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 tight end Jordan Cameron / (Photo by Daryl Ruiter CBS Cleveland)

Change In Offensive Scheme Means Fewer Targets For Browns TE Jordan Cameron

Cameron, a fourth round pick of the Browns in 2011, isn’t sweating a training camp shoulder injury or a lack of targets and catches this season because he sees the bigger picture.

92.3 The Fan–10/24/2014

Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine. / (Photo by Daryl Ruiter CBS Cleveland)

Mike Pettine On Hazing Allegations At His Former High School: “There’s Obviously No Place For That”

The Browns’ rookie head coach, who played for his dad in high school, was disappointed to hear that the last 2 games of their season have been cancelled due to hazing accusations.

92.3 The Fan–10/24/2014

Allen Robinson #15 of the Jacksonville Jaguars runs for yardage during the game against the Cleveland Browns at EverBank Field on October 19, 2014 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Browns Searching For Ways To Patch Holes In Worst Run Defense In The League

The Browns enter their seventh game of the season this week against the Oakland Raiders ranked 32nd in the league in run defense, allowing 155.5 yards per game on the ground.

92.3 The Fan–10/23/2014

Cleveland Browns special teams coordinator Chris Tabor. / (Photo by Daryl Ruiter CBS Cleveland)

Browns Punt Return Unit Anything But Special

In 6 games the Browns have given up big punt returns, botched a field goal and extra point, but the most glaring weakness on special teams is the punt return game.

92.3 The Fan–10/23/2014

Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer throws during Wednesday's practice while rookie back up Johnny Manziel looks on. / (Photo by Daryl Ruiter CBS Cleveland)

Brian Hoyer Admits Anger Over Loss To Jacksonville; Sees Opportunity Rather Than Despair

Hoyer, who fell to 6-3 as a starter for the Browns, is his own worst critic which is why he was not much fun to be around the last 2 days.

92.3 The Fan–10/22/2014

Defensive lineman Ahtyba Rubin works a sled during Wednesday's practice. Rubin practiced for the first time since injuring his ankle during practice 2 weeks ago. / (Photo by Daryl Ruiter CBS Cleveland)

Browns DL Ahtyba Rubin Returns To Practice

Defensive lineman Ahtyba Rubin returned to practice Wednesday and participated in individual and positional drills during the portion open to reporters.

92.3 The Fan–10/22/2014

LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love of the Cleveland Cavaliers are featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated's NBA Preview issue this week. / (Photo by Al Tielemans/Sports Illustrated)

LeBron James, Kevin Love & Kyrie Irving Featured on SI’s NBA Preview Issue Cover

The rebuilt Cavaliers are among the favorites to win it all this season and end Cleveland’s 50-year championship drought.

92.3 The Fan–10/21/2014

Terrance West #28 of the Cleveland Browns is stopped by Paul Posluszny #51 of the Jacksonville Jaguars during the second quarter of the game at EverBank Field on October 19, 2014 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

3’s A Crowd? Browns Have “Problem” Sharing Carries Among 3 Backs

Browns coach Mike Pettine and offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan have 3 capable running backs but only so many carries to go around and for the first time this season, the rotation of the backs has become a problem.

92.3 The Fan–10/21/2014

Allen Robinson #15 of the Jacksonville Jaguars celebrates a touchdown during the game against the Cleveland Browns at EverBank Field on October 19, 2014 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Browns Regret Lack Of Focus Following Sunday’s Disappointing Loss In Jacksonville

Sunday’s 24-6 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars was a stunner for fans. It was also the worst fears realized for head coach Mike Pettine and his coaching staff.

92.3 The Fan–10/20/2014

Brian Hoyer #6 of the Cleveland Browns attempts a pass during the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field on October 19, 2014 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Browns Head Coach Mike Pettine: Brian Hoyer “Firmly Our Starter”

Browns head coach Mike Pettine said Monday following the team’s 24-6 loss at Jacksonville that nothing’s changed regarding their QB situation.

92.3 The Fan–10/20/2014



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