Ginger Zee Biography
Born Ginger Renee Zuidgeest, Ginger Zee (Ginger Renee Colonomos) is a television personality and currently the chief meteorologist for ABC NEWS and weather anchor for Good Morning America (GMA). She is also the managing weather editor for ABC News. Zee was previously a meteorologist for “Good Morning America Weekend.” She joined GMA in 2011.
Ginger Zee Age | Birthday
Zee is 41 years old (age as of 2022). She was born on January 13, 1981. The GMA chief meteorologist, Zee celebrates her birthday on the 13th of January yearly.
Ginger Zee Family
Zee was born in Orange, California, USA to her parents; Robert O. “Bob” Zuidgeest (father) and Dawn E. Zuidgeest-Craft (mother). Her father named her after “Ginger” from named Gilligan’s Island, due to his love of the show. Zee’s father is Dutch. Her paternal grandparents immigrated to the United States from the Netherlands. Zee was born to her Dutch father and American mother. Moreover, Zee has a stepfather named Carl Craft, and two half-sisters; Adrianna and Elaina Craft.
Ginger Zee Nationality
Zee is an American citizen. She was born in Orange, California, USA to an American mother and Dutch father. Zee is therefore an American birth and holds a mixed heritage (of Dutch-American).
Ginger Zee Height
Zee stands at a height measurement of 5 feet and 6½ inches (approximately 1.7m).
Ginger Zee Husband
The talented meteorologist, Zee, is married to her husband Ben Aaron (Benjamin Aaron Colonomos), who is a media personality. The pair tied the knot in June 2014. Ginger’s husband, Ben Aaron is currently the co-host of the syndicated TV talk show Pickler & Ben. Zee and Ben Aaron share two sons.
Ginger Zee Children
Zee, together with her husband Ben Aaron, has two children; sons, Adrian Benjamin Colonomos (born in December 2015) and Miles Macklin (born in February 2018). Zee and her family live in Manhattan.
Ginger Zee Education
Zee attended Valparaiso University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in meteorology and a major in Spanish and mathematics. She went to Rockford High School in Rockford, Michigan.
Ginger Zee Career
Zee is a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist. She started her career working in different media outlets including working at WLAV FM/WXMI in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Zee then worked at WEYI NBC in Flint, Mi from 2003-2005. Later, she worked at WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids, MI where she was part of the Storm Team 8, also covering the environment, science, and the impact of weather throughout West Michigan.
Moreover, Zee worked at NBC station WMAQ-Channel 5 in Chicago from 2006-2011 as a meteorologist. Later in 2011, she joined ABC News as a meteorologist for GMA Weekend.
Additionally, Zee is a producer and actress. She is known for Younger (2015), Famous in Love (2017), and Mission Force One (2015).
Ginger Zee GMA
Zee is the Chief Meteorologist for ABC News and Good Morning America (GMA). She joined GMA Weekend in 2011 as a meteorologist.
Zee became the chief meteorologist for GMA in December 2013, replacing Sam Champion, who went to work with the Weather Channel.
Zee has covered major weather events and dozens of historic storms since joining ABC News. She covered Hurricane Sandy, the Colorado floods, and wildfires, and covered the aftermath of tornados in Moore and El Reno, Oklahoma. In 2013, Zee covered extreme weather conditions ranging from the Boston blizzard to the record-breaking heat in Death Valley. She covered Hurricane Matthew and its path along the east coast in 2016.
Moreover, Zee occasionally appears on other ABC programmings such as Nightline and ABC World News Tonight.
Ginger Zee Net worth
Zee has an estimated net worth of $2.5 million. She is currently the chief meteorologist for Good Morning America (GMA) and a weather editor for ABC News.
Ginger Zee Salary
Zee receives an average annual salary of $500K working as a chief meteorologist for ABC News and GMA.
Instagram and Twitter
Ginger is active on both Instagram and Twitter. Her Instagram handle is @ ginger_zee with 1.1 million followers as of September 2022. Her Twitter handle on the other hand is @Ginger_Zee