5 Takeaways from the Greatest Day in Racing

1) The red flag was the right choice

It was unprecedented in this race, yes, and defies typical tradition. But IndyCar found a phenomenal way to avoid ending under caution (as it unfortunately has the past 4 years) and still stick to their staunch belief that the Indy 500 should be ONLY 500 miles and nothing more. The decision to throw the red when Townsend Bell wrecked near the end of the race gave fans a thrilling final 9 laps,

Continue reading “5 Takeaways from the Greatest Day in Racing”

Tori Interviews Country Music Star Brett Eldredge

In April, rising country music star Brett Eldredge performed in downtown Ocala for Ocala’s “Feel Downtown Live” series. Tori interviewed Brett beforehand for My Ocala TV’s story on the concert, and also caught up with his opening act, Central Florida’s own Michael Ray.

Continue reading “Tori Interviews Country Music Star Brett Eldredge”

My Ocala TV Premier

In May, Tori signed on as the co-host of a brand new community lifestyle TV show called My Ocala TV. She previously hosted the lifestyle show Style TV in Lake and Sumter County but is very excited to be transitioning to the new show that features local people, places, and events around her hometown, Ocala, Florida. The premier episode was filmed at Goldmark Farm in Ocala and highlighted one of the things Ocala is best known for –

Continue reading “My Ocala TV Premier”

Officially a #UFGrad!

After 4 wonderful years, I graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Telecommunication News on Saturday, May 3rd! I graduated Summa Cum Laude in the top 10 in my class and also completed the UF Honors Program in my time at Florida. I earned a minor in Communication Studies, an outside concentration in Sports Management, and a certificate in Meteorology and Climatology.

The past 4 years have been the best of my life and I am so thankful for all the memories made,

Continue reading “Officially a #UFGrad!”

Counterfeit Prom Gowns Online

It’s prom season and wedding season is right around the corner. These kind of events can be expensive, but saving money by buying a dress online might not turn out the way you hope. WUFT’s Tori Petry has more on how many people fall victim to counterfeit retailers online.

The best way to avoid being scammed online is to buy a dress in person at a local retailer. But if you do order off of the internet,

Continue reading “Counterfeit Prom Gowns Online”

Tori’s Sports Reporting Demo Reel

Tori Petry’s demo reel includes her work as host of Style TV, sports anchor and reporter at WUFT-TV, and pit reporter for USAC. She has covered Gator football, the National Championship-winning Gator gymnastics team, as well as reported & produced award-winning feature stories.

Montage – 0:00
Standups, Reporting & Anchoring – 0:20
Feature: Frank Hawley’s Drag Racing School – 0:58
Feature: Ben Kennedy – 3:36
In-Depth News: FHSAA &

Continue reading “Tori’s Sports Reporting Demo Reel”

Tori Recaps the Daytona 500 on Florida Sports Talk Radio

This segment was part of a Florida Sports Talk Radio broadcast on February 24, 2014. Tori worked in the media center for the Daytona 500 and recapped the race on the Mark McLeod & Tim Casey Show, discussing Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s post-race emotions, why the racing was better at night, and her (strong) opinion on the No. 3 being back on the track.

Continue reading “Tori Recaps the Daytona 500 on Florida Sports Talk Radio”

Summa Cum Laude Application

TO: Student Evaluation Committee, College of Journalism and Communications University of Florida

FM: Tori Petry, Telecommunication, 83419831

RE: Evidence of Professional Competence

As evidence of my activities and professional competence for Highest Honors, I hereby submit the following information:

I. Letter of Nomination signed by Mark Leeps, Department of Telecommunication, Office Telephone: 352-294-1504

II. Professional Experience

  1. ESPN, Summer 2012, Internship in production.

Continue reading “Summa Cum Laude Application”

Why Ocala Couldn’t Get Yankees Minor League Baseball

Dreams of a Yankees minor league stadium in Ocala were all but crushed earlier this year when the team delivered a letter requesting suspension of the project over funding disputes between the city and county. With the cut-off date to agree on funding looming, Tori Petry has more on what went wrong & if there’s any hope for bringing pro sports to Ocala.

Continue reading “Why Ocala Couldn’t Get Yankees Minor League Baseball”