Anna Kooiman is an American television host and a blogger on fitness, travel, and lifestyle. Currently she works as a substitute anchor and panelist on News Corp's Australian division Network Ten. She is the former anchor of Fox Networks’ ‘Fox and Friends Weekend,’ the No. 1 weekend cable morning show, which dealt with news on politics, current affairs, lifestyle, and fun. She worked for Fox News Channel in New York City for five years. A major contributor to the show’s 2016 US presidential election coverage, her interviews with Donald Trump and other candidates, and the coverage of election related issues that were of concern to the Americans, were highly appreciated. She is equally talented as an anchor as well as afield reporter. Some of her remarkable live coverage includesthe terror attacks in San Bernardino, California and Orlando, Florida; Hurricane Sandy;the devastating Moore, Oklahoma tornadoes; and the powerful North American Blizzard of 2015.
Anna Kooiman started working as a TV broadcast journalist in 2004, by taking up a job as a sideline reporter for Fox Sports during her college days at University of North Carolina Wilmington. After graduation, she continued to work as a reporter, anchor and video journalist for WWAY in Wilmington, North Carolina. In 2007, she moved to Toledo, Ohio, and worked as the morning anchor and reporter for WNWO, a local NBC affiliate. There she also worked as a franchise reporter for a partnership with US Marshals that helped to arrest over 100 fugitives.
In May 2008, she moved to Charlotte, and worked as an anchor/reporter/host for Fox News Rising, a four-hour news and entertainment show on then Fox affiliate WCCB. At WCCB-TV, she reported on local news, entertainment stories, weather and traffic.
AFAA and Turbo Kick Certified, she also worked as a fitness instructor in Charlotte in August 2008. She served as a fitness instructor for kids in an inner-city after-school program as well.
In December 2011, she joined Fox News Channel as the New York-based correspondent. She reported on health, fitness, and general issues. She was also the host on the weekend edition of Fox Channel's ‘Fox & Friends.’ She covered the Fox debates for the GOP primary in Detroit, and hosted Fox News Extra segments.
She hosted the All American New Year for Fox Channel as well. Her show, ‘Roadtrip with Anna Kooiman’ took viewers to different places in the United States, while checking bucket list items. She anchored and contributed to several New Year’s Eve specials aired internationally on Fox News Channel. She has won two NC Associated Press Awards.
While working at Fox Channel, she went stunt flying with the Air National Guard and played baseball with the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians. She left Fox News in September 2016 to follow her husband who took up a new job in Sydney. Currently, she is a freelance host on several nationally broadcast Australian TV networks. She is a substitute anchor and panelist on Network Ten news programs, ‘Studio 10’ and ‘The Project.’
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Anna Kooiman was born on February 7, 1984, in Charlotte, North Carolina, to Wally Kooiman and Susan Kooiman. Her parents own businesses like Southeast Oasis Pool and the Peppermint Forest Christmas Shop in Charlotte. She is of Dutch ancestry, and has a brother, Michael Kooiman.
Anna attended Myers Park High School, graduating in 2002 before joining the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She was good at softball and also played with the SouthPark Youth Association.
She married Australian native Tim Stuckey on July 31, 2015 at Manhattan's Central Park Loeb Boathouse, after dating him for three years. Soon after her marriage, she left Fox Channel, and moved to Sydney where Stuckey landed a new job with the financial firm Tullet Prebon.
Anna has completed four marathons and participated in numerous triathlons. She also ran the 2008 Glass City Marathon, and finished 3rd in the women's division. In April 2014, she completed the Boston Marathon while reporting about the race and conducting interviews for Fox News Channel.
In November 2014, she ran the New York City Marathon, and raised over $55,000 on Crowdrise as donations to Folds of Honor, which provides scholarships and assistance to families of American troops who died or were injured in service.
In April 2016, she was crowned Festival Queen at the North Carolina Azalea Festival. In December 2016, she launched a lifestyle, travel, and fitness website.