Of Dutch ancestry, she is a 2001 graduate of Myers Park High School in Charlotte, N.C., where she played softball.
Attended, with her fellow Fox News correspondents, Ainsley Earhardt and Heather Childers, the same elementary school, Sharon Elementary School, in Heather's and her hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina.
Graduate of the University of North Carolina-Wilmington (UNCW), with an honors degree in Communications Studies, in 2005. She had run varsity track as a student and served as the philanthropy chair of her sorority, Alpha Delta Pi.
Daughter of Susan Kooiman and Wally Kooiman.
Has a yellow Labrador retriever named "Baxter".