Samantha Ponder Wiki, Married, Husband, Children, Salary and Net Worth

Date: 29 Jun, 2017

Samantha Ponder Wiki, Married, Husband, Children, Salary and Net Worth

Samantha Ponder was born on December 11, 1985, in Phoenix, Arizona in the United States. She is an American Sportscaster who currently hosts Sunday NFK Countdown on ESPN. Before that Ponder worked as a reporter and host for ESPN college football and also as a basketball sideline reporter. She grew up in Phoenix, Arizona and belongs to white ethnicity.

Ponder attended Central High School in Phoenix for education. After her high school, she first attended The King`s College in New York City. While she was in New York City, she applied for a hostess job at ESPN Zone. There she met Ben Keeperman who was a college football researcher and manager with ABC Sports Radio. Knowing him led her to an internship at the network which in turn led her to a researcher-assistant job with ABC-TV on the college football studio show. 

She got transferred to Liberty University after Liberty's Sr. Sports Producer named Bruce Carey offered her a job as sideline reporter. The job was for the Liberty Flames Sports television network. 

In 2009 she left Liberty and started working for Fox College Sports and Fox Sports Net as a sideline reporter for Big 12 and Pac-10, college basketball and football games. ESPn’s Longhorn Network announced on July 7, 2011, that it had hired Ponder as a sideline reporter. Ponder, along with Lowell Galindo and Kevin Dunn were the newly created network's first three talent hires. After accepting her position with the Longhorn Network, Ponder shifted to Austin, Texas.

Ponder replaced host Erin Andrews on College GameDay on  Saturdays at 10 AM ET on ESPN. She also co-hosted the Saturday 9 AM ET edition on ESPNU. Besides her duties on College Gameday, Ponder had been the regular sideline reporter for ESPN's Thursday Night College Football with Pollack, Jese Palmer and Rece Davis from August 2012 until 2014. 

In 2016 Ponder was the host for the 2016 season of Battlebots. 

Ponder is a married woman. She married to Christian Ponder on December 17, 2012, in Hudson, Wisconsin at the age of 26. Her husband Christian then played as a quarterback for Minnesota Vikings. He is a couple of years younger to Samantha. She appeared by her married name on ESPN/ABC broadcasts Since January 1, 2013. Before that, there is no any record of her dating anyone or having a boyfriend.

In 2014 the couple gave birth to a daughter named Bowden Sainte-Claire. She was named after Bobby Christian’s coach at Florida State. They have no other children besides her. She is happily living with her family, so there is no any sign of their separation or divorce. Her spouse is very supportive towards her.

Ponder has a net worth of $12.2 million and she also earns a huge salary of $4.9 million every year. She has a height of 5 feet and 7 inches and has a very attractive, hot and sexy body structure. Her bio and works are found in wiki pages and other sites.