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Cindi Steele (Samantha Ponder’s Mother) Bio, Age, Husband, Net Worth

Cindi Steele Biography

Cindi Steele is an American celebrity mother, is widely recognized as the mother of Samantha Ponder, a renowned American sportscaster and the host of Sunday NFL Countdown on ESPN. Samantha’s notable career includes roles as a reporter and host for ESPN college football, along with her work as a basketball sideline reporter. Before taking on the prominent role of hosting Sunday NFL Countdown, Samantha Ponder stepped into the shoes of Erin Andrews on College GameDay Saturdays at 10 AM ET on ESPN.

Additionally, she served as the co-host for the Saturday 9 AM ET edition on ESPNU. Ponder’s versatility in sports broadcasting extended to her role as the regular sideline reporter for ESPN’s Thursday Night College Football alongside Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer, and David Pollack from August 2012 to 2014.

She also made appearances on the ESPN-owned Texas-oriented regional network, Longhorn Network.

Cindi Steele Age

Cindi is around 45 years old as of 2023, she was born in the United States of America. Her age, date of birth, and birthday are not available. However, this section is under review and we are keeping tabs and will update these details once it is out.

Cindi Steele Height

Cindi stands at an average height of 5 feet 4 inches (1.63 m) tall.

Cindi Steele Family

Cindi was born and raised by her loving and caring parents, in the United States of America. After doing our research, details about her family, parents, and siblings are not publicly available. However, this section is under review and we are keeping tabs and will update these details once it is out.

Cindi Steele Husband

Cindi Steele, a cherished wife and mother, is happily married to her beloved husband, Jerry Steele. Together, they take pride in being the devoted parents of three children named Samantha Ponder, Jerrod Jefferson, and Barron Steele.

The Steele family has further blossomed with the joy of eleven grandchildren, making their household a source of warmth and love.

Cindi Steele Daughter Samantha Ponder

Cindi Steele takes immense pride in being the mother of Samantha Ponder, an accomplished American sportscaster renowned as the host of Sunday NFL Countdown on ESPN.

Born on December 11, 1985, in Phoenix, Arizona, Samantha attended Central High School in Phoenix before embarking on her academic journey. Initially enrolling at The King’s College in New York City after high school, Samantha’s foray into sports broadcasting began when she applied for a hostess position at ESPN Zone.

This encounter led her to Ben Keeperman, a college football researcher and manager with ABC Sports Radio, paving the way for an internship at the network and subsequently a researcher-assistant role with ABC-TV on the college football studio show.

Samantha’s career took a significant turn when Liberty University’s Senior Sports Producer, Bruce Carey, offered her a position as a sideline reporter for the Liberty Flames sports television network. Following her graduation in 2009, she continued to make her mark in the industry, working as a sideline reporter for Pac-10 and Big 12 college basketball and football games with Fox Sports Net and Fox College Sports.

On July 7, 2011, Samantha Ponder became part of ESPN’s Longhorn Network as a sideline reporter, marking a milestone in her broadcasting journey. This decision prompted her to move to Austin, Texas. Notably, Samantha, a woman of faith, adheres to Christian beliefs.

After a brief courtship, she entered into matrimony with then-Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder on December 17, 2012, in Hudson, Wisconsin. Following her marriage, Samantha began appearing on ESPN/ABC broadcasts using her married name, starting with the January 1, 2013, broadcast of the Capital One Bowl.

In July 2014, Samantha and Christian celebrated the arrival of their first child, a daughter named Bowden Sainte-Claire “Scout.” Their family expanded further with the birth of a son, Robinson True, in June 2017, and a daughter, Price Anne-Drew, in July 2018.

Cindi Steele Net Worth

Cindi has an estimated net worth of $1 million dollars. While her daughter Samantha Ponder has an estimated net worth of $16 million dollars.

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