Samantha Ponder Biography

( 1985 - )
December 16, 2018
First published on:January 26, 2017
by Bchrome

Facts of Samantha Ponder

Date of Birth: 1985, December 11
Age: 33 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 6 Inch
Birth Sign:: sagittarius
Birth Name Samantha Sainte-Claire Ponder
Famous Name Samantha Ponder
Father Jerry Steele
Mother Cindi Steele
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Birth Place Phoenix, Arizona
Religion Christianity
Currently Working For ESPN network
Salary $4.9 million
Net Worth $10 million
Currently Married Yes
Married to Christian Ponder (m. 2012)
Children 3
Divorce No
Profession sportscaster, sideline reporter, host
Current City Phoenix, Arizona
Started career as a researcher assistant with ABC-TV
Famous for as a host and sportscaster
School attended Central High School
University attended The King's College, New York City, Liberty College
Father Nationality American
Mother Nationality American
Full Name Samantha Ponder
Horoscope Sagittarius
Birth Date December 11, 1985
Siblings Barron & Jerrod
No. of Twitter Followers 494K
No. of Instagram Followers 406k followers
Height 5 feet 6 inch
Weight 58 kg
Show Sunday NFL Countdown
Show Time 10 a.m. to 11 a.m
No. of Siblings two siblings

Samantha Sainte-Claire Ponder is an American sportscaster who currently works as a reporter for ESPN college football.  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.

Samantha Ponder Early life

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.

Samantha Ponder Career Highlights

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 in the 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 in ESPN on July 7, 2011. 

Samantha Ponder personal life 

After having an affair for several of 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.

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Samantha Ponder Net worth and Salary

Sam earns a huge salary of $4.9 million per year which adds up to her recent net worth of over $10 million.

She is at the age of 31 now and stands 5 feet 6 inches tall. She is active in Facebook and Twitter from where her fans can get updated about her recent activities.

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