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
  • Career man: Ron Patterson’s college years near an end

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Ron Patterson stands in the corner of a gym, IUPUI practice a few minutes away, finishing up a shoot around with a series of three pointers. Our camera comes over for a closer look and a few teammates standing close by start to make a few comments, mixed in with laughter. “It’s not funny,” Patterson forces through a chuckle and smile of his own. The scene hints at small part of the relationship between the former Broad […]

  • Butler comeback falls short in loss to Georgetown

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A would-be game-tying three pointer from Kamar Baldwin fell short of the goal in the final seconds, as Butler could not overcome a hot-shooting Georgetown squad, falling to the Hoyas 87-83 at Hinkle Fieldhouse. The Bulldogs (17-10, 7-7 Big East) trailed by 14 with 6:46 to play, but an 18-7 run cut it to three with 1:27 on the clock. Ultimately, the comeback fell short, as the Hoyas (15-10, 5-9 Big East) snapped a four-game road losing […]

  • Colts introduce Frank Reich as head coach

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Being a very public second choice is nothing new to Frank Reich. “The backup role has suited me well in my career,” Reich smiled. After 14 years as a backup quarterback in the NFL and 12 more as a coaching intern and assistant, Reich is now the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts. “Today is a new chapter,” he explained, “and I could not be more excited. I just want to thank Mr. Irsay and the entire […]

  • Reich hire earns praise from his former QB disciple Jim Sorgi

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – In his last season with the Colts, Jim Sorgi spent ample time at the practice facility with a future Hall of Famer in Peyton Manning and the soon-to-be Colts head coach, Frank Reich. “(In) 2009,” Sorgi remembers, “when he was in the meeting room with me and Peyton, it was just a great meeting room. And I love the guy. I mean, not only a great coach, but a better person. That’s why you see all these […]

  • Pritchard: Pacers deserve season without deadline deal

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – During his time in Indianapolis, Pacers President of Basketball Operations Kevin Pritchard hasn’t shied away from changing up the roster, sometimes in overhaul fashion. This trade deadline, though, came and went while leaving the Blue and Gold in tact. “Staying pat was sort of the best course of action,” said Pritchard Sunday afternoon. “I’ve been in situations where you can’t wait, like you’ve got a gift card and you’re just waiting to spend it. Sometimes, it’s good […]

  • Hoosiers fall to No. 17 Ohio State 71-56

    Devonte Green scored a team-high 20 points off the bench and Juwan Morgan chipped in with 15, but Indiana could not overcome a slow start in a 71-56 loss to No. 17 Ohio State, Tuesday evening in Columbus, OH. The Hoosiers (12-11, 5-6 Big Ten) fell behind by nine, 14-5 after just 4:09 of play and never again got within seven of the Buckeyes (19-5, 10-1 Big Ten). Chris Holtmann’s squad featured a balanced attack with four players scoring in […]

  • Purdue earns its longest-ever winning streak with IU defeat

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Isaac Haas tied a career-high with 26 points and Vincent Edwards chipped in with 19 as No. 3 Purdue outlasted arch-rivals Indiana down the stretch, beating the Hoosiers 74-67 at Assembly Hall. The win gives the Boilermakers (21-2, 10-0 Big Ten) 17 victories in a row, a new school record. Indiana (12-10, 5-5 Big Ten) led for much of the first half and even took a 37-35 advantage into the locker room. Juwan Morgan paced the squad […]

  • Pacers’ Victor Oladipo makes 2018 All-Star roster

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – NBA coaches voted Victor Oladipo into the reserve pool for the 2018 NBA All-Star game, scheduled for Sunday, February 18. The All-Star nod is the first in Oladipo’s five-year NBA career.¬†As part of the reserve pool, he’ll be selected to one of two teams captained by LeBron James and Stephen Curry. “Definitely one of the dreams as a little kid,” said Oladipo, of making the NBA All-Star Game. “I mean, you have a lot of dreams: Being […]

  • Report: Oladipo to participate in 2018 Slam Dunk Contest

    INDIANAPOLIS – Ind. – Pacers guard Victor Oladipo will take place in the 2018 Slam Dunk Contest during All-Star weekend in Los Angeles, claims UPROXX NBA reporter Oliver Maroney. Oladipo’s entry gives the Blue and Gold a chance to win back-to-back dunk contests, as Glenn Robinson III took the 2017 title. Aaron Gordon, Victor Oladipo and Larry Nance Jr. along with Dennis Smith Jr. (as reported by @ShamsCharania) have accepted their invitations to the 2018 NBA Dunk Contest, a league […]

  • Morgan leads Hoosiers to win over Maryland

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – With Monday’s 71-68 win over Maryland, Indiana continues to prove its mettle in crunch time, improving to 4-0 on the season in games decided by five points or less. “(If you can) find a way to hang in in tough games and get stops and your team is believing you can win the game without scoring points, that’s step one, being a tough minded group,” said Indiana head coach Archie Miller. “Also think we have a really […]