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
  • Milwaukee’s Best: Boilers and Bulldogs advance to Sweet 16

    MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Butler was the first Central Indiana school to punch a ticket to the Sweet 16 Saturday afternoon. The 4-seed Bulldogs never trailed 12-seed Middle Tennessee en route to a 74-65 win. “We finally got to the Sweet 16,” said head coach Chris Holtmann through a wide smile. “Feels like it’s been a long time coming though it’s only been three years.” “We can compete with anybody in the country,” added Kelan Martin, who finished the day with […]

  • Bulldogs, Boilers not satisfied with one NCAA win

    MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Butler will enter Saturday with an all-time mark of 9-0 against lower seeds in the NCAA Tournament and a chance to make it a perfect 10-for-10. The four-seed Bulldogs will take on 12-seed Middle Tennessee State at 7:10 p.m. eastern time, Saturday in Milwaukee. “We know this is gonna be a great challenge,” said senior Andrew Chrabascz. “They’re an unbelievable team. Very tough program. They work hard every single possession. We know that it’s gonna be a […]

  • Central Indiana sweep: Bulldogs and Boilers advance in NCAA Tournament

    MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Vince Edwards wasn’t about to drop to 0-3 in the NCAA Tournament. The Purdue junior took over in the second half, scoring 15 of his 21 points after the break, helping lead the Boilers to an 80-70 win over Vermont. If you think the recent first round exits weren’t weighing on the Gold and Black, think again. “Man, I’ve been sitting in front of you ready to cry the last two years,” exhaled Edwards. “Honestly, it feels […]

  • Bulldogs and Boilers complete final practices before NCAAs begin

    MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Butler will be the first team on the court at the Bradley Center Thursday afternoon, a 1:30 p.m. tip, taking on Winthrop in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Though the Bulldogs earned the highest seed in program history this year, a 4-seed, they’re still approaching the tournament with a hunter’s mentality, rather than perceiving themselves as the hunted. “I think when we’ve been at our best,” said head coach Chris Holtmann, “we’ve played with that […]

  • Boilers and Bulldogs NCAA travel update

    MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Purdue and Butler arrived in the Cream City only a half-hour apart, Tuesday afternoon. Both teams have spent the past two days preparing for their NCAA Tournament opening round games. Within the next two days, those games will be complete. “This time of year,”said Butler assistant coach Ryan Pedon, “I think the formula more than anything lends itself to defense and toughness, and those are things that have been staples of Butler basketball for a long time.” […]

  • Butler earns 4-seed in NCAAs, topping school-best mark

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – As Butler’s name came across the screen Sunday, the Bulldogs made school history. The program’s previous high seed in the NCAA Tournament was a five. Now, they enter this March Madness as a 4-seed in the South. “We could have been the lowest, and I would have been happy,” said senior Avery Woodson, who will play in his first ever NCAA Tournament this year. “Really doesn’t matter to me. I’m just blessed to be able to play in […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]