- Birth Name Samantha Sainte-Claire Ponder
- Birth Place Phoenix, Arizona
- Famous Name Samantha Ponder
- Horoscope Sagittarius
- Father Jerry Steele
- Father Nationality American
- Mother Cindi Steele
- Mother Nationality American
- Net Worth $10 million
- Salary $4.9 million
- Siblings Barron & Jerrod
- No. of Twitter Followers 494K
- No. of Instagram Followers 406k followers
- Show Sunday NFL Countdown
- Show Time 10 a.m. to 11 a.m
- No. of Siblings two siblings
- Nationality American
- Ethnicity White
- Profession sportscaster, sideline reporter, host
- Famous for as a host and sportscaster
- Started career as a researcher assistant with ABC-TV
- Currently Working For ESPN network
- Current City Phoenix, Arizona
- University attended The King's College, New York City, Liberty College
- School attended Central High School
- Currently Married Yes
- Married to Christian Ponder (m. 2012)
- Divorce No
- Children 3
- Religion Christianity
Samantha Sainte-Claire Ponder is an American sportscaster who is currently the host of Sunday NFL Countdown on ESPN. She is also known for the replacement with Erin Andrews on College GameDay, a pre-game show broadcasted by ESPN as a part of the network's coverage.
she has worked as a host and reported many football and basketball games throughout her career. She has an estimated net worth of $12.5 million.
Husband - Christian Ponder
After having an affair for several years with her boyfriend, Christian Andrew Ponder, she got married to him on December 17, 2012, in Hudson, Wisconsin.
Her husband Christian is an American footballer, born in Dallas, Texas and has played as a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League. He was drafted in the 2011 NFL Draft with the 12th overall pick by the Minnesota Vikings.
Samantha and her husband Christian have three children together. She gave birth to a baby daughter named Bowden Sainte-Claire Ponder in 2014. The couple had their second child, a son named Robinson True on June 1, 2017.
They recently became the parents of their third child following the birth of a daughter named Price in July 2018.
Holds a Net Worth Over $12.5 million
Sam earns a huge salary of $4.9 million per year which adds up to her recent net worth of over $12.5 million. Moreover, she is also well-known as a wife of the former NFL player Christian Ponder who has collected a net worth over $8 million. Additionally, her husband Christian has collected $12,546,345 as entire career earnings, playing 6 seasons in the NFL.
After some Maths, the couple seems to have a huge fortune generated from their respective professional. Also, the couple seems to have a luxurious life which we believe is completely financed from their professional career.
Facts and Stats
She is at the age of 31 now and stands 5 feet 6 inches tall. She is active on Facebook and Twitter from where her fans can get updated about her recent activities.
Samantha Ponder was born on December 11, 1985, in Phoenix, Arizona. She is a daughter of Jerry Steele (father) and Cindi Steele (mother). Her father Jerry is an American coach and a retired basketball player. She has two brothers: Barron Steele and Jerrod Jefferson "J.J".
She is an American from the family of Christian and belongs to the white ethnic background. She spent most of her childhood in Phoenix and currently lives in Austin, Texas.
Ponder attended central high school in Phoenix and attended the King's College in New York City after high school. This young, beautiful and gorgeous reporter has proved herself through her better works during her early career.
She initially applied for a hostess job at ESPN Zone where she met Ben Keeperman, a college football researcher, and manager with ABC Sports Radio. This incident led her to an internship at the network which after led to a researcher-assistant job with ABC-TV on the college football studio show.
Ponder was offered a job as a sideline reporter for the liberty flames sports television network after transferring to Liberty University. She then worked as a sideline reporter for Fox Sports Net, Fox College Sports, Pac-10 and Big 12 college basketball and football games after leaving Liberty in 2009. She has also worked as a sideline reporter for Longhorn Network on ESPN on July 7, 2011.