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.
What to know what desparation look like? A little something like this. A handful of Iowa lawmakers want to reduce the salaries of the four Iowa Supreme Court justices. Why just four? They're the remaining judges who were part of the unanimous 2009 Varnum v. Brien decision that lifted the ban on same-sex marriage.
Here's the reasoning from Rep. Larry Sheets (R-Moulton):
Justices “overstepped their constitutional boundaries” in making a decision that should have been left to the Legislature. If the justices are going to behave like legislators, they ought to receive lawmakers' pay, he said.
Good Lord, but we are being goverened by children.