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.

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    Report: Lance Stephenson to team up with LeBron James, join Lakers

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Lance Stephenson will join long-time adversary LeBron James after agreeing to a free agent contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, according to multiple reports. Free agent Lance Stephenson has agreed to join the Los Angeles Lakers, league sources tell ESPN. — Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) July 2, 2018 Lance Stephenson has agreed to a deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, league sources tell Yahoo. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 2, 2018 The Pacers declined Stephenson’s option for next […]

  • Pacers star Victor Oladipo named NBA’s Most Improved Player

    Pacers guard Victor Oladipo took home the Most Improved Player honor at the NBA Awards show Monday night in California. The 2017-2018 #KiaMIP is… @VicOladipo! #NBAAwards pic.twitter.com/IKYT6MSmSs — NBA (@NBA) June 26, 2018 “I want to thank my God in heaven for giving me the ability to play this game,” Oladipo said on stage after receiving the award The former Indiana University All-American came to the Blue and Gold from the Thunder in a 2017 offseason trade with Domantas Sabonis […]

  • IMS to host USAC Midget event in September in honor of Bryan Clauson

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) is not afraid of adding new elements to its yearly schedule (see NASCAR in 1994, SVRA in 2014, and the Red Bull Air Race in 2016). On Tuesday, track president Doug Boles announced IMS is expanding it’s motorsports footprint in 2018, hosting a USAC Midgets race the week of the Brickyard 400. “It is some of the most exciting racing on Earth,” said Boles, “and they’re some of the most talented drivers on […]

  • Lance Stephenson to become free agent after Pacers decline contract option

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Indiana Pacers announced they will decline Lance Stephenson’s team option of $4.3 million for next season. The decision will make Stephenson a free agent. The news was first reported by Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports. The team later confirmed the report. “This was a very difficult decision, but as free agency begins on July 1, we want to have flexibility so that we can prepare for all of our available options,” said Pacers President of Basketball […]

  • Pacers outline expectations for rookie class

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – As a first round pick, Aaron Holiday understandably has immediate expectations for himself in the NBA. “Very blessed, very excited,” Holiday says, as he looks forward to joining the Pacers on the court. “I feel like I can come in and help them right away,” But what exactly are the Pacers expecting of their new point guard? “I see him competing for minutes,” explained Pacers President Kevin Pritchard. “One thing you know about that third point guard […]

  • Kelan Martin works out with Pacers after whirlwind week of travel

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – By the time Kelan Martin wrapped up his workout with the Indiana Pacers Tuesday, the former Butler standout probably just wanted to see a large bed. Unfortunately, all he saw was a large contingent of Indianapolis media. “I visited 12 teams,” said Martin, on his pre-draft schedule. “It’s been a grind, just traveling. Last week, I worked out with four teams. I went from Orlando to New York, flew to L.A., and then flew to Utah. Then […]

  • Pacers host former Butler standout Tyler Wideman for pre-draft workout

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Tyler Wideman got the chance to prove his worth to the Pacers Monday morning, working out for coaches and front office members at the team’s practice facility. “I can do all the little things that may not show up on the stat sheet,” said Wideman after the workout. “Always a great teammate. Pretty much whatever the team needs done.” Most of Wideman’s stats at Butler weren’t eye-popping. He averaged 9.5 points and 5.1 rebounds his senior season, […]

  • Rookie Steve Ishmael shares link to Colts’ all-time great

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – As an undrafted rookie, Steve Ishmael knows his role among the Colts receivers. “I’m just gonna do my job,” explained Ishmael. “It’s up to the coaches. In practice, (I have to) make plays, and just leave the rest up to the coaches. If they trust me, I’ll get in there and do what I have to do.” Ishmael has already done something that should make Colts fans in particular take notice: He finished his college career at […]

  • On morning after, Power still riding high of Indianapolis 500 win

    SPEEDWAY, Ind. – As Will Power posed for picture after picture on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway yard of bricks, the 2018 Indianapolis 500 winner was staying awake on sheer willpower. (I’m only a little sorry). “I didn’t sleep last night,” Power smiled. “Couldn’t stop thinking about what happened. Just an amazing day.” Power drove his No. 12 Verizon IndyCar to victory at The Greatest Spectacle in Racing, finally accomplishing what he called the “last box to check to be considered […]

  • Matheus Leist, Indy 500 rookies honored at Fastest Rookie luncheon

    SPEEDWAY, Ind. – With an average speed of 227.571 MPH on his four-lap Indy 500 qualifying run, Matheus Leist was honored as the Fastest Rookie at a luncheon at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Tuesday afternoon. The event was hosted by the American Dairy Association Indiana. “It means a lot,” said Leist. “The team and I have worked hard for this. Big thanks to them. The car was awesome on qualifying trim.” Leist will start 11th in next Sunday’s Indy 500, just […]