Mike Gooding Bio, Age, Height, 13News Now, Net Worth, Salary, Parents, and Wife

Mike Gooding Bio, Wiki

Mike Gooding is an American Emmy-Award-Winning Reporter working with the 13News Now in Norfolk, Virginia serving the station as a Reporter. He has been working with this station since the year 1985.

Mike Gooding Age and Family

Gooding who is probably in his 60s was born in the United States. However, he hasn’t shared details about his birth year or his parents.

Mike Gooding Height

Gooding stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 7 inches.

Mike Gooding Education

The year 1977 saw him graduate from Annandale High School in Fairfax County, VA. Later on, he went on to join Old Dominion University where he graduated in the year 1985. While there, he was serving as Editor-in-Chief of the student newspaper, The Mace & Crown.

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Mike Gooding Work Experience

Gooding works with 13News Now where he has served the station as a Reporter since 1985. He serves the 13News Now team as a senior military and political reporter. Through his career with 13News Now, he has filled many roles in his time working as a show producer, sports and news anchor, photographer, assignment editor, and general assignment reporter.

In his career, he has been able to travel extensively throughout the world to report on military affairs. This includes coverage of Saudi Arabia, 1998), and Operation Southern Watch(enforcing the U.N. no-fly zone over Iraq/reporting from Bahrain and USS Nimitz, 1977.

He also covered Operation Enduring Freedom (U.S.-led air strikes against al-Qaida in Afghanistan/reporting from USS Enterprise and USS Theodore Roosevelt in the Persian Gulf, 2001). Additionally, he has covered Operation Iraqi Freedom (reporting from USS Harry S. Truman in Eastern Med, off Cyprus, 2003 and from Balad, Iraq, 2004), and Operation Allied Force (NATO air strike campaign on Kosovo/reporting from the Adriatic Sea and Albania, 1999).

Aside from winning an Emmy Award, he also won the Virginia Association Broadcasters’ 2013 George A. Bowls, Jr. Award for Distinguished Performance in Broadcast News. He also received an Emmy from the National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for a News Special, “BRAC Battle: Target Hampton Roads” (2006).

Aside from that, he also garnered Emmy nominations for the Public Affairs Program “The Healing Journey” (U.S. Army search for M.I.A. remains in Vietnam-2000); Documentary “Stretched Too Thin” (U.S. Air Force Operations in Saudi Arabia in the year 1999); Public Affairs Program, “20th Annual Navy Christmas” (2006); News Special “Sequestration: Finding our Future” (2014); Military Program/Special “A Century of Service, Naval Station Norfolk, Then and Now” (2018), and Documentary-Topical “Navy Christmas at Home and Abroad” (2007).

Gooding also won the 2007 Virginia Associated Press Meritorious Award for Outstanding Effort by an individual Reporter at a Television STation for his half-hour special, “Final Flight of the F-14.” Aside from that, the year 2006 saw him win the 2006 Virginia Associated Press award for Outstanding Effort by an individual Reporter at a Television Station for his series “Gitmo: An Inside Look” which examined how War on Terrorism detainees are classified and treated at Camp Delta in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The year 2019 saw him being named by Coastal Virginia Magazine as the “Best Local TV News People’s Choice” award winner.

He has covered numerous sessions of the Virginia General Assembly, national political conventions, Virginia gubernatorial inaugurations, and presidential inaugurations. Additionally, he also served twice as President of the Virginia Capitol Correspondents Association.

Mike Gooding’s Net Worth

In Mike’s career as a Reporter, he has been able to accumulate a net worth ranging between $1 Million and $3 Million.

Mike Gooding Salary

He receives annual earnings that range between $35,000 and $100,000.

Mike Gooding’s Parents and Siblings

Born and raised in Rhode Island, United States, Mike manages to keep information regarding his parents and whether or not he has any siblings away from the limelight. An update of this information will be out when available to the public.

Mike Gooding’s Wife and Kids

Gooding is happily married to his wife Donna. Together they are blessed with two grown children. Mike and his family reside in  Virginia Beach, United States with two Corgi’s dogs.

Mike Gooding Twitter

He is vocal on his social media accounts where he posts frequently. On his Twitter account, he has about 4.01K followers.