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.
Here's the Grantland link to Nate Silver's takeaways on the government shutdown. If you want to dismiss Nate just because he started as a blogger, or worked for the New York Times, or will work for ESPN, but you do so at your peril. Just remember that he was the only person who went 50 for 50 in picking states in the 2012 presidential race. 50 for 50. Nate Silver is a witch.