Sunday NFL Countdown. Paolantonio – Philadelphia at Washington.
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Graziano – Miami at New England. Curt Menefee.
In addition to her duties on College Gameday, Ponder had been the regular sideline reporter f…
Prior to ESPN, Ponder was a host and reporter for Fox Sports where she contributed to both Fox Sports Net and Fox College’s coverage of college basketball and football in the Pac 10 and Big 12 conferences. Martin – Cleveland at Baltimore. Ponder, who started at ESPN in 2011, also worked as a reporter for college football (Thursdays), as well as Longhorn Network events, studio shows and feature stories out of the LHN studios in Austin, Texas. Host 2007-.  She transferred to Liberty University after Liberty's Sr. Sports Producer Bruce Carey offered her a job as sideline reporter for the Liberty Flames sports television network. 5.
Ponder first attended The King's College in New York City after high school.  After accepting her position with the Longhorn Network, Ponder relocated to Austin, Texas. 2. In addition to her role as host, Ponder also contributes NFL interviews and features. That same year, Kolber, a … Sam also gave birth to a boy, Robinson True, with Ponder in June 2017, and a girl, Price, in July 2018. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images), Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll Offers Update On RB Chris Carson, Dallas Cowboys, Houston Texans Reportedly Agree To Minor Trade, Matthew McConaughey Has Honest Expectation For Texas Football, NFL Insider Has Latest On Calvin Ridley’s Injury, New England Patriots Wide Receiver Corps Is A Disaster Right Now, NFL “Discussing” New Playoff Scenario, Per Adam Schefter, LeBron James Has A Blunt Message For Vice President Mike Pence, Kirk Herbstreit Shares Reaction To Controversial Penn State-Indiana Finish, John Ross Sends Clear Message To Bengals: “Trade Me”, Cowboys VP Stephen Jones Comments On Mike McCarthy’s Future, Eagles Announce Miles Sanders’ Status For Cowboys Game, Mets Star Noah Syndergaard Puts Wilpons On Blast After Team’s Sale Was Approved Today, Jimmy Johnson Reveals Who’ll Present Him At The Hall Of Fame, Doc Rivers Sends Clear Message About Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, 1 Stat Sums Up How Bad Carson Wentz Has Played This Year, Pat Fitzgerald Has High Praise For Nebraska Heading Into Saturday, ESPN Computer’s Prediction For Bucs vs. Giants Tonight, Colin Cowherd Has Message For Michigan Coach Jim Harbaugh, Stephen Jones Sends Clear Message About Cowboys Trade Rumors, Antonio Brown Reportedly Chose Bucs Over Another NFC Contender, Lane Kiffin Announces Very Serious Injury At Ole Miss Practice, College Football World Reacts To SEC’s Dan Mullen Punishment, Former Cowboys QB Sends Fans A Message About Ben DiNucci, Bryson DeChambeau Lands Major Sponsor Ahead Of The Masters.
Darlington – Tampa Bay at New Orleans.
While in New York City, she applied for a hostess job at ESPN Zone where she met Ben Keeperman, a college football researcher and manager with ABC Sports Radio and that led to an internship at the network which in turn led to a researcher-assistant job with ABC-TV on the college football studio show.  In July 2014, the couple became parents of a daughter, Bowden Sainte-Claire “Scout”. Jillian Barberie Reynolds.
Sam Ponder was named host of Sunday NFL Countdown in March 2017.
The Voice.  She started appearing on ESPN/ABC broadcasts by her married name, starting with the January 1, 2013 broadcast of the CapitalOne Bowl.  After graduating in 2009, she worked for Fox Sports Net and Fox College Sports as a sideline reporter for Pac-10 and Big 12 college basketball and football games. ESPN’s NFL pregame shows, Sunday NFL Countdown (10 am – 1 pm ET) and Monday Night Countdown (6-8 pm), will now originate from a new rooftop studio in New York during the 2020 season.
Prior to joining Fox College Sports, Ponder interned with ABC Sports Radio and assisted with research on ABC Television’s College Football Studio show in New York.
 In addition to her duties on College Gameday, Ponder had been the regular sideline reporter for ESPN's Thursday Night College Football with Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer, and David Pollack from August 2012 until 2014.  Ponder, along with Kevin Dunn and Lowell Galindo, were the newly created network's first three talent hires. A former contributor to College Football Live and the six-time Emmy-award winning College GameDay Built by The Home Depot (2012-16), Ponder also served as a reporter for the ABC Saturday Night Football telecast with Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit in 2016. She is just the third person to occupy this position in the 32-year history of ESPN’s Sunday morning NFL pregame show.