Zee, 36, is the chief meteorologist at ABC News. In her newly released memoir, Natural Disaster: I Cover Them, I Am One, the Rockford, Mich., native details her multiyear struggle with depression and her life in the limelight. "It’s wild to think back on starting at ABC, and the fact that my new co-workers had no idea that the young, excited meteorologist before them had just left a mental hospital the week before she stood at the same desk on Good Morning America,’’ she writes. Zee, a graduate of Valparaiso University, is also the voice of Dr. Zephyr Skye, the storm-chasing alien on Disney Junior’s Miles From Tomorrowland, and with her husband, Ben Aaron, stars in Renovation Realities: Ben & Ginger on DIY Network. e_SClBWhat’s on your nightstand?
Honestly, this past month I’ve read nothing but children’s books to my son Adrian. Goodnight Numbers (by Danica McKellar). It is a favorite right now. I’m always in support of women in STEM/STEAM, like the author. It focuses on more than just counting numbers but on their place in our lives.
Do you have a favorite book that has to do with weather?
Anything to do with the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald. We studied the atmosphere surrounding this epic story, and Gales of November (by Robert J. Hemming) is a great tale.
When it comes to emotional health, do you keep a particular book on your nightstand?
I’ve found great help in reading 10% Happier by my friend and colleague Dan Harris. Meditation is the next frontier of health, as Dan puts it.
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