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Ashley Dunkak

ProfilePicAshley 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.

Wide receiver Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions celebrates after catching a touchdown pass during the second half against the Cincinnati Bengals at Ford Field on October 20, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. The Bengals defeated the Lions 27-24. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Calvin Johnson: ‘I’m Not Letting (Roger) Goodell Get In My Pockets’

Will the Lions brave a fine to dunk over the goalpost? Calvin Johnson hints they have something up their sleeve.

CBS Detroit–14 hours ago

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 27: Ezekiel Ansah #94 and head coach Jim Schwartz of the Detroit Lions celebrate a fourth quarter extra point against the Dallas Cowboys that put Detroit up 31-30 with only seconds remaining at Ford Field on October 27, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Caldwell, Austin Hopeful To Have Ansah Play In Friday’s Game

“We’ll be able to check with the doctors after today’s practice,” Caldwell said. “Hopefully he’ll be able to get some snaps.”

CBS Detroit–17 hours ago

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 08: Nick Fairley #98 of the Detroit Lions sacks quarterback Christian Ponder #7 of the Minnesota Vikings during the fourth quarter of the game at Ford Field on September 8, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Vikings 34-24. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Teryl Austin Talks Fairley’s Demotion; Suh, Fairley Downplay Move

Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin explained Wednesday why he demoted Nick Fairley from his role of starting defensive tackle.

CBS Detroit–19 hours ago

Quarterback Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions runs with the ball against the Oakland Raiders during their preseason game at O.co Coliseum on August 15, 2014 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Caldwell Pleased By Stafford’s Progress In Mastering New Offense

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford knows – has always known – that the success of the Lions rests on his shoulders.

CBS Detroit–08/19/2014

DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 09: Giorgio Tavecchio #5 of the Detroit Lions celebrates the game-winnng extra point with teammate Travis Swanson #64 during the preseason game against the Cleveland Browns at Ford Field on August 9, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Browns 13-12. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Freese, Tavecchio Will Rotate Kicking Duties During Friday’s Preseason Game

Caldwell characterized the choice between Freese and Tavecchio as a difficult one.

CBS Detroit–08/19/2014

LANDOVER, MD - AUGUST 18: Quarterback Johnny Manziel #2 of the Cleveland Browns drops back to pass against the Washington Redskins during a preseason game at FedExField on August 18, 2014 in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Raiola Talks About Manziel, Flipping The Bird: ‘You Just Can’t Do That’

Raiola smiled at the irony of him, of all people, offering such advice.

CBS Detroit–08/19/2014

DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 09: Ryan Broyles #84 of the Detroit Lions tries to avoid the tackle by Pierre Desir #26 of the Cleveland Browns in the third quarter during a preseason game at Ford Field on August 9, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Caldwell, Tate Weigh In On Wide Receiver Competition

Caldwell would not divulge who among the wide receivers has stood out to him in the competition for the third, fourth and fifth spots.

CBS Detroit–08/19/2014

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 08: Nick Fairley #98 of the Detroit Lions sacks quarterback Christian Ponder #7 of the Minnesota Vikings during the fourth quarter of the game at Ford Field on September 8, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Vikings 34-24. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Caldwell On Fairley: ‘He’s Not Starting Right Now’

Fairley, Detroit’s first-round draft pick in 2011, has entered the final season of his contract with the Lions.

CBS Detroit–08/18/2014

OAKLAND, CA - AUGUST 15:  Wide receiver Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions looks on during their preseason game against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum on August 15, 2014 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Jim Caldwell Confirms Calvin Johnson Will Play Friday

Generally speaking, Caldwell said to expect most of the first string to play the entire first half and come back out for the second half.

CBS Detroit–08/18/2014

DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 16: Joe Nathan #36 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates a win over the Seattle Mariners in the ninth inning of the game at Comerica Park on August 16, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Mariners 4-2.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Nathan Says He Thinks Fans Are Too Hard On Him And Coke

Nathan said part of the continued harshness by fans could stem from the fact that fans might not see the improvement of him and Coke.

CBS Detroit–08/18/2014

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