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Slideshow: Meteorologist Ginger Zee Promotes Her Book ‘Chasing Helicity’ in Chicagoland

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Chief Meteorologist and Author Ginger Zee.

CHICAGO – Meteorologist Ginger Zee is an admired personality on ABC-TV, handling the weather reporting from “Good Morning America” to “World News Tonight.” Those in Chicago fondly remember Ms. Zee, when she did weather on NBC5 here. She made a triumphant return to promote her new book, “Chasing Helicity,” at a signing event sponsored by Anderson’s Bookshop at North Central College in Naperville, Ill.

Ms. Zee was born in California, but grew up in Michigan. Her fascination with weather events started as a child, when she saw a waterspout on Lake Michigan. She got her bachelors degree in Meteorology from Valparaiso University, began her weather reporting career in Flint, Michigan, and eventually landed on the local news in Chicago in 2006. In 2011, she got the call to the big leagues, when ABC-TV hired her for “Good Morning America Weekend,” and in 2013 named her Chief Meteorologist. Her highest profile in that position is on the daily “Good Morning America,” where she is part of the daybreak crew on that show.

Ginger Zee’s new book is the middle school novel “Chasing Helicity,” a semi-autobiography about a young girl who has an affinity for weather events, and the plot is used it as a background for encouraging science study for girls. This is actually Zee’s second book, after her memoir “Natural Disaster: I Cover Them. I Am One.”

Joe Arce of HollywoodChicago.com was at North Central College during Ginger Zee’s meet-and-greet for “Chasing Helicity” on April 30th, 2018. Click “Next” and “Previous” to scan through the slideshow or jump directly to individual photos with the captioned links below. All photos © Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com

  1. GINGERZ1: Meteorologist Ginger Zee up close for her book ‘Chasing Helicity.’
  2. GINGERZ2: Ginger Zee at North Central College (Naperville) for Anderson’s Bookshop.
  3. GINGERZ3: Ginger Zee appears on ‘Good Morning America’ for ABC-TV.
  4. GINGERZ4: Chief Meteorologist and Author Ginger Zee.

”Chasing Helicity” by Ginger Zee is available at Anderson’s Bookshop and wherever books are sold.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

By PATRICK McDONALD
Editor and Film Writer
HollywoodChicago.com
pat@hollywoodchicago.com

© 2018 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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