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.
After Tuesday's $300 million a day government shutdown, we've had our serious hats on for the last few days. Time, at least for now, to lighten it up a bit. Hard to think that Seseme Steet is almost as old as I am (first aired in 1972), but that it still plays so well with pre-schoolers today. With that in mind, enjoy this. Thanks Jimmy--this is awesome.