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.
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."
That quote from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. has gotten a lot of play since Monday's Boston Marathon bombing. I was reminded of it in the endless coverage of the search for the at-large suspect today.
Before we know anything about the suspects' motivation for the bombing, before we even know who they are, lots of people will claim to know the who's, why's and wherefore's.
We are going to get some pretty dark places in the coming days. Just like after 9/11, it's going to be very easy to paint an entire group of people with hate simply for the actions of a few. Think again about Dr. King's quote. Look for the light. Avoid the dark.