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
  • Strong first half powers Butler past Wofford, 80-61

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Kamar Baldwin scored a game-high 23 points while Bryce Nze (12) and Sean McDermott (10) also notched double-figures as Butler beat Wofford 80-61, Saturday night at Hinkle Fieldhouse. The Bulldogs (4-0) rushed out to a 44-27 lead at halftime and finished off the Terriers (2-2) with a strong shooting performance, hitting 29-of-52 shots from the field (56%). Next up, Butler hosts Morehead State Friday at 7:00 p.m.

  • Hoosiers topple Troy 100-62

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Justin Smith scored a team-high 22 points while Trayce Jackson-Davis and Al Durham chipped in 17 points each as Indiana blew out Troy 100-62, Saturday night in Bloomington. The Hoosiers (4-0) shot a blistering 35-for-65 (54%) from the field and outrebounded the Trojans (0-3) 51-38. Their largest lead was 43 points, midway through the second half as the Cream and Crimson dominated the day at Assembly Hall. Next up, Indiana hosts Princeton, Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.

  • Marquette comes back on Purdue for 65-55 win

    Purdue led by 18 in the first half, but went cold down the stretch in a 65-55 loss to Marquette, Thursday night in Milwaukee. The Boilermakers (1-2) were led by Matt Haarms’ 14 points and Jahaad Proctor’s 13, but the Golden Eagles caught fire in the second half, outscoring the Gold & Black 40-17 in the final 20 minutes to secure the win. Purdue shot just 20-for-59 (34%) from the field throughout the game, including a 6-for-24 (25%) mark beyond […]

  • Colts induct Dwight Freeney into Ring of Honor

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Coming out of the tunnel Sunday reminded Dwight Freeney of the glory days. “I have my helmet on,” Freeney remembers, “I’m ready to go, you know just go and attack somebody. Well this isn’t attack mode. This is ‘Alright, Dwight. Calm down. You have to remember what you thought about and what you’re gonna say.’ Different feeling, but a great feeling.” What made it so great? Both the fans who showed their appreciation with cheers and Freeney’s […]

  • Strong Longhorns’ finish dooms No. 23 Purdue in loss to Texas

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Matt Coleman III tallied 22 points and Texas outscored No. 23 Purdue 13-4 over the final 2:31 of the game as the Boilermakers fell to the Longhorns 70-66 Saturday evening at Mackey Arena. Leading Purdue (1-1), Sasha Stevanovic came off the bench to score 14 points, 12 in the first half on a 4-for-5 clip beyond the three point line. Eric Hunter Jr. and Jahaad Proctor also reached double digits, netting 12 points each for the […]

  • Butler downs New Orleans 79-53

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Bryce Nze’s 18 points led all scorers and Butler took care of New Orleans, 79-53 inside Hinkle Fieldhouse on Saturday evening. Four of the Bulldogs’ starters netted double figures. Behind Nze, Jordan Tucker netted 16, Sean McDermott chipped in 13, and Aaron Thompson finished with 12. As a team, butler shot nearly 50 percent from beyond the three point line, hitting nine of their 19 attempts from long distance. Butler next hosts Minnesota on Tuesday evening.

  • IU beats Gannon 84-54 in lone exhibition contest

    IU wraps up its lone exhibition contest at Assembly Hall with an 84-54 win over Division II Gannon. The Hoosiers are 27-0 against non-Division I opponents in exhibition play since the 2004-2005 season. Justin Smith led IU in scoring with 18 points. Freshmen Armaan Franklin and Trayce Jackson-Davis scored 12 apiece. The Hoosiers also had 10-point contributions from Damezi Anderson and Race Thompson. IU trailed 29-28 with fewer than 2 minutes to go in the 1st half, but went on […]

  • A learning experience for rookie Rock Ya-Sin

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Colts’ defense stepped up Sunday when it was needed the most, holding the Broncos scoreless on their last six possessions. “We know how good we can be,” said linebacker Darius Leonard. “Even though we played sloppy today, we found a way to get the job done.” After collecting his thoughts, Leonard added, “A lotta penalties.” No discussion of today’s penalties is complete without including Rock Ya-Sin, as the Colts’ rookie saw five flags thrown his way. […]

  • Brogdon’s 30 not enough to push Pacers past Cavaliers

    Six Pacers scored in double figures, led by Malcolm Brogdon’s 30, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Cavaliers’ strength inside, as the Blue and Gold fell 110-99 in Cleveland Saturday night. Tristan Thompson paced the Cavs with 25 points on 11-of-16 shooting while Kevin Love added 21 points. Each of Cleveland’s two primary big men had 13 rebounds, as the Cavs outrebounded the Pacers 44-36. “(Cleveland) pretty much did whatever they wanted,” said coach Nate McMillain to the FOX […]

  • Purdue earns No. 22 ranking in initial Coaches Poll for 2019-20 season

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The reigning Big Ten Regular Season Champion Purdue Boilermakers open the new college basketball season ranked No. 22 in the country, according to the first USA Today / Coaches Top 25 poll. The Gold and Black will play a challenging schedule, facing No. 1 Michigan State, No. 8 Maryland, No. 9 Virginia, and No. 16 Ohio State. It is also possible the Boilers will meet up with No. 25 Tennessee in November’s Emerald Coast Classic. Purdue’s […]

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