Ginger Zee Biography
Ginger Renee Colonomos, known by her pseudonym Ginger Zee, is an American television personality. Zee is the chief meteorologist at ABC News. She is best known as the lead weather presenter on ABC’s Good Morning America, she has also appeared on Discovery Channel’s Storm Chasers and ABC World News and Nightline.
Ginger was born in Orange and raised in California and Michigan. She graduated from Rockford High School in Rockford, Michigan, and attended Valparaiso University in Indiana. Ginger graduated with a bachelor’s degree in meteorology, fulfilling her childhood dream of becoming a meteorologist, inspired by a waterspout she saw in Lake Michigan. Shortly after graduating, Zee began her career at WLAV FM/WXMI in Grand Rapids, Michigan. After that, she worked at WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she was part of Storm Team 8, also covering the environment, science and the impact of weather throughout West Michigan. From 2003 to 2005, Zee worked at WEYI NBC 25 in Flint.
Before joining ABC News, she was a meteorologist at NBC station WMAQ-Channel 5 in Chicago from 2006 to 2011, also appearing on several NBC and MSNBC News programs. Additionally, Zee is the chief meteorologist at Good Morning America and weather editor at ABC News, succeeding Sam Champion who got a job at The Weather Channel. Since joining ABC News, Zee has extensively covered weather event stories and dozens of historic storms. She devastated the Jersey Shore during Hurricane Sandy, Colorado flooding and wildfires, and covered the aftermath of tornadoes in Moore and El Reno, Oklahoma. In 2016, Zee covered Hurricane Matthew and its path along the East Coast.
In addition to hosting, Ginger also appeared on an episode of Celebrity Jeopardy! against Bellamy Young, who won, and Josh Gad. She also participated in the 22nd season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, where she was paired with professional dancer Valentin Chmerkovskiy. The couple finished in third place, behind Paige VanZandt in second and Nyle DiMarco in first. Furthermore, Zee is also a producer and actress, known for acting in films such as Younger (2015), Famous in Love (2017) and Miles from Tomorrowland (2015).
Zee Ginger Age
Ginger is 42 years old as of 2023. She was born on January 13, 1981, in Orange, California, United States. Furthermore, she celebrates her birthday on January 13th every year.
Ginger Zee Height/Weight
Zee stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches tall. She weighs around 60 kilos.
Ginger Zee Husband
Ginger is married to fellow television presenter Ben Aaron in full Benjamin Aaron Colonomos. She got engaged in 2013 and married on June 7, 2014. They welcomed their first son, named Adrian, in 2015. In 2018, they had their second son, named Miles Macklin. The family lives in Rockland County, New York. Immediately, Zee was diagnosed with narcolepsy at the age of 21.
Ginger Zee Family
Zee grew up in California and Michigan to an American mother and Dutch father. She is the daughter of Dawn Zuidgeest-Craft and Robert Zuidgeest. The family moved to Michigan before she was 1 year old. She has a younger brother, Sean, and two half-sisters, Adrianna and Elaina Craft, from her mother’s second marriage to Carl John Craft.
Ginger Zee Net Worth
Ginger has an approximate net worth of $2.5 million dollars. His main source of income is his career as a meteorologist.
Ginger Zee Salary
Zee received an average salary of $500,000 dollars per year.