Ben Aaron is an American-born, multiple Emmy Award-winning media personality best known for his co-hosting of the talk show Pickler & Ben, which premiered in September 2017. Prior to his current role, Aaron was the headliner of the nationally syndicated comedy talk show Crazy Talk and also served as a reporter on the New York lifestyle show New York Live, for which he won several Emmy Awards.
In addition to his brilliant career, Ben Aaron is also known for being half American TV power couple and half his wife and media colleague Ginger Zee. Let’s dive into the private life of the successful TV presenter, his biography, his family life, his children, and much more.
Who is Ben Aaron? Bio & Age
Benjamin Aaron Colonomos was born on September 10, 1981, the son of Janis Yudelson Salerno (mother) and Mark Colonomos (father). The great talk show host grew up in Piermont, a village in Rockland County, New York. Information about his early upbringing is not available. However, we do know that he received his college education at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts.
He began his career as a radio announcer at the age of 18 when he landed his first on-air appearance on Radio Disney. Immediately after college, he moved to Arizona, where he worked in radio for three years. He also worked for television and radio stations in Los Angeles and San Diego before returning to his hometown of New York.
Ben Aaron made his career breakthrough in 2009 when he got a job at WNBC as a camera reporter on the lifestyle show New York Live. His work at New York Live was very successful and earned him 4 New York Emmy Awards. He also took on additional TV credits as a feature for Extra, Meredith, and Today. Ben Aaron is also a social media star and has created the faux fitness trend of “dance walking” through a hilarious viral video that has generated over 3.4 million YouTube views since its upload in April 2012.
The talented presenter is currently making headlines on the syndicated TV talk show Pickler & Ben, which he hosts together with country singer Kellie Pickler. The show received positive reviews and high ratings after its premiere in September 2017. Among other recognitions, Pickler & Ben was nominated for 3 Day Emmy Awards in the first season: Outstanding informative talk show host, outstanding hairstyling, and outstanding direction of a talk show/entertainment news/morning show.
As proof of the popularity of their show, Ben Aaron and his co-host Kellie Pickler presented an award at the 45th annual Emmy Awards, held in May 2018. As expected, Pickler & Ben was extended for a second season.
Ben Aaron’s Wife
Ben Aaron is currently married to his TV colleague and meteorologist Ginger Zee. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology from the University of Valparaiso and is best known to television audiences for her role as the chief meteorologist of Good Morning America. Ginger Zee is also a weather editor for ABC News and a regular contributor to ABC World News Tonight. She appeared in the 22nd season of the ABC dance competition Dancing with the Stars, where she came in second place alongside her professional dance partner Valentin Chmerkovskiy.
Ben Aaron and his wife are said to have met at a Soulcycle charity event in 2012, where they were introduced by a mutual friend. Things went relatively quickly between the two lovebirds when they got engaged in August 2013 in Central Park, New York. The couple sealed the bond for next year on June 7, 2014, in an intimate ceremony that took place on the beach in the bride’s home state, Michigan. The ceremony was followed by a reception at The Inn at Bay Harbor on Little Traverse Bay of Lake Michigan.
Kids, Family Life
Ben Aaron has 2 children with his wife Ginger Zee. Their first child was born on December 17, 2015, a son named Adrian Benjamin Colonomos. The couple welcomed their second child, a son named Miles Macklin Colonomos, on February 9, 2018.
In May 2017, the TV Power couple worked on their own version of the DIY Network home renovation show with the tag Renovation Realities: Ben and Ginger.