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.
Browns safety Donte Whitner’s summer Twitter feud with Bills fans and Watkins dominated the conversation in both locker rooms and threw enough gasoline on a fire to melt all 6 feet of snow from last week’s storm in Buffalo.
Rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel remains in good standing with Browns head coach Mike Pettine and the team despite an incident early Saturday morning.
Fires and looting erupted Monday night in Ferguson after the grand jury decided not to indict Wilson, who is white, for shooting Brown on Aug. 9 and on Tuesday James verbally expressed his thoughts on the loss of life as well as the protests.
Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine isn’t scoreboard watching or checking the standings to see where his team rests in the playoff picture.
After a massive snowstorm displaced the team, the Buffalo Bills are returning home and will host the Cleveland Browns Sunday at Ralph Wilson Stadium.
That burning desire to be perfect and win is a major reason why Hoyer is so respected by Pettine, the coaching staff and within the locker room.
Cleveland Browns safety Tashaun Gipson is likely lost for the remainder of the regular season following a collision with cornerback Joe Haden Sunday.
Cleveland police were called to the scene of an alleged fight that broke out between a fan and security members of Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel early Saturday morning.
Gipson was carted off the field with 11:25 remaining in the game following a collision with cornerback Joe Haden that saw his knee get bent awkwardly while defending a pass intended for Julio Jones near the goal line.
Brian Hoyer threw 3 interceptions – 2 on back-to-back possessions in the fourth quarter – yet manged enough gumption to rattle off 4 straight completions in rapid fire fashion over the final 44 seconds to set up Cundiff’s game winner.