Cara Capuano Bio: Early Life, Career & Husband

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Cara Capuano is the sports anchor and is currently working for ESPN. She is a huge fan of Sports and has dedicated most of her life to it. As an anchor, she mainly covers Basketball and Volleyball.

Cara completed her bachelor’s degree in Cell Biology and Biochemistry from the University of San Diego, California. After that, she also worked in the same field.

Capuano, who started in biology, has now marked her position as one of the most loved sports anchors and play-by-play personalities.

Cara often goes by the nickname ‘Cappy.’ She started her media with KCOP-TV in 1996.

Cara Capuano on CreativeMornings
Cara Capuano on CreativeMornings

After more than two decades, she is now one of the most loved and respected personalities in her sport due to her amazing work.

She covered many sports like basketball, volleyball, football, athletics, softball, and many more throughout her career.

She is a very talented reporter and often interacts with new reporters and helps them.

Today we will dig a little deeper into the life of multi-talented Cappy. She tries to keep her personal life away from the media.

However, we have tried to give you a detailed picture of her early life, career, personal life, salary, and more.

First, let’s see some of the quick facts about Cara Capuano:

Quick Facts:

Full Name Cara Capuano
Birth Date Not Available
Birth Country United Nations of America
Nick Name Cappy
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Education UC, San Diego
University of California, Los Angeles
Horoscope Not Available
Father’s Name Not Available
Mother’s Name Not Available
Height 6 ft. 7 in.
Weight 55 kg
Shoe Size Not Available
Hair Color Red Brunette
Eye Color Gray
Figure Slim
Body Measurement Not Available
Married Yes
Marriage Year 2001
Boyfriends No
Spouse Stacey Mason Plum
Profession Sports Anchor; Sideline Reporter
Associated with ESPN
Former Associations KCOP TV, Fox Broadcasting
Net Worth Under Review
Social Media Twitter, LinkedIn
Last Update July, 2024

Cara Capuano | Early Life

Cara Capuano was born around the mid-Seventies in the United States of America. Unfortunately, we couldn’t find her birth date and her parent’s name. However, she has thanked her father for her success multiple times.

Tracing all the way back, Capuano’s grandpa, Harry, and grandma Connie came from Italy to the USA between 1906 to 1919.

Cara Capuano Speaking Fee and Booking Agent Contact
Cara Capuano Speaking Fee and Booking Agent Contact

Cara is from a Sports loving family background. In fact, she first got into sports at three when she joined the Los Angeles Dodgers fan club called “Blue Crews.”

Further, she attended AFC Championship Game 1984 at the Memorial Coliseum to support Los Angeles Raiders.

It was her parents who brought her into Sports at such a young age. But once she got into college, she got even more into it.

During her college years, she traveled to Tucson to watch her favorite team Arizona Wildcats play.

However, her main interest during that time wasn’t Sports; it was math and Science.

According to Cara, there are still some kinds of stuff in her house, which shows her extreme interest in Science.

Her main desire was to become a Veterinary Doctor until that unfortunate event in the high school assembly.

She realized that veterinary medicine wasn’t for her when she fainted after seeing blood during that assembly.

Despite that realization, her squeamish behavior didn’t let her quit her pursuing further education in Science.

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Cara Capuano | Education & Nationality

Capuano is undoubtedly one of the best in her profession. Although her grandparents were from Italy, she is an American National.

Cara has red brunette hair and a couple of gray eyes. She has also maintained her slim body figure.

To pursue her dream in Science, Cara joined one of the US’s well-known research institutions, the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), in 1991. She got an excellent GPA in her major: Cell Biology and Biochemistry.

she graduated summa cum laude and phi beta kappa from the University of California, San Diego in 1995.

Due to her huge knowledge and interest in Science, she got a full scholarship for Ph.D. at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

After that, she spent a year at UCLA pursuing her Biological Chemistry Ph.D.

Cara Capuano | Personal Life & Husband

Capuano is married to football coach Stacey Mason Plum. The couple is living together happily since their marriage in 2001.

The couple met during a TV interview and have lived happily ever since. Stacey is the first person Cara took an interview on television.

Moreover, Cara loves to watch movies and often talks about movies on Twitter. She is an admirer of the Star Wars franchise.

Usually, she gets busy with her work, so she enjoys every moment she returns to her family.

Cara Capuano with her dad
Cara Capuano with her father

Cappy follows the philosophy of seizing every opportunity. She also routinely serves the first Tee Charlotte as a volunteer.

Early Career

Cara left the University of California, LA, to chase her other dreams. She started her career on television at KCOP-TV/UPN-13 and served as a sports producer.

Further, she hosted a weekly talk show about Sports in Los Angeles. After that, she served as a production assistant/tape engineer for Fox Broadcasting.

