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

Mike Pettine On Last Place Predictions For Browns: “How Do You Put Us Anywhere But There”

Saddled with the ninth toughest schedule in the league this season, no one has the Browns finishing anywhere but in the basement of the AFC North in 2015.

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(Photo by Daryl Ruiter CBS Cleveland)

Mike Pettine Dismisses Talk Of “A Power Struggle Or A Tug-Of-War” With GM Ray Farmer

Browns head coach Mike Pettine put to rest any notion of a power struggle behind the scenes between him and general manager Ray Farmer on Monday.


Veteran quarterback Josh McCown enters training camp as the presumed starter under second-year head coach Mike Pettine. / (Photo by Daryl Ruiter CBS Cleveland)

Back To Work: Browns Kick Off Training Camp This Week

Rookies reported to Berea last week, veterans report by Wednesday (although some have already reported) and training camp officially kicks off Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m.


Cavs forward LeBron James accepts the 'Best Championship Performance' award onstage during The 2015 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater on July 15, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

LeBron James Wins ESPY For Best Championship Performance, Presents Perseverance Award

LeBron James was surprised to take home 1 ESPY Award, arguably should have won at least one other and was involved in one of the most emotional presentations of the night.


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NFL Announces Key Dates For Upcoming Season, 2016 Offseason And NFL Draft

The NFL also rolled out key dates for the upcoming season as well as 2016 offseason on Wednesday. Here’s a look at a few of the important ones.


LeBron James Visits "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" at Rockefeller Center on July 14, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Theo Wargo/NBC/Getty Images for "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon")

LeBron James Tells Jimmy Fallon Return To Cleveland Was “Everything I Dreamed Of”

James appeared on the show to promote his major motion picture debut in “Trainwreck” starring Amy Schumer and Bill Hader, which premiered Tuesday night in New York.


LeBron James poses for pictures on the red carpet prior to the "Trainwreck" movie premiere in Akron, Ohio. / (Photo by Daryl Ruiter CBS Cleveland)

LeBron James Takes “Trainwreck” Cast To Swenson’s To Pitch Sequel

James, the ultimate salesman, also used the trip to Swensons to cultivate his next acting opportunity – a “Trainwreck” sequel.


LeBron James answers questions prior to the "Trainwreck" movie premiere in Akron, Ohio. / (Photo by Daryl Ruiter CBS Cleveland)

LeBron James Happy With Cavs Offseason, Says “We Have A Lot Of Work To Do”

While the core of the Cavs remains in tact, albeit rather expensively, James made it clear he’s not satisfied.


LeBron James poses with his wife, Savannah, on the red carpet prior to the premiere of 'Trainwreck" in Akron Friday night. / (Photo by Daryl Ruiter CBS Cleveland)

LeBron James Goes Hollywood And Brings It To Akron For Premiere Of “Trainwreck”

Friday night James brought the glitz and glam of Tinseltown to his hometown of Akron, Ohio for the premiere of “Trainwreck,” a romantic comedy starring James along with comedian Amy Schumer, Bill Hader and Cleveland-area native Vanessa Bayer.


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Cavs Re-Sign LeBron James, Continue “On Our Mission Together”

Like he did last summer, James signed another short 2-year contract that includes a player option for the second year in an effort to maximize his income potential as a max player under the expanding salary cap.



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