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.

Cavs forward LeBron James speaks with reporters after sweeping the Atlanta Hawks in the Eastern Conference Finals to advance to the NBA Finals. / (Photo by Daryl Ruiter CBS Cleveland)

LeBron James On Trying To End Cleveland’s Title Drought: “We’re Going To Play Our Asses Off”

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.

23 hours ago

The Cleveland Cavaliers celebrate after defeating the Atlanta Hawks during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena on May 26, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cavaliers defeated the Hawks 118-88. / (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Kings Of The East: Cavs Sweep Hawks, On To NBA Finals

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.

24 hours ago

Cavs All-Star guard Kyrie Irving warms up prior to Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals Tuesday night. / Irving, who was questionable, was cleared to play and will start. (Photo by Daryl Ruiter CBS Cleveland)

Kyrie Irving Gets “Green Light,” Will Start Game 4

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.

05/26/2015

Quarterback Johnny Manziel throws during the walk-through portion of Tuesday's OTA session in Berea. / (Photo by Daryl Ruiter CBS Cleveland)

Johnny Manziel Shows Rust On First Day Of OTAs But Earning Teammates Respect

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.

05/26/2015

Cavs forward LeBron James addresses accusations from the Hawks that Matthew Dellavedova is a dirty player following their 114-111 overtime win in Game 3 Sunday night. / (Photo by Daryl Ruiter CBS Cleveland)

LeBron James Doesn’t Like Matthew Dellavedova Being Given “A Bad Rap”

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.

05/25/2015

Cavs All-Star guard Kyrie Irving works out 3 hours prior to tip off of Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals Sunday. / (Photo by Daryl Ruiter CBS Cleveland)

Kyrie Irving Sits Out Game 3 Win Against Hawks Due To Sore Left Knee; Game 4 Status TBD

Irving went through a 50-minute, full court, full contact workout Sunday afternoon 3 hours before the game.

05/24/2015

LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers react after their 114 to 111 win over the Atlanta Hawks in overtime during Game Three of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena on May 24, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. / (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

LeBron Carries Cavs To 114-111 OT Win Over Hawks, 1 Win From NBA Finals

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.

05/24/2015

ATLANTA, GA - MAY 22:  LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers drives against DeMarre Carroll #5 of the Atlanta Hawks in the second quarter during Game Two of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at Philips Arena on May 22, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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.

05/24/2015

Cavs forward LeBron James speaks with reporters Saturday. James urged citizens of Cleveland to remain peaceful and rally around the Cavs following the not guilty verdict in the Michael Brelo officer shooting case that saw 2 African Americans gunned down following a high-speed car chase through the east side of the city in Nov. 2012. / (Photo by Daryl Ruiter CBS Cleveland.)

LeBron James Calls For Peace, Cleveland To Rally Around Cavs Following Michael Brelo Verdict

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.

05/23/2015

Cavs All-Star guard Kyrie Irving shoots during Saturday's practice. Irving is listed as questionable for Game 3 against the Hawks Sunday night. / (Photo by Daryl Ruiter CBS Cleveland)

Kyrie Irving Practices, Questionable For Game 3 Sunday Night

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.

05/23/2015

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