Samantha Ponder is a popular sports commentator who has invaluable contributions to the sporting world. Also, she has been working as the host of Sunday NFL Countdown on ESPN.

Picture of American sports commentator, Samantha Ponder
Caption: Picture of an American sports commentator, Samantha Ponder (Photo: Instagram)


Samantha Ponder Ethnicity

American sports commentator, Samantha was born on December 11, 1985, in Phoenix, Arizona. Her birth name is Samantha Saint-Claire Steele with the zodiac sign Sagittarius. She is the daughter of parents  Jerry Steele (father) and mother Cindi Steele. Her father Jerry was a professional player and a retired coach. Therefore, she had a fascination for sports since her childhood. 

Samantha Ponder's childhood picture with her grandfather
Caption: Samantha Ponder's childhood picture with her grandfather (Photo: Instagram)


Having American nationality, Samantha is of North American ethnicity. Two of her siblings' brothers are named Barron and Jerrod Jefferson or "J.J.". She enrolled at Central High School located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Then she joined The King’s College in NYC but transferred to Liberty University after receiving a Liberty Flames job opportunity upon graduation.


Samantha Ponder Married Life; Her Husband

Before tying the knot officially, she & her spouse dated for several years. Few people are aware that the two started dating after Christian made a move and sent a private message on Twitter. After going on a few dates with the quarterback, Samantha realized he was just the right guy for her.

Samantha Ponder clicking selfie with her spouse Christian Ponder
Caption: Samantha Ponder clicking selfie with her spouse Christian Ponder (Photo: Instagram)


The Christmas lights used to spell out 'Marry Me' as her then beau Christian proposed to her. The duo got engaged after he gave her a cushion-cut diamond ring. The wedding ring also features two halos, with a pink and a white diamond in each of the halos. On December 17th, 2012, Samantha got married to her husband Christian Ponder. Her spouse is Christian former American football quarterback.

Samantha Ponder clicking selfie with her husband Christian Ponder
Caption: Samantha Ponder clicking selfie with her husband Christian Ponder (Photo: Instagram) 


The couple tied the knot in a beautiful wedding ceremony held in Hudson, Wisconsin courthouse. Similarly, a small group of family and friends attended the wedding meal at Arby's. In April 2012, the formal ceremony took place. Since 2012, Samantha with her husband Christian living a blissful married life. The couple's married life went smoothly without any rumors of a split.


Samantha's Mother of 3 Kids

Samantha announced her pregnancy after two years of marriage with her spouse. Their first child was a daughter Bowden Saint-Claire Ponder born in 2014. They named their daughter after Christian’s former college coach, Bobby Bowden & nicknamed Scout, after Samantha’s favorite book, “To Kill a Mockingbird.” The duo again became the parents of a son Robinson True Ponder. Robinson was born in June 2017.  

Samantha Ponder with her hubby Christian & their 3 kids
Caption: Samantha Ponder with her hubby Christian & their 3 kids (Photo: Instagram)


Samantha & her husband Christian welcomed their child, a daughter Price Ponder. Their son Price was born in July of 2018. When their newly born daughter, Price, had to be rushed into an emergency room for surgery. Mount Sinai Hospital's expert doctors helped Price recover successfully. The couple lives in Arizona with their children, occasionally commuting to New York City. At the moment, they enjoy a relaxed lifestyle and are happy.


What's Samantha Ponder Net Worth? Her House & Salary

Samantha Ponder has a net worth of $15 Million collected out of her successful career. Working as a sportscaster at ESPN and FOX Sports. She earned the name, fame as well as wealth. Working at ESPN, Samantha also earned a jaw-dropping salary of $4.9 million per year. An $800, thousand house owned by the couple was later sold for $1.1 million.

Samantha Ponder posing for picture with her son with a jeep
Caption: Samantha Ponder posing for a picture with her son with a jeep (Photo: Instagram)


Samantha & her spouse Christian buy another property in Phoenix, Arizona, worth around $2.2 million. Also, her husband Christian Ponder's net worth is estimated at around $12 Million. He collected an impressive sum of money out of his short-lived professional career. During his active time, he earned almost $2.5 million annual wages. 


Height of Samantha Ponder

This sportscaster is a beautiful lady who has a height of 5 feet 6 inches tall or 1.70 M tall. While her body weighs around 128 pounds or 58 Kg. Samantha has slim-built body features with body measurements that include 35-inches of the breast, 25-inches of the waist, and 35-inches of hips. Ponder has blonde hair with blue eyes color.


Career of Samantha

American sportscaster, Samantha career started after doing internship at the ABC Sports Radio network. Due to her work, she was converted into an ABC-TV assistant researcher inside the studio. After graduation, she started working with FOX Sports Net and FOX College Sports mainly as a sideline reporter. Also, she had worked with the coverage of Pac-10 and Big 12 conference games.

Picture of Samantha Ponder reporting
Caption: Picture of Samantha Ponder reporting (Photo: Instagram)


On July 7, 2011, Samantha joined the ESPN network after gaining years of experience working at the FOX network. She has been working as the host of Sunday NFL Countdown on ESPN. Ponder worked for ESPN college football and basketball sideline reporting before hosting Sunday NFL Countdown. Ponder replaced Andrews as co-host of College GameDay Saturdays on ESPN as well as the 9 AM ET edition on ESPNU.

Samantha Ponder posing for picture
Caption: Samantha Ponder posing for a picture (Photo: Instagram)


Ponder served as a sideline reporter on ESPN's Thursday Night College Football with Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer, and David Pollack from August 2012 until 2014. Samantha moved to Austin, Texas, after accepting her position as a sideline reporter with the Longhorn Network.