Charly Caruso departs from WWE and lands full time job with ESPN.
Charly Caruso, (real name Charly Arnolt) has landed a full time job with ESPN.
Caruso first started working part-time for the network back in September 2018. She had taken to her Instagram page earlier today, telling her followers that she had accepted a full time job with ESPN. She would go on to thank WWE for her time with the company.
ESPN had noted in a press release that Caruso would be joining their team on a full time basis, as part of a multi-year contract extension. She will be a contributing factor towards First Take, SportsCentre, and SportsNation while continuing to co-host First Take, which is her podcast.
Here's what Caruso had to say:
“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,” Charly wrote on Instagram. “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”
Caruso's WWE departure came earlier this month, when it was reported that the backstage correspondent had heat within the company. This was due to Caruso showing up late for interviews with WWE superstars for backstage segments. It was noted at the time that WWE Chairman and CEO Vince Mcmahon heard of Caruso's "Tardiness" and had been dealing with the situation. Her contract was due to expire soon.
During the ESPN press release, Caruso had expressed her feelings towards working with them, here's what she had to say:
“It is so incredibly exciting to become a full-time member of the ESPN family,” Charly said in the ESPN presser. “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.”
ESPN Senior Vice President of Production had added this:
“From radio and podcasts to TV and streaming, Charly continues to thrive across any platform she pursues. We are excited to have her join ESPN full time and interact with fans even more regularly across the network.”
We here at Real Rasslin, wish Caruso all the best for her latest venture and we hope she thrives in her new role!
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