Jake Godin Biography
Jake Godin is a media personality serving as a Reporter and Producer for the Bellingcat Series at Scripps News. He joined Scripps News in January 2014. Previously, he was an Assistant Producer for Global Journalist in Columbia, Missouri.
Jake Godin Age
Godin is 33 years old as of 2023. However, his birthday is unknown.
Jake Godin Height
He is tall in stature. He stands at 5 feet 7 inches tall.
Jake Godin Nationality
He is American by nationality.
Jake Godin Education
Godin graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism in 2014.
Jake Godin Family
Jake is the son of Keith and Stevi Godin. His parent’s story began in the summer of 1987 in Clinton, Illinois — his mom’s hometown. She was driving on Main Street and having some trouble with her Jeep, a stick shift. His dad was behind her on his 1986 Harley Davidson FXRS Low Rider and, since his mom kept killing the Jeep, had to keep on backing up. Eventually, she managed to get it going and went to DeWitt Country Store to get some drinks for later.
Jake’s dad also happened to be going to the same store (his mom claims he followed her, but he claims he didn’t) and, when he saw her, joked, “Hey, learn how to drive that Jeep yet?” She laughed, and they went their separate ways. Later that night, his mom and her friend Tina Roseman went to “The Greeks”, a bar on Clinton’s main circle. Turns out his dad was there, and, 36 years later, they are living about 900 miles away in Port St. Joe, Florida.
Long-distance motorcycling is a family affair for the Godins. Since their Arctic trip in 2014, Jake and his dad have completed five more adventures, including a trip up and down the East Coast and a roundtrip to the Grand Canyon. In 2017, he took a spin through Vietnam with his twin brother.
During an interview when asked if there is any item, he won’t ride without, Jake answered by saying a silver dollar from the 1880s, and a small metal bell his dad gave him. “It’s something motorcyclists do [for good luck].” He also mentioned that his next trip will be to Québec City. His dad’s side of the family goes all the way back to when they emigrated there from France.
Jake Godin Wife
Jake is engaged to Jennifer Smart, a video editor, and motion graphics animator for the Scripps News Documentaries team. Prior to joining Scripps in February 2018, Jennifer was a junior editor in magazine video at National Geographic, specializing in animated explainers and motion graphics. She got her Bachelor of Arts in cinema and media studies at the USC School of Cinematic Arts in 2017.
The couple got engaged on February 24, 2023.
Jake Godin Scripps News
Godin is a visual investigations journalist at Scripps News. In partnership with the open-source reporting team at Bellingcat, he investigates stories around the world using a mix of satellite imagery, open-source video, and photos from social media, and other media. He is also a reporter and producer for the Bellingcat Series at Scripps News and has contributed to Bellingcat since 2018.
Prior to joining Scripps News in January 2014, Godin was an assistant producer for Global Journalist in Columbia, Missouri. He worked with reporters to produce a weekly radio show on current world events such as the Ukraine crisis. He also wrote “Free Press Watch” updates on the state of worldwide press freedom and interviewed pioneers in drone journalism from France, the U.K., and the U.S. about their work for a video project
Jake Godin Salary
He earns an average annual salary ranging between $20,000 – $70,000.
Jake Godin Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth ranging between $300,000 – $1 million.
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