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Ginger Zee Biography

Birth Name:
Ginger Renee Zuidgeest
Birth Place:
Orange, California, United States

Fast Facts

  • Is named Ginger after the Gilligan's Island character
  • Developed an interest in severe weather at age 8 during an extremely volatile summer spent in a cottage on the shores of Lake Michigan
  • Served as an adjunct professor at her alma mater Valparaiso University from 2008-2011
  • Is an adventure enthusiast who has gone para-hawking in Nepal, para-glided from the Himalayas to the Andes, swam with sharks in the Bahamas and rappelled 27 stories down the Wit Hotel in Chicago
  • In July 2015, a pregnant Zee revealed the gender of her first child with husband Ben Aaron during a live Good Morning America segment
  • Has worked with the group Wake Up Narcolepsy to raise awareness about the chronic sleep disorder, which she was diagnosed with when she was 21


  • Sean Jeffrey Zuidgeest -- Brother
  • Robert O. Zuidgeest -- Father
  • Dawn E. Zuidgeest -- Mother
  • Adrian Benjamin Colonomos -- Son