Samantha Ponder

Inside Biography


Samantha Ponder is the name of an American sportscaster working for ESPN/ABC Networks who is previously known as Samantha Steele. Samantha started to appear as Ponder after her husband’s surname since January 1, 2013.

The full name of Samantha Ponder is Samantha Sainte-Claire Ponder. She currently works as a reporter/host for the ESPN’s College Gameday, sideline reporter on ESPN’s Thursday Night Football, Super Tuesday and Saturday Primetime Basketball.

Samantha had moved to the ESPN on full time in 2012. Before being a full-timer in ESPN, she had worked in the Longhorn Network as a host and reporter and in Fox Sports as a reporter and columnist.

Early Life and Education

Bold and beautiful blonde, Samantha Ponder was born in the year December 11, 1985, at Phoenix, Arizona. She had attended Central High School in Phoenix and attended The King’s College in New York after high school. 

Samantha moved to New York from Phoenix at the age of 18 to pursue her career in sports television. While being in New York, she applied for the post of a host at ESPN Zone where she met with someone from ABC Network who helped her to do her internship at the network and later to the position of research-a s sistant with ABC-TV for the college football studio show.

After Liberty athletic director Bruce Carey offered her a job of sideline reporter for the Liberty Flames sports television network, she transferred to Liberty University to complete her education.


After being a graduate, she worked in Fox Network as a sideline reporter for the college football and basketball games. Later in 2011, she joined ESPN’s Longhorn Network as a sideline reporter.

After entering at Longhorn Network, Samantha moved to Austin, Texas and began to reside there. However, in 2012, she was offered the full-time job in ESPN Network and started to work in there ever since as a full-timer.

Personal Life

Samantha, age 28 as of 2014, she is a married woman. She is married to a Minnesota Vikings quarterback, Christian Ponder. They had a brief courtship which turned into marriage in the year 2012 December 17, after few days of her 26th birthday in Hudson, Wisconsin.

Christian is a couple of years younger to Samantha, but as the couple is happy and makes a very adorable portrait, the age gap seems not a big deal to any.

The couple is enjoying their marital life. As for now, there is no sign of Samantha being pregnant or getting divorced. Both of them are concentrated much on their career at this moment and have been supporting each other.

More of the information and pictures on Samatha can be obtained from wiki and other different internet sites. She is also active on Twitter and Facebook, from which her fans can get updated with her recent activities. She also has her website called

Net Worth and Body Measurements

Samantha is very sexy and beautiful. She has got perfect height and has maintained her body. Samantha has gorgeous curves and has looked very hot in her bikini.

She is American by nationality and white by ethnicity. She has very toned and slender legs that have added charm to her beauty. She looks ravishing in any of the outfits she wears and has good taste in clothing.

As she has to go on the field to report on the happening sports events, she always knows how to look best and has a good choice of words and skills in communicating. Samantha is satisfied on her salary, and as per her experience and popularity growth, she expects it to raise as well.

by sahra, 17 Sep, 2014

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