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
  • Myles Turner selected as finalist for USA Men’s National Team

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Pacers center Myles Turner is one of 17 players left vying for 12 spots on USA Basketball’s World Cup roster. The 23-year-old competed in an intra-squad scrimmage Friday night, starting and scoring five points for the Blue team in a 97-78 win over the White team. After the game, USA basketball trimmed the roster pool from 29 training camp invitees to 17 players. U S A@Original_Turner @usabasketball #USABMNT pic.twitter.com/pRCikaIyuF — NBA (@NBA) August 8, 2019 The group […]

  • McLaren partners with Arrow SPM, Chevrolet for full-time return to IndyCar

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – McLaren will return to full-time IndyCar competition for next year, teaming up with Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports after decades away from the racing series. The team will be renamed Arrow McLaren Racing SP and will field two Chevy-powered cars for the 2020 NTT IndyCar Racing Series. The deal has been in the works for months, fueling speculation in the racing world. The Arrow SPM team infrastructure will remain intact while McLaren adds its technical expertise and marketing […]

  • Pat McAfee Show to air daily on DAZN and Westwood One

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Former Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee will host a daily, nationwide radio show beginning September 8, streaming platform DAZN announced Wednesday morning.   A lot of dreams are coming true this fall for my boys and me.. We are eternally grateful for everybody’s love.. 🗣 Let’s have the greatest fall of all time pic.twitter.com/pEtRnZH2Ra — Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) August 7, 2019 The fall will be a busy season for McAfee, as he will team up with former […]

  • Report: Colts work out WR Brandon Marshall

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – With the level of competition already present in the Colts’ wide receiving group, hearing the Horseshoes are interested in signing another wideout may come as a surprise. Still, Indianapolis had veteran wide receiver Brandon Marshall in for a workout Friday, according to ESPN. Six-time Pro Bowl WR Brandon Marshall is in Indianapolis today to work out for the Colts, per source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 2, 2019 Marshall spent the 2018 season with the Seahawks and […]

  • Injury in the past, Deon Cain upbeat and eager at Colts camp

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Deon Cain sounds more optimistic than you may expect for a player coming back from an ACL tear. “It’s really all good,” smiles Cain. “I had a great offseason program with the trainers. I’m out here feeling good and flying, just trying to progress every day.” Last training camp, Cain was the rookie who stole the show. It wasn’t either first year future All Pro, Darius Leonard or Quenton Nelson. The sixth round pick made multiple, what […]

  • Pacers add Justin Holiday, sign Naz Mitrou-Long to two-way contract

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Indiana Pacers announced the signings of free agent guards Justin Holiday and Naz Mitrou-Long, Wednesday afternoon. Holiday spent his 2018-19 season with the Bulls and Grizzlies, averaging 10.5 points and 3.9 rebounds per game. He played a complete 82-game schedule, starting in 77 of those contests. Holiday joins his younger brother Aaron on the Pacers’ roster. Mitrou-Long’s deal is a two-way contract, meaning he’ll spend a good portion of his time with the franchise in Fort […]

  • Dixon outduels Rosenqvist for sixth career IndyCar win at Mid Ohio

    The Chip Ganassi Racing stable of Scott Dixon and Felix Rosenqvist finished 1-2 at Mid Ohio Sunday afternoon, as the five-time IndyCar series champion Dixon outpaced his rookie teammate by less than a tenth of a second. “Huge respect for Felix,” said Dixon after the race. He drove clean, and ultimately, I don’t know, it was going to be hard for any car to come past, even though we were about three seconds slower a lap than anyone else.” “I […]

  • Will Power wins IndyCar pole at Mid Ohio

    Will Power beat the field by four-tenths of a second in the Fast Six to claim his third IndyCar pole of the 2019 season, Saturday afternoon at Mid Ohio. “I have such a fire burning in me when I do a lap like that” Power explained. “So happy to get the pole. So happy. It’s great for confidence for me and for my guys.” Though Power has found himself leading the field to green three times this season, he has […]

  • Rain delays start of IndyCar Iowa 300

    Heavy rains hit Newton, IA less than half an hour before the green flag was scheduled to drop, delaying the start of Saturday night’s IndyCar race at Iowa Speedway. A lot. #Iowa300 // #INDYCAR pic.twitter.com/Dde9nr01Ia — #Iowa300 // NTT IndyCar Series (@IndyCar) July 20, 2019 Though the rain was significant, race officials are holding out hope that they’ll be able to get the Iowa 300 in Saturday evening. No cancellations have been made at this time. Please stay tuned for […]

  • Purdue at Big Ten Media Days

    Purdue’s 5-4 record in the Big Ten in 2018 snapped quite the streak. The Boilers hadn’t had a winning mark in the league in 12 years, since 2006. Head coach Jeff Brohm represented the Gold and Black at Big Ten Media Days this week hoping the coming season brings back-to-back winning records in the conference for the first time since 1997-1998. “Not beating ourselves, doing the small things correctly, and being more consistent is our goal,” said Brohm. The Boilers […]

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