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.
Good evening and welcome to the final Ames City Council meeting for the month of March. Breaking news from the git-go. The council was to take up the creation of a tax abatement area on SE 16th St. to make room for, in part, a new car dealership. Mayor Ann Campbell just told the audience that since the council has a member absent (2nd Ward's Jami Larson) the issue will be pushed to the first meeting in April. This meeting just got A LOT shorter.