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 Petry takes you behind the scenes at the Riddell facility in North Ridgeville, Ohio to see how a Lions helmet is made.
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Although she isn’t featured on-camera in this video, Tori was one of two shooters as well as the sole editor and producer of this Detroit Lions feature that takes you behind the scenes of WR Marvin Jones Jr.’s home recording studio.
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Tori’s personality is on display in this fun 4th of July themed ‘man-on-the-street’ game with Lions fans called “Lions Legend or Founding Father” where they guess whether a certain person signed the Declaration of Independence or played for the Lions.
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While covering the 2017 NFL Combine for detroitlions.com, Tori filmed a promo video for the Lions’ combine coverage by running the 40-yard dash in the fan zone. Dressed in her work clothes and heels, the video was originally just meant to draw viewers in to the Lions site, but with a time under six seconds, its reach turned out to be much wider. The clip went viral and was featured on ESPN,
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Tori traveled to the Pro Bowl as a one-man band to cover current Lions kicker and former UCF Knight Matt Prater’s trip back to his college town of Orlando to compete in the NFL’s all-star game. She shot, edited and produced six videos during the weekend to highlight his trip, including this behind the scenes look at the 2017 Pro Bowl. The complete list of links to her Pro Bowl videos can be found below:
Pro Bowl 1 on 1 with Lions’
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Tori joined the FOX2 Lions Gameday Live pregame show to talk about the Legends Tribute Dinner that honored the 1991 Lions team.
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After some inspiration from The Late Late Show’s James Corden and his “Carpool Karaoke” feature, Tori Petry shows her personality and jams out on the ride to work with Lions punter Sam Martin.
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Tori shot, edited, and produced this feature with Lions rookie Anthony Zettel. She went with Zettel to his hometown of West Branch, Michigan to take fans on a tour of his family restaurant and meet the people of Ogemaw County.
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