Since his start in radio news, Trent has won awards from the Nebraska Broadcasters Association, the Nebraska Associated Press, and the Iowa Broadcast News Association.
Rice also serves as the 2009-2010 President of the Iowa Broadcast News Association.
Rice is a native of Plattsmouth, Nebraska. He and his wife Solveig have been married since 2000. They live in Ames where he enjoys golf, reading, movies, music college football, and the heartbreak that comes from being a Minnesota Vikings fan. Trent and Solveig have twin daughters Annika and Kaija and a son, Erik, who shares the same birthday as his sisters, just five years later.
In all the discussion and machination on social media swirling around the gay marriage arguments before the Supreme Court of the United States, you saw a lot of people change their profile pictures to a red square with a pink equals sign (=) in the middle. You can read all about it here.
If you know me, you'll know why this one is my favorite, and will be my profile picture for a bit: