Kimmie was born in Evanston and grew up in Bartlett. She has a broadcast journalism degree from the S.I. Newhouse school of Public Communications at Syracuse University. She worked briefly in Syracuse doing weekends before moving to Burlington, VT for her first full time gig. She was hired to do nights for KMLE Country @ 107.9 5 months later. She was added to their sister station Live 101.5 shortly after & spent 2.5 years in the Valley of the Sun before coming back home to be a part of the US*99 family. She has a 2 year old Doxie mix named Boots & is addicted to coffee & obsessed with tacos.