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
  • LeBron’s 46 power Cavaliers past Pacers in Game 2

    CLEVELAND, Ohio – From the opening tip, Wednesday’s Game 2 was clearly different than Game 1, and the reason was LeBron James. The Cavaliers’ star scored the first 13 points of the game himself, outscored the Pacers 20-18 in the first quarter, and finished with a game high 46, leading Cleveland to a 100-97 win to even the best-of-seven series at one game apiece. “In the first half, he got off to a great start,” said Lance Stephenson. “The first […]

  • Pacers get back to work following Game 1 win

    CLEVELAND, Ohio – As the NBA world responds stunned at a Game 1 blowout, the Pacers respond with practice, getting back to work at Quicken Loans Arena Monday afternoon with Game 2 looming. “It’s just one game, and we’re fully aware of that,” explained Victor Oladipo. “Game 2 is gonna be even harder than game one. We’re prepared for it.” “We got more to accomplish,” continued Lance Stephenson. “Our goal right now is to get some shots up, figure out […]

  • Pacers conquer Cavaliers behind Oladipo, poise under pressure

    CLEVELAND, Ohio – No question who was King of Quicken Loans Arena Sunday afternoon as Victor Oladipo scored a game-high 32 points, leading the Pacers to a playoff-opening win over the Cavaliers. “I believe that we believe that we can win,” said Oladipo after the game. “We came into this game playing with a mentality that we were gonna attack on both ends of the floor and play like we’ve been playing all year.” The only time Sunday’s result was […]

  • Fuel beat Kalamazoo to secure first playoff berth in franchise history

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Indy Fuel scored two first-period goals and held off a hard-charging Kalamazoo squad down the stretch of the third period for a 2-1 victory that clinched the first postseason bid in team history. “We knew what was on the line,” said goalie Ettiene Marcoux, who stopped 31 of 32 shots in the game. “We were just happy we had this last game here at home. The fans were loud and gave us a lot of energy.” […]

  • Hoosiers work out for NFL scouts at Pro Day

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – One final chance to impress a large contingent of scouts, as Indiana hosted Pro Day in Bloomington. Eleven former Hoosiers worked out with the NFL on their minds. “I got to pick the routes I wanted to run,” said wide receiver Simmie Cobbs Jr, “and hopefully showcase a lot more than I put on film as well.” “They want to see everything that they don’t think you can do,” added quarterback Richard Lagow, “so you want to […]

  • NBA honors Oladipo as Eastern Conference Player of the Week

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Victor Oladipo is the NBA’s Eastern Conference Player of the Week, the league announced Monday afternoon. Oladipo averaged 26 points, 5 rebounds, 6.7 assists, and 3.7 steals as the Pacers went 3-0 on the road, beating Golden State, Sacramento, and the Los Angeles Clippers. In that final game in LA, Oladipo led the Blue and Gold with 30 points, 12 assists, and five steals. The former IU All-American leads the NBA in steals this season, averaging 2.3 […]

  • NCAA Championship features rivals of Central Indiana’s Big Ten, Big East teams

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – No team in college basketball has had more recent success than Villanova. The Wildcats have more than 30 wins in four straight seasons, three Big East titles during that span, and tonight, have a chance for their second NCAA Championship in a three-year period. “Sometimes, you’re on a bus ride and you look over at an assistant and you’re like ‘Can you believe we’re here?'”, questioned Villanova head coach Jay Wright. “I think I’ll try to get […]

  • Indiana tops Virginia Tech for Women’s NIT Championship

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The seniors led the way for Indiana as Tyra Buss scored 16 points and Amanda Cahill added 12 more as the Hoosiers beat Virginia Tech 65-57 to win the Women’s NIT Championship, Saturday afternoon in Bloomington. The title is the first in Indiana women’s basketball history. The Hoosiers started strong, leading by four after the first quarter and by nine at halftime, 36-27. The third quarter was a different story, as the Hokies stormed back to take […]

  • Pacers clinch playoff berth in typical Pacers fashion

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Pacers earned a special treat from the coaching staff in their playoff-clinching win, 113-107 over the Heat in overtime Sunday night. “They get to wear sweats on the plane tomorrow,” smiled head coach Nate McMillan. “But no, I mean, just congratulations to this group. Proud of what they’ve done.” “Very happy,” added guard Lance Stephenson. “We did some amazing things this whole year. Just happy that we clinched today.” Even while the Blue and Gold have […]

  • Boilers shift focus to Sweet 16, Texas Tech

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The celebration of an NCAA Tournament win over Butler lasted through the night, but on Monday, Purdue’s thoughts turned to the Sweet 16. “We want to take the next step,” said senior Vincent Edwards. “We gotta come out. We gotta get ready. We gotta get focused on them.” “It was exciting last night to come away with a win like we did,” continued senior Dakota Mathias. “I think we’re very fortunate. A lot of teams, especially […]