Tori set to host upcoming TV show

Tori is set to be the host of an upcoming TV show called “Style TV” that will air in the Lake & Sumter County areas beginning in August of 2013. This video is a sneak peek of the show open to this magazine-style show that will feature community events and stories in the area. Check back for more on this upcoming project as it unfolds!

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Frank Hawley’s Drag Racing School Feature

Gatornationals is popular with local fans, but what you may not know is many of these drivers learned their trade right here in Gainesville – and so can you. Tori visits Frank Hawley’s Drag Racing School for WUFT and finds out what it’s really like to be a drag racer.

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Covering Election 2012

Tori was a part of WUFT’s 2012 Election Night coverage. She went on site to Congressional candidate Ted Yoho’s support gathering and delivered updates from the field back to the WUFT-TV newsroom.

Election Night in the WUFT Newsroom via

The WUFT newsroom had its first real test since opening at the beginning of the fall semester at the College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida covering the 2012 election with live updates throughout election night.

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Gemma Spofforth Feature Story

This feature story by Tori Petry was selected as a National Broadcasting Society Awards Finalist.

Gemma Spofforth, assistant coach for the University of Florida swim team, doesn’t feel the need to be defined by her identity in the pool, even though she has an impressive swimming resume: former Gator, British Olympian and world record holder.

“I’ve got more to give, and I’ve got more to do in my life,” Spofforth said.

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