CHARLY Arnolt, real name Charly Caruso, is a television personality for WWE and ESPN.
Arnolt, 33, keeps herself busy as she mixes high-profile hosting gigs with daily gym sessions, a popular fitness app, and the launch of her new ESPN podcast.
Arnolt was born July 14, 1987, in Indianapolis.
She always had a passion for sports and grew up loving to play volleyball, gymnastics, and softball.
In 2010 she graduated from American University in Washington, DC, with a Bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism.
After graduation the aspiring journalist moved to West Virginia to work for a local station.
She moved to Kansas after eight months to work on the Morning Live segment on WDAF-TV.
After two years working in Kansas, she moved back to Indianapolis for a job in sports journalism.
On the Chasing Glory with Lilian Garcia podcast the 5-foot-2 beauty shared: “That’s where I got to start doing sports and I was like, ‘This is it. I love this.’"
She worked there for a little over two years before wrestling came calling.
Arnolt grew up a wrestling fan and had to sneak into her home basement to watch it because her parents were against her watching.
In 2016 she welcomed wrestling back in her life, when her close friend Tony Khan offered her a backstage ticket to a SmackDown event in Indianapolis.
At this show she gave her resume to WWE Senior Director of Talent Relations Mark Carrano.
At first there were no job openings for Arnolt but that same year ring announcer Brandi Rhodes left the company leaving an opening for Arnolt to audition for the role.
Soon she working in on the main roster as a backstage interviewer and host in WWE.
Since then she has worked in NXT, hosted Raw Talk! and has conducted countless superstar interviews.
By 2018, Arnolt had already become a fan favorite in WWE, with fans worried she would leave the wrestling company when she was offered a gig with ESPN.
She assured fans on Instagram posting: "Charly Arnolt…ESPN. WHAAAAAT!!! Been waiting my whole life to say those 4 letters!
So yep, here I am – officially an ESPN employee! (No, I am NOT leaving WWE! That’s still my home and I am so happy there!)"
Arnolt started out doing updated for SportsCenter and ESPN snapchat but eventually became a correspondent on First Take in 2019.
In 2021, the sports host announced her new hosting gig on the ESPN podcast, First Take, Her Take.
First Take, Her Take is the female-driven version of ESPN's long-running sports discussion show.
Arnolt joins prominent women in sports: NFL reporter Kimberley A. Martin, and WBNA player Chiney Ogwumike, who is the first black woman to host a national daily sports show.
The podcast debuted in January 2021 and can be listened to on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
The host's estimated net worth is $200,000 as of 2019.
Her average estimated earnings annually is $74,000.
As an Instagram spokesperson she earns between $1,270.50-$2,117.50 per post on her official account.
In addition to her hosting gigs the bombshell also finds time for several gym sessions every day, and is also a certified personal trainer.
She also runs her own fitness app called Train with Charly.
She says the app is designed for busy people who want to "build the body you have always wanted WHEREVER you are!"
Arnolt's fitness app has been featured on Vogue, Cosmopolitan, GQ, Men's Health, Pop Sugar and USA Today.
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