Charly Caruso is headed to ESPN full-time.
ESPN announced that Caruso, using her real name Charly Arnolt, will be joining the network on a full-time basis as part of a multi-year contract beginning in April. Charly will continue to contribute to First Take, SportsCenter, SportsNation, and co-host First Take, Her Take.
Charly said about the move, "It is so incredibly exciting to become a full-time member of the ESPN family. I look forward to continuing to grow with such a talented group of professionals and I can't wait for all the opportunities that lie ahead."
Multi-platform host & reporter @CharlyOnTV will be joining ESPN full time beginning in April as part of a new, multi-year contract extension— ESPN PR (@ESPNPR) March 29, 2021
Arnolt will continue to contribute to @FirstTake, @SportsCenter, @SportsNation & co-host @1stTakeHerTake
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Caruso took to Instagram to express excitement over the announcement and thank WWE.
I am SO excited to announce I have accepted a full-time position with ESPN! It feels so rewarding to take this next step in my career with a company that has really fostered my growth, and given me a bounty of huge opportunities, since first bringing me on board in 2018.
(The first photo was my very first assignment for the company in Sept 2018 doing SportsCenter updates! Aww!! -- how far I’ve come!)
As I take this monumental next step in my career, I can’t do so without thanking so many of the people at WWE who I’ve spent the last nearly 5 years with. Thank you to those on and off camera who I had the chance to connect with not only professionally, but personally. Some true gems! -- And of course, thank you to the WWE Universe, a network of some of the most loyal fans in the world. I hope you all continue to stay in touch because your encouragement means everything! Lastly, thank you so very much to my family and friends who have believed in me and my dreams every step of the way. It’s been quite the journey! I love you all --
All my love, Charly Arnolt FKA Charly Caruso
Fightful Select reported on March 17 that Caruso had "gained heat backstage after consistently being late to conduct interviews meant for Raw," noting specific instances with Randy Orton and Sheamus. PWInsider added that Caruso was not expected back on WWE television and would depart once her contract expires.
Caruso served as a backstage interviewer for WWE and co-host of WWE Raw Talk before being removed from television.