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.

LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on during hte game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Kentucky Wildcats during the Midwest Regional Final of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball tournament at Quicken Loans Arena on March 28, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

LeBron James, Ashley Judd Among Stars On Hand For Kentucky’s Win Over Notre Dame

Actress and rabid Kentucky fan Ashley Judd along with Cleveland cavaliers forward LeBron James highlighted the celebrities on hand for Kentucky’s thrilling 68-66 win over Notre Dame.

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Notre Dame v Kentucky

Kentucky Outslugs Notre Dame 68-66 To Advance To The Final Four

Dubbed by some as David versus Goliath, the Midwest Regional final resembled Ali versus Frazier as the Fighting Irish and Wildcats went toe to toe and traded blow for blow all night long.

92.3 The Fan–3 hours ago

Kentucky head coach John Calipari speaks with reporters Friday afternoon. The undefeated Wildcats play Notre Dame Saturday night in the Midwest regional final at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. / (Photo by Daryl Ruiter CBS Cleveland)

Kentucky Head Coach John Calipari: “We’re Not Perfect, We’re Undefeated”

A day before facing the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the Midwest Regional final, Kentucky head coach John Calipari got philosophical in talking about his 37-0 basketball team and what they’ve accomplished to date.

92.3 The Fan–03/27/2015

Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey speaks with reporters Friday afternoon. The Fighting Irish meet the undefeated Wildcats Saturday night in the Midwest regional final at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. / (Photo by Daryl Ruiter CBS Cleveland)

Notre Dame Ready For Unbeaten Kentucky: “It’s Not David Versus Goliath”

Few teams have come close to taking down college basketball’s behemoth this season but the Fighting Irish will get their chance Saturday night at Quicken Loans Arena in downtown Cleveland with a trip to the Final Four at stake.

92.3 The Fan–03/27/2015

Willie Cauley-Stein #15 of the Kentucky Wildcats goes up for a dunk in the first half against the West Virginia Mountaineers during the Midwest Regional semifinal of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Quicken Loans Arena on March 26, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

37-Oh My! Kentucky Blows Out West Virginia 78-39; Notre Dame Next For Trip To Final Four

The Kentucky Wildcats dominated with a suffocating defense and high flying offense to make quick work of the Mountaineers and cruise to a 78-39 victory Thursday night at Quicken Loans Arena.

92.3 The Fan–03/27/2015

Bonzie Colson #35 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish celebrates with teammates after a play in the second half against the Wichita State Shockers during the Midwest Regional semifinal of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Quicken Loans Arena on March 26, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Wichita State No Match For Notre Dame’s Hot Hands, Irish Advance To Elite 8 With 81-70 Win

The Irish shot 56 percent, including a blistering 47 percent from beyond the arc to send the Wichita State Shockers home and advance to the elite 8 with an 81-70 win Thursday night at Quicken Loans Arena.

92.3 The Fan–03/26/2015

Cleveland Browns general manager Ray Farmer addresses the media on Dec. 30, 2014. / (Photo by Daryl Ruiter CBS Cleveland)

Could Spygate, Bountygate Define “Severe” For Browns Textgate Penalty?

The Browns reportedly have been informed of “severe” punishment that will be announced next week by the league after Farmer sent impermissible text messages during games to the coaching staff last season.

92.3 The Fan–03/25/2015

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Josh McCown: Browns, Johnny Manziel Were In “Unchartered Waters” In 2014

The wall-to-wall 24-7 coverage of the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner reminded McCown of another Heisman Trophy winner’s entrance into the NFL

92.3 The Fan–03/25/2015

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell /  (Photo by Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images)

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell On Ray Farmer Texts: “We Don’t Want Anyone Breaking The Rules”

Regardless of the contents, the Cleveland Browns violated a league rule when general manager Ray Farmer sent texts to members of the coaching staff during games.

92.3 The Fan–03/25/2015

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Browns S Donte Whitner On New Uniforms: “Cleveland You Will Be Proud”

Very few have seen the new uniforms for the Cleveland Browns but Tuesday afternoon safety Donte Whitner got a sneak peek.

92.3 The Fan–03/24/2015

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