Samantha Ponder Steele (born December 11, 1985, in Phoenix, Arizona, USA) is an American sportscaster who currently hosts Sunday NFL Countdown on ESPN. She previously worked as a sideline reporter for ESPN college football and basketball games. She also took over for Erin Andrews on College GameDay, an ESPN pre-game show that airs as part of the network’s coverage of college football.
Early Life of Samantha Ponder
Samantha Ponder Steele was born on December 11, 1985, in Phoenix, Arizona, to Cindi Steele and Jerry Steele. Her father is an American coach and former basketball player. She has two brothers, Barron Steele and Jefferson “J.J.”
She is 34 years old as of 2019 and was born under the sign of Sagittarius. Her nationality is American, and her ethnicity is White. Concerning her education, she attended Central High School in Phoenix. She later attended King’s College in New York for further studies.
What are the Net Worth and Salary of Samantha Ponder?
Samantha Ponder’s net worth is estimated to be $12.5 million as of 2019. Similarly, her profession pays her more than $4.9 million per year.
Who is Samantha Ponder Husband?
Samantha married Christian Ponder, the then-Minnesota Vikings quarterback, on December 17, 2012, in Hudson, Wisconsin. Bowden Sainte-Claire “Scout” Bowden Sainte-Claire “Price” Bowden Sainte-Claire “Price” Bowden Sainte-Claire “Scout” Bowden Sainte-Claire “Scout” Bowden Sainte-Claire “Scout” Bowden Sainte-Cl
They have a happy married life with their daughter. Furthermore, there is no issue or rumor regarding their separation or external affairs.
Samantha Ponder’s Awards and Achievements
So far, she has received no awards or nominations.
Samantha Ponder: Rumors and Controversy
Her life is not shrouded in rumors or controversy.
Body Measurement of Samantha Ponder
Samantha Ponder, an American reporter, is 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs 58 kg. Samantha Ponder has 432k Instagram followers, 492k Twitter followers, and 4292 Facebook followers.
Professional Career of Samantha Ponder
- First, she applied for a hostess position at ESPN Zone, where she met Ben Keeperman, a college football researcher and manager with ABC Sports Radio.
- Following that, she was offered an internship at the network, and as a result, she was hired as a researcher assistant with ABC-TV on the college football studio show.
- She then transferred to Liberty University after Sr. Sports Producer Bruce Carey offered her a job as a sideline reporter for the Liberty Flames sports television network. She worked there until 2009.
- In 2009, she began working as a sideline reporter for Fox Sports Net and Fox College Sports, covering Pac-10 and Big 12 college basketball and football games.
- Samantha was hired as a sideline reporter for ESPN’s Longhorn Network along with Kevin Dunn and Lowell Galindo on July 7, 2011.