Samantha Ponder Bio-Wiki, Age, Family, Husband, ESPN, and Salary

This article will answer every question you have about Samantha Ponder. Below are some of the frequently asked questions about her.

  1. What does Ponder do for a living?
  2. Who are Ponder’s parents and siblings?
  3. What are Ponder’s interests and hobbies?
  4. Is Ponder married or does she have a boyfriend?
  5. Does Ponder have any children?
  6. Where is Ponder now?
  7. How tall is Ponder?
  8. How much money does Ponder earn?
  9. What is Ponder’s net worth?

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Who is Samantha Ponder?

Samantha Ponder is an American sportscaster who serves as 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 transferred to Liberty University after Liberty’s Sr. Sports Producer Bruce Carey offered her a job as a sideline reporter for the Liberty Flames sports television network. She left Liberty in 2009 and she worked for Fox Sports Net and Fox College Sports as a sideline reporter for Pac-10 and Big 12 college basketball and football games. ESPN’s Longhorn Network announced on July 7, 2011, that it had hired Ponder as a sideline reporter. Samantha Ponder, along with Kevin Dunn and Lowell Galindo, was the newly created network’s first three talented hires. She relocated to Austin, Texas after accepting her position with the Longhorn Network.


While she was in New York City, she applied for a hostess job at ESPN Zone. There, she met Ben Keeperman, a college football researcher and manager with ABC Sports Radio and that led to an internship at the network. This in turn led to a researcher-assistant job with ABC-TV on the college football studio show.

A photo of Samantha Ponder
A photo of Samantha Ponder

She replaced Erin Andrews on College GameDay Saturdays at 10 AM ET on ESPN. She was also the 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.

How Old is Samantha Ponder?

Samantha Sainte-Claire Steele is 34 years old as of 2019 having been born on December 11, 1985, in Phoenix, Arizona. She shares her birthday with other famous people such as actress Donna Mills, Singer Brenda Lee, Actress Teri Garr, Rocker Nikki Sixx, Actor Rider Strong, Actress, and singer Hailee Steinfeld, among others.

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Who are Ponder’s Parents?

Steele was born to Cindi and Jerry Steele.

Does Ponder have Siblings?

Steele has two brothers, Barron Steele, and Jerrod Jefferson ¨JJ¨.

Samantha Ponder Education

Samantha attended Central High School in Phoenix. After high school, she first attended The King’s College in New York City.

Samantha Ponder Husband

Samantha married then Minnesota Vikings quarterback, Christian Ponder, on December 17, 2012, in Hudson, Wisconsin after a brief courtship. Steele started appearing on ESPN/ABC broadcasts by her married name on January 1, 2013, on a broadcast of the CapitalOne Bowl.

Samantha Ponder Kids

The couple welcomed their first child, a daughter Bowden Sainte-Claire “Scout” in June 2014. They welcomed a second child, a boy, True in June 2017, and a third child, a girl, Price, in July 2018.

Samantha Ponder Height

Adding to her beautiful well-curved body, Ponder stands at a height of 5 feet 4 inches.

Her 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

Samantha Ponder Salary

Ponder’s annual salary is not yet disclosed. In case there is any news regarding her salary, we shall update it here as soon as possible.

Samantha Ponder Net Worth

Through her sportscasting career, Ponder has been able to acquire an estimated net worth of $12.2 million.

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