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
  • Indiana improves to 5-2 with 34-28 win at Maryland

    Indiana threw for 334 yards and rushed for 186 more on the way to a 34-28 win on the road at Maryland, Saturday afternoon. The Hoosiers (5-2, 2-2 Big Ten) and Terrapins (3-4, 1-3) went back-and-forth over the first two quarters, but IU never trailed after halftime. The Cream and Crimson needed a strong performance in relief from quarterback Peyton Ramsey, who game into the game in the second quarter following an injury to starter Michael Penix Jr. Ramsey gave […]

  • Shelbourne Knee Center Play of the Game nominees: October 18

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Out of all the prep football our cameras shot on Football Friday Night, two plays stood out above the rest. Now, your vote will determine our Shelbourne Knee Center Play of the Game winner. NOMINEE #1: CHATARD’S DAYLEN TAYLOR Bishop Chatard`s Daylen Taylor looks like he`s stopped at the line of scrimmage for no gain, but breaks loose for a long touchdown run in the Trojans` 42-7 win over Bloomington South. NOMINEE #2: HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN’S TONY MYERS […]

  • Brownsburg’s Cade Shupperd wins Shelbourne Knee Center Play of the Game

    BROWNSBURG, Ind. – Congratulations are due to Brownsburg’s Cade Shupperd for winning the Shelbourne Knee Center Play of the Game from FOX59’s Football Friday Night on October 11, 2019. Shupperd blew through the Noblesville line of scrimmage and stuffed the Millers’ runner in the end zone, forcing a fumble that the Bulldogs recovered for a touchdown en route to a 27-7 Brownsburg win. Brownsburg closes out the regular season tonight hosting Hamilton Southeastern.

  • Butler looking to prove doubters wrong in 2019-20

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Less than a month until tip off to college basketball season, and at Butler, but Bulldogs are hoping for a bounce-back campaign after missing out on the NCAA Tournament last March. Expectations from Big East coaches aren’t all that high for the Bulldogs, who are picked eighth out of 10 teams in the preseason coaches poll. “I’d say we’re very hungry,” said senior Kamar Baldwin, “but it’s gonna take a process. We’re coming in one day at […]

  • Indy’s Markese Stepp solid, but No. 9 Irish down USC 30-27

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Tony Jones Jr. rushed for 176 yards on 25 carries, and as a team, No. 9 Notre Dame gained 308 yards on  the ground as the Irish topped USC 30-27 Saturday evening at Notre Dame Stadium. The Irish (5-1) were able to keep drives alive, converting 9-of-17 third down attempts, en route to the win, a fourth-straight victory over their rival Trojans (3-3). USC was led on the ground by redshirt freshman Markese Stepp with 10 […]

  • Hoosiers shut out Rutgers at homecoming, 35-0

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Michael Penix Jr. threw for 282 yards and three touchdowns and the Indiana defense held strong from kickoff to final whistle as the Hoosiers shut out Rutgers, 35-0 Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington. Things couldn’t have started much better for the Cream and Crimson as on the first play from scrimmage, defensive lineman Demarcus Elliott blasted through the line of scrimmage, sacking the Scarlet Knights quarterback and forcing a fumble. That loose ball was scooped […]

  • Pacers top Bulls in preseason 105-87

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – T.J. Warren led a contingent of six Pacers in double figures with 17 points as the Blue and Gold improved to 3-0 in the preseason with a 105-87 win over the Chicago Bulls. Warren was joined by Malcolm Brogdon (14), Doug McDermott (14), Myles Turner (13), Jeremy Lamb (10), and Ed Sumner (10) in scoring 10+ points on the night. Though a fairly dominant final score, it was far from a perfect showing from the Pacers, turning […]

  • Shelbourne Knee Center Play of the Game nominees: October 11

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Out of all the high school football our FOX59 cameras caught, two plays stood out as the best of the best. Now your vote will determine the winner of the Shelbourne Knee Center Play of the Game. NOMINEE #1: BROWNSBURG’S CADE SHUPPERD Brownsburg`s Cade Shupperd blows through the Noblesville line and stuffs the runner in the end zone, forcing a fumble that the Dawgs recovered for a touchdown en route to a 27-7 Brownsburg win. NOMINEE #2: […]

  • Heritage Christian’s Peyton Brown wins Shelbourne Knee Center Play of the Game

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Congrats to Heritage Christian’s Peyton Brown for winning the Shelbourne Knee Center Play of the Game for week 7 in Indiana high school football. Brown caught a short slant for a touchdown in the Eagles’ 36-35 win over Lapel.

  • Tony Stewart: “Egos too big” for IndyCar/NASCAR doubleheader

    Tony Stewart wants to see an IndyCar/NASCAR doubleheader and thinks the leaders of both series are to blame for it not happening yet. “Because there’s too many egos involved,” Stewart said this week at Texas Motor Speedway. “When I say egos, the egos in IndyCar and the egos in NASCAR wanting to be the trump card in the deal. If they can let their egos down and think about what the fans like versus what they think, there’s a possibility […]

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