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
  • Report: NCAA grants extra year of eligibility to Purdue QB Sindelar

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Elijah Sindelar now has two years of eligibility remaining at Purdue after the NCAA granted him an extra season, according to the Lafayette Journal & Courier. Sindelar entered 2018 with junior standing and started the Boilers’ season opener against Northwestern, but he only played in that game and Purdue’s next game against Eastern Michigan before injuries sidelined him for the rest of the season. He will be considered a junior once again when 2019 begins. The […]

  • Deflated trophy: D’Qwell Jackson just wants his &@#% football back

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – “Do you remember that game we played four years ago?” Former Colts linebacker D’Qwell Jackson asks this question in an open letter to Tom Brady read on Twitter via the username @uninterrupted. The question appears innocuous, but it should stir some deflating memories for the six-time Super Bowl champion quarterback. “You sent Gronk (tight end Rob Gronkowski) on a seam route down the middle, and I picked it off,” continued Jackson. “Boy did that feel so good. […]

  • Rossi races past IndyCar field for pole at Long Beach

    Alexander Rossi’s last-second lap topped that of Scott Dixon to vault the Andretti Autosport driver to the front of the field, winning the pole for the weekend’s IndyCar Grand Prix of Long Beach. “It was about doing it on that one lap,” Rossi said. “I was happy we decided to run two sets of reds (Firestone alternate tires in the Firestone Fast Six). We hadn’t done that in the past, but it made the difference today.” Rossi, a California native, […]

  • Jarett Andretti to race in Indy Lights Freedom 100

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – At this May’s Indy Lights Freedom 100, Jarett Andretti will become the seventh member of the Andretti family to race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, joining his great uncle Mario, father John, uncle Adam, and cousins Michael, Jeff, and Marco. “To say I’m excited to run the Freedom 100 this year would be an understatement,” said Andretti. “Anytime you get a chance to race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway it’s special.” Jarett will race in the fourth Andretti […]

  • Nevada to hire Steve Alford as head coach

    Steve Alford will be the next head coach of Nevada men’s basketball. A two-time All-American as a player at Indiana University, Alford was most recently head coach at UCLA, but fired 13 games into last season after the Bruins started 7-6. With seven of the last 11 Mountain West titles being claimed by us or our new head coach, we’re thrilled to have Coach Alford onboard!#BattleBorn pic.twitter.com/2YNQlzi3oz — Nevada Basketball (@NevadaHoops) April 12, 2019 Nevada has three consecutive NCAA Tournament […]

  • Fever draft Teaira McCowan at No. 3 overall

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Fever needed size, so when a pair of guards went one-two in the WNBA Draft, an audible roar could be heard from inside the team’s draft room at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Once on the clock, Indiana wasted no time making 6′ 7″ Teaira McCowan the No. 3 overall pick. “She’s exactly what we needed,” beamed Fever head coach Pokey Chatman minutes after the pick was made. McCowan led Mississippi State with 18.4 points and 13.5 rebounds […]

  • Nets out-duel Pacers 108-96 in regular season home finale

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Out-rebounded by 19, the Pacers were also out-worked and out-hustled by the visiting Brooklyn Nets Sunday night in a 108-96 loss at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. “They wanted it more than us,” explained center Myles Turner. “They’re playing for something, and they went out there and showed it. They played hard. They played aggressive. Hats off to them.” “We didn’t impose our will on the game to start,” continued forward Thad Young. “They came out, they were backdoor […]

  • Bob Knight makes public return to Indiana University for baseball game

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Former Indiana men’s basketball head coach Bob Knight made his first public appearance at Indiana University since the year 2000 Saturday afternoon. The three-time national champion head coach came back to campus for an IU baseball doubleheader against Penn State. Great to see the 🐐 back on campus! Coach Bobby Knight takes in @IndianaBASE's game today vs. Penn State!#GoIU pic.twitter.com/OS1XRSkBq6 — Indiana On BTN (@IndianaOnBTN) April 6, 2019 “It’s nice being here,” Knight said when asked what […]

  • Collison and Matthews game-time decisions versus Celtics

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Pacers have won back-to-back games without Darren Collison (groin) and Wesley Matthews (hamstring) in the lineup. “We’ve had that all season long,” says head coach Nate McMillan. “Guys have gone down with injuries and guys have stepped in and played well.” Still, the starting backcourt hopes to be on the floor for Friday’s showdown with the Celtics. “It felt good,” said Collison after Thursday’s practice. “We’re just taking our time, trying to make sure when I […]

  • Ball State hosts Pro Day for local NFL hopefuls

    MUNCIE, Ind. – With one final chance to prove themselves in front of the gatekeepers of their dream profession, former college athletes were guided through drills Wednesday morning at Ball State Pro Day in Muncie. “Working out in the stadium, this day was kind of a bittersweet feeling,” said Devin Reece, a former wide receiver for the Cardinals. “Kind of an end of everything at Ball State. “Just coming out here proving everything I can.” “We’re just trying to keep […]

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