Known for her work with the Fox News Channel, Kooiman hosted North Carolina's Fox News Rising and the weekend edition of New York's Fox & Friends, among other programs.
While a student at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, she worked as a Fox Sports reporter. Following her college graduation, she was employed by ABC and NBC affiliates in North Carolina and Ohio.
Apart from her television hosting duties, she pursued a career as a North Carolina-based fitness trainer.
Born to business executive parents of Dutch ancestry, she was raised in Charlotte, North Carolina.
She and Beth Troutman were both anchors of North Carolina's Fox News Rising program.