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
  • Simon Pagenaud dominates IndyCar race in Toronto

    Simon Pagenaud led 80 of 85 total laps and cruised to his third win of the IndyCar season Sunday afternoon in Toronto. “I think it was a team effort, really,” said Pagenaud. “It looked like we were dominating today, and I can’t thank these guys enough because they come in in the morning with big smiles on their face, every day same thing.” Scott Dixon and Alexander Rossi rounded off the podium. “It’s just so hard to pass here,” said […]

  • Former Colts coach Jim Caldwell takes leave of absence from Dolphins

    MIAMI, Fla. — Former Indianapolis Colts head coach Jim Caldwell will take a leave of absence from the Miami Dolphins this season, his new team announced Saturday. “I will be stepping back due to some medical complications that require my full attention,” Caldwell said in a statement through the Dolphins. “I want to thank Stephen Ross, Chris Grier, Coach Flores and the rest of the organization for the support they have given me and my family.” Caldwell was slated to […]

  • Pagenaud takes Honda Indy Toronto pole

    Simon Pagenaud outdueled the IndyCar field Saturday afternoon, winning the pole for Sunday’s Honda Indy Toronto. “It was a great day, really,” said the 2019 Indy 500 winner. “Great weekend so far. I’ve had the most fun ever in Toronto. The car has just been amazing. The engine, Chevrolet, provided us a bit of an update this weekend, and I think it’s really showing.” Last year’s Toronto winner, Scott Dixon, qualified second and will start alongside Pagenaud on Row 1 […]

  • Pacers conclude Summer League slate with win as Bitadze gets his visa

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Alize Johnson scored a game-high 25 points, and DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell chipped in 24 as the Pacers beat the Clippers 86-75 in their NBA Summer League finale. The Blue & Gold’s leading Summer League Scorer Aaron Holiday sat out the game with a sore left hip, so Johnson and Akoon-Purcell picked up the slack beautifully, combining to shoot 50% from the floor, going 19-for-38. It was an encouraging end to Indiana’s trip to Las Vegas, but back […]

  • Senegal native Alioune Diakhate finds home with Indy Eleven

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Alioune Diakhate came to the United States looking to play professional soccer. “Before (I came), I think it will be easy for me,” said Diakhate, whose first language is French, “but after I arrive, things I expecting was different. I have a lot of contact, but they don’t have contact here to help me.” The Senegal native found out about a tryout for the Indy Eleven in January of this year, so he paid his way to […]

  • Pacers drop Summer League opener to Grizzlies

    Aaron Holiday led all scorers with 24 points, but it wasn’t enough for the Pacers to keep up with the Grizzlies as the Blue and Gold fell in their NBA Summer League opener, 101-75 Saturday evening in Las Vegas. DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell added 15 points off the bench. Alize Johnson (12) and Brian Bowen II (10) also finished in double figures. Shooting came with great difficulty to the Pacers, as they shot just 27-for-76 (35.5%) from the field and 7-for-28 (25%) […]

  • Fever snap skid, dominate Dallas 76-56

    Tiffany Mitchell scored a game-high 16 points off the bench while rookie Teaira McCowan chipped in with nine and the Indiana Fever dominated the Dallas Wings 76-56 on the road in Dallas. The Fever built a 37-30 lead at halftime, powered by the bench. Mitchell and McCowan each scored seven first half points off the bench. In the second half, Mitchell kept scoring, adding nine more to reach her game-high number. Starters Natalie Achonwa (13) and Erica Wheeler (11) also […]

  • Reports: Pacers to sign guard T.J. McConnell

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – After a few quiet days of NBA Free Agency, the Pacers appear to be back to work Wendesday. Hey, when about half your roster is turning over in one offseason, there’s a lot of work to do. Multiple reports claim the Pacers have reached an agreement to sign free agent point guard T.J. McConnell to a two-year contract. The deal cannot become official until the end of the NBA’s free agency moratorium period on July 6th. Free […]

  • Reports indicate Pacers will sign Malcolm Brogdon, Jeremy Lamb in free agency

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Pacers lineup will look much different next season than last. Multiple reports indicate the Blue and Gold will sign point guard Malcolm Brogdon away from the Bucks and Jeremy Lamb from the Hornets. Malcolm Brogdon has agreed to a four-year, $85M deal with Indiana, league sources tell ESPN. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 30, 2019 Indiana has agreed to a free agent deal with Jeremy Lamb, league sources tell ESPN. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 30, […]

  • Pacers’ veteran Darren Collison announces retirement from NBA

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Pacers free-agent-to-be guard Darren Collison has decided to call it a career. The 10-year NBA veteran announced via The Undefeated his intention to retire from professional basketball. Collison spent four of his 10 NBA seasons with the Pacers, including his last two. Overall, Collison averaged 12.5 points and 5.0 assists per game over 708 total games in the league. His 2017-18 season with the Pacers was marked by a 46.8 three point field goal percentage, which led […]

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