Charly Arnolt (formerly Charly Caruso in WWE) has joined ESPN on a full-time basis, after the recent conclusion of her time with WWE.
ESPN's press release reads, in part, "Multi-platform host and reporter Charly Arnolt will be joining ESPN on a full-time basis beginning in early April as part of a new, multi-year contract extension with the network. Arnolt – who recently launched the weekly ESPN Podcast First Take, Her Take alongside Kimberley A. Martin and Chiney Ogwumike – will continue to have a significant role across many of the network’s other signature brands as well."
Arnolt wrote on Instagram, in part, "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.
"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."
As noted, Arnolt had made occasional appearances for several ESPN news and talk programs, beginning in 2018.
Arnolt departs WWE after a five year run with the organization. Much of her time was spent as backstage interviewer and Kickoff/post-show hostess. She was last used by WWE on February 22, amid reports that she had garnered some heat backstage for reportedly being late for interviews, and was subsequently replaced by Kevin Patrick.