Grew up in South Carolina, graduating from Spring Valley High School in Columbia, South Carolina. She has lived in Massachusetts, Florida, Texas, North Carolina and New York. She completed the Austin, Texas half-marathon, went sky-diving with the U.S. Army's Golden Knights and flew in an F-16 with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds.
Ainsley and her fellow Fox News correspondents, Anna Kooiman and Heather Childers, all attended the same elementary school, Sharon Elementary School, in Charlotte, North Carolina (hometown of Anna and Heather).
Received a bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of South Carolina in 1999. She was given the University of South Carolina's Young Alumni Award and named the School of Journalism and Mass Communication's 2007 Outstanding Young Alumni. She was voted "Best Personality of the Year" in Columbia Metropolitan Magazine.
Has an older sister and younger brother.
Andrea Tantaros and Kimberly Guilfoyle attended her marriage to Will Proctor [October 25, 2012].