since leaving office, Rice has worked as professor of political economy and political science at Stanford University and is a founding partner of a consulting firm, RiceHadleyGates.