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.
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.
Tori co-hosts the June episode of My Ocala TV with fellow host Daniel Link at Ocala’s own Silver Springs State Park. In this episode, the Mayor tries his hand at serving tables and making pizzas at a popular pizza joint, My Ocala TV tells the story of a Ocala high school sports play gone viral, and a local couple takes a Segway adventure.
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.
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 –
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,