Samantha Ponder (ESPN) Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Parents, Husband, Wedding, Salary and Net Worth

Samantha Ponder Biography and Wiki

Samantha Ponder is an American sportscaster working for ESPN as the host of the network’s Sunday NFL Countdown. Before hosting Sunday NFL Countdown, she served as a reporter and host for ESPN college football and as a basketball sideline reporter.

She has served as a college football reporter and host for ESPN, as well as a basketball sideline reporter. Ponder took over as co-host of ESPNU’s Saturday 9 a.m. ET edition and replaced Erin Andrews on College GameDay Saturdays at 10 a.m. ET.

From August 2012 through 2014, Ponder worked as a regular sideline reporter for ESPN’s Thursday Night College Football with Jesse Palmer, Rece Davis, and David Pollack, in addition to her duties on College Gameday. Ponder has appeared on the Longhorn Network, a Texas-focused regional network owned by ESPN.

In her early career years, Ponder auditioned for a hostess position at ESPN Zone, where she met Ben Keeperman, an ABC Sports Radio college football researcher and manager, who led to an internship with the network, which led to a researcher-assistant job with ABC-college TV’s football studio show.

After Sr. Sports Producer Bruce Carey gave her a job as a sideline reporter for the Liberty Flames sports television network, she transferred to Liberty University. She worked as a sideline reporter for Fox Sports Net and Fox College Sports for Pac-10 and Big 12 college basketball and football events after graduation in 2009.

ESPN’s Longhorn Network announced Ponder’s hiring as a sideline reporter on July 7, 2011. The newly formed network’s first three talent hires were Ponder, Kevin Dunn, and Lowell Galindo. Ponder moved to Austin, Texas, after taking her position with the Longhorn Network.

Samantha Ponder Age

Ponder is 35 years old as of 2021. She was born on December 11, 1985, in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Samantha Ponder Height and Weight

She stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches.

Samantha Ponder Parents and Family

Samantha was born and brought up by her parents Jerry Steele and Cindi Steele in Arizona. Her parents are missionaries who own the charity M.A.D. Ministries. She was raised alongside her siblings Barron and Jerrod Jefferson or “J.J..”

She went to Central High School in Phoenix. She later joined The King’s College in New York City and later transferred to Liberty University and graduated in 2009.

Samantha Ponder Husband and Married

Samantha is married to Christian Ponder. Christian is a former American football quarterback playing for the Minnesota Vikings, Denver Broncos, and San Francisco 49ers. They began dating in 2012 after meeting each other on Twitter. In their marriage, Ponder and her husband have been blessed with two children Bowden Saint-Claire Ponder and Robinson True.

Samantha Ponder Salary

Ponder receives an annual salary of $$500 k from her career as a sports journalist.

Samantha Ponder Net Worth

She has an estimated net worth of $1 million as of 2021.

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