Born Samantha Steele on the 11th December 1985, in Phoenix, Arizona USA, she is a sportscaster, best known to the world for her extensive work for ESPN. She is currently the host of “Sunday NFL Countdown”, but in the past has held several hosting and co-hosting positions with ESPN.
Have you ever wondered how rich Samantha Ponder is, as of early 2018? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Ponder’s net worth is as high as $12.2 million, an amount earned through her successful career, active since the mid- 2000s.
Samantha Ponder Net Worth $12.2 Million
The daughter of Cindi and Jerry Steele, Samantha grew up in her hometown with her brothers, Barron and Jerrod, where she went to Central High School, and after which she enrolled at The King’s College in New York City. It was during these years that Samantha took an interest in sports reporting, and after a chance encounter with college football researcher Ben Keeperman – also a manager with ABC Radio Sports – she landed her first internship position at the network. She then became a researcher-assistant for ABC-TV, reporting college football, which laid the basis of her net worth.
After her career took off, she transferred to Liberty University and started working as a sideline reporter for the college sports team, Liberty Flames. In 2009, she left Liberty and got herself a spot with Fox College Sports, and then Fox Sports Net, serving as a sideline reporter for Pac-10 and Big 12 college basketball and football games as well, which helped increase her net worth.
Two years after joining Fox Sports, Samantha was recruited by the ESPN’s Longhorn Network; she was appointed as a sideline reporter, and with Lowell Galindo and Kevin Dunn, became one of the stars of the newly-formed network.
Thanks to her successful work, Samantha was promoted to the ESPN channel, and since then has held a number of positions, which have significantly boosted her net worth. She was the reporter/host for both college basketball as a sideline reporter and football on ESPN, while also serving as host of the “College GameDay”, replacing Erin Andrews. Furthermore, Samantha has also contributed to ESPN’s “Thursday Night College Football” as a sideline reporter, from 2012 to 2014, which also increased her net worth. However, she is now best known for hosting the “Sunday NFL Countdown” program which started in 2017, so her net worth is no doubt still rising.
When it comes to her personal life, Samantha has been married to NFL Minnesota Vkings quarterback Christian Ponder since 2012; the couple has a daughter and a son together.
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