Tori goes in the film room with Lions special teams coordinator Joe Marciano to discuss what to look for beyond the ball in punt and kickoff coverage.
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.
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.
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.
Tori co-hosts the July episode of My Ocala TV with fellow host Daniel Link at Ocala Comic Con 2014. In this episode, the Modern Muscle segment takes you paddle boarding, Louisa Barton gives you an inside look at Ocala Breeder’s Sales in the heart of Horse Country, and Tori has a surprise for her co-host at the end of the show.