Samantha Ponder Biography
Samantha Ponder (formerly known as Samantha Steele) is an American sportscaster and television personality. She is the host of Sunday NFL Countdown on ESPN. She was also a reporter/host for ESPN college football and also as a basketball sideline reporter.
Ponder attended Central High School in Phoenix, where she was a National Merit Scholar and earned a scholarship to attend The King’s College in New York City. She graduated in 2009 with a degree in broadcast journalism.
Samantha Ponder Age
Samantha Sainte-Claire Steele was born on December 11, 1985 in Phoenix, Arizona. She is 38years old.
Christian Ponder Samantha Ponder | Samantha Ponder Husband
Christian is the husband of Samantha. Ponder is a former NFL quarterback who played for the Minnesota Vikings, Oakland Raiders, and San Francisco 49ers.
He played college football at Florida State University and was drafted by the Vikings in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft.
Ponder is a sports broadcaster who has worked for ESPN and the SEC Network. She has covered college football, the NFL, and the NBA, among other sports. Christian Ponder and her got married in 2012 and have three children together.
Samantha Ponder Career
Ponder began her career as a sideline reporter for the Longhorn Network, covering college football games in Texas. She then moved on to work for Fox Sports, where she covered college football and basketball games. In 2011, she was named the host of the College GameDay show, which is a popular pregame show for college football.
In 2012, Ponder joined ESPN as a reporter and host, and she quickly became a prominent figure on the network. She served as a sideline reporter for Thursday Night Football games, and she also hosted the Sunday NFL Countdown show. In 2017, she took over as the host of ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown, replacing Chris Berman.
Ponder has also worked as a host for various other programs on ESPN, including the College Football Playoff Selection Show and the ESPYS. She has received several awards and honors for her work, including being named one of the “40 under 40” by Sports Business Journal in 2015.
In addition to her work in sports broadcasting, Ponder has been involved in various charitable organizations, including the Starkey Hearing Foundation and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She is also married to NFL quarterback Christian Ponder, with whom she has three children.
Samantha Ponder ESPN
Ponder began her career as a sideline reporter for the Longhorn Network and Fox Sports Net. She later worked as a reporter and host for ESPN, covering college football and basketball, as well as the NFL. Ponder has also co-hosted the ESPN College Game Day show, as well as the Sunday NFL Countdown and Monday Night Countdown shows.
She replaced Erin Andrews on College GameDay Saturdays at 10 AM ET on ESPN. She was also co-host of the Saturday 9 AM ET edition on ESPNU. Ponder has also been a regular sideline reporter for ESPN’s Thursday Night College Football with Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer, and David Pollack from August 2012 until 2014.
Samantha Ponder Net Worth
Through her sportscasting career, Ponder has been able to acquire an estimated net worth of $12.2 million.
Samantha Ponder Salary
Ponder reportedly earns around $5 million annually but it is reported that she receives $4.9 million from ESPN.
Samantha Ponder Height | How Tall Is Samantha Ponder
The celebrated sportscaster stands at a height of 5 feet 4 inches.
Samantha Ponder Measurements
Ponder’s body measurements are as follows:
- Weight: 58 Kg
- Hair Color: Blonde
- Eye Color: Blue
- Waist Size: 25 inch
- Bra Size: 35 inch
- Hip Size: 36 inch