Daryl Ruiter

darylruiter 300 Daryl RuiterCleveland Browns beat writer and member of the Pro Football Writers of America

Daryl Ruiter’s professional career began in 1997 as an intern with WJW Fox-8 television and WTAM 1100-AM in Cleveland.

Over the past 17 years, Ruiter has covered major sporting events including the Cleveland Browns, Indians, Cavaliers, American League Division Series, American League Championship Series, NBA Playoffs, NBA Finals, NFL Scouting Combine, NCAA Men’s basketball tournament and the NCAA Women’s Final Four.

Ruiter joined WKRK-FM Sports Radio 92.3 The Fan in Aug. 2011 as the station’s Browns beat reporter and web editor. In 2012, Ruiter was accepted as a member of the Professional Football Writers of America.

Ruiter, who grew up in northeast Ohio, spent 12 years with Metro Networks as a sports anchor and reporter. Ruiter also worked for WKNR where he served in a variety of capacities including as the Browns beat reporter, update anchor and a producer.

Ruiter departed WKNR in September of 2010 for the Digital Sports Network, which was partnered with Cleveland.com, where he assumed the role of assistant program director, show host and reporter before joining 92.3 The Fan.

In addition to a stint with MLB.com Radio during the 2006 and 2007 seasons as an AL Central Division correspondent, Ruiter also does free-lance field reporting work for NFL Radio on Sirius/XM.

Ruiter’s hobbies include movie and bobble head collecting, model building and train watching. Daryl lives in and maintains a home in Cleveland, Ohio.

LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers shoots against the Charlotte Hornets The Quicken Loans Arena on January 23, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. / Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)

LeBron James Scores 25, Cavs Crush The Hornets 129-90

LeBron James scored 25 points to go with 9 assists and 6 rebounds in 26:37 on the floor while J.R. Smith added 21 and Kyrie Irving scored 18 more as the starters got to watch the final 12 minutes from the bench.


Indians Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber holds the Pro Athlete of the Year trophy Thursday night at the Greater Cleveland Sports Awards. / (Photo by Daryl Ruiter CBS Cleveland)

Indians Cy Young Winner Corey Kluber Wins Pro Athlete Of The Year Award

Indians starter Corey Kluber added another trophy to the case Thursday night.


Browns owner Jimmy Haslam answers reporters questions during the Cleveland Sports Awards Thursday night. / (Photo by Katie Cole CBS Cleveland)

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Haslam knows going into the offseason that they don’t have one – and that includes last year’s first-round pick Johnny Manziel – which is a major problem for the organization.


Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine spoke about the departure of former offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan on Thursday. / (Photo by Daryl Ruiter CBS Cleveland)

Mike Pettine Clarifies Kyle Shanahan’s Departure, Ongoing NFL Text Investigation

To the surprise of no one, January brought more drama for the franchise with the resignation of Kyle Shanahan and an NFL investigation into texts from a senior member of the Browns front office to the sideline on game day.


New Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator John DeFilippo was introduced Thursday. / (Photo by Daryl Ruiter CBS Cleveland)

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DeFilippo was introduced Thursday afternoon as their sixth different offensive coordinator in 6 years and takes over an offense with more questions than answers.


Cornerback Joe Haden of the Cleveland Browns / (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

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Quarterback coach John DeFilippo during Oakland Raiders mini-camp . (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Browns Hire John DeFilippo As New Offensive Coordinator

The Cleveland Browns will hire John DeFilippo as their new offensive coordinator


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LeBron James To Play, Kyrie Irving Probable Wednesday Night Against Jazz

LeBron James was back on the floor Wednesday morning after missing Tuesday’s practice with flu-like symptoms. He will play Wednesday night against the Utah Jazz while guard Kyrie Irving is listed as probable for the game.


Tashaun Gipson #39 of the Cleveland Browns is carted off the field after an injury in the second half against the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on November 23, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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Flu-Like Symptoms Sideline LeBron James For Tuesday’s Practice

LeBron James stayed home Tuesday missing the Cavaliers practice with flue-like symptoms.




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