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Ashley Dunkak

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Ashley Dunkak spent the last three years covering Kansas State football and men’s basketball 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 summa cum laude in 2013. She minored in Spanish and economics along with majoring in journalism, but writing has always been her passion.

Dunkak grew up in Olathe, Kan., where she raced her dad to the mailbox every Thursday to see who would get to read Sports Illustrated first. At 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, that is exactly what she is doing, and she could not be more thrilled to be doing so in a great sports town like Detroit.

Tom Lewand, President, Detroit Lions, David Brandon, Athletic Director, University of Michigan and Jim Delany, Commissioner, Big Ten Conference speak at WWJ's The Business of Sports Luncheon on April 16, 2014. (credit: WWJ)

Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany Weighs In On Slew Of NCAA Issues; Dave Brandon Vows To Fight For ‘Collegiate Model’

Speaking at WWJ Radio’s Business of Sports panel at Ford Field, Delany began his segment with a preemptive strike.

CBS Detroit–8 hours ago

TEMPE, AZ - DECEMