Co-Host, "NBA INSIDE STUFF"
Aside from her busy and rewarding role with Inside Stuff, Summer’s television career has skyrocketed over the past several years, as she has hosted and continues to host a variety of shows on various networks. She is currently hosting the entertaining Fox Sports show “The Sports List,” which debuted in July and focuses on various aspects of sports, from a superlative point of view, including the biggest meltdowns ever, the sexiest athlete, the dumbest plays in history, and the great moments in sports, among others.
Summer has worked extensively with NBC, having previously joined the staff at the Today Show as a Special Correspondent for the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. Summer continues to be a guest reporter for the morning ratings juggernaut by doing features for the show. In addition to her role with Today, Summer reached millions of kids each afternoon as Jim Lampley’s co-host for the popular kids’ Olympics show, Scholastic at the Olympics, which aired each afternoon on MSNBC. She was also previously seen as a sideline reporter for the WNBA back when it opened on NBC. Summer also served as an on-site reporter for NBC at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City and was also an on-air correspondent for NBC Sports at the Ford Gorge Games in Portland, Oregon in July 2002. She currently hosts the syndicated show, U.S. Olympic Gold, which tracks athletes in their pursuit towards both the Winter and Summer Olympics.
Not one for lacking ambition, Summer also completed hosting the second year of “Beg Borrow and Deal” on ESPN. Her passion to communicate with kids is underscored by her role as the hip and funny host of Nickelodeon's hit game show, Figure it Out. Summer’s personality and interview skills were also seen on EXTRA, as she covered the 2003 Major League Baseball World Series.
Summer also served as co-host of the 2001-2003 Arthur Ashe Kid's Day, an annual event at the USTA National Tennis Center to kick off the U.S. Open.
If her busy schedule was not enough Summer often finds time to stop by pools, talk with children and is involved with UNICEF. Appointed US Fund for UNICEF National Ambassador in 1995, Summer uses her voice to speak for children around the world who are in need.
At the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, Summer Sanders emerged as the most decorated U. S. swimmer, winning two gold medals, a silver medal, and a bronze medal. The California native captured three gold medals at the 1990 Goodwill Games before embarking on her collegiate career at Stanford University. In two years at Stanford, she compiled six individual NCAA titles and four relay championships. Sanders earned back-to-back NCAA Swimmer of the Year awards and propelled Stanford to a national championship in 1992.