Samantha Ponder is an American sportscaster who currently hosts ESPN ‘Sunday NFL Countdown’. She previously was a contributor to college football and basketball games.
Samantha Ponder, who married American footballer Christian Ponder, is a mother of two kids. Her father Jerry Steele was also a basketball player. Samantha Ponder and husband Christian Ponder tied a knot in a courthouse in Hudson, Wisconsin in 2012.
The first children of the couple were Bowden Sainte-Claire, born in July 2014. They have recently welcomed their second child, a son in 2017.
Samantha is a daughter of Jerry Steele and Cindi Steele. Her father Jerry Steele was a Phoenix-based former basketball player and a coach.
Ponder earned her high school degree from Central High School. She then attended New York’s liberal arts college ‘The King College’, but due to some work commitments, Ponder unfortunately left King’s and transferred to Liberty University where she was also offered a job.
Samantha Ponder has the height of 5 feet 6 inches. Her body weighs 58kg. She is blessed with perfect body measurements often flaunts her beautiful long legs.
The ESPN reporter also possesses blonde hair and blue eyes.
Ponder, the true stunner of ESPN has a great knowledge of football and that’s why people adore her. Also, she is highly feminine and fashionable which makes her one of the most loved females in the sports broadcasting industry.
Her long blonde hair that just sits perfectly on her head is the highlight of her beautiful looks. But at the same time, we can’t overlook her long legs and flawless body.
She has the world’s most desired wardrobe from the sports industry that’s filled with some beautiful and custom-designed outfits. When Samantha is not working, she travels to beautiful places or rather takes a few walks with her daughter.
Samantha Ponder, famous American sportscaster is currently hosting Sunday NFL Football at ESPN. She has hosted number of pre-game games shows and events including ‘College Gameday’
Ponder started off her career at ESPN, initially applying for a job as emcee at ESPN zone. Later she came in touch with Ben Keeperman who was a football researcher and manager for ABC-Sports radio. He got her internship at the network, Ponder then assisted with the research on the network college football studio program.
She also worked at Liberty Flames sports network, when Bruce Carey, Liberty’s Sr. Sports producer offered a job as a sideline reporter on the network. Prior to joining ESPN, Samantha instantly served Fox Sports as a host for Fox Sports Net as well as Fox College Sports, predominantly covering college football and basketball games for Pac-10 and Big 12 conferences.
In 2011, Samantha officially joined ESPN’s Longhorn Network as a sideline reporter. While there she also worked on network events, stories and studio shows. Moreover, she also reported for ESPN Tuesday and Saturday primetime college basketball games.
Currently, Samantha is the host for ESPN ‘Sunday NFL Countdown’ after legendary Chris Berman walked off from his roles.
Samantha Ponder is an American sportscaster whose net worth is not yet calculated. However, her husband Christian Ponder has a net worth of $12.2 million dollars. The reports don’t calculate Samantha’s annual salary but it’s reported that her husband earns $4.9 million per year.
The Ponder family currently resides in Phoenix house which costs them a whopping $2.2 million. The masterpiece of art and opulence, Ponder’s house is built on 1.5 acres of manicured lawn.