Dave comes to FOX59 as a decorated sports journalist, winning multiple awards from the Associated Press and the Society of Professional Journalists.

Prior to his arrival in Indianapolis, Dave worked for nearly five years as a sports anchor and reporter at WTXL in Tallahassee, covering athletics at four major universities and more than 50 local high schools. His most eventful month came at the end of 2013/beginning of 2014, following Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston to New York City for the Heisman Trophy ceremony and continuing on with the whole Seminole team to Pasadena, California and the final BCS National Championship game.

Dave got his start in sports broadcasting at KWYB in Bozeman, Montana. Yes, he did cover the occasional rodeo, but his primary role was TV sideline reporter for Montana State football, a position he held for three seasons, and for which the Society of Professional Journalists honored him with a First Place award for sports reporting in 2011.

Before making it out to Big Sky Country, Dave graduated Summa Cum Laude from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University with a dual degree in Broadcast Journalism and Political Science. While at SU, you could often find Dave working in the sports department at CitrusTV, the oldest and largest entirely student-run TV station in the United States.

Dave and his wife Christina are thrilled to call the Circle City home! If you have an idea for a sports story unique to your favorite team, player, or to central Indiana, shoot him an email at dgriffiths@fox59.com.


Recent Articles
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    SPEEDWAY, Ind. – Entering Friday afternoon, Team Penske had won 16 of 40 Pit Stop Competitions all-time Indy 500 weekend. Then Will Power and a Penske crew made it 17. For the first time in his career, Power took the crown in the pits, claiming the $50,000 first-place prize. “It’s really nice way to start the weekend,” said Power. “Honestly, it’s been a great month. It just shows the work these guys put in back in the shop . The fastest […]

  • Fernando Alonso wins 43rd Fastest Rookie award at the 500

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The annual Fastest Rookie award from Indianapolis 500 qualifying goes to Fernando Alonso for 2017, but the F1 star wasn’t at IMS to receive the honor today. Alonso is on the road to promote the race, so the other three rookies joined a field of guests at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the annual Rookie Luncheon. Three-time 500 winner Johnny Rutherford accepted the award for Alonso. Two of Rutherford’s three wins came in McLaren cars, like Alonso’s 2017 […]

  • Chilton paces Monday’s Indy 500 practice

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – One day after Chip Ganassi Racing celebrated a pole win, another CGR driver topped the speed chart at Monday’s practice session. Max Chilton turned the fastest lap of the field at 228.592 miles per hour. The No. 8 car was one of six drivers to log more than 100 laps on the day. “I was in the car today for the whole session outside of a short 10-minute window,” said Chilton. “We just wanted to get the laps […]

  • Successful surgery for Bourdais after qualifying crash

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Sebastien Bourdais had successful surgery on multiple injuries sustained from a wreck during Indianapolis 500 qualifying, IndyCar announced Sunday morning. “Surgery went well,” IndyCar Medical Director Dr. Geoffery Billows said in a statement. “I’ve met with Sebastien this morning, and he was doing better than I expected.” Bourdais crashed into the wall in turn two on his third qualifying lap Saturday afternoon, fracturing his pelvis multiple times as well as his right hip. The Dale Coyne driver […]

  • James Davison to fill in for Sebastien Bourdais in Indy 500

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – James Davison will replace Sebastien Bourdais in the No. 18 car for Dale Coyne Racing in the 2017 Indianapolis 500. “We’re in definitely a compromised situation with the equipment and time that we have,” said Davison Sunday afternoon from the Dale Coyne garages. “I will be doing the best I can for the team, collectively of course, to secure a strong result, get to the end. Certainly a good result would be great to pay tribute to […]

  • Isaac Haas to forego NBA Draft, return to Purdue

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Isaac Haas will return to Purdue for his senior season. The 7-foot-2 center had previously declared for the 2017 NBA Draft, but did not hire an agent. As a junior, Haas averaged 12.6 points and 5.0 rebounds a game for the Boilermakers. “After going through the NBA evaluations and workouts with multiple teams, I have had many long discussions with my family and the Purdue coaching staff,” said Haas in a statement from the school. “We came […]

  • Servia gets his seat for 500, talks Alonso coming to IndyCar

    BROWNSBURG, Ind. – With the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 just 20 days away, Oriol Servia stopped by Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing headquarters for his seat fitting, getting set for his ninth appearance in the Greatest Spectacle in Racing. The Spanish national was already excited for another shot at the IMS oval before some big news broke the other month. “Then this other Spaniard decides to announce he’s coming to the race,” cracked Servia through a smile, referring to […]

  • Tony Stewart will make Indy 500 appearance in one of A.J. Foyt’s winning cars

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Seeing Tony Stewart behind the wheel of an IndyCar is a Hoosier State racing fan’s dream. Tuesday, that dream came true — in a way. Stewart tweeted out a picture of himself in A.J. Foyt’s 1961 Indy 500-winning car with a caption indicating he’ll be back in the same vehicle come race day. I'm so excited that I get to drive this awesome Indy 500 winning AJ Foyt car before this years Indy 500 pic.twitter.com/KaXfx99seA — Tony Stewart […]

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  • Report: IU’s Bryant to sign with agent, leave Hoosiers

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Thomas Bryant will sign with an agent and forego his final two years of eligibility at Indiana, Scout.com reports. Bryant previously declared for the NBA draft, but had yet to hire an agent, which left the door open for a possible return. He has been invited to compete at the NBA Scouting Combine in May. In two years at Indiana, Bryant averaged 12.2 points and 6.2 rebounds per game for the Cream and Crimson.