Sadly for every red-blooded American male from sea to shining sea, Anna Kooiman is leaving Fox News. But grab a second crying towel, guys. She’s also leaving the good ol’ US of A. But America’s loss is Australia’s gain.
Quite possibly the most famous Sea Hawk to ever graduate from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (Class of ’05), our Anna will be headed to The Land Down Under, but will reportedly still freelance for Fox News as the opportunities present themselves.
As reported by The Hill, “Kooiman, 32, will be moving to Syndey with her husband, Tim Stuckey, as he takes a new job at the financial firm of Tullet Prebon. Stuckey is an Australian native.”
The über-fit Kooiman will probably fit right into fitness-friendly Australia. She’s already got a number of Ironman Triathlons and New York City Marathons under her belt.
Meanwhile back at the Fox News Channel;
“We’d like to thank Anna for her considerable contributions to the network and send her nothing but our best as she embarks on this new endeavor abroad,” Fox News co-President Bill Shine said.
Kooiman joined Fox News five years ago. She will continue to serve as a freelance correspondent for the network.
“It’s been a dream working at Fox News — I have learned so much in my five years here, and will be forever grateful for the opportunity to work alongside such incredible people,” Kooiman said in a statement.
A series of in-house rotating hosts will be filling Kooiman’s role between co-hosts Tucker Carlson and Clayton Morris until a permanent one is decided upon.
No date has been named for when a final determination will be made by the network.