Ginger Zee Expecting First Child

06/29/2015 at 09:30 AM ET

Ginger Zee Pregnant Expecting First Child
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Ginger Zee‘s future is looking bright: she’s pregnant!

The ABC chief meteorologist is expecting her first child with husband Ben Aaron, she announced Monday on Good Morning America.

“This is the most nervous I’ve been in awhile,” the mom-to-be says. “The forecast for delivery is in December.”

Although Zee is known for her thrilling excursions — she’s hiked in Nepal, flown over the Andes and was on assignment on a volcano in Iceland — she admits motherhood has been a whole new roller coaster of emotions.

“In all the other adventures, a promise you will return home. This is like, when you get home, the adventure is there and that’s the big difference and why it is so emotional for me,” she says. “I’ll do anything, but this scares me.”

Zee tells PEOPLE exclusively, “I think I need to get a BabyBjörn that fits on a paraglider. Seriously though, we are elated to have the opportunity to be parents. Motherhood will absolutely be my most extreme adventure yet! Can’t wait to teach it all my favorite meteorology terms.”

The couple also recently celebrated their first wedding anniversary. Zee, 34, and Aaron, an NBC news correspondent, tied the knot during an intimate, beachside ceremony in Michigan last June.

“Ben is my partner for life. I knew it as soon as I met him,” she previously told PEOPLE.

— Anya Leon with reporting by Emily Strohm

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Mel on

Watch her every morning. Congrats to her and her husband! The most amazing blessing one can have🙂

JD on

Yay! Congrats to her. The adventure is just beginning.

charlotte on

motherhood is a blessing and a privilege. I wouldn’t call it “extreme”.

Anna on

Maybe now she will finally stop flirting with David Muir!

Julie on

She’s just darling! Congratulations to the mom-to-be!!

Kimberly on

Congrats! Well motherhood can certainly be called extreme when the little darlings turn into teenagers! Lol. I’m sure Ginger will be a wonderful mother, you do certainly have a roller coaster of emotions when your newly pregnant!

Laurie on

Thought so, she has been dressing to hide lately!! Great news!!!

gene on


David Muir is most likely gay.

Congrats to them!

Zoll on

Congratulations to them!

dinamarieburnett on

I knew on Friday from a side short she was pregnant.

kay on

@charlotte – they made the segment called her “next extreme adventure” because she has a history of going to remote locations that they title her segments that way, to regular viewers it was a cute way to announce it.

guest on

Guessed it when she turned sideways in that striped dress last week. Love her on GMA and her adventures are pretty wild BUT this one will top them all! Congratulations!

Congratulations! on

Guessed it when she turned sideways in that striped dress last week. Love her on GMA and her adventures are pretty wild BUT this one will top them all! Congratulations to the wonderful couple!

Pam on

Love her on GMA. Congratulations.

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