Tori broke the news of Lions CB Rashean Mathis’ retirement with this exclusive interview from a golf course in Jacksonville, Florida, where Mathis makes his offseason home. Tori was visiting home in Florida at the time Mathis decided to retire, so she traveled to Jacksonville to break the news with this interview.
Tori sat down exclusively with new Lions GM Bob Quinn on his first day with the team to discuss his plans going forward.
Tori sat down with former Lions special teams coordinator and current Central Michigan head coach John Bonamego to talk about returning to Ford Field for the Quick Lane Bowl and the difficult journey that got him there.
In the 2015 offseason, Tori took a walk down memory lane with Lions defensive end and metro Detroit native Jason Jones on a visit to his high school in Southfield.
From Southfield to Ford Field: Jason Jones
In the 2015 offseason, Tori enterprised a new segment for DetroitLions.com called “Tori’s Take,” where she chooses a current topic relevant to the Lions and shares her thoughts on it. The segment has given her an outlet to emphasize her role not only as a reporter for site, but as an analyst as well.
Having spent several years covering NASCAR and other motorsports in Florida before working for the Lions, Tori’s worlds collided when NASCAR driver and native Michigander Brad Keselowski attended Lions OTAs. She talked to Brad about growing up as a Lions fan and how he keeps up with his favorite team despite his busy life as a NASCAR star.
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.
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.