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
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    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Sage Karam, James Hinchcliffe, and Kyle Kaiser were the fastest of the group of six competing for the final three spots in the Indianapolis 500 and will start on the last row in this year’s Greatest Spectacle in Racing. “I never want to be in that bump situation again,” said an emotionally spent Karam, after securing his bid. “We didn’t have it yesterday, but I just knew, if we were better than the guys we needed to […]

  • Pigot paces Fast Nine, Alonso and Hinchcliffe in Last Row Shootout

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Spencer Pigot was the second driver to roll off from the pits on Saturday’s day one of Indianapolis 500 qualifying and took advantage of the low track temperatures, turning in the fastest four-lap qualifying session and securing a spot in the Fast Nine Shootout. “I feel great,” said Pigot. “Obviously, it’s great to be on top of the speed charts and also to have all three of our Ed Carpenter Racing cars in the Fast Nine (Shootout) […]

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  • Patricio O’Ward wrecks on day three of Indy 500 practice

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  • Rosenqvist wreck makes two crashes on day two of Indy 500 practice

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – IndyCar rookie Felix Rosenqvist wrecked late in day two of practice at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Chip Ganassi Racing driver was in the middle of a solid May after winning the pole and finishing sixth in the Grand Prix. Rosenqvist was checked and cleared from the infield care center.

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    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Fernando Alonso’s frustrating Indy 500 continued Wednesday afternoon as the two-time Formula 1 world champion hit the exterior wall coming out of turn three. He then spun into the interior wall before sliding back out to the exterior and coming to rest. Alonso climbed out of the car on his own power. The No. 66 McLaren entry had electrical issues on day one of Indy 500 practice and was hoping to put his trouble in the past. […]

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  • Simon Pagenaud conquers rain, IMS road course for IndyCar Grand Prix win

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  • Felix Rosenqvist bests Grand Prix field to win first career IndyCar pole

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  • IndyCar Grand Prix kicks off May racing at IMS

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