Exclusive interviews

Often, when breaking news happens for the Lions, Tori is the first to get exclusive interviews with players, coaches and personnel. The following videos are exclusive interviews from breaking news events throughout the Lions’ 2015 offseason.


James Ihedigbo on returning for OTAs after holdout


Rashean Mathis on re-signing with the Lions


Tyrunn Walker on signing with the Lions


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Lions 2015 NFL Draft Coverage

Tori was the only on-site reporter for the Lions at the 2015 NFL Draft in Chicago. Not only did she get the first 1-on-1 interview with the Lions’ first-round draft pick, Laken Tomlinson, but she also interviewed NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, gave fans a tour of Draft Town, and reported from the Gold Carpet before the draft. After spending the first two days of the draft in Chicago, she returned to the Lions’ headquarters in Allen Park to announce the 4th through 7th round picks live on NFL.com and NFL Network.

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2014 Lions Feature Reporting

One of Tori’s roles on DetroitLions.com is sitting down with players and coaches to tell their stories with in-depth features.  Not only did she conduct all the interviews in the following pieces, but she also edited each story from start to finish.


Fuller vs. Fuller: A House Divided


The emergence of Darius Slay


DeAndre Levy: The transformation


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Kickoff Preview Show 2014

Tori both hosts and provides analysis in this online game day preview show, “Kickoff Preview.” Airing on game day mornings exclusively on DetroitLions.com, Tori joins DetroitLions.com lead writer Tim Twentyman and columnist Mike O’Hara to discuss injuries, opponents and what to look for in the Lions next matchup.


Season Review: Offense


Season Review: Special Teams


Season Review: Defense


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Florida girl going north: New Multimedia Journalist for the Detroit Lions

After 22 years in the fantastic state of Florida, I’m uprooting to Michigan this weekend to start a new role as the Multimedia Journalist for the Detroit Lions.

If you had asked me six months ago what kind of role I saw myself in six months from then, my response would have sounded a lot like the job description for this position. As the very first “Multimedia Journalist” for DetroitLions.com, I’ll act as a host and sideline reporter of sorts as well as film,

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POPULAR SPEED: Perseverance, Petty, and The Power of a Win

The No. 43 car’s journey back to Victory Lane has been anything but easy for Richard Petty Motorsports, but on a historic weekend in Daytona the iconic car was a winner once again.

@aric_almirola drove the famed car number to its first win in 15 years in Sunday’s unusual crash-marred, rain-shortened Coke Zero 400. The victory came on the 30th anniversary of team owner Richard Petty’s 200th career win in the same race,

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POPULAR SPEED: Many Unhappy with NASCAR’s Decision to Call Race Early

After a soggy and wreck-filled weekend at Daytona International Speedway, NASCAR decided to end the drawn-out ordeal early – much to some drivers’ chagrin.

With 48 laps to go in the Coke Zero 400, NASCAR declared Sunday’s postponed race official under a red flag due to inclement weather.

“This sucks,” fifth place finisher @AustinDillon3 muttered to @BrianLVickers as they took the podium in the press room after the race.

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Florida native Almirola wins one in the rainy Sunshine State

It may have come about under unusual circumstances, but Aric Almirola’s first NASCAR Sprint Cup victory coming at Daytona was something he had imagined for a long time.

“I couldn’t have dreamed of a better place to get my first win,” Almirola said after taking home the checkers in the weather postponed, rain-shortened event. “Of all the places I could pick to win, I would pick Daytona.”

The Saturday night race began on Sunday morning thanks to weather,

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Rain postpones Coke Zero 400 to Sunday morning

The Coke Zero 400 Saturday night race will become a Sunday morning race after rain post-poned the traditional Fourth of July weekend event.

This isn’t the first time this year Daytona has been jinxed by bad weather. Oddly enough, as this night race turns into a day one, February’s daytime Daytona 500 turned into a night race after a six hour rain delay.

The race has been rescheduled for 11:00 am on Sunday morning.

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