She continued making connections in the industry. Then, she left Fox to join KCTZ-TV (an ex-partner of Montana Television Network) as a sports director.

Cara worked for another MTN member, KPAX-TV as a sideline reporter, analyst, and play-by-play commentator of men’s and women’s college athletics.

Before landing a job at ESPN, her final contract was with KRIS-TV, where she worked as a reporter and weekend sports anchor.


Cara Capuano joined ESPN in June 2000 as an ESPNEWS anchor. On her first spell at ESPN, she spent four years.

Mainly, she was a news anchor, but over the years, her role in ESPN increased. Besides that, she worked as a play-by-play commentator, especially for women’s college basketball.

Occasionally, she also worked as an anchor for ESPN’s SportsCenter, a fill-in host for various ESPN radio staples during GameDay and GameNight.

Cappy returned to ESPN in 2009, taking multiple roles on her back. She started her work as a Studio host for SEC Weekly on ESPNU.

Cappy with Debbie Antonelli
Cappy with Debbie Antonelli

 Besides that, she took responsibility for the College football games of SEC Networks. Moreover, she contributed to SEC Network as a play-by-play announcer for college basketball games.

She covered many softball games with ESPN and is now a very well-respected figure in the softball community.

Once again, she left ESPN in 2016 to go to Spain. She got back into her beloved job once she got back to the US after nine months.

FSN Northwest & SeattleAuto.Net

Cara continued to contribute to Sports with regional cable station FSN Northwest after she left ESPN. Mainly, she worked as a pregame and postgame anchor.

She worked for FSN northwest’s broadcasting partners, Seattle Supersonics, Seattle Mariners, and Pac-10 conference.

2013 Coach Stoops talks to #ESPN's Cara Capuano on his next stop at #secmediadays. | Kentucky football, Uk football, Espn
2013 Coach Stoops talks to #ESPN’s Cara Capuano on his next stop at #secmediadays. | Kentucky football, Uk football, Espn

Further, she added a sideline reporter to the list of her works during that same time. She covered Seahawks for Washington and Oregon State as a sideline reporter.

Besides that, she also reported Super Bowl XL, NBA playoffs, Volleyball, and WNBA playoffs.

She joined after departing her ways with FSN NW. While working for ESPNU, she also helped as a contributing writer.

Cultural Ambassador

In September 2016, she announced on Twitter that she was moving to Spain. She was appointed as a cultural ambassador of the North American language and cultural assistant in Spain.

Due to her bilingual talent, she worked in Spanish & English language schools in Spain.

She lived in the city of Villanueva del Arzobispo and made tours all over Spain to teach American culture to the students.

Even though she was 4000 miles away from the USA, she couldn’t forget sports completely.

Cara couldn’t keep herself away from Basketball and Softball for a longer time. So, she left Spain after nine months to return to her old job.

NCAA Women's Volleyball Championship preview
Cara talking about the NCAA Volleyball championship preview.

Charlotte Family Housing

Cara dedicated a huge part of her life to sports, but in 2019, she reduced her time with basketball and volleyball to join the Charlotte family housing.

She is very fascinated by learning new things, so she chose a new work field in her forties. She is the head of the communications and development department.

As part of a job, she also handles the social media accounts of the Charlotte family housing.

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Message to Wannabe Reporters

Capuano thinks 4 P (Patience, Positivity, Persistence & Passion) are needed to be successful in broadcasting.

While talking about Cara Capuano, we can’t forget that she has been an inspiration for many new reporters. Cara talks to the different programs talking about the sports community, opportunities, and struggles.

Cara Capuano | Net Worth & Salary

It’s been twenty-four years since Cara made her first appearance on Television. Indeed, it was not easy coming up the ranks to this position.

She now lives happily and luxuriously with her family in Charlotte. Basically, Sports anchor in the USA earns $55,000 per year on average.

Cara has worked as a Sports anchor for many years, and she also has another job as a communications manager in Charlotte Family housing.

So, we can expect that she gets well rewarded for her hard work.

Social Media Presence:

Cappy is very active on Twitter, where she has 6,950 followers. She gives constant updates about her shows or personal life on Twitter. She likes to interact with everyone and is happy to read everyone’s opinions.

Twitter: @CaraCapuanoPxP, with 6.7k followers.

She has minimal followers on Twitter but is very supportive, interactive, and loyal.

Other than Twitter, we can connect to Cara Capuano through LinkedIn.

Sadly, she is not on either Facebook or Instagram. Overall, Cara Capuano also works with the booking system.

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Some FAQs:

What is Cara Capuano Nationality?

Cara Capuano is American by Nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity.

Where did Cara Capuano go to college?

Cara Capuano attended the University of California, San Diego, and graduated with cell biology and biochemistry degree.

What is Cara Capuano doing now?

Cara Capuano currently works for ESPNU, an American satellite sports television station.

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