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.
Nearly 5 years after ripping the hearts out of Northeast Ohio, James is 4 wins away from not just making amends, but healing 51 years of sports misery and disappointment that have made Cleveland the butt of national jokes for decades.
Tuesday night the Cavs showed no mercy and ran the Hawks out of Quicken Loans Arena and back to Atlanta with a 118-88 rout in front of a raucous sold-out crowd of 20,562 to win the Eastern Conference championship and advance to the NBA Finals.
The Cavs announced 25 minutes prior to tip that Irving would play and start after sitting out the previous 2 games with tendinitis in his left knee.
While Manziel shook off some noticeable rust on day 1 of the Browns’ organized team activities, or OTAs, he’s earning the respect of his teammates after spending time in rehab this offseason.
The Australian point guard is once again embroiled in controversy following the ejection of Hawks center Al Horford late in the second quarter of Sunday night’s 114-111 overtime win that gave the Cavs a commanding a 3-0 series lead.
Irving went through a 50-minute, full court, full contact workout Sunday afternoon 3 hours before the game.
James overcame an 0-10 shooting start from the field to register his 12th career playoff triple double – 37 points, 18 rebounds and 13 assists to lead the Cavs to a 114-111 win in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals to take a commanding 3-0 series lead.
LeBron, Cavs Not Taking 2-0 Series Lead For Granted: “You Never Have Control Of A Series Until You End It”
With Game 3 on the horizon Sunday night in the friendly confines of Quicken Loans Arena, don’t think that the Cavs are getting cocky or overconfident, because they’re not.
A day after James and the Cavs took a 2-0 series lead in Atlanta with a 94-82 win, James found himself fielding questions about the case, which has garnered national attention and has the city on edge following violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri and Baltimore Maryland.
Cavs coach David Blatt said after practice that Irving was questionable for Game 3 and the fact that Cleveland is up 2-0 in the series will not factor into the decision as to whether or not he will play Sunday night.