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Tori Petry

B.S. Telecommunication, 2014

Tori is a multimedia journalist for the Detroit Lions where she serves as a sideline reporter, feature reporter, host and analyst for the team website, In addition to online content, she also appears on the official Lions pre-game and post-game shows that air on FOX 2 News and FOXSports Detroit.

A Florida native, Petry has combined her passions for reporting and sports. She became one of the top-ranked swimmers in the state of Florida, qualifying for and competing at multiple national level meets. She fell in love with broadcasting when she won the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Student Award for Sports Package in her high school TV productions class.

At UF. Petry was a reporter for WUFT-TV covering Gator football and the 2013 National Championship Gator gymnastics team. She was the motorsports reporter at Florida Sports Talk Radio covering NASCAR, NHRA, and other auto racing events for the web and appearing weekly on radio shows to deliver NASCAR season updates. In 2012, she interned in event production at ESPN Headquarters where she worked on NASCAR, MLB, and the Euro 2012 soccer tournament. She has pit reported at local dirt tracks in Florida and also hosted a community lifestyle TV show called My Ocala TV.