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.
You junior public relations experts should take a lesson in spin control from Rep. Steve King (R-IA 4). After weeks of speculation on whether or not he'd run for US Senate, King announced Friday that he's NOT putting his hat in the ring. In years past, this would have involved a news release, maybe an actual news conference. In 2013, King put it out on Twitter that he wasn't running. Not only does he hold the age old axiom that you put out "negative" news late in the day on a Friday, but he also put it into the realm of "did you hear...?" Nicely played, Congressman. Nicely played.
While the GOP in Iowa sorts itself out on who actually will run again Rep. Bruce Braley (D-IA 1), I know for whom Democrats are holding their breath. There is NO ONE they'd love to see more than a Braley V. VanderPlaats race. I think there are some Dems who'd go as far as to switch teams just to cast their votes for Bob "Tourqemada" VaderPlaats. Their anticipation is palpable.
It makes a point, through. Can a three-way split the Iowa GOP get it together enough to field a candidate to beat Bruce Braley?