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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
  • Butler's Kamar Baldwin skies for a layup in the Bulldogs' 88-79 win at Xavier (WTTV February 26, 2017).

    Bulldogs steal win on the road, first at Xavier since 2008

    CINCINNATI, Ohio – Kelan Martin scored 25 points and Kamar Baldwin added 17 as No. 22 Butler topped Xavier 88-79 at the Cintas Center Sunday afternoon. The win¬†snapped a Butler five-game losing streak at Xavier, giving the Bulldogs their first win at the Cintas Center since 2008. Holding a slim lead, 74-72 with less than four minutes to play, the Butler defense sparked a 6-0 run off back-to-back-to-back steals leading to layups. “It can be backbreaking,” says Chris Holtmann. “It’s […]

  • BLOOMINGTON, IN - FEBRUARY 01:  Tom Crean the head coach of the Indiana Hoosiers gives instructions to his team against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Assembly Hall on February 1, 2017 in Bloomington, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

    Indiana lets lead slip away in overtime loss to Iowa

    IOWA CITY, Iowa – Four Hoosiers scored in double figures led by Robert Johnson with 19, but Indiana’s hot start (17-4 over the first 5:06 of the game) was not enough to hold off Iowa. The Hawkeyes took the win, 96-90 in overtime at Carver Hawkeye Arena. The tailspin continues for IU (15-13 overall, 5-10 Big Ten) with a fifth loss in a row, a result that drops the reigning conference regular season champions to a tie for second-to-last place […]

  • Butler's Kelan Martin goes up for a dunk in the Bulldogs' 82-66 win over DePaul (WXIN February 19, 2017).

    Bench powers No. 24 Butler past DePaul, 82-66

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Nate Fowler led Butler with 15 points and Kelan Martin chipped in with 14 as the No. 24 Bulldogs surged past DePaul, 82-66 Sunday afternoon at Hinkle Fieldhouse. Butler (21-6, 10-5 Big East) trailed the visiting Blue Demons 27-22 with less than five minutes to go in the first half, but then exploded on a 21-0 run, which stretched into the second half. Though that run was the primary factor propelling the Bulldogs over DePaul, plenty more […]

  • Indiana head coach Tom Crean congratulates Michigan in the handshake line after the Wolverines beat the Hoosiers 75-63  at Assembly Hall (WTTV, February 12, 2017).

    Crean: Lack of maturity dooming Hoosiers

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – With five losses the last six times out, Indiana has fallen to¬†10th place in the Big Ten standings. “Not a great performance by any stretch,” said head coach Tom Crean after the 75-63 home loss to Michigan. “It’s back to the drawing board a little bit.” Injuries have hit the Hoosiers hard, as OG Anunoby and James Blackmon Jr have both missed time lately (along with the season-long injury to Collin Hartman). By and large, those left […]

  • BLOOMINGTON, IN - FEBRUARY 20: P.J. Thompson #3 of the Purdue Boilermakers shoots the ball against Collin Hartman #30 of the Indiana Hoosiers at Assembly Hall on February 20, 2016 in Bloomington, Indiana. Indiana defeated Purdue 77-73. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

    First time or long time, IU-Purdue rivalry stirs emotions for Boilers

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue freshman Carsen Edwards has never played Indiana. Still, the Texas native does have a brief experience with the rivalry. “When I came for my visit,” Edwards remembers, “and heard people yelling how they hate IU, and we’re not even playing IU, you start to realize something must be between IU and Purdue.” Just a little something: 204 prior meetings, a recruiting advantage perhaps, and of course bragging rights moving forward. “Everybody’s talking about it,” continues […]

  • BLOOMINGTON, IN - JANUARY 15:  OG Anunoby #3 of the Indiana Hoosiers shoots the ball during the game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Assembly Hall on January 15, 2017 in Bloomington, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

    Anunoby requires surgery, will miss remainder of season

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – OG Anunoby will be out for the rest of the 2016-17 season. The Indiana sophomore suffered a knee injury in the Hoosiers’ Wednesday night win over Penn State “It has been determined that OG Anunoby will undergo surgery on his right knee and will miss the remainder of the season,” announced Indiana Head Coach Tom Crean. “He is expected to make a complete recovery. For a young man, OG has a very strong faith and a courageous […]

  • 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 […]