Who is Samantha Ponder?

Samantha Ponder is an American journalist and sportscaster who serves as a reporter and host for ESPN college football and basketball games. Apart from being a sportscaster, she is also known for being the wife of former Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder.

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Samantha Ponder

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Full NameSamantha Sainte-Claire Steele
Birth DateDecember 11, 1985 (age 36)
Birth PlacePhoenix, Arizona, U.S.
Nick NameSamantha, Sam
EducationCentral High School; The King’s College, Liberty University
Father’s NameJerry Steele
Mother’s NameCindi Steele
SiblingsBarron & Jerrod Steele
Age36 years old
Height5’6″ (1.70 m)
Weight58 kg (128 lbs)
Hair ColorBlonde
Eye ColorBlue
Body Measurement35-25-36 inches
HusbandChristian Ponder
ChildrenBowden Saint-Claire, Robinson True, Price Ponder
ProfessionSportscaster, Sideline Reporter, Host
Net Worth$15 million
AffiliationsESPN, FOX Sports
Active Since2006
Social MediaInstagramTwitterFacebook

Samantha Ponder, whose full name is Samantha Sainte-Claire Ponder, was born on December 11, 1985, in Natalie Diamante Bryant, Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Cindi and Jerry Steele, her parents, are preachers, and she has three siblings about whom little is known. Samantha attended Central High School in Phoenix before going on to The King’s College in New York, which is a private non-denominational Christian college.

Samantha Ponder Husband

Samantha is married to Christian Ponder, a former quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings. After dating for a while, they married on December 17, 2012. Bowden Sainte-Claire Scout, Robinson True, and Price Anne-Drew are the three children of the couple. Bowden, their first girl, was born in July 2014, and Robinson, their only boy, was born in June 2017. Price, the youngest of the three daughters, was born in July of 2018.

Christian Ponder is a former NFL quarterback who played for the Minnesota Vikings, Oakland Raiders, Denver Broncos, and San Francisco 49ers throughout his career. His professional career began in 2011 and ended in 2016.

Samantha Ponder Net Worth
Samantha Ponder with Husband and children


She applied for a hostess position at ESPN Zone while at King’s College, and it was there that she met Ben Keeperman, an ABC Sports Radio manager. She eventually went on to work for ABC Sports radio as an intern before being hired as a researcher assistant. Samantha went on to Liberty University, where she worked as a sideline reporter for the Liberty Flames’ sports television network.

Samantha Ponder Net Worth

Samantha is a top journalist in the industry and she has an estimated net worth of $15million.