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.

The Cleveland Browns have agreed to terms with veteran quarterback Josh McCown / (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Browns Come To Terms With QB Josh McCown

The Cleveland Browns came to terms with veteran quarterback Josh McCown Friday evening.

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell spoke Wednesday night at the 101st annual Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce dinner held at the Canton Memorial Civic Center. / (Photo by Daryl Ruiter CBS Cleveland)

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The NFL is exploring options to keep the NFL Draft on the road in the coming years and making it an even bigger event than it already is NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday night.


NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell spoke in Canton Wednesday night. / (Photo by Daryl Ruiter CBS Cleveland)

Roger Goodell: “I’m A Big Fan Of Jimmy Haslam And What He’s Doing”

While fans and media pile on Haslam and his meddling ways, Goodell offered his support of the embattled owner during the 101st annual Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce dinner held at the Canton Memorial Civic Center Wednesday night.


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The Browns in conjunction with Nike and the NFL will unveil the new uniforms at a massive gala on April 14 which will be held at the Cleveland Convention Center.


Browns president Alec Scheiner / (Photo by Daryl Ruiter CBS Cleveland)

Browns President Alec Scheiner Denies Desire To Expand Role Into Football Personnel

Contrary to reports that surfaced in January depicting him as a divisive figure within the front office, Scheiner maintains that is not the case.


The Browns "evolved" helmet logo featuring a brighter orange and brown facemask / (Photo courtesy Cleveland Browns/NFL)

Browns Retain Tradition With “Evolved” Logo

The Browns’ iconic orange helmet logo got a Photoshop paint job and will remain the primary image for the franchise going forward.


Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston speaks with reporters Friday at the 2015 NFL Combine. / (Photo by Daryl Ruiter CBS Cleveland)

Jameis Winston Says He’s Ready To Be The Face Of A Franchise, Win Super Bowls

Winston took the podium in the media center on Friday and exuded confidence. He acknowledged past mistakes but kept the focus on his future and becoming “the face of a franchise,” something he mentioned numerous times.


Cleveland Browns general manager Ray Farmer speaks with reporters Thursday at the 2015 NFL Combine. / (Photo by Daryl Ruiter CBS Cleveland)

Browns Modify Player Evaluation Process In Wake Of Johnny Manziel, Justin Gilbert Issues

At the NFL Combine Thursday, Farmer outlined why he feels the organization will be much better prepared for this year’s draft than it was a year ago.


Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota speaks with reporters Thursday afternoon at the NFL Combine. / (Photo by Daryl Ruiter CBS Cleveland)

Marcus Mariotta Would Welcome Reunion With Browns QBs Coach Kevin O’Connell In Cleveland

O’Connell has been trying to teach Mariota to adapt to an NFL system and the Heisman Trophy winner would welcome a chance to play for him in Cleveland.




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