Ginger Zee Abc, Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Husband, Kids, GMA, Education, Salary, and Net Worth

Ginger Zee Bio | Wiki

Ginger Zee (Other names Ginger Renee Colonomos) is an American meteorologist and a television personality. She currently serves as the chief meteorologist for ABC News. Before her current role, Ginger served as the network’s weekend meteorologist. She decided to become a meteorologist after seeing a waterspout on Lake Michigan when she was only eight years old.  Ginger was mesmerized, she really thought it was the coolest thing she had ever seen.

At graduation, her major goal was to be a meteorologist on The Today Show when she reaches the age of 30 years. After her graduation from college, Ginger served various media outlets including WEYI-TV based in Flint, Michigan, WYIN-TV based in Merrillville, Indiana, WLAV-FM as well as WOOD-TV both based in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  She as well worked as an intern under chief meteorologist James Spann at WBMA-LD ABC 33/40 based in Birmingham, Alabama.

Also, Ginger worked at an NBC-owned and operated station WMAQ based in Chicago, Illinois. ABC News announced on December 2, 2013, that Ginger would become Chief Meteorologist for Good Morning America as well as weather editor for ABC News. She took over the role from Sam Champion who left his role as ABC to take another job with The Weather Channel.

Ginger Zee Age

She was born on January 13, 1981, in Orange, California, United States of America. Ginger is 41 years old.

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Ginger Zee Height

She is a woman of above-average stature. Ginger stands at a height of 5 ft 7 in ( Approx 1.7m).

Ginger Zee Family

She was born to her parents Dawn Zuidgeest-Craft (mother) and Robert Zuidgeest ( father) on January 13, 1981, in Orange, California, United States. Her family relocated to Michigan while she was below one-year-old. Due to Robert’s love of a certain show, he named her daughter after “Ginger” from Gilligan’s Island.

Ginger has a stepfather called Carl Craft, and two half-sisters named Adrianna and Elaina Craft. Her paternal grandparents are named Adriaan Cornelis “Adrian” / “Arie” Zuidgeest and Hillegonda “Hilda” Zuidgeest. They are both USA immigrants from the Netherlands. Her maternal grandparents are called George Joseph Hemleb and Paula Adeline Wesner.

Ginger Zee Husband  | Wedding

She was diagnosed with narcolepsy at the age of 21 years old. In August 2013,  she became engaged to her fiance, a WNBC personality called Benjamin Aaron Colonomos, aka Ben Aaron. The couple exchanged their wedding vows on June 7, 2014.

Ginger Zee Kids | Children

Her first child, a son called Adrian Benjamin Colonomos, was born in December 2015 in Petoskey, Michigan.  On August 14, 2017, Ginger announced on Good Morning America that she was expecting her second child. In February 2018, she gave birth to her second son called Miles Macklin. Currently, Ginger and her adorable family live in Manhattan.

Ginger Zee Education

In 1999,  Ginger graduated from Rockford High School in Rockford, Michigan. Later, she went on to Valparaiso University. From there, she earned herself a Bachelor of Science degree in meteorology and a major in both mathematics and Spanish.

Ginger Zee Abc

Currently, she serves as the chief meteorologist at ABC News. Ginger reports on the nation’s weather on “Good Morning America” and across all the ABC News broadcasts as well as digital platforms. Before that, she served as the meteorologist for “Good Morning America Weekend.” Also,  Ginger hosts an ABC News original digital series called “Food Forecast.” She has covered almost every major weather event and dozens of historic storms since joining ABC News.

During Hurricane Sandy, Ginger broadcasted from the devastated Jersey Shore. She as well covered the Colorado floods, wildfires, and the aftermath of tornadoes in Moore and El Reno, Oklahoma. In 2013,  Ginger covered extreme weather conditions that ranged from the Boston blizzard to the record-breaking heat in Death Valley. She also covered Hurricane Matthew in 2016 and its path along the east coast. Ginger started her career at WLAV FM/ WXMI based in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

She has storm chased since college and has a genuine passion for the atmosphere and she is also dedicated to getting young people interested in science. Ginger lends her voice to “Dr. Zephyr Skye” the storm-chasing alien of Disney Junior’s hit show “Miles from Tomorrowland.”  Also, she and her husband, Ben Aaron star in “Renovation Realities: Ben & Ginger” on DIY Network. Additionally, from 2008 to 2011, Ginger served as an adjunct professor at the University. She as well holds the CBM Seal for Meteorology.

Ginger’s colleagues at ABC include:

N.J Burkett-correspondent

Mark Rivera-reporter

Stacey Baca-anchor

Dionne Miller-anchor

Larry Mowry-Meteorologist

Shannon Butler– anchor

Kassandra Crimi-meteorologist

Angela Jacobs-anchor

Alex Perez ABC-anchor

Ginger Zee GMA

Her passion does not stop with storm chasing only. Ginger’s love of adventure has taken her and the ABC News viewers across the world. She has para-hawked in Nepal, she flown a drone into the fissure of a volcano in Iceland, para-glided from the Himalayas to the Andes, hiked the largest cave in the world in Vietnam,  rappelled 27 stories down the exterior façade of the Wit Hotel in Chicago, dived with sharks in the Bahamas. Also, she did skydiving, iceboat racing, as well as surfing, live on GMA.

Ginger Zee Good Morning America

She worked at WMAQ from 2006 to  2011. While there,  Ginger was once requested to fill in as a guest meteorologist on the weekend edition of The Today Show, and action fulfilled her high school goal. Additionally,  she is an AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist. Ginger reached national prominence after joining Good Morning America Weekend on November 12, 2011.  She occasionally appears on other ABC programmings including Nightline and ABC World News Tonight.

Ginger Zee On Dancing With The Stars

In 2015,  Ginger competed against Bellamy Young in an episode of Celebrity Jeopardy. However, she did not win and Bellamy Young and Josh Gad won. Later, Ginger was announced as a celebrity competitor on March 4, 2016, on the 22nd season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. She paired with Valentin Chmerkovskiy, the professional dancer. However, as a couple, the pair reached third place.

Ginger Zee Books

Her Most Popular Books include:

-Natural Disaster: I Cover Them. I am One. Published on December 5, 2017.

-Force of Nature

-Chasing Helicity: Into the Wind. Published on April 24, 2018

-A Little Closer to Home: How I Found the Calm After the Storm

Ginger Zee Salary

Her main source of income is her job as the chief meteorologist for ABC News. Ginger earns an average salary of $77,462 per year.

Ginger Zee Net Worth

From her very successful career, she has managed to accumulate a lot of wealth. Ginger has an estimated net worth of $1,562,218.

Is Ginger Zee Still Married

In August 2013,  Ginger became engaged to her fiance, a WNBC personality called Benjamin Aaron Colonomos, aka Ben Aaron. The couple exchanged their wedding vows on June 7, 2014.

How Much Does Ginger Zee Make

Her main source of income is her job as the chief meteorologist for ABC News. Ginger earns an average salary of $77,462 per year.

Who Is Ginger Zee Married To

Ginger married a WNBC personality called Benjamin Aaron Colonomos, aka Ben Aaron. The couple exchanged their wedding vows on June 7, 2014. Their first child, a son called Adrian Benjamin Colonomos born in December 2015 in Petoskey, Michigan, and their second son Miles Macklin live with them in Manhattan.

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