Biography Ginger Zee
Ginger Renee Colonomos, known by her pseudonym Ginger Zee, is an American television personality. Zee is the chief meteorologist for 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 grew up in California and Michigan. She graduated from Rockford High School in Rockford, Michigan and went on to attend Valparaiso University in Indiana. Ginger earned a bachelor’s degree in meteorology, fulfilling her childhood dream of becoming a meteorologist, inspired by a waterspout she saw over Lake Michigan. Shortly after graduating, Zee began his career at WLAV FM/WXMI in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She later worked at WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she was part of Storm Team 8, also covering the environment, science, and climate impact across western Michigan. From 2003 to 2005, Zee worked at WEYI NBC 25 in Flint.
Prior to joining ABC News, she was a meteorologist at NBC station WMAQ-Channel 5 in Chicago from 2006 to 2011, also filling in for various NBC and MSNBC News programs. Additionally, Zee is the chief meteorologist for Good Morning America and weather editor for ABC News, succeeding Sam Champion, who landed 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, the Colorado floods 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 participated in an episode of Celebrity Jeopardy! against Bellamy Young, who won, and Josh Gad. She also guest starred on 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 like Younger (2015), Famous in Love (2017) and Miles from Tomorrowland (2015).
Ginger Zee Age
Ginger is 42 years old in 2023. She was born on the 13th of January 1981, in Orange, California, United States. Furthermore, she celebrates her birthday on 13th of January every year.
Ginger Zee Height/Weight
Zee stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches tall. She has a weight of around 60 kilograms.
Ginger Zee Husband
Ginger is married to television presenter Ben Aaron, in full Benjamin Aaron Colonomos. She got engaged in 2013 and got married on June 7, 2014. They welcomed their first child, Adrian, in 2015. In 2018, they welcomed their second child, Miles Macklin. The family lives in Rockland County, New York. At the same time, Zee was diagnosed with narcolepsy at the age of 21.
Ginger Zee Family
Zee grew up in California and Michigan with an American mother and a Dutch father. She is the daughter of Dawn Zuidgeest-Craft and Robert Zuidgeest. The family moved to Michigan before she was 1 year old. Ginger 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 earned an average salary of $500,000 a year.