Tori’s run-in with OL Jonotthan Harrison on the sidelines

After a Florida touchdown vs. Toledo in the Gators’ first game of the season, 310-lb. Center Jonotthan Harrison was particularly pumped up about the play. He proceeded to show the camera (and consequentially, Tori) just how excited he was.

Tori filmed this video during her work on the sidelines as the football beat reporter for WUFT Sports.

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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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