David, a native of Oklahoma, graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1988 and began his career with the Telerep in Atlanta, Georgia. In 1990, David returned to Oklahoma to help in managing the family business. In 1992, David was named President/General Manager of Griffin Television, owner of KWTV-News 9 in Oklahoma City. In 2001, David was named President and CEO of Griffin Communications, L.L.C.
Griffin Communications, L.L.C. is a diversified Oklahoma-owned multimedia company focusing on news, weather, entertainment, and sports content through multiple channels and platforms. Holdings include KWTV/News 9 in Oklahoma City and KOTV/News On 6 and KQCW/The Tulsa CW in Tulsa. Griffin's holdings also include News9.com, NewsOn6.com, Griffin Outdoor, and Griffin Radio Tulsa. Griffin Communications, L.L.C. is among a few privately held media companies in the country, owned by David and Kirsten Griffin of Oklahoma City, and John Griffin of Muskogee. Griffin Communications, L.L.C. solely focuses its resources in the state of Oklahoma.
David is actively involved in the Oklahoma City community and sits on various non-profit boards. He was elected to the Board of Directors of Bank of Oklahoma, N.A. and BOK Financial Corporation.