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.
Read this CNN story, and tell me you haven't even for a second thought about just bagging it all and walking away from your life.
Granted, it didn't work out well at all for the woman in the story after walking away from two kids and a bad marriage in 2002. She was homeless for four of the 11 years she hitchhiked from Pennsylvania to Florida--she lived under bridges and ate thown out restaurant food. But still, I don't believe you if you gonna sit there and tell me when your job sucked, or your relationship with the wife or husband wasn't working out, that you didn't think "if I could just walk away from this and start over..."
The one big "except" in this story, and probably in your lives, is that this woman had two kids. She walked away from her kids, no contact, for 11 years. Those kids are grown now. As bug-nuts crazy as those kids may make you at times, could you imagine leaving them high and dry for more than a decade? Especially if you're their mother?