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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.

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel / (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Browns Set To Put Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel Under The Microscope

They Browns already know what Johnny Manziel can do on the field. Off the field and in the classroom are the 2 unknowns and are the 2 areas they will explore extensively Saturday and again next week when he visits Berea.

92.3 The Fan–04/18/2014

Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Mike Brown / (Photo by Jared Wickerham)

Mike Brown’s Future Undecided As Cavs Enter Offseason Of Expected Change

The Cleveland Cavaliers enter the offseason at a crossroads. Whether or not Mike Brown will return next season remains to be seen.

92.3 The Fan–04/17/2014

Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers / Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)

Kyrie Irving Ready To Entertain Max Extension, Expects Mike Brown To Return

Following the team’s regular season finale Wednesday night, Kyrie Irving talked about the potential to be offered a 5-year $80 million max-extension this summer as well as the future of head coach Mike Brown.

92.3 The Fan–04/16/2014

Kyrie Irving #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers shakes hands with a fan during a break in the action against the Brooklyn Nets at The Quicken Loans Arena on April 16, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. / Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)

Cavs Thank Fans With 114-85 Rout Of Shorthanded Nets In Season Finale

The packed house of 20,562 were showered with prizes on Fan Appreciation Night and were treated to a 114-85 blowout of the shorthanded Brooklyn Nets.

92.3 The Fan–04/16/2014

(Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets Sitting Starters In Regular Season Finale vs Cavs

The Nets are sitting their starters against Cleveland Wednesday night.

92.3 The Fan–04/16/2014

(Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)

Cavs Coach Mike Brown Awaits Meeting With Owner Dan Gilbert On Team’s Future

As the fourth season in the post LeBron James era comes to a close, the Cavaliers find themselves at a crossroads. After failing to make the playoffs this season, not much – other than winning the lottery twice – has gone right with the rebuild.

92.3 The Fan–04/15/2014

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel speaks to reporters at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis / (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Report: Browns To Work Out Johnny Manziel This Weekend

Ray Farmer and Mike Pettine have placed a premium on private workouts over scripted pro days and they’ll get their up close and personal look at Johnny Manziel this weekend.

92.3 The Fan–04/15/2014

Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star guard Kyrie Irving / (Photo by Daryl Ruiter CBS Cleveland)

Kyrie Irving On Last 2 Games: “Our Effort Level Just Wasn’t There”

On Monday following practice, All Star guard Kyrie Irving admitted what everyone already – their effort was lacking in their last 2 losses.

92.3 The Fan–04/14/2014

Cleveland Browns center Alex Mack discusses the Browns decision to match the offer sheet he signed last Friday with Jacksonville / (Photo by Daryl Ruiter CBS Cleveland)

Alex Mack Glad To Put Contract Saga Behind Him, Be Back With Browns

Donning a t-shirt, plaid shorts and flip flops, Alex Mack was back in Berea Monday after the Browns matched Jacksonville’s 5-year, $42 million offer sheet on Friday.

92.3 The Fan–04/14/2014

Draft Day, starring Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner and Dennis Leary opened in theaters April 11 / (Photo by Summit Entertainment)

‘Draft Day’ Finishes Distant Fourth At Box Office

Draft Day didn’t come close to being the No. 1 pick on it’s opening weekend at the box office.

92.3 The Fan–04/14/2014

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