Big 12 on ESPN+ Sideline Reporter, 2021 + 2022 College Football Seasons

  • Sideline reporter for Big 12 games on ESPN over the 2021 and 2022 college football seasons
  • Met with coaches both virtually and on site leading up to the game
  • Gathered compelling stories about teams and support staff on and off the field and organized into sideline hits
  • Gave injury updates from the sidelines throughout games

Detroit Lions Multimedia Journalist, Allen Park, MI, August 2014 – May 2021

  • Sideline reporter, feature reporter, host, analyst and video producer for Lions website and TV partners
  • Grew digital video views from last among 32 NFL teams to as high as 7th as team’s first MMJ
  • Shot, wrote, edited and posted every video under “Tori Petry” tab on Lions site, often as one-man-band
  • Conducted postgame sideline interviews for FOX Sports Detroit’s postgame show
  • Wrote and produced weekly opinion/analysis segment for website titled “Tori’s Take”
  • Traveled to games, NFL Draft, NFL Combine, Senior Bowl and community events to shoot and report

FOX Sports Detroit Freelance Talent, Detroit, MI, August 2017 – Dec 2020

  • Sideline reporter for Lions preseason, MHSAA basketball and football state finals
  • Filled in as-needed on other broadcasts like Detroit Pistons pregame, in-game and postgame
  • Hosted weekly “Lions Game Plan” show during NFL season from various locations in metro Detroit
  • Interviewed Lions head coach Matt Patricia in film breakdown segments for “Lions Game Plan”

My Ocala TV Host, Ocala, FL, June 2013 – July 2014

  • Co-host a monthly community TV show featuring local people, places and events
  • Began as Lake County Style TV host then transitioned to My Ocala TV in May 2014
  • Correspondent for specialty segments including fitness, features and events

WUFT-TV Anchor and Reporter, Gainesville, FL, August 2012 – May 2014

  • Scripted, edited video and anchored sportscast on WUFT’s “First at Five” half-hour newscast
  • Beat reporter for Gator Football, Gator Gymnastics, and Gator Swim & Dive
  • Report in live shots & look-lives from various Gator sports events
  • Enterprised, shot, wrote and edited feature packages on Gainesville area sports

NetSource Technologies Social Media Specialist, Ocala, FL, May 2014 – July 2014

  • Create plans and content for as well as post from company/client social media platforms

Florida Sports Talk Radio Motorsports Reporter, Gainesville, FL, January 2012 – July 2014

  • Write online content regarding recent developments, topics, and events in motorsports
  • Pit report for broadcasts of local races
  • Appear on-air weekly to discuss the latest NASCAR news
  • Attend & cover the NASCAR Speedweeks events, the Daytona 500 & the NHRA Gatornationals

USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Pit Reporter, Bubba Raceway Park, Ocala, FL, February 2013 & 2014

  • Interviewed drivers and crew chiefs in pits and victory lane for live online PPV broadcast
  • Recorded stand-ups detailing wrecks and events on race weekend

espnW Motorsports Freelance Writer, August 2012 – Present

  • Pitch stories, interview, research, and write motorsports articles aimed at a female audience for espnW

ESPN Production Intern, Bristol, CT, June 2012 – August 2012

  • Worked in Production Assistant positions in Euro 2012, Major League Baseball, NASCAR, & NBA Draft
  • Produced on-air packages & clipped video from files for MLB on ESPN & NASCAR on ESPN
  • Traveled to work on-site in the TV truck for MLB & NASCAR
  • Wrote an article that was published on the home page of espnW and ESPN NASCAR

ESPN Radio 850/900AM “Cheap Seats” Co-host, Gainesville, FL, January 2012 – December 2012

  • Co-hosted weekly hour-long student sports talk radio show, “The Cheap Seats”
  • Delivered live updates & wrote web content weekly as well as covered high school and Gator sports beats

Production Freelancer, Gainesville, FL, September 2011 – July 2014

  • Utility for Daktronics, video board production company for home Gator football games
  • Runner, lighting assistant, & utility for ESPN productions of Gator football & basketball

GatorVision Volunteer, Gainesville, FL, April 2011 – May 2012

  • Wrote scripts and recorded voice-overs every Monday for the weekend recap Gator Sports Report
  • Filmed & helped execute live online broadcasts of Gator baseball games

International Sports Reporting Student, Italy, May 2011

  • Covered various sports including biking, American football, soccer, and gondola racing in Italy
  • Traveled to sporting events across Italy, interviewed spectators and athletes, & gathered photos and video for written & multimedia features



Bachelor of Arts in Telecommunication News, May 2014
Summa Cum Laude and Top 10 in class
Honors College at the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Minor: Communication Studies | Outside Concentrations: Sports Management and Meteorology

Study Abroad Program, May 2011
UF College of Journalism & Communications in Florence, Italy
Coursework: Sports Reporting, Journalism Ethics

Scouting Academy, Spring 2016
16-week online course on proper football evaluation



2020 Emmy for Sports Reporter Talent from NATAS Michigan
Summa Cum Laude and Top 10 in class at the University of Florida
Certificate of Meteorology and Climatology from UF
Association of Women in Sports Media Broadcast Intern and Scholarship Recipient
2013 NBS-National Award Finalist and 2014 Regional Winner in Video Sports
Kappa Tau Alpha Journalism Honor Society Member
2008 National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Student Awards in Sports
Top 5 Finalist for the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Jim McKay Memorial Scholarship