Charly Arnolt, an American sports broadcaster, and television personality, is currently working for the multimedia platform OutKick. She was a sportscaster and ring announcer with WWE from 2016 to 2021, where she used the ring name, Charly Caruso. In addition, she worked as a backup host and moderator on ESPN’s First Take alongside Stephen A. Smith and Molly Qerim. However, in April 2023, she left ESPN to join OutKick – a sports, news, and politics platform founded by Clay Travis.
Arnolt was brought into the world in Indianapolis, Indiana. Her heritage is Italian American. During her childhood, Arnolt fostered an affection for sports and started participating in softball, volleyball, and gymnastics. Despite her aspirations of becoming a gymnast and participating in the Olympics, she had to retire from the sport owing to injuries.
Similarly, her dreams of playing volleyball at a college level were impeded due to her height. Arnolt attained a degree in broadcast journalism from American University in 2010, graduating summa cum laude. Prior to that, she attended North Central High School.
Charly Arnolt Career
Commencing her journalism career in 2010, she became a reporter at WSAZ-TV stationed in Huntington, West Virginia. Afterward, Arnolt transitioned to Indianapolis, where she was a freelance reporter for WXIN “Fox 59”. Subsequently, she relocated to Kansas City, Missouri, and joined WDAF-TV “Fox 4” in 2011.
She spent nearly two years there before returning to WXIN in 2014 as an anchor and sports reporter. In 2016, Arnolt attended a WWE SmackDown show in Indianapolis as a guest of her friend Tony Khan, who is a co-owner of All Elite Wrestling and also works for the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars.
During the event, she met Mark Carrano, the Senior Director of Talent Relations at WWE, who introduced her to Michael Cole. Cole is responsible for hiring TV broadcasters and ring announcers for the company and was interested in Arnolt’s talent. Unfortunately, there were no job openings at that time.
However, when Brandi Rhodes left WWE in May 2016, an opportunity arose for Arnolt to join the company. She began working as a ring announcer for WWE NXT under the name Charly Caruso and quickly moved up to the main roster.
She interviewed WWE superstars and hosted events on various platforms such as USA Network, WWE YouTube, WWE social media, and WWE Network. Arnolt also hosted pre-show panels and conducted backstage interviews on Monday Night RAW and WWE NXT until 2021, when she decided not to renew her contract with WWE.
In September 2018, Charly became a part of ESPN and started giving updates on SportsCenter. She also hosted the SportsCenter show on Snapchat. A few months later, she was asked by someone in the talent department what she would prefer to do at the network.
As a result, in late December 2018, she made a favorable impression and received more opportunities to host First Take, eventually becoming the primary fill-in host. Charly was also a member of the First Take, Her Take podcast on ESPN along with Kimberley Martin and Elle Duncan.
The weekly show followed the same format as the television show and allowed them to discuss various topics related to their lives and culture. Apart from these roles, Charly frequently appeared on SportsNation on ESPN+ and other shows on the streaming service.
However, it was challenging for her to ensure that there were no scheduling conflicts between her WWE and ESPN commitments. Eventually, she transitioned fully from WWE to ESPN. On July 9, 2022, Arnolt made her first appearance as a fight interviewer at UFC on ESPN: dos Anjos vs. Fiziev.
Arnolt left ESPN in April 2023 and became a part of OutKick, a multimedia platform for sports, news, and politics founded by Clay Travis. She remarked that she could express herself freely at OutKick without the fear of cancel culture, stating, “Cancel culture doesn’t exist here.”
Charly Arnolt Biography
|Real Name||Charly Arnolt|
|Birth Date||July 14, 1987|
|Age (as of 2023)||35 Years|
|Birth Place||Indianapolis, Indiana, United States|
|Height||in feet inches – 5’ 2” – in Centimeters – 157 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 56 kg – in Pounds – 123 lbs|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Who is her boyfriend?||None|
Currently, she remains unmarried and single despite being romantically linked with several individuals. One notable instance was in 2016 when she was rumored to be involved with Seth Rollins, although no official confirmation was made.
Charly Arnolt is a well-known social media influencer who shares her pictures and videos with her followers, ultimately leading to an increase in her following. Charly makes use of several social media applications and has gained many followers across various platforms. Notably, she has over 892k admirers on Instagram, more than 149k on Twitter, and over 24k on Facebook.
Charly Arnolt Net Worth
With a net worth of $500,000, Charly Arnolt primarily generates income from her career as an anchor. She earns a significant portion of her earnings from hosting the show “Monday Night Raw” and conducting backstage interviews. Additionally, she also profits from her YouTube channel.