Ginger Zee is known as an American weather anchor. She is most famous for her work at ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’.
Ginger Renee Zuidgeest was born on January 13, 1981, in California. Ginger is the daughter of Dutch parents Dawn Zuidgeest-Craft and Robert Zuidgeest. Her father learned English from watching the popular American sitcom "Gilligan’s Island". He named his daughter "Ginger" after the character that appeared on the show played by actress Tina Louise. Ginger has a younger brother, Sean, and two half-sisters, Adrianna and Elaina Craft, from her mother’s second marriage to Carl John Craft.
Zee’s family moved to Michigan when Ginger was less than one year old. Ginger graduated from Rockford High School in Rockford, Michigan. When she was a young girl, she decided that she wanted to become a meteorologist when she grew up. A waterspout that she saw on Lake Michigan became the inspiration for her dreams. Waterspouts were common in that area, but Zee recalls being “mesmerized” and said, “I really thought it was the coolest thing I had ever seen”. It was natural for a young impressionable girl to want to become a "tornado chaser" after witnessing one. The fact that Zee actually made her dream come true, speaks volumes of her grit and determination.
Zee attended Valparaiso "Valpo" University in Indiana, the largest independent Lutheran University in the United States. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in meteorology and was well on her way towards the attainment of her childhood dreams.
Ginger Zee is married to Benjamin Aaron Colonomos, popularly known as "Ben Aaron", who is also a television personality. Ben works on the popular television show "Crazy Talk". When they first met, Aaron was working with NBC Universal’s LXTV. Prior to their wedding, Aaron made a hilarious video showcasing how he met his future wife and how they surmounted the difficult task of dating despite being from two rival television channels. The video, available on the internet, shows Ben’s funny side and was well received by viewers, especially the part when Ben uses a male dummy as a sit in for his future bride to show viewers how he proposed to Ginger.
After a long-term relationship with Aaron, the couple got engaged in 2013. They married on a beach in Petoskey Michigan in June 2014, a location where Ginger spent every summer during her formative years. They held two ceremonies. One was a private event for their personal vows and the second was a more public traditional event in front of 55 guests later the same day. Ginger Zee has taken on her husband’s name privately, her legal name is Ginger Renee Colonomos, but she also retains her professional name, Ginger Zee, for public appearances.
After her marriage, Zee admitted that she was looking forward to parenthood at some point in the future and that both adopted and biological children could be a part of those plans. The public announcement that she was pregnant was made on June 29th, 2015. When asked about her pregnancy on national television, the weather anchor replied, "The forecast for delivery is in December." She also mentioned that viewers of her show seemed to suspect that she was pregnant, even before she announced it to them. Ginger and Ben gave birth to a son named Adrian Benjamin.
Ginger shows her social spirit every Wednesday of the week when she talks to school children about weather and meteorology. She is an adjunct professor at her alma mater, Valparaiso University. Ginger has shot many episodes for Discovery Channel’s popular show "Storm Chasers". By all accounts, she is a role model and not just your average "weather girl".
|Alma Mater:||Valparaiso University (B.S.)|
|Salary:||$120, 000 per year|
|Net Worth:||$480, 000.|
|Height:||170 cm | 5 feet, 7 Inches|
|Date of Birth:||January 13, 1981|
|Birth Place:||Orange, California|
|Marriage Date:||June 7, 2014|
|Birth Date:||13 Jan, 1981|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
Rockford High School
|Description:||American meteorologist and television personality|
|Net Worth 2020:||500 thousand|