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 sophomore OG Anunoby skies for a fast break dunk in the Hoosiers 76-57 win over Rutgers (WXIN, January 15, 2017).

    Struggling from distance, Hoosiers turn to defense in win

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – An uninspiring start found Indiana trailing Rutgers 15-6 six minutes into Sunday’s matchup at Assembly Hall. The Scarlet Knights had hit six-straight field goals, and looked far from intimidated in the sea of Cream and Crimson. But the visitors would not be earning their first ever Big Ten road win this day. Down nine points, the Hoosiers defense ignited a 20-to-3 run, featuring five Rutgers turnovers and 11 points directly from those miscues. “We all tried to […]

  • Broad Ripple's Sam Colbert and Cascade's Jayden Hopper (WXIN: January 13, 2017)

    FasTrack Mechanical Shot of the Game nominees: January 13

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – From all the high school basketball action our FOX59 cameras caught on Friday Night, two plays stood out as the best of the best. Now your vote will determine which will be named the FasTrack Mechanical Shot of the Game. NOMINEE #1: BROAD RIPPLE’S SAM COLBERT Class 2A Broad Ripple entered the night with an 8-1 record and ready for a showdown with 4A Guerin Catholic. The home Eagles jumped out to an early lead, so the […]

  • BLOOMINGTON, IN - DECEMBER 28:  James Blackmon Jr. #1 of the Indiana Hoosiers walks across the court in the second half against the Indiana Hoosiers at Assembly Hall on December 28, 2016 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

    Blackmon reaches 1,000 but Hoosiers lose to Maryland

    A last-second three pointer from Robert Johnson fell short as Indiana lost at Maryland 75-72 in the Hoosiers first road game in Big Ten play this year. James Blackmon Jr. led Indiana (11-6, 1-3 Big Ten) with 22 points on the night. With a made three pointer in the second half, Blackmon became the 50th player in IU history to score 1,000 points in his career. Four Maryland players scored in double figures, led by junior guard Melo Trimble with 18. The […]

  • INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 17:  Caleb Swanigan #50 of the Purdue Boilermakers dunks the ball during the game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the Crossroads Classic at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on December 17, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

    Swanigan named Big Ten Player of the Week… again

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Big Ten has honored Purdue forward Caleb Swanigan as the conference Player of the Week. A sophomore out of Fort Wayne, IN, Swanigan notched double-doubles in a pair of Boilermaker wins, on the road at Ohio State (16 points, 11 rebounds) and at home hosting No. 13 Wisconsin (18 points, 13 rebounds). With those performances, Swanigan’s streak of consecutive double-doubles increased to eight, the fourth longest such streak in Purdue history and the longest since […]

  • FasTrack Mechanical Shot of the Game nominees: Lawrence North's Mike Saunders Jr and Hamilton Southeastern's Zach Gunn (January 6, 2017).

    FasTrack Mechanical Shot of the Game nominees: January 6

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – From all the high school basketball action our FOX59 cameras caught on Friday Night, two plays stood out as the best of the best. Now your vote will determine which will be named the FasTrack Mechanical Shot of the Game. NOMINEE #1: LAWRENCE NORTH’S MIKE SAUNDERS JR Hosting undefeated Warren Central, Lawrence North trailed the Warriors by nine points in the fourth quarter, but started slowly chipping away. At just a five point game, LN got their […]

  • Musa Jallow and Josh Brewer: FasTrack Mechanical Shot of the Game nominees for December 30, 2016.

    FasTrack Mechanical Shot of the Game nominees: December 30

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – From all the high school basketball action our FOX59 cameras caught on Friday Night, two plays stood out as the best of the best. Now your vote will determine which will be named the FasTrack Mechanical Shot of the Game. NOMINEE #1: BEN DAVIS’S JOSH BREWER In a hard-fought matchup on the road at Brebeuf, Ben Davis had a two point advantage in the fourth quarter. In transition, the Giants’ Josh Brewer squared up the situation and […]

  • Shot of the Game nominees for December 23, 2016: Arlington's DeJuan Wortham and Warren Central's Mack Smith.

    FasTrack Mechanical Shot of the Game nominees: December 23

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – From all the high school basketball action our FOX59 cameras caught on Friday Night, two plays stood out as the best of the best. Now your vote will determine which will be named the FasTrack Mechanical Shot of the Game. NOMINEE #1: WARREN CENTRAL’S MACK SMITH The Warriors of Warren Central found themselves in a tight game in the first half against Danville (Ill.) in the Manual Extravaganza. To start extending a lead, WC crashed the boards […]

  • Shot of the Game nominees for December 16, 2016: HSE's Austin Holzum and North Central's Kris Wilkes.

    FasTrack Mechanical Shot of the Game nominees: December 16

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – From all the high school basketball action our FOX59 cameras caught on Friday Night, two plays stood out as the best of the best. Now your vote will determine which will be named the FasTrack Mechanical Shot of the Game. NOMINEE #1: HAMILTON SE’S AUSTIN HOLZUM With the first quarter winding down, Hamilton Southeastern had the ball against county rivals Fishers. Austin Holzum stood in the corner waiting for the play to unfold, and it just so […]

  • Pike's Isiah James and Brebeuf's Myja White: Nominees for the FasTrack Mechanical Shot of the Game (December 9, 2016).

    FasTrack Mechanical Shot of the Game nominees: December 9

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – From all the high school basketball action our FOX59 cameras caught on Friday Night, two plays stood out as the best of the best. Now your vote will determine which will be named the FasTrack Mechanical Shot of the Game. NOMINEE #1: PIKE’S ISIAH JAMES With Pike surprisingly trailing Center Grove late in the second quarter, Isiah James knew his Red Devils needed a boost going into the locker room. The senior provided just that, converting a […]

  • Ritter's Diomoni Small and Columbus East's Cam Wilson.

    FasTrack Mechanical Play of the Week nominees: November 18

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. –  From all the prep football action we saw Friday night across Central Indiana, two plays stood out above the rest. They are nominees for the FasTrack Mechanical Play of the Week, and your vote will determine the winner. NOMINEE #1: COLUMBUS EAST’S CAM WILSON After a Bloomington South field goal cut Columbus East’s early semi state lead to 7-3, the Olympians wanted to respond with authority. Cam Wilson took care of that, taking the Cougars’ kickoff at the […]