Who is Ginger Zee? Age, Biography, Net Worth, Husband, Height, Siblings, ABC News, Instagram

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Ginger Zee is an American television personality and chief meteorologist for ABC News. With her expertise in meteorology and on-screen presence, she has become a phenomenal figure in the broadcasting industry.

Known for her accurate weather forecasts and engaging delivery, Ginger has gained a loyal following of viewers who rely on her for the latest updates on weather conditions.


  • Full name: Ginger Renee Colonomos
  • Other Names: Ginger Zee
  • Date of birth: January 13, 1981
  • Age: 42 years old
  • Gender: Female
  • Place of birth: Orange, California, U.S.
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Television personality, meteorologist
  • Parents: Dawn Zuidgeest-Craft and Robert Zuidgeest
  • Siblings: Adrianna Craft and Elaina Craft (half-sisters)
  • Spouse: Ben Aaron (married in 2014)
  • Children: Adrian Benjamin Colonomos, Miles Macklin Colonomos
  • Relationship status: Married
  • Net worth: $3 million

Early Life & Education

Ginger Zee, currently 42, was born in Orange, California, on January 13, 1981. Her parents, Dawn Zuidgeest-Craft and Robert Zuidgeest, relocated to Michigan when Ginger was just a year old. Ginger’s father, who was Dutch, named her after “Ginger” from Gilligan’s Island, as he was a show fan.

She grew up with a stepfather named Carl Craft, two half-sisters, Adrianna and Elaina Craft, and her immediate sister, Sara Haines.

Ginger’s maternal grandparents are George Joseph Hemleb and Paula Adeline Wesner. In contrast, her paternal grandparents are Adriaan CornelisAdrian” or “Arie” Zuidgeest and Hillegonda “Hilda” Zuidgeest, who immigrated to the United States from the Netherlands.

Ginger developed a passion for meteorology at a young age. When she was eight, she witnessed a waterspout on Lake Michigan, which left her enchanted and fascinated by the weather.

After graduating from Rockford High School in Michigan in 1999, Ginger pursued her education at Valparaiso University.

She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in meteorology and majors in mathematics and Spanish.

Personal Life

Ginger Zee has been open about her struggles, as she was diagnosed with narcolepsy at the age of 21. Despite this, she has persevered and achieved great success in her career.

In August 2013, Ginger got engaged to Benjamin Aaron Colonomos, known as Ben Aaron, a personality for WNBC. They tied the knot on June 7, 2014.

The couple welcomed their first child, a son named Adrian Benjamin Colonomos, in December 2015. In August 2017, Ginger announced on Good Morning America that she was expecting their second child.

In February 2018, she gave birth to another son, Miles Macklin Colonomos. The family currently resides in Rockland County, New York.


Ginger Zee’s career in meteorology began soon after college. She worked for various media outlets, including WEYI-TV in Flint, Michigan; WYIN-TV in Merrillville, Indiana; WLAV-FM and WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids, Michigan; WBMA-LD ABC 33/40 in Birmingham, Alabama, and WMAQ in Chicago, Illinois.

It was during her time at WMAQ from 2006 to 2011 that Ginger got her big break. She was asked to fill in as a guest meteorologist on the weekend edition of The Today Show, fulfilling her high school goal.

In 2011, Ginger Zee joined Good Morning America Weekend, which propelled her to national prominence. She became the network’s chief meteorologist on Good Morning America and weather editor for ABC News in 2013, succeeding Sam Champion.

Ginger’s weather forecasting expertise and engaging on-screen presence have made her a trusted source for viewers seeking accurate information about weather conditions. She has also appeared on other ABC programs, such as Nightline and ABC World News Tonight.

Apart from her meteorology career, Ginger Zee has also ventured into other entertainment areas. In 2015, she participated in an episode of Celebrity Jeopardy! and competed against Bellamy Young and Josh Gad.

Furthermore, Ginger showcased her dancing skills as a celebrity competitor on the 22nd season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars in 2016. She was paired with professional dancer Valentin Chmerkovskiy and finished in third place.

Net Worth

Ginger Zee has achieved considerable success throughout her career as a meteorologist and television personality.

With her extensive experience and popularity, she has accumulated an estimated net worth of around $3 million.

Social Media

  • Instagram: @ginger_zee
  • Twitter: @Ginger_Zee

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