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 left tackle Joe Thomas was voted the 2014 Browns Player of the Year by the local chapter of the Pro Football Writers of America Thursday. / (Photo by Daryl Ruiter CBS Cleveland).

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Cleveland Browns receiver Andrew Hawkins. / (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

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Eight days after an accident left him with two fractures in his lower back, Cam Newton was back on the practice field Wednesday and was limited while sharing reps with Anderson.

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Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel throws during Wednesday's practice. / (Photo by Daryl Ruiter CBS Cleveland)

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While the criticism rolls in from every direction following the 30-0 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals Manziel looks to make more positive memories for his career going forward.


Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine and owner  Jimmy Haslam look on during Wednesday's practice. / (Photo by Daryl Ruiter CBS Cleveland)

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With the season slipping away and his football team mired in a 3-game losing streak, Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine is trying to remain in the moment and tune out the criticism.


Head coach Mike Pettine of the Cleveland Browns looks on during the third quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals at FirstEnergy Stadium on December 14, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

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With 2 games remaining on the schedule first-year head coach Mike Pettine looks to salvage what was once a promising season. If the Browns can win their last 2 they could still secure the first winning season since 2007 and just the third one for the franchise since 1999. Even splitting the final 2 games would ensure just the third non-losing season for the team since returning.


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Mike Miller Practices Tuesday For Cavs, May Play Against Hawks Wednesday

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Mike Miller practiced Tuesday, taking an all important step towards returning after missing the last 6 games due to a concussion.


Wallace Gilberry #95 of the Cincinnati Bengals sacks Johnny Manziel #2 of the Cleveland Browns during the first quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium on December 14, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. / (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

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Despite an awful debut as a starter in the NFL, Johnny Manziel will remain the Browns starting quarterback for the final 2 games of the season.


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Johnny Manziel #2 of the Cleveland Browns gets tackled by Chris Carter #56 of the Cincinnati Bengals during the second quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium on December 14, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

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On Sunday, in his first NFL start, it was the Cincinnati Bengals who gave him a dose of his own medicine. Manziel admitted Monday afternoon that the 30-0 loss was tough to swallow.




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