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Samantha Ponder

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Sports Motivational Speaker for hire Samantha Ponder is a leading female sportscaster who is best recognized as a co-host of ESPN’s College GameDay and sideline reporter for ESPN’s coverage of college football and basketball games. In 2016, Samantha was also named the host of ABC’s competitive TV series BattleBots. Her career in the entertainment and sports industry has given her a host of experience and success tips to share with audiences as a motivational keynote speaker for women’s conferences, leadership summits, business forums and other special events.

Samantha worked her way into the sports broadcasting world when she landed an internship with ABC Sports Radio which eventually led to her first real job with the network as a research assistant for ABC-TV’s college football studio show. In 2009, Samantha joined the team at Fox Sports Net and Fox College Sports to begin her career in sideline reporting covering Pac-10 and Big 12 college football and basketball games. 2 years later she was hired by ESPN as a lead reporter for the Longhorn Network and assimilated to her position as a co-host of College GameDay in 2012. In addition to her duties on College GameDay, she now appears as the regular sideline reporter for ESPN’s Thursday Night College Football.

In 2014, Samantha welcomed her first child with former NFL quarterback and Florida State University standout Christian Ponder. In her spare time, she is a frequent guest on TV and sports radio broadcast programs around the country sharing her insights on various topics in college sports. In 2016, Samantha appeared as a celebrity spokesperson in marketing campaigns for companies including Pizza Hut and XYience zero calorie energy drinks.

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