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