Ashley Dunkak

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Ashley writes feature stories and news articles about the Lions, Tigers, Red Wings, Pistons, Michigan and Michigan State.

Before moving to Detroit in May 2013, Ashley covered Kansas State football and men’s basketball for three years as a correspondent for the Associated Press. Before working for the AP, she wrote for the Kansas State Collegian, where she also spent time as a copy editor and sports editor. Overall, she compiled hundreds of sports stories on her way to graduating. She minored in Spanish and economics along with majoring in journalism, but writing has always been her passion.

At age 13, she emailed her dad a recap of a Kansas City Chiefs game, and he responded that she should think about becoming a sports writer. Almost a decade later, she is living the dream, and she could not be more thrilled to be doing so in a great sports town like Detroit.

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PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 20:   Lance Moore #16 of the Pittsburgh Steelers runs the ball in the fourth quarter against Kareem Jackson #25 of the Houston Texans during their game at Heinz Field on October 20, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

Wide Receiver Lance Moore Motivated By Frustrating Season With Steelers

“People always ask me, ‘What happened?”” Moore said of his 2014 season. “It never quite clicked for Ben and I, and young guys played well.”

CBS Detroit–2 hours ago

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 28:  Eric Decker #87 of the New York Jets scores a touchdown in the third quarter against the defense of  Darius Slay #23 and  James Ihedigbo #32 of the Detroit Lions at MetLife Stadium on September 28, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Ihedigbo Planning To Be In Allen Park For Remainder Of Offseason

“It’s the nature of the business,” Lions safety James Ihedigbo said of his recent holdout. “It’s never anything personal.”

CBS Detroit–3 hours ago

ANN ARBOR, MI - AUGUST 30:  Jabrill Peppers #5 of the Michigan Wolverines warms up prior to the start of the game against the Appalachian State Mountaineers on August 30, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Wolverines defeated the Mountaineers 52-14.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Jabrill Peppers Blasts NCAA For ‘Lil Indentured Servant Checks,’ Infers He Can’t Afford To Eat

Jabrill Peppers appears to have picked a side in the debate of whether the NCAA is taking good enough care of college athletes.

CBS Detroit–6 hours ago

In on corner of the new MGM Grand Detroit Tunnel Club at Ford Field will be a Detroit-themed lounge area. (Photo by Ashley Dunkak/CBS Detroit)

MGM Grand Detroit Tunnel Club Under Construction At Ford Field [VIDEO]

The club is expected to be ready for the preseason opener on Aug. 13, and CBS Detroit went to Ford Field for a look at the progress.

CBS Detroit–05/26/2015

Rendering of the new MGM Grand Detroit Tunnel Club. (Photo provided by Detroit Lions)

For $9,500, ‘Tunnel Club’ Offers Super-Exclusive Experience For Lions Fans [PHOTOS]

Fans willing to drop $9,500 can have a game day experience unlike any other with a membership in the new MGM Grand Detroit Tunnel Club.

CBS Detroit–05/26/2015

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 07: James Ihedigbo #32 of the Detroit Lions intercepts a second quarter pass against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Ford Field on December 07, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Ihedigbo Reporting For Offseason Workouts [PHOTO]

Lions head coach Jim Caldwell said earlier this offseason that he wanted Ihedigbo in attendance “pronto.”

CBS Detroit–05/26/2015

Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers prepares to throw. FILE PHOTO (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Verlander Will Throw Simulated Game Tuesday

Ausmus said Verlander will still need to complete a rehab stint before he returns to action for Detroit.

CBS Detroit–05/22/2015

New Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock addresses Detroit media at Joe Louis Arena about leaving the Detroit Red Wings after 10 seasons. (Photo by Ashley Dunkak)

Overwhelmingly Positive About His Time In Detroit, Babcock Does Have A Few Regrets

The first regret Babcock mentioned was comical – “I would have put a pool in when I first arrived.”

CBS Detroit–05/22/2015

Former Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock addresses the media at Joe Louis Arena and talks about his departure to the Toronto Maple Leafs. (Photo by Ashley Dunkak/CBS Detroit)

In Emotional Farewell, Babcock Says He Went Back And Forth A Hundred Times Before Choosing Toronto Over Detroit

“Is it about money? Sure it’s about money,” Babcock continued. “But there was enough money in every place it didn’t have a factor in the decision.”

CBS Detroit–05/22/2015

KANSAS CITY, MO - APRIL 30:  Alex Wilson #30 of the Detroit Tigers pitches in the fifth inning during a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals on April 30, 2015 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Content Without Specific Role, Wilson Flourishing In Detroit Bullpen

Some relievers relish a defined role in the bullpen. Alex Wilson has thrived without that kind of relative stability.

CBS Detroit–05/21/2015