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 loony, and utimately predicable, as Rep. Steve King's recent statements on immgration reform may seem to you (and me)--wrap your head around the fact that he may be the Stargate on getting a bill through the House. I know, right? Here's a great breakdown on how he may bring some credibility to the GOP's effort. And yes, the piece likens King to the crazy uncle who says outrageous things around the Thanksgiving table.
ISU Prof. Steffen Schmidt reminded me of an important fact on Thursday's show. While there may be a general sense of outrage on King's statements, this is exactly the kind of red meat that's gotten him elected time and again. My only question, how will this play in the new 4th District? Remember, there were plenty of "King-isms" on the record and he still won last November.