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
  • Indiana pounds UConn 38-3

    BLOOMINGTON,  Ind. – Peyton Ramsey threw for three touchdowns and Stevie Scott ran for 97 yards and a score as Indiana dominated UConn 38-3 Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington. The Hoosiers (3-1, 0-1) fell behind the Huskies 3-0 after a first quarter field goal following an IU turnover, but the defense dominated the game overall, allowing only 145 total yards and scoring a touchdown on a Cam Jones 44 yard interception return. Indiana returns to Big Ten play next […]

  • Book, Notre Dame throttle New Mexico 66-14

    Ian Book threw for five touchdowns and ran in another as No. 7 Notre Dame clobbered New Mexico 66-14 in the Irish’s home opener, Saturday afternoon in South Bend. Book’s five TDs through the air are a career high. He finished the day 15-for-24 passing for 360 yards. After a slow start, where the only Irish points in the first quarter came from a defensive touchdown, Book and the offense dominated the second quarter, scoring 31 points and putting the […]

  • Herta races to Portland Pole

    Colton Herta’s last lap of the Firestone Fast Six knocked Will Power off the top of the pylon and gave the rookie his second career IndyCar pole. Behind Herta and Power, Scott Dixon and Jack Harvey will make up the second row while Felix Rosenqvist and Ryan Hunter-Reay start in row three. Dixon was the lone championship contender to make the Fast Six as his competition struggled. Points leader Josef Newgarden just missed out on advancing past the first round […]

  • Colts finish preseason with victory over Bengals

    The Colts closed out the preseason with a 13-6 win against the Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati Thursday evening. With the starters resting, quarterback Chad Kelly played the entire first half for the Colts, finishing 13-for-16 through the air for 138 yards with one interception. Kelly also rushed three times for 20 yards and a touchdown. Phillip Walker came in for the second half, going 8-for-16 for 90 yards, adding seven more yards on one rush. Carroll Phillips […]

  • Myles Turner chosen as finalist for USA Men’s National Team

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Pacers center Myles Turner is one of 17 players left vying for 12 spots on USA Basketball’s World Cup roster. The 23-year-old competed in an intra-squad scrimmage Friday night, starting and scoring five points for the Blue team in a 97-78 win over the White team. After the game, USA basketball trimmed the roster pool from 29 training camp invitees to 17 players. U S A@Original_Turner @usabasketball #USABMNT pic.twitter.com/pRCikaIyuF — NBA (@NBA) August 8, 2019 The group […]

  • McLaren returns to IndyCar through partnership with Chevy, Arrow SPM

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – McLaren will return to full-time IndyCar competition for next year, teaming up with Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports after decades away from the racing series. The team will be renamed Arrow McLaren Racing SP and will field two Chevy-powered cars for the 2020 NTT IndyCar Racing Series. The deal has been in the works for months, fueling speculation in the racing world. The Arrow SPM team infrastructure will remain intact while McLaren adds its technical expertise and marketing […]

  • Pat McAfee Show to air daily on DAZN and Westwood One

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Former Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee will host a daily, nationwide radio show beginning September 8, streaming platform DAZN announced Wednesday morning. A lot of dreams are coming true this fall for my boys and me.. We are eternally grateful for everybody’s love.. 🗣 Let’s have the greatest fall of all time pic.twitter.com/pEtRnZH2Ra — Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) August 7, 2019 The fall will be a busy season for McAfee, as he will team up with former teammate […]

  • Report: Colts work out WR Brandon Marshall

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – With the level of competition already present in the Colts’ wide receiving group, hearing the Horseshoes are interested in signing another wideout may come as a surprise. Still, Indianapolis had veteran wide receiver Brandon Marshall in for a workout Friday, according to ESPN. Six-time Pro Bowl WR Brandon Marshall is in Indianapolis today to work out for the Colts, per source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 2, 2019 Marshall spent the 2018 season with the Seahawks and […]

  • Injury in the past, Deon Cain upbeat and eager at Colts camp

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Deon Cain sounds more optimistic than you may expect for a player coming back from an ACL tear. “It’s really all good,” smiles Cain. “I had a great offseason program with the trainers. I’m out here feeling good and flying, just trying to progress every day.” Last training camp, Cain was the rookie who stole the show. It wasn’t either first year future All Pro, Darius Leonard or Quenton Nelson. The sixth round pick made multiple, what […]

  • Pacers add Justin Holiday, sign Naz Mitrou-Long to two-way contract

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Indiana Pacers announced the signings of free agent guards Justin Holiday and Naz Mitrou-Long, Wednesday afternoon. Holiday spent his 2018-19 season with the Bulls and Grizzlies, averaging 10.5 points and 3.9 rebounds per game. He played a complete 82-game schedule, starting in 77 of those contests. Holiday joins his younger brother Aaron on the Pacers’ roster. Mitrou-Long’s deal is a two-way contract, meaning he’ll spend a good portion of his time with the franchise in Fort […]

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