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
  • Indiana sophomore OG Anunoby skies for a fast break dunk in the Hoosiers 76-57 win over Rutgers (WXIN, January 15, 2017).

    Struggling from distance, Hoosiers turn to defense in win

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – An uninspiring start found Indiana trailing Rutgers 15-6 six minutes into Sunday’s matchup at Assembly Hall. The Scarlet Knights had hit six-straight field goals, and looked far from intimidated in the sea of Cream and Crimson. But the visitors would not be earning their first ever Big Ten road win this day. Down nine points, the Hoosiers defense ignited a 20-to-3 run, featuring five Rutgers turnovers and 11 points directly from those miscues. “We all tried to […]

  • BLOOMINGTON, IN - DECEMBER 28:  James Blackmon Jr. #1 of the Indiana Hoosiers walks across the court in the second half against the Indiana Hoosiers at Assembly Hall on December 28, 2016 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

    Blackmon reaches 1,000 but Hoosiers lose to Maryland

    A last-second three pointer from Robert Johnson fell short as Indiana lost at Maryland 75-72 in the Hoosiers first road game in Big Ten play this year. James Blackmon Jr. led Indiana (11-6, 1-3 Big Ten) with 22 points on the night. With a made three pointer in the second half, Blackmon became the 50th player in IU history to score 1,000 points in his career. Four Maryland players scored in double figures, led by junior guard Melo Trimble with […]

  • INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 17:  Caleb Swanigan #50 of the Purdue Boilermakers dunks the ball during the game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the Crossroads Classic at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on December 17, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

    Swanigan named Big Ten Player of the Week… again

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Big Ten has honored Purdue forward Caleb Swanigan as the conference Player of the Week. A sophomore out of Fort Wayne, IN, Swanigan notched double-doubles in a pair of Boilermaker wins, on the road at Ohio State (16 points, 11 rebounds) and at home hosting No. 13 Wisconsin (18 points, 13 rebounds). With those performances, Swanigan’s streak of consecutive double-doubles increased to eight, the fourth longest such streak in Purdue history and the longest since […]

  • Point guard Jeff Teague makes a pass in the Pacers' 113-96 preseason-opening win over the Pelicans (WGNO, October 4, 2016).

    Pacers open preseason with 113-96 win

    Al Jefferson scored 14 points in his Pacers debut, leading the Blue and Gold to a preseason-opening win, 113-96 on the road against the Pelicans. Jefferson was joined by six other Indiana players in double figures: Thaddeus Young (12), Joe Young (12), Georges Niang (12), Rodney Stuckey (11), Paul George (11), and Jeff Teague (10). In total, 14 Pacers players saw time on the court. Those who did not for injury-related reasons were Myles Turner (concussion) and Aaron Brooks (hip […]

  • FORT WORTH, TX - JUNE 10:  Josef Newgarden, driver of the #21 Fuzzy's Vodka Chevrolet, prepares for Star-Telegram Qualifying for the Verizon IndyCar Series Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway on June 10, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas.  (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway)

    Newgarden moves on from Ed Carpenter Racing

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – When the 2017 IndyCar season begins, Josef Newgarden will have a new home, as the fourth-place finisher in 2016 has told Ed Carpenter Racing he will not be back with the team. “While it’s disappointing that Josef will not be returning, it’s also not a total surprise after all of the speculation the past few weeks,” team owner Ed Carpenter said in a statement. That speculation Carpenter is referencing is a Racer Magazine report that has Newgarden slated to sign […]

  • Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is sacked by the Broncos Von Miller in the Colts 34-20 loss in Denver (September 18, 2016 WTTV).

    Luck struggles in Colts loss to Broncos

    DENVER, Colo. – After posting stellar numbers in week one (the top fantasy performance in the league actually), Andrew Luck stumbled in the Mile High City in week two in the Colts 34-20 loss to the Broncos. “I didn’t throw it that well,” admitted Luck. “Not well enough to win obviously, and you need to be sharp to beat a team like this and have success against a defense like the Broncos.” Luck’s final stat line from Denver reads 21-of-40 […]

  • AVONDALE, AZ - APRIL 02:  Will Power of Australia, driver of the #12 Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar is introduced before the Phoenix Grand Prix at Phoenix International Raceway on April 2, 2016 in Avondale, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

    Will Power tames Tricky Triangle, closes gap on Pagenaud in points race

    Will Power took advantage of Simon Pagenaud’s misfortune Monday afternoon in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. The points leader Pagenaud ran into the wall exiting turn one on lap 158 and wound up with his first DNF in the 2016 IndyCar season, finishing 18th. In second place in points, Power had a golden opportunity to cut down on Pagenaud’s big lead, and did so by taking the checkered flag for his first win at Pocono Raceway. “The Chevy engine was awesome today,” […]

  • TORONTO, ON - APRIL 18:  Paul George #13 of the Indiana Pacers dribbles the ball as Norman Powell #24 of the Toronto Raptors defends in the first half of Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2016 NBA Playoffs at the Air Canada Centre on April 18, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

    Pacers release preseason schedule

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Pacers will play six preseason games this October, including two in-state contests. The Blue and Gold open the preseason Tuesday, October 4 at the Pelicans then return home to Indianapolis, hosting the Bulls Thursday, October 6 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Two days later, the Pacers play the Bulls in Chicago, followed by a match up with the Bucks on Wednesday, October 12 at the Ford Center in Evansville. Two road games finish out the exhibitions: Friday, […]

  • CANTON, OH - AUGUST 06:  Tony Dungy, former NFL head coach, poses next to his bronze bust during the NFL Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony at the Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium on August 6, 2016 in Canton, Ohio.  (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

    The sixth Colt in Canton: Tony Dungy enters Hall of Fame

    Tony Dungy is now the 23rd coach to be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, entering the most elite fraternity in the NFL. “I’m now the 10th Steeler from the Super Bowl XIII team to be enshrined,” said Dungy near the beginning of his speech, “but you could have won a lot of money in 78 if you bet that I’d be one of those 10.” Dungy’s career was often tested, going undrafted out of college, playing just three seasons […]

  • INDIANAPOLIS - JANUARY 13:  Marvin Harrison #88 of the Indianapolis Colts runs for yards after the catch in the first quarter against Marlon McCree #20 of the San Diego Chargers during their AFC Divisional Playoff game at the RCA Dome on January 13, 2008 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Harrison fumbled the play on the play and turned it over to the Chargers. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

    Marvin Harrison enshrined in Pro Football Hall of Fame

    Marvin Harrison has been enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The Colts great was introduced in Canton by team owner and CEO Jim Irsay. “I’ll tell you this,” said Irsay in a taped message, “I mean this when I say about Marvin, I don’t think I know a fiercer competitor. This guy, his fire that burned in him was so hot, it burned you if you got anywhere close. This guy had something in him that drove him.” […]