Summer Sanders is the co-host of NBA Inside Stuff, a position she has held since December 1997. Besides joining the show’s host and executive producer Ahmad Rashad each week in the studio, Summer travels the country to give viewers a behind the scenes look at the players and personalities of the NBA and WNBA. She has covered the NBA and WNBA Finals, All-Star Games, the NBA and WNBA Drafts, and follows the exciting action that the leagues provide throughout the year. Summer’s favorite part of working for Inside Stuff is sitting down with the players to find out firsthand what it’s like to play the world’s most popular game.
Aside from her busy and rewarding role with InsideStuff, Summer’s television career has skyrocketed over the past several years. People throughout the country also know her as the hip and funny host of the Nickelodeon's hit game show for kids, Figure it Out.
Summer served as an on-site reporter for NBC at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City and is currently host of a syndicated Olympic show, U.S. Olympic Gold. She was also an on-air correspondent for NBC Sports at the Ford Gorge Games in Portland, OR in July 2002.
Summer had previously joined the staff at NBC’s Today Show as a Special Correspondent for the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. 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. During the WNBA season, Summer can be seen on NBC Sports as a sideline reporter for the network’s coverage of the WNBA on NBC.
Summer also served as co-host for the 2001 Arthur Ashe Kid's Day, an annual event at the USTA National Tennis Center to kick off the U.S. Open. She will serve as co-host for the event again this year, which is set to take place on Saturday, August 24th.
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.