An American Sportscaster, Kenny Rice is recognized for MMA coverage for HDNet and horse riding reporting with NBC.
Early life and Education
Kenny Rice was born 28th July 1956 in McDowell, Floyd County, Kentucky. He was raised in the town of Eastern. At his early age, he began his career, while he was in high school for WDOC in Prestonsburg, Kentucky.
After graduating from the University of Kentucky in the year 1980, Kenny became the Sports Director for WTVQ TV in Lexington.
Rice began filing reports from 1982-1990, also was a correspondent for Down the Stretch (from 1982-1985), and Wire to Wire from 1988 to 2005.
He was reporter and host for horse riding for Breakfast at the Kentucky Derby and 2Day at the Races from 1997-2006.
In the year 2005, Rice was on-site co-host of college basketball's Midnight Madness for the debut of ESPNU. Additionally, he has also been a frequent contributor to Horse Racing coverage to the ESPN website.
Rice has covered horse racing, reporting on the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, Belmont Stakes, and Breeders Cup, since 1999. Kenny covered the U.S. Olympic Trials in both Triathlon (Host) and Equestrian and had reported on the NFL for NBC Football Night in America.
Kenny Rice has served for Mark Cuban's HDNet since 2003, also hosts the popular Inside MMA with legendary champion Bas Rutten.
He called play by play of the inaugural United Football League 2009 along with Paul Maguire.
His college football play by play includes the game, Yale VS. Harvard, and Monon Bell Game between DePauw and Wabash College.
Kenny Rice has been honored with awards a few times for his hard work and dedication as a journalist. He has got several awards including, Honored upon a visit to the Kentucky Senate in 2007, Eclipse Award for Outstanding Local Television Achievement in 1996, Youngest recipient of the Charles W. Engelhard Award for Lifetime Contribution to the Kentucky Thoroughbred industry.
Kenny Rice's personal life is over shadowed by his professional career. He is 61 and considering his age, he must be married and might have children, however, details regarding his wife and marriage is still a matter of curiosity.
Being a sportscaster of America, Kenny Rice has earned a good amount of money, as he has covered numerous big sports events and he has also been honored with several awards. So, his total net worth is estimated to be in million dollars.