Sam Ponder is a famous American sportscaster. Sam, also known as Samantha, is currently known as the host f the Sunday NFL countdown on the broadcasting channel ESPN, an American pregame television program that covers the NFL action for the week.

Sam has previously worked as the sideline reporter for college football and basketball for ESPN. Sam replaced Erin Andrews, and she appeared in the College Gameday, a pregame show broadcasted by ESPN. 

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Full NameSam Ponder
Date of birthDecember 11, 1985
Birth PlacePhoenix, Arizona USA
FatherJerry Steele
Mother Cindi Steele
Age36 years old
EthnicityNorth American
Height5 feet 6 inches
Hair ColorBlonde
Eye ColorBlue
Body Measurement35-25-36 inches
Net Worth$12.2million

Early Life

Sam Ponder was born in 1985 on December 11 in Phoenix, Arizona, United States. Sam’s real name is Samatha Sainte Claire Steele. Sam was born to her father, Jerry Steele, and her mother, Cindi Steele.

However, she has not shared any information regarding what her parents did for a living. Sam also has not shared any information regarding her siblings. 

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Personal Description

Sam Ponder, who seems like she is in her late 20s- is surprisingly already 36 years old and will be 37 this Dec 2022. Sma was born in America, and her nationality is American.

Sam belongs to the North American ethnic group, and she follows Christianity as her religion. Sam is confident, ambitious, hard-working, dedicated, determined, passionate, persistent, and has a similar personality to Sagittarius

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Physical Description

Sam Ponder is 5 feet 6 inches tall, and she weighs around 58 kg. Sam’s body measurements include 35-25-36 inches, and her shoe size is 6 US.

Sam has a fair complexion and has blonde colored hair. Similarly, Sam has very attractive and addictive blue-colored hair, which compliments her looks. 

Educational Background

Sam Ponder attended Central High School in Pheonix and later attended “The King’s College” in New York. Sam has applied for the hot job at ESPN Zone and later was transferred to “Liberty University” after she worked as a sideline reporter for Liberty Flams. Sam graduated from the University is 2009. 

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How did Sam Ponder start her career?

Sam Ponder first applied for the job of hostess at ESPN Zone when she was in her college days, and there she met Ven Keeperman, a college football researcher and also the manager with ABC Sports radio, and she even got the internship as a researcher-assistant job with ABC-TV.

After she transferred to “Liberty University” she worked as the sideline reporter for the Liberty Flames sports network. Later, she worked for Foz Sports Net and Fox Collee Sports as a sideline reporter in 2009. Sam joined ESPN’S longhorn network in 2011 on July 7 as a sideline reporter. 

Sam appeared as the host of Sunday NFL Countdown in March 2017 and is also the former contributor to College Football Live. Sam has been awarded Emmy awards 6 times and has served as a reporter at “College Gameday” and “ABC Saturday Night Football telecast.” Sma was also the former weekly columnist for 

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Controversy entangled Sam Ponder when she spoke against the company on the eve of ESPN2’s debut of the late nite show Barstool Van Talk in October 2017.

Portnoy even called her a “cancer which is just spreading and infecting the network.” Later in her 2018 September 11 tweet, she mentioned that she did not want Barstool Van Talk to cancel, and she had a desire to appear in the show. 

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Sam Ponder is married to American football player Christian Ponder, and they got married in 2012 on December 17 in Hudson, Wisconsin.

Sam and Christian are parents to daughter Brownden Sainte Claire, Bobby Bowden, Robinson True, and Price Ponder. They are happy together, and there is no rumor regarding their separation. 

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Net Worth

Sam Ponder is a big name in sports reporting, and she has achieved huge stardom and fortune in her career from her dedication and hard work. Sam’s estimated net worth is around $12.2 million

Social Media

Sam Ponder is active on social media handles, and her Instagram account is @samanthaponder and has 532k followers and 1452 posts. Sam’s Twitter account is @samponder and has 472.2k followers and 14.5k tweets. 


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