Samantha Steele

by Jack Ol 31 Jul,2015
Samantha Steele
Personal Info
  • Birth Name Samantha Sainte-Claire Ponder
  • Birth Place Phoenix, Arizona
  • Famous Name Samantha Steele
  • Father Jerry Steele
  • Mother Cindi Steele
  • Net Worth N/A
  • Salary N/A
  • Nationality American
  • Ethnicity White
  • Currently Working For TV shows
  • Currently Married Yes
  • Married to Christian Ponder (m. 2012)
  • Divorce N/A
  • Children 1
  • Affair with Christian Ponder
  • Boyfriend Christian Ponder

Samantha Sainte-Claire Ponder / Steele, known as Samantha Ponder, is an American sportscaster by profession currently working as the sideline reporter for the ESPN college football and basketball.


She started her career as a researcher assistant at ABC- TV on the college football studio show followed by her work in numerous channels such as Liberty Flames Sports Television Network, Fox Sports Net and Fox College Sports.

Samantha Steele Early Life and Career

Born on December 11, 1985, at Phoenix, Arizona, Samantha Steele was determined to be a sports broadcaster from a very young age. Being the daughter of a couch, she was familiar with games and its techniques. Besides this, she was a volleyball player during her high school.

She did her high schooling from Central High School in Phoenix. After high school, she went to The King’s College in New York but later transferred to Liberty University as she was offered a job as a sideline reporter at Liberty Flames sports television network. She currently resides in Austin, Texas.

Samantha Steele Personal Life

Talking about her personal life, she is a happily married woman. Her boyfriend turned husband, Christian Ponder is an American football quarterback player for Minnesota Vikings. The couple had an affair for quite a few years and in 2012, they tied a knot.

Samantha got pregnant with a beautiful baby girl. They named her Bowden Sainte-Claire. It was named after Christian’s coach Bobby Bowden at Florida State.  

Though this reporter does not have many rumors and controversies to be talked but there are some news which kept everyone in shock. Samantha and Christian Viking's marriage was one of the hot topics to be discussed at the time. As the couple got married promptly and new flashed out only after their marriage. Even their family members and friends were unknown about it. The gorgeous reporter came in highlights for her marriage rather than her work.

The tall and smart sportscaster is a total fitness freak and very serious when it comes to her health and figure which can be seen clearly in her hot bikini pictures. She is also very conscious of her dress up which makes her look pretty every time when she is on camera.

She is a very down to earth person who knows how to behave appropriately with people. She travels a lot as part of her job and she enjoys it a lot.  She becomes very annoyed by her critics on Twitter to which she handles them with her witty responses.

Samantha Steele Salary and Net worth

There is no information disclosed about her net worth or about her salary but it’s sure she earns good money in relation to her fame. Some sources claim her annual salary to be about 4.9 million and is reported to be holding the net worth of about $12 million.

To know more about Samantha Ponder / Steele, she can be followed on different social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Wikipedia. Besides, there are different sites which provide a brief biography on her.

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