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.

Cleveland Browns general manager Ray Farmer held his annual pre-draft press conference Thursday. / (Photo by Daryl Ruiter CBS Cleveland)

Marcus Mariota Might Not Be “The Guy” For Ray Farmer, Browns

Farmer laughs at the pre-draft speculation, none of which is true according to him, and he doesn’t buy the idea that a quarterback will fix all that ails the Browns.

92.3 The Fan–04/23/2015

LeBron James #23 high fives J.R. Smith #5 of the Cleveland Cavaliers during Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Boston Celtics during the 2015 NBA Playoffs on April 21, 2015 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. / Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

Inability To Capitalize On Cavs Miscues Spells Celtics Doom In Game 2

The Cavaliers needed LeBron James and Kyrie Irving to score all 24 fourth quarter points, had to overcome 2 of their big men in foul trouble and awful outside shooting to come away with a 99-91 victory at Quicken Loans Arena.

92.3 The Fan–04/21/2015

(Photo by Daryl Ruiter CBS Cleveland)

Cleveland Browns 2015 Schedule: Browns To Face Bengals, Ravens In Primetime

The NFL released their schedules and the Cleveland Browns will be facing the usual division foes twice, but will also face the Denver Broncos and Arizona Cardinals at home.

92.3 The Fan–04/21/2015

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel sits courtside during game 1 of the playoff series between the Cavs and Celtics at Quicken Loans Arena / (Photo by Daryl Ruiter CBS Cleveland)

Joe Haden On Johnny Manziel “I Feel Bad For Him”

Joe Haden knows how difficult being a professional athlete can be. It was an adjustment that he had to make early in his career. He also saw what Tim Tebow went through at Florida, so he has an idea of what quarterback Johnny Manziel is going through.

92.3 The Fan–04/21/2015

(Photo by Daryl Ruiter CBS Cleveland)

Browns Reportedly Open At Jets, Play Bengals Thursday Night In Cincinnati Again

The Browns will play the ninth toughest schedule this season and face six different playoff teams from 2014, including all three of their their AFC North rivals.

92.3 The Fan–04/21/2015

Josh Gordon of the Cleveland Browns is serving a 1-year ban from the NFL after failing another test for substances of abuse in January. / (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Joe Haden Had No Idea Josh Gordon Couldn’t Drink On Flight To Vegas

The 2-time Pro Bowl corner is still beside himself that Gordon was banned for a year by the NFL for failing a test for alcohol as a result of drinking on the flight.

92.3 The Fan–04/21/2015

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Mike Pettine Denies That Johnny Manziel Isn’t In Browns Plans But Team Open To Trading Up For Marcus Mariota

Browns head coach Mike Pettine laughed off a report last month from ESPN’s Chris Mortenson that the team had moved on “90 percent” from Manziel and haven’t been factoring him into their offseason discussions.

92.3 The Fan–04/21/2015

(Photo by Daryl Ruiter CBS Cleveland)

NFL To Release Browns Schedule Tuesday Night In Middle Of Cavs Playoff Game

Often accused of not exercising self-awareness when making untimely announcements, the Browns have nothing to do with the NFL’s decision to release the complete 2015 regular season schedule Tuesday night at 8 p.m., which happens to be right in the middle of game 2 between the Cavaliers and Boston Celtics at Quicken Loans Arena.

92.3 The Fan–04/20/2015

Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts is sacked by Craig Robertson #53 of the Cleveland Browns during the third quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium on December 7, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Browns Sign Restricted Free Agents Craig Robertson And Johnson Bademosi

The Cleveland Browns signed restricted free agents Craig Robertson and Johnson Bademosi Monday to their tender sheets leaving pro bowl safety Tashaun Gipson and defensive lineman Ishmaa’ily Kitchen remaining to either sign an offer sheet or their tenders.

92.3 The Fan–04/20/2015

Tristan Thompson #13 of the Cleveland Cavaliers is fouled by Kelly Olynyk #41 of the Boston Celtics in the first half during Game One in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs 2015 at Quicken Loans Arena on April 19, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. / (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Cavs F Tristan Thompson Embraces Role As “The Janitor”

Thompson almost single-handedly changed the momentum in Sunday’s 113-100 win during the second quarter after Boston jumped out to an early 8-point first half lead.

92.3 The Fan–04/20/2015

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