Daytona 500 Day on SPEED Set

Thanks to her friends at ESPN and SPEED Channel broadcaster Matt Clark, Tori had the chance to experience the Daytona 500 pre-race buzz with an inside look. She sat in on set for SPEED’s Raceday show and saw Matt & his fellow broadcasters Kyle Petty, Kenny Wallace, John Roberts, & Larry McReynolds in action.

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What Does Danica’s Pole Mean for NASCAR?

Danica Patrick went into the history books on Sunday afternoon when she won the pole position for the Daytona 500. Her 196.434 mph lap made her the first woman ever to win a pole for a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event. With her record-setting performance has come hoards of media attention and talk of what her spot on the front row means for the sport. But beyond the speculation – what exactly does it mean?

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Covering Election 2012

Tori was a part of WUFT’s 2012 Election Night coverage. She went on site to Congressional candidate Ted Yoho’s support gathering and delivered updates from the field back to the WUFT-TV newsroom.

Election Night in the WUFT Newsroom via wuft.org.

The WUFT newsroom had its first real test since opening at the beginning of the fall semester at the College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida covering the 2012 election with live updates throughout election night.

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Gemma Spofforth Feature Story

This feature story by Tori Petry was selected as a National Broadcasting Society Awards Finalist.

Gemma Spofforth, assistant coach for the University of Florida swim team, doesn’t feel the need to be defined by her identity in the pool, even though she has an impressive swimming resume: former Gator, British Olympian and world record holder.

“I’ve got more to give, and I’ve got more to do in my life,” Spofforth said.

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