Meteorologist Ginger Zee knows how to bring the thunder.
Zee is an author, adventurer, mother of two and of course, the chief meteorologist for ABC News and “Good Morning America.”
“I didn’t study reporting, I didn’t study television. I had studied meteorology,” Zee said about launching her career in broadcasting. “I had no idea what I was doing at first and I was like, ‘Fake it ’til you make it.'”
Zee definitely made it, but not without challenges. The 37-year-old struggled with anorexia and depression, topics she candidly talked about in her book, “Natural Disaster.”
“I dove into an eating disorder that took over my life,” Zee said about her high school years. “I wish I could go back and tell that girl that pizza is not evil and it’s not going to change your life 30 years from now.”
Six months before landing her first full-time meteorologist job in Flint, Michigan, Zee, who was 21, attempted suicide.
“I was very hard on myself and put so much pressure on myself,” she said about her struggle with the disease.