In August of 2018, Tori was selected to be one of nine members on her university’s Social Media Advisory Council.
From the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communication’s Social Media Advisory Council website:
The Advisory Council role is two-fold. First, the council helps the college confirm and document the skills and capabilities that employers seek in graduates of the social media master’s degree program.
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As part of her responsibilities for the Detroit Lions, Tori works as the sideline reporter for the Lions’ preseason games that air on FOX2 and Fox Sports Detroit alongside play-by-play commentator Matt Shepard and color analyst Chris Spielman.
During the 2018 NFL preseason, NFL Network selected Lions vs. Browns at Ford Field to appear live on their air in Week 4. Since NFL Network broadcasts the home team’s feed, Tori and her crew were live on NFL Network to a national audience of 756,000 viewers as well as live locally on FOX2.
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Tori was nominated for two Emmy awards from the Michigan chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. She received the nods in both the “Reporter – Sports” category and as part of a group entry in the “Sports – One-Time Special” category for her work as an on-camera talent, producer and editor for the Lions’ “Road to Kickoff” TV show.
Below, you can watch Tori’s two Emmy nominated entries.
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Tori joined Fox Sports Detroit’s Detroit Pistons broadcast crew of George Blaha and Greg Kelser as the sideline reporter for the Pistons’ matchup with the Washington Wizards this March. She appeared on the pregame show as well as the postgame show with Mickey York and Tim McCormick, where she is seen here interviewing Andre Drummond.
In a 10-day span, Tori covered 12 high school basketball state playoff games in East Lansing,
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The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications recently updated their website with a featured alumni page that showcases high-profile sports media jobs held by Gator alums. Tori was selected as one of the featured CJC alumni, highlighted alongside other names like FOX Sports’ Erin Andrews, ESPN’s Jeff Darlington and Sports Illustrated’s Andy Staples.
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Outside of her job as a multimedia journalist for the Detroit Lions, Tori stays close to the football field. In order to deepen her knowledge on the game even further, Tori plays cornerback for the Detroit Dark Angels in the WFA, the women’s full-pads, full-tackle football league that built players like former NFL coach, Dr. Jen Welter. This is a short compilation of highlights from her 2016 season.
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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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With this year’s Chase format, NASCAR Sprint Cup victories become more and more precious as the opportunities to earn them dwindle with every race, and victory lane real estate at the Coke Zero 400 is looking pretty valuable. This track plays to the strengths of a few drivers who excel at superspeedways, but in stark contrast, is also known for elevating some of the weaker ones with its unexpected nature.
While Daytona is always a prime chance for lower-tier teams to make waves with a win and a Chase berth,
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The Florida Sports Talk live race broadcast at Citrus County Speedway two weeks ago didn’t exactly go as planned. Technical difficulties at the track forced us to go off air early on, but fortunately, it takes more than that to get the Racin’ Nation crew down! We managed to squeeze in part of my front stretch interviews during the autograph session before we shut down our operation for the night, and it was a blast.
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Saturday night, the Florida Sports Talk team broadcasted from the Powell Memorial at Volusia Speedway Park and despite the rain, the night was a success – both on the racing and broadcast fronts! Mark Whitener took home his first official Powell Memorial win and I clocked my first race as pit reporter for the NBC Sports Radio turn-by-turn team.
If you don’t know about the Powell Memorial already, it’s a late model race that commemorates the family of James Powell,
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