Ginger Zee Biography
Ginger Zee (born Ginger Renee Colonoms) is an American television personality and chief meteorologist for ABC News.
Prior to being ABC’s meteorologist, she was the network’s weekend meteorologist.
Ginger Zee Age and Birthday
Ginger was born on January 13, 1981, in Orange, California. She is 40 years as of 2021 and celebrates her birthday on the 13th of January every year.
Ginger Zee Height and Weight
Ginger stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches equivalent to 170 centimeters and weighs 56 kg.
Ginger Zee Family, Parents, and Siblings
Zee was born to parents Dawn Zuidgeest-Craft and Robert Zuigeest. The family moved before Zee was 1 year old. She was named after “Ginger” from Gilligan’s Island by her Dutch father, due to his love of the show.
In her extended family, she has a stepfather named Carl Craft, and two half-sisters, Adrianna and Elaina Craft. Her paternal grandparents are Adriaan Cornelis and Hillgonda who both immigrated to the United States from the Netherlands. However, her maternal grandfather is George Joseph Hemleb, and her grandmother is Paula Adeline Wesner.
Ginger Zee Husband and Children
Zee became engaged to Ben Aaron, a WNBC personality. The two wedded on June 7, 2014. The couple was blessed with their first child, Adrian Benjamin Colonomos, who was born in December 2015 in Petoskey, Michigan. On August 14, 2017, Zee announced on Good Morning America she was pregnant with her second child. In February 2018, Zee gave birth to another son, Miles Macklin.
Ginger Zee Education
Zee graduated from Rockford High School in Rockford, Michigan in 1999. It was after this that Zee went to Valparaiso University, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorologist as well as a major in both mathematics and Spanish. Zee’s goal at graduation was to be a meteorologist on The Today Show by age 30.
Ginger Zee Career
After graduating college, Ginger worked for various media outlets such as WEYI-TV in Flint, Michigan, WYIN-TV in Merrillville, Indiana, WLAV-FM and WOOD-TV both in Grand Rapids, Michigan, WBMA-LD ABC 33/40 in Birmingham, Alabam as an intern under chief meteorologist James Spann, and WMAQ in Chicago, Illinois, an NBC owned and operated station.
While working at WMAQ from 2006-2011, Ginger was once asked to fill in as a guest meteorologist on the weekend edition of The Today Show, and this fulfilled her high school goal. In addition, she is an AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist.
Ginger reached national performance when she joined Good Morning America Weeknd on November 12, 2011. She occasionally appears on other ABC programmings such as Nightline and ABC World News Tonight.
On December 2, 2013, ABC News announced that Zee would become Chief Meteorologist for Good Morning America and weather editor for ABC News, succeeding Sam Champion, who took a job with The Weather Channel.
iN 2015, Zee competed in an episode of Celebrity Jeopardy! against Bellamy Young, who won, and Josh Gad.
On March 4, 2016, she was announced as a celebrity competitor on the 22nd season of ABC’s Dancing with the stars. Zee was paired with professional dancer Valentin Chmerkovskiy. The two reached third place.
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Ginger Zee Net Worth and Salary
Zee has a remarkable net worth of $3 million. Moreover, she receives an annual salary of $500,000. Her primary source of income is her job as a chief meteorologist at ABC News.
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