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.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston speaks with reporters Friday at the Play 60 event held in Berea at the Browns training complex as part of the NFL's rookie symposium. / (Photo by Daryl Ruiter CBS Cleveland)

Bucs QB Jameis Winston: “I Have Nothing To Prove”

Winston is putting his Florida State troubles off the field behind him as he enters into his rookie year with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

06/26/2015

Cavs general manager David Griffin addresses reporters following the 2015 NBA Draft. / (Photo by Daryl Ruiter CBS Cleveland)

J.R. Smith To Be Free Agent, Cavs Ready To Pursue Kevin Love & LeBron Is “Very Engaged”

J.R. Smith has decided to join Kevin Love in free agency this summer.

06/26/2015

The Cavs selected Duke guard Tyus Jones with the 24th overall pick in the draft before trading him to Minnesota. / (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Cavs Select Duke G Tyus Jones, Trade Him To Minnesota For 3 2nd Round Picks

Cleveland selected Duke guard Tyus Jones 24th overall and then sent him to the Minnesota Timnberwolves for the No. 31 and 36 overall picks in the second round of the NBA Draft.

06/25/2015

Kevin Love speaks with reporters on May 31 for the first time since undergoing season-ending shoulder surgery. / (Photo by Daryl Ruiter CBS Cleveland)

Kevin Love Opts Out Of Contract, Cavs Expect To Re-Sign Him

In what was a mere formality, Cavs forward Kevin Love has opted out out of the final year of his contract to become a free agent.

06/24/2015

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Trainwreck Director Judd Apatow Talks About Directing LeBron James

James plays himself in the upcoming movie Trainwreck set to hit theaters next month. Judd Apatow directs the film, which also stars Amy Schumer and Bill Hader. Tuesday night Apatow appeared on Conan and he talked about directing the 4-time NBA MVP.

06/24/2015

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LeBron James, Corey Kluber & Cardale Jones Nominated For ESPYs

James was nominated for Best Male Athlete, Best Championship Performance and Best NBA Player for this year’s ESPYs which will be held Wednesday July 15 and hosted by Joel McHale.

06/24/2015

Browns rookies at the Rookie Symposium Play 60 event held Tuesday in Berea / (Photo by Daryl Ruiter CBS Cleveland)

NFL Rookies Getting Crash Course In Life Lessons At Symposium

By emphasizing first-hand experiences, the league hopes to continue to help it’s young players avoid some of the mistakes made by their predecessors.

06/23/2015

A file photo of Terrelle Pryor with the Seattle Seahawks running for a touchdown during the fourth quarter of a preseason game against the San Diego Chargers at CenturyLink Field on August 15, 2014 in Seattle,Wa. / (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

Browns Awarded Terrelle Pryor Off Waivers; Will Compete At Receiver

The Browns have been awarded former quarterback turned receiver Terrelle Pryor off of waivers.

06/22/2015

New York Knicks president Phil Jackson. / (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Knicks President Phil Jackson Criticizes LeBron James; Says He Travels Every Other Play

Jackson was critical of the 4-time NBA MVP while discussing the lack of structure in modern NBA offenses, especially ones featuring superstars such as James.

06/22/2015

Cavs head coach David Blatt said "absolutely" he plans to return next season during the team's end of season press conference / (Photo by Daryl Ruiter CBS Cleveland)

Amid Negativity Following NBA Finals Run, Cavs Coach David Blatt Plans To Return Next Season

Contrary to “reports” and “rumors” David Blatt intends to return to coach LeBron James and the Cavs next season.

06/18/2015

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