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.
As there's an Ames City Council meeting tonight, I'll have a running blog post tonight--should be a doozy of a meeting. Until then...
Here's a little something I found on the interwebs today. I'll warn you, the language is a little salty, but getting past that there is so much truth here. A preview, with some of my fave lines:
"You’re the same person who thinks that having a dog is the same as having a kid. Shut up."
8. I Don’t Like When Spouses Start to Call Each Other “Mommy” and “Daddy.” That’s Just Creepy. Fair point. 100 percent agree. But this is also true of almost all pet names that spouses and partners have for each other. Pet names are creepy, and it’s not just limited to parents.