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Ginger Zee Biography

Ginger Zee is an American meteorologist well recognized as the chief meteorologist at ABC News in New York. She has worked for more than ten years as a meteorologist at ABC News network. She currently reports on the nation’s weather on “Good Morning America” and across ABC News broadcasts and digital platforms. Besides weather, she hosts an ABC News original digital series “Food Forecast.” Before joining ABC News, she served as a meteorologist and reporter for five years at WMAQ NBC in Chicago, Illinois.

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Ginger currently serves as the chief meteorologist at ABC News in New York. She has worked for more than ten years as a meteorologist at ABC News network. Her main duty is reporting the nation’s weather on “Good Morning America” digital platforms, and across ABC News broadcasts. Besides weather, she hosts an ABC News original digital series “Food Forecast.” Zee has reported all kinds of weather events including the severe Jersey Shore during Hurricane Sandy, the aftermath of tornadoes in Moore and El Reno, Oklahoma and the Colorado floods and wildfires.

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In 2013, Ginger reported ultimate climatic conditions including the Boston snowstorm and the record-breaking heat in Death Valley. In 2016, Zee reported Hurricane Matthew and its way along the east coast. Zee’s enthusiasm doesn’t stop with storm pursuing. Her adoration for experience has taken her and ABC News watchers across the world. She has gone para-peddling in Nepal, flown a robot into the gap of a fountain of liquid magma in Iceland, para-floated from the Himalayas to the Andes, climbed the biggest cavern on the planet in Vietnam, a dove with sharks in the Bahamas, rappelled 27 stories down the outside façade of the Wit Hotel in Chicago. Furthermore, skydiving, iceboat dashing and surfing live on GMA.

Before joining ABC News, zee served as a meteorologist for five years at WMAQ-Channel 5 NBC in Chicago, Illinois. She also held other duties for NBC and MSNBC News programs. Prior to joining WMAQ-Channel 5, she served as a meteorologist at WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids, Michigan. While there, she had the opportunity to cover the environment, science and the effects of weather throughout West Michigan. She also worked for two years at WEYI NBC 25 in Flint, Michigan.

Ginger zee started her profession at WLAV FM/WXMI in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Zee, who has storm pursued since college has a certified enthusiasm for the environment and a devotion to getting youngsters intrigued by science. Zee loans her voice to “Dr. Breeze Skye” the tempest pursuing outsider of Disney Junior’s hit show “Miles from Tomorrowland.”

Ginger Zee Age

How old is Ginger? Zee is currently 43 years old as of 2024. She was born Ginger Renee Colonomos on January 13, 1981, in Orange, California, United States. Her birthday is celebrated annually on January 13th.

Ginger Zee Education

Zee studied at Rockford High School in Rockford, Michigan. She later joined and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology from Valparaiso University, where she also served as an adjunct professor from 2008 to 2011. She also holds a CBM Seal for Meteorology. She also fluently speaks Spanish.

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Ginger Zee Nationality and Ethnicity

What ethnicity is Ginger Zee? Ginger belongs to the Dutch ethnicity/heritage. She was born and raised in Orange, California, United States. She holds American nationality and citizenship by birth.

Ginger Zee Height

Ginger stands at an approximated height of 5 feet 7 inches (1.7 m) and has a body weight of 124 lbs (56 kg).

Ginger Zee Parents

Ginger was born in a Dutch family. She is the daughter of (father) Robert Zuidgeest and (mother) Dawn Zuidgeest-Craft Hemleb. Zee has a step-father by the name of Carl Craft and two half-sisters, Adrianna and Elaina Craft. Her paternal grandparents Cornelis “Adrian” or “Arie” Zuidgeest and Hillegonda “Hilda” Zuidgeest migrated to the United States from Netherlands.

Ginger Zee Husband and Children

Zee is currently married to her husband Benjamin Aaron Colonomos, known as Ben Aaron, a New York City-based media personality formerly for NBCUniversal’s LXTV and WNBC’s New York Live, and the nationally syndicated Crazy Talk television series. The couple celebrated their wedding ceremony on June 7, 2014, The couple are proud parents of two sons, Adrian Benjamin Colonomos (born in December 2015) and Miles Macklin (born in February 2018).

Ginger Zee Salary

Ginger as the chief meteorologist working at ABC News earns an estimated annual salary ranging from $53,000 – $250,000.

Ginger Zee Net Worth

Ginger is an American meteorologist, weather anchor, reporter and forecaster with an estimated net worth of $1 million.

Ginger Zee Dancing with the Stars

Zee took part in the 22nd season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars with her pair Valentin Chmerkovskiy, a Ukrainian-American professional dancer. Her participation information was announced on March 4, 2016. The couple emerged in the third position.