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
  • Pacers’ Oladipo will return to play against the Bulls on Jan. 29

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Pacers star Victor Oladipo will soon officially return to the court. Oladipo plans to return on Jan. 29 against the Chicago Bulls at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The news was first reported by Stadium’s Shams Charania and later confirmed by Oladipo and the Pacers. “It’s great to have a goal,” Oladipo said. “Great to have a set date that I can look forward to, especially after 12 months when you pretty much don’t know when you’re coming back.” […]

  • Colts arrive in Jacksonville, season finale Sunday

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – For NFL players, closing out a season should be no different that a sprinter finishing a race. “Oh, you run all the way through the line,” explains Colts running back Nyheim Hines, an All-American sprinter in his college days at NC State. “Maybe even lean. “We want to go out there, play our best game yet, put some great stuff on film, and have some great momentum going into the offseason.” Helping Hines and the offense will […]

  • Brogdon’s 29 lead Pacers to win over Celtics 122-117

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Malcolm Brogdon scored a team-high 29 points and shot a perfect 15-for-15 from the free throw line as the Pacers outlasted the Celtics 122-117, Wednesday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Indiana (16-9) received strong performances from the Holiday brothers coming off the bench, as Aaron notched 18 points and Justin scored 17, including a three with 1:25 to play that gave the Pacers a much needed five-point cushion. Leading Boston (17-6) was Kemba Walker, with a massive […]

  • Pacers escape Knicks comeback attempt for 104-103 win

    T.J. Warren led five Pacers in double figures with 25 points, and New York’s Julius Randle missed a game-tying free throw with 0.1 on the clock, as the Blue and Gold outlasted the Knicks for a 104-103 win inside Madison Square Garden. Indiana (15-8) led by eight points entering the fourth quarter, but New York (4-19) slowly chipped away, inching to within two in the final seconds. A foul called on Aaron Holiday gave the Knicks an opportunity to tie […]

  • Wisconsin pounds Indiana 84-64

    Kobe King scored a career-high 24 points and Nate Reuvers added 20 as Wisconsin dominated Indiana 84-64, Saturday afternoon in Madison. With the win, the Badgers (5-4, 1-0 Big Ten) extend their home winning streak over the Hoosiers (8-1, 0-1 Big Ten) to 17 games, as the last IU win in Madison came in 1998. Wisconsin shot 54% from the field and 40% beyond the three-point line while committing just four turnovers en route to a victory in their first […]

  • Indiana takes back Old Oaken Bucket with 44-41 double overtime victory

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Peyton Ramsey’s 1-yard quarterback sneak in double overtime was the difference as Indiana beat Purdue 44-41, Saturday afternoon at Ross-Ade Stadium. The Hoosiers (8-4, 5-4 Big Ten) are eight-game winners and boast a winning conference record for the first time since 1993. Ramsey led the way, throwing for 337 yards and 3 touchdowns. He had help from running back Sampson James as the true freshman out of Avon ran for 118 yards and a touchdown on […]

  • Haarms, Proctor guide Boilers to 81-49 win over Jacksonville State

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Matt Haarms notched his first double-double of the season with 17 points and 10 rebounds while Jahaad Proctor chipped in with 14 points as Purdue dominated Jacksonville State 81-49, Saturday evening at Mackey Arena. The Boilermakers (3-2) had their best shooting performance of the season so far, going 31-for-56 (55%) from the field and 8-for-20 (40%) beyond the three-point line. They built a 25-point lead at halftime and continued on to outscore the Gamecocks (1-3) by […]

  • Holidays propel Pacers to 111-106 win over Magic

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Aaron Holiday hit a tie-breaking three pointer with 8.7 seconds to play and Justin Holiday followed up with a steal and game-clinching pair of free throws as the Pacers out-dueled the Magic 111-106 Saturday evening at The Fieldhouse. Indiana (9-6) was led on the night by Domantas Sabonis’ 25 points. Jeremy Lamb (14), Aaron Holiday (13), Doug McDermott (13), Justin Holiday (12), and Myles Turner (10) also ended in double-digits. As a team, the Blue and Gold, […]

  • Indiana cruises past Princeton 79-54

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Joey Brunk and Devonte Green each scored a game-high 16 points to help lead Indiana to a 79-54 win over Princeton, Wednesday evening at Assembly Hall. The Hoosiers (5-0) also received strong offensive contributions from Justin Smith (14) and Trayce Jackson-Davis (11). As a team, IU shot 31-for-55 (56%) from the field while holding the Tigers (0-4) to just 19-for-51 (37%). Next up for the Cream & Crimson will be Louisiana Tech, Monday at 8:30 p.m.

  • 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.

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