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
  • Pacers draft preview: “We’re gonna be really aggressive”

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Ten days after the Pacers season came to an end, team President Kevin Pritchard sat before the media addressing the future. “I love the draft,” said Pritchard. “I can’t wait for it. I wish it was tomorrow, and we’re gonna be really aggressive with that pick.” Well now, the 2019 NBA Draft IS tomorrow, set to go off from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn shortly after 7:00 p.m. “I’m more excited about the draft and free agency […]

  • All-time Indians attendance at Victory Field reaches 14 million

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – If you’ve enjoyed an afternoon or evening watching Indians baseball downtown since Victory Field opened July 11, 1996, you’re a part of history. On June 14, 2019, the Indianapolis Indians welcomed their 14 millionth fan through the Victory Field gates. “Indianapolis Indians fans are some of the best in baseball, and we thank them for helping us achieve another important milestone in our downtown ballpark’s history,” said Indians President and General Manager Randy Lewandowski. “There’s nothing like […]

  • Tribe’s Cole Tucker relishes first major league experience

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — After nearly two months and 38 games in the major leagues, Cole Tucker is back with the Indianapolis Indians. He won’t forget this first trip to the bigs anytime soon. “I’ve lived 22 years of life and like 19 of those I’ve wanted to be a pro baseball player,” said Tucker. “To have that dream come to fruition is just unbelievable, and I can’t wait to get another taste.” That first taste was just about as sweet […]

  • Fever comeback falls short in 94-87 loss to Phoenix

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Fever outscored Phoenix by 17 points in the fourth quarter, but it wasn’t enough, as the Mercury earned a road win 94-87 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse Sunday afternoon. Kelsey Mitchell scored 26 points to lead the Fever while rookie Kennedy Burke added 18 off the bench. Burke went 4-for-4 beyond the three-point line in the game. Phoenix was paced by Brittney Griner’s 26 points. The Fever continue a four-game homestand Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. hosting the […]

  • Fever improve to 3-1, top Dallas 79-64

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Natalie Achonwa scored a team-high 17 points while Kelsey Mitchell and Candice Dupree each added 14 as the Indiana Fever beat the Dallas Wings 79-64 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse Friday evening. The Fever (3-1) were strong on the boards, outrebounding the Wings (0-3) 39-32. It was the first time this season the Fever beat their opponent on the boards. “I’ve said this before, (the improved defense and fast start to the season) really stems back to the […]

  • Kyle Guy works out for Pacers

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Two months ago, Kyle Guy was on top of the college basketball world as a National Champion with Virginia and the NCAA Tournament’s Most Outstanding Player. Now, the 2016 Indiana Mr. Basketball at the bottom rung of the pros, if you can call it that, trying to find his way onto an NBA roster. In the pre-draft process, Guy got an invitation from his hometown Pacers to participate in a workout. “Very thankful and blessed to be […]

  • Juwan Morgan works out for Pacers

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Juwan Morgan has enjoyed playing four years of basketball in front of Hoosier State hoops fans. After participating in a pre-draft workout for the Pacers Wednesday morning, he said he certainly wouldn’t mind a few more. “They’re the best fans in the world,” said Morgan. “I don’t think any other fan base competes with the fans in Indiana.” Morgan played four years at Indiana University, receiving Second Team All-Big Ten recognition as a junior. In 128 games […]

  • Conor Daly to take over No. 59 Carlin car in Texas

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Noblesville’s Conor Daly will compete in IndyCar’s Saturday night race at Texas Motor Speedway, piloting the No. 59 Carlin Racing entry. Daly fills in for Max Chilton, who says he will not participate in IndyCar’s four oval races remaining on the 2019 schedule. “Looking forward to this opportunity with Carlin Racing at Texas Motor Speedway,” said Daly on Twitter. “(I) will do my best to contribute to the team in a positive way.” Looking forward to this […]

  • Newgarden wins first race of IndyCar’s Dual in Detroit

    A strategically timed pit stop put Josef Newgarden in the lead, and the Team Penske driver had just enough fuel to finish the 75-minute timed first race of the Dual in Detroit. The result gives Newgarden his second victory of the 2019 IndyCar season. “How about that call by Tim (Cindric),” asked Newgarden after the race. “It was the perfect call to get us in position that we needed. I was hoping it would dry up, I thought that would […]

  • Rossi quickest in Dual in Detroit practice

    We may only be talking about practice, but Alexander Rossi stormed past the IndyCar field in Detroit, posting the fastest lap time during Friday’s two sessions by more than half a second. But the driver of the No. 27 car for Andretti Autosport downplayed the accomplishment. “Considering most of the guys didn’t get a run on reds (Firestone alternate tires), I’m not sure how relevant our session times were,” said Rossi. “Overall, I think the team has carried on well […]

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