Following retirement from swimming, Sanders pursued a career in television. From 1997 to 2005, Sanders appeared on a plethora of programs as correspondent, co-host, and host. Highlights include eight years co-hosting "NBA Inside Stuff", becoming the first female game-show host on Nickelodeon at "Figure It Out", acting as an Olympic analyst and host for NBC during the 1996, 2000, 2002 and 2010 Olympic Games, being a Today Show special contributor from 2000-2004, and hosting Fox’s hit sports show "The Sports List". Sanders also worked as a sideline reporter for the NBA, WNBA, and US Open.
Sanders took a brief hiatus from TV to focus on life at home. She married Olympian and former U.S. Ski Team Alpine racer Erik Schlopy and has two children, Skye and Spider. Since her returned to TV in 2009, she has worked as a correspondent for Good Morning America, The Rachael Ray Show, and NBC’s Universal Sports Network. She hosted Yahoo! Sports award winning web series Elite Athlete Workout and their 2012 Olympic Games swimming coverage. She is currently on-air talent for the new Pac-12 Network.
In addition to broadcast work, Sanders is also a health and fitness advocate, producing articles, tips and workouts for various magazines, as well as the author of “Champions are Raised not Born.” She is a Right to Play Ambassador, and the national spokesperson for the ReThink Varicose Veins campaign.
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