Samantha Ponder Steele (born on 11th December 1985 in Phoenix, Arizona, the United States) is an American sportscaster who is currently working as the host of Sunday NFL Countdown on ESPN. Previously, she served as the sideline reporter for ESPN college football and basketball games. She also replaced with Erin Andrews on College GameDay, a pre-game show broadcasted by ESPN as a part of the network’s coverage.
Samantha Ponder: Bio, Age, Education
Samantha Ponder Steele was born on 11th December 1985 in Phoenix, Arizona, the United States to her mother, Cindi Steele, and father, Jerry Steele. Her father is an American coach and a retired basketball player. As siblings, she has two brothers named Barron Steele and Jefferson “J.J”.
As of 2019, she is 34 years old and belongs to the birth sign Sagittarius. By nationality, she is an American and her ethnicity is White. Talking about her education, she attended Central High School, Phoenix. Later, she joined King’s College, New York for further studies.
The American reporter, Samantha Ponder stands at the height of 5 feet & 9 inches and weighs 58 kg. Samantha Ponder holds 432k followers on Instagram, 492k followers on Twitter and 4292 followers on Facebook.
Samantha Ponder: Net Worth
- Firstly, she applied for a hostess job at ESPN Zone where she met Ben Keeperman, a college football researcher and manager with ABC Sports Radio.
- After that, she got an internship at the network, as a result, she was appointed as a researcher assistant job with ABC-TV on the college football studio show.
- She then transferred to Liberty University when Liberty’s Sr. Sports Producer Bruce Carey offered her the job of sideline reporter for the Liberty Flames sports television network. She worked there until 2009.
- In 2009, she started working as a sideline reporter for Fox Sports Net and Fox College Sports, Pac-10 and Big 12 college basketball and football games.
- On 7th July 2011, ESPN’s Longhorn Network announced hiring Samantha as their sideline reporter along with Kevin Dunn and Lowell Galindo.
According to the sources, Samantha Ponder has an estimated net worth of $12.5 million as of 2019. Similarly, she earns a salary above $4.9 million per year from her profession.
Samantha Ponder: Personal Life; Relationship & Affairs
Regarding her love life, Samantha married Christian Ponder, the then Minnesota Vikings quarterback on 17th December 2012 in Hudson, Wisconsin. The couple welcomed their daughters named Bowden Sainte-Claire “Scout” in July 2014 & Price in July 2018 and a son named Robinson True in June 2017.
They are living a happy married life together with their daughter. Also, there is no issue or rumor about their separation and external affairs.
Samantha Ponder: Awards and Achievements
She hasn’t won any awards or nominations so far.
Samantha Ponder: Rumors and Controversy
There is no rumor and controversy regarding her life.
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|Full Name:||Samantha Ponder|
|Birth Date:||December 11, 1985|
|Height:||5 feet 9 inches (1.75m)|
|Net Worth||$12.5 million|
|Birth Place||Phoenix, Arizona|
|Siblings||Barron Steele and Jefferson “J.J”|
|Kids||Bowden Sainte-Claire “Scout” , Price and Robinson True|
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