Weekend ‘Good Morning America’ meteorologist to speak at UGA

Ginger Zee

Athens, Ga. – Meteorologist Ginger Zee of “Good Morning America” will talk weather and the value of teachers and mentors at a lecture hosted by the University of Georgia American Meteorological Society student chapter on Oct. 17 at 4:30 p.m. in room 102 of the Miller Learning Center. The lecture is open to the public.

Zee is the Emmy Award-winning weather anchor of the “Good Morning America” weekend edition, which is broadcast from the ABC News studios in Manhattan, N.Y. She also reports on weather-related topics from around the country during the week. She joined the morning show in 2011 after working at WMAQ-Channel 5 in Chicago and WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids, Mich.

“Teachers and mentors encouraged me to do what I have done,” Zee said. “So any time I can talk to students—even if I touch just one—it feels like I am giving back. I’ve been so fortunate to have the support of family, friends and all the people who told me I could do anything I dreamed.”

Zee started her career in broadcast meteorology as an intern with meteorologist James Spann at ABC 33/40 in Birmingham, Ala. She received her bachelor’s degree in meteorology from Valparaiso University in Indiana where she also served as an adjunct professor from 2008-2011. She holds the American Meteorological Society’s Seal of Approval and is an AMS certified broadcast meteorologist.

For more information on the UGA student chapter of the American Meteorological Society, see http://ams.uga.edu/ or https://www.facebook.com/UgaAms.