Samantha Ponder was born on December 11, 1985, in Phoenix, Arizona. Her full name is Samantha Sainte-Claire Ponder. She is a famous American sportscaster from Phoenix, Arizona. She currently works for ESPN college basketball and football as a sideline reporter. She replaced Erin Andrews on College GameDay Saturdays at 10 AM ET on ESPN. On ESPNU she co-hosted the Saturday 9 AM ET. Replacing Jenn Brown on the sidelines she worked for ESPN’s Thursday Night College Football with David Pollack, Jesse Palmer, and Rece Davis. She also appeared on Longhorn Network.


She studied at Central High School located in Phoenix. After her high school, she studied at The King’s College situated in New York City. She also applied for a hostess job at ESPN Zone while she was in New York City. She there met a college football researcher and manager with ABC Sports Radio Ben Keeperman. She there got a job as a researcher-assistant intern with ABC-TV on the college football studio show. Producer Bruce Carey offered her a job and she transferred to Liberty University. She there for the Liberty Flames sports television network worked as a sideline reporter. In 2009 she left Liberty and worked for Fox College Sports and Fox Sports Net. She worked for Big 12 and Pac-10 college football and basketball games as a sideline reporter. ESPN’s Longhorn Network announced that she was hired as a sideline reporter on July 7, 2011.

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She got married to Christian Ponder on December 17, 2012, in Hudson, Wisconsin. Christian then played as a quarterback for Minnesota Vikings. Christian is a couple of years younger to Samantha. Since January 1, 2013, she appeared by her married name on ESPN/ABC broadcasts. The couple gave birth to a daughter in 2014 and named her as Bowden Sainte-Claire. She was named after Bobby Bowden Christian’s coach at Florida State. There is no any sign of their separation or divorce as they are living happily married life. Christian is very supportive towards her. They both support each other at every moment.

She has got a beautiful face and a perfect body. Her body shape is explained as an hourglass. Her dress size is 6. Her body measurement is 35-25-36 inches. Her bra size is 32 and breast size is C. Her breast are natural. She weighs 58 kg which is considered to be a normal weight. She is currently 29 years old. She holds American nationality. Her height is 5 feet and 6 inches.

She has her own official site She shares her video, bio, blogs, links, photos, etc. on her site. She also answers questions that are asked to her by her fans and viewers. She is active in using social networking sites. She uses almost all sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. She uses them to be connected with her fans. She gives her an update on recent activities in her social accounts. Her official Twitter account link is One can get her bio in Wikipedia and other wiki sites.