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
  • Irsay ‘troubled’ by President Trump’s comments on protesting players

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Jim Irsay joined a growing group of NFL Owners reacting to President Donald Trump’s comments concerning players kneeling during the national anthem. The Colts Owner and CEO released the following statement Saturday evening: “I am troubled by the President’s recent comments about our league and our players. Sports in America have the unique ability to bring people from all walks of life and from different points of view together to work toward or root for a common […]

  • Breaking down Brissett’s first Colts start

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Jacoby Brissett hasn’t even reached double-digit practices with the Colts yet, but his very first drive as a starter wound up in the end zone. “It was a great ‘welcome to the team'” smiled Brissett after the game. “I was encouraged with the play of our quarterback,” said head coach Chuck Pagano. “(I) thought Jacoby managed things really well (in the) short time that he’s been here.” But no recap of Brissett’s performance is complete without his […]

  • Indiana cancels home football game against FIU

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana’s home football game against Florida International has been cancelled, Athletics Director Fred Glass announced Monday night. The decision was made in light of Hurricane Irma, which traveled through southern Florida over the weekend. The two schools plan to play a game in Bloomington some time in the future, and IU is working to find a separate opponent to play on their current bye week, October 7. This Saturday's game against FIU has been canceled. IU Athletics […]

  • Colts balance sloppy play with encouraging moments in preseason opener

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – If the long-running sitcom “The Facts of Life” taught us anything, it’s you take the good, you take the bad, you take them both, and there you have… preseason football. That mantra may be marginally edited, but the final sentiment still rings true. For the Colts, the bad outweighed the good in a 24-10 loss to the Lions, perhaps worst of all committing 11 penalties for 74 yards. “We created some good plays, but then we hurt […]

  • Mike Chappell’s Colts Camp preview

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Indy Sports Central Colts Analyst Mike Chappell joined Dave Griffiths on FOX59 Sports Overtime Friday night, looking ahead to the coming Colts Camp. Check out his thoughts on the weeks of practice to come in the video above.

  • Boilers embrace underdog role at Big Ten Media Days

    CHICAGO, Ill. – Purdue football won nine games over the four years of the Darrell Hazell era, just three of those coming in the Big Ten. First-year head coach Jeff Brohm could not deny his squad’s underdog status at the conference’s Media Days this week. “I know there are challenges ahead for Purdue football,” said Brohm, “but that’s why myself and our staff are here and we’re looking forward to those challenges.” Not only are Brohm and his staff looking […]

  • Another Brickyard 400, but new role for Jeff Gordon

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Jeff Gordon arrived at the Brickyard looking every bit the grizzled veteran he is. Even with a new, bearded look, the memories of old IMS success came back quickly. “It is amazing to see how time flies by,” said Gordon before the race, “I couldn’t be more thrilled of the way my career went, but I’m also really enjoying this next chapter in my life.” Gordon’s retirement year was 2015. In 2016, he returned to the Brickyard, […]

  • Andrettis help Race for Riley bring in nearly $500K for Riley Hospital for Children

    NEW CASTLE, Ind. – The 21st Race for Riley is once again a tremendous success, helping to benefit Riley Hospital for Children. “The process is to help them and move along in their lives,” said race co-founder John Andretti. “I never expected to be in this place, but we love helping the kids.” That place Andretti refers to is one similar to many of the children he’s striving to help. He was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer earlier this […]

  • Joseph eager for new opportunities with Pacers

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Pacers newest addition hasn’t stepped on the court in Blue and Gold yet, but knows what to expect when he does. Cory Joseph helped his old team, the Raptors, to a playoff series win in seven games over Indiana in 2016. “Definitely tough battles”, Joseph remembers. “Definitely a tough place to play. Fans are absolutely crazy here, which is a good thing. I’m looking forward to that.” In that series, the Pacers front office took particular […]

  • Paul George addresses departure from Pacers: ‘I’m sorry for not holding on’

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Paul George broke his silence on his departure from Indiana Monday in an interview with Lee Jenkins of Sports Illustrated. In the piece, George addressed his reasoning behind leaving the Pacers, saying: “There’s no right way to handle it. I get the frustration. I get why people are upset. But at the same time, I want the average fan to understand that we only get a small window to play this game, and more than anything, you […]