Ginger Zee Profile
Ginger Renee Zuidgeest is an American meteorologist and TV personality working for ABC News serving as the Chief Meteorologist. She has been working for the station since 2011.
Ginger Zee Education
Zee went to Rockford High School in Rockford, Michigan where she graduated in 1999. Later on, she joined Valparaiso University, where she attained her Bachelor of Science degree in meteorology and a major in both mathematics and Spanish.
Ginger Zee Career
Zee is a meteorologist and tv personality who had also worked for other stations prior to joining ABC News. She also spent some time as an intern at WBMA-LD ABC 33/40 in Birmingham, Alabama whereby she served under chief meteorologist James Spann. She then landed a job at WEYI-TV in Flint, Michigan where she served as a meteorologist. After a while of working for the station, she moved to WYIN-TV in Merrillville, Indiana.
Later on, she joined WLAV-FM and WOOD-TV both in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She moved to WMAQ in Chicago, Illinois, an NBC-owned and operated station. During her tenure at WMAQ from 2006 to 2011, she managed to fill in as a guest meteorologist on the weekend edition of The Today Show which was a dream come true for her. Furthermore, she is a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist by AMS.
On November 12, 2011, Zee joined Good Morning America Weekend and from then, she has won the attention and love of her many viewers. She also makes appearances on ABC World News Tonight as well as Nightline. She became a Chief Meteorologist for Good Morning America on December 2, 2013. This was after Sam Champion who was the station’s Chief Meteorologist left for The Weather Channel. She also competed in an episode of Celebrity Jeopardy in 2015 whereby she was against Bellamy Young.
Zee was also tagged as a celebrity competitor on the 22nd season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars on March 4, 2016. During the competition, she was paired with Valentin Chmerkovskiy, a professional dancer who was in third place. She is also very much active when it comes to her social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter as well as Instagram..
Quick Facts About Ginger Zee
|Age||41 years old|
|Spouse||Benjamin Aaron Colonomos|
|Net Worth||$2.5 Million and $5 Million|
Ginger Zee Age
Zee was born on January 13, 1981, in Orange, California, the U.S. She is therefore 41 years old as of 2022
Ginger Zee Height
Zee stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches tall.
Ginger Zee Family
Zee was born to Dawn Zuidgeest-Craft (mother) and Robert Zuidgeest (father). Her family moved to Michigan before she even turned one year old. Her name came from a Dutch father from Gilligan’s Island. She also has a stepfather by the name of Carl Craft and two half-sisters by the names of Adrianna Craft and Elaina Craft.
Her paternal grandparents are called Adriaan Cornelis Zuidgeest as well as Hillegonda Zuidgeest who are also migrants from the Netherlands. Her maternal grandparents go by the names of George Joseph Hemleb and Paula Adeline Wesner.
Ginger Zee Husband
Zee is happily married to Benjamin Aaron Colonomos since June 7, 2014. The couple got engaged in August 2013. Benjamin works at WNBC serving as a reporter/anchor. The couple welcomed their first child in December 2015 in Petoskey, Michigan, and named him Adrian Benjamin. In February 2018, they welcomed their second son Miles Macklin
Ginger Zee Salary
Being one of the top journalists for ABC News Zee earns an annual salary ranging from $500,000.
Ginger Zee’s Net Worth
Zee has an estimated net worth of between $2.5 Million and $5 Million which she has earned through her successful career as a meteorologist and TV personality.
Ginger Zee books
Zee has also managed to author a number of books including;
- Natural Disaster: I Cover Them. I am One
- A Little Closer to Home: How I Found the After the Storm Force of Nature
- Chasing Helicity: Into the Wind
- Chasing Helicity: Through the Storm (The Chasing Helicity Series)
Zee also did a series by the name of Chasing Helicity.
Ginger Zee ABC News
Zee is currently working at ABC News where she works alongside other famous ABC News anchors and reporters including;
- David Muir
- Whit Johnson
- Amy Robach
- Mona Kosar Abdi
- Robin Roberts (newscaster)
- George Stephanopoulos
- Lara Spencer
- Rob Marciano
- Andrew Dymburt
- Linsey Davis
- T. J. Holmes