Ginger Zee Net Worth 2020, Biography, Career and Achievement.
Ginger Zee is an American Emmy Award-winning Meteorologist and television personality. She is the current Meteorologist for Good Morning America and ABC World News Tonight on ABC. Before that, she was their weekend Meteorologist. Zee is the Chief Meteorologist for all of ABC News’ platforms.
Ginger Zee Net Worth 2020
Early Life, Family and Education:
Zee was born Ginger Renee Zuidgeest on January 13, 1981, in Orange, California. Her nationality is American and ethnicity is Dutch.
She was born to Dawn E. Zuidgeest-Craft (née Hemleb) and Robert O. “Bob” Zuidgeest. She has two younger brothers: Sean Jeffrey Zuidgeest and Walter “Wally” Zuidgeest.
Zee was named after “Ginger” from Gilligan’s Island by her Dutch father, due to his love of the show that helped him learn English. In her extended family, Zee has a stepfather and two half-sisters. Zee’s paternal grandparents, both immigrated to the United States from the Netherlands.
Zee once said that she chose to be a Meteorologist because “I saw a waterspout on Lake Michigan when I was eight. My mom told us to get inside, but I was mesmerized. I really thought it was the coolest thing I had ever seen.”
In 1999, Zee graduated from Rockford High School in Rockford, Michigan. After that, she went on to Valparaiso University.
There, she graduated in Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology as well as a major in both mathematics and Spanish. Her goal at graduation was to be a Meteorologist on The Today Show by the age of 30.
In August 2013, Zee became engaged to WNBC personality Benjamin Aaron Colonomos, who goes by Ben Aaron. The couple wed in Petoskey, Michigan on June 7, 2014, following a 10-month-long engagement.
On June 29, 2015, Ginger announced on Good Morning America that she and Ben were expecting their first child in December.
On Tuesday, July 21, 2015, Good Morning America had a gender reveal segment for pregnant couples. Ginger and her husband found out they were expecting a boy. They welcomed a son, Adrian Benjamin, on December 19, 2015.
After graduating from college, Zee 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, and WMAQ in Chicago, Illinois, an NBC owned and operated the station.
While working at WMAQ from 2006-2011, Zee was asked once to fill in as a guest meteorologist on the weekend edition of The Today Show. This was an opportunity to fulfill her high school goal. In addition, Zee is an American Meteorological Society (AMS) Certified Broadcast Meteorologist.
Zee reached national prominence when she joined Good Morning America Weekend 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. She succeeded Sam Champion, who took a job with The Weather Channel.
She has a net worth of $3 million and her salary is around $500 thousand per annum. On March 4, 2016, Zee was announced as a celebrity competitor on the 22nd season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.
She was paired with professional dancer Valentin Chmerkovskiy. The couple reached the finals of the show and ended in third place.
Ginger Zee is a gorgeous television presenter and one of the admired and people’s favorite broadcast meteorologists in the US.
She has been known for her adventurous and fearful nature and dedication to her work. People worldwide appreciate her for brilliant work performance across several television channels.