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
  • With 10 titles and 242 career wins, Cathedral head football coach Rick Streiff retires

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Cathedral High School’s Rick Streiff is retiring from coaching football. In 28 seasons as a head coach, Streiff racked up 242 wins. In total, 221 of those came as head coach with the Irish, a team he lead from 1989-2002 and from 2008-2017. Streiff also was head coach at North Central from 2002-2005 and at Brebeuf in 1988. Streiff built Cathedral into perhaps the premier powerhouse program in the state of Indiana in the last decade, winning […]

  • Greyhounds’ perfect season ends in playoff loss

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Freshman Al McKeller ran for 144 yards and two touchdowns, but it was not enough to carry UIndy to the second round of the NCAA DII Playoffs as the Greyhounds lost 27-24 to Harding, Saturday at Key Stadium. The visiting Bisons (9-3) brought a unique triple-option offense to Central Indiana and never departed from their run-first game plan. In fact, Harding only attempted one pass in the entire game, which fell incomplete. They finished with 349 rushing […]

  • Hoosiers dominate Rutgers 41-0 to keep bowl hopes alive

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Morgan Ellison and Cole Gest each topped 100 yards rushing and Richard Lagow threw for a pair of touchdowns as Indiana dominated Rutgers 41-0 Saturday afternoon in Bloomington. That final score marks IU’s first Big Ten shutout since 1993 and its largest margin of victory since 1990. Indiana celebrated Senior Day in Bloomington and had to wait out a near two-hour lightning delay due to thunderstorms passing through Central Indiana. Ultimately, IU’s ground game kept them in […]

  • Danica Patrick confirms Indy 500 return in 2018

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Danica Patrick will return to Indianapolis Motor Speedway to race in the 2018 Indianapolis 500. The long-time NASCAR and IndyCar driver confirmed the news as she announced her retirement from a full-time racing schedule Friday afternoon in Miami. She plans to race in both the Indy 500 and the Daytona 500 next season. “I’m really excited about (competing in those races),” said Patrick, holding back tears. “I think it’s gonna be a great way to cap (my […]

  • Haas powers No. 19 Purdue past Marquette in Gavitt Games

    Four Boilermaker starters scored in double figures led by Isaac Haas with 22 as No. 19 Purdue beat Marquette 86-71 Tuesday night in the Gavitt Games matchup in Milwaukee. The Boilers (3-0) did most of their damage inside the three-point arc, and in fact, failed to make a three-pointer until the 13:00 mark in the second half when Dakota Mathias finally was able to sink one from deep. Matthias (10), Vincent Edwards (10), and Carsen Edwards (15) joined Haas as […]

  • Fever get No. 2 overall pick in WNBA Draft Lottery

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Indiana Fever were awarded the No. 2 overall pick in the 2018 WNBA Draft via the lottery held Monday evening. For the second year in a row, the former San Antonio Stars, now based in Las Vegas, won the No. 1 overall pick. The Fever’s 12-year playoff streak came to an end in 2017 as the franchise finished the season with a 9-25 record, the worst in the Eastern Conference and second-worst in the league behind […]

  • Rogers answers the call in Colts’ receiving corps

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Six catches for 104 yards and a touchdown all marked career highs for Chester Rogers Sunday afternoon. If you can read between the lines then, that touchdown is a career first. “It felt great. I’m not gonna downplay it,” said Rogers after the game, “but we lost, so I can’t really harp on it. It felt good to get my first touchdown, but I set the standard. (Coaches are) gonna expect that every week, so I gotta […]

  • Irish playoff hopes take a hit with 41-8 loss to Miami

    In a top-10 College Football Playoff rankings battle, No. 3 Notre Dame turned the ball over four times and managed just 261 total yards of offense as No. 7 Miami dominated the game 41-8, Saturday evening. The vaunted running attack of the Irish (8-2) never got a foothold, gaining just 109 yards on 36 carries, an average of three yards per carry. Junior back Josh Adams gained just 40 yards on the ground after coming into the matchup with more […]

  • Purdue falls at No. 25 Northwestern 23-13

    Elijah Sindelar threw for 376 yards and two touchdowns, but it was not enough for Purdue to overcome No. 25 Northwestern, as the Wildcats pushed their win streak to five in a row with a 23-13 victory Saturday in Evanston. Purdue (4-5, 2-5 Big Ten) struggled to get anything working on offense in the first half and trailed Northwestern (7-3, 5-2) 14-0 at the break. The Boilers would outscore their opponents 13-9 in the second half, but a Sindelar interception […]

  • Tucker Barnhart wins first Gold Glove

    Cincinnati Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart won his first career Gold Glove Tuesday evening, securing the honor among National League catchers. The former Brownsburg Bulldog standout beat out two big name finalists, eight-time winner Yadier Molina and reigning winner Buster Posey. Barnhart is the first Cincinnati Reds catcher since Johnny Bench in 1977 to win a Gold Glove. Voting rules for the Gold Glove instruct MLB managers and coaching staffs to pick winners based on overall fielding excellence. Staffs are not […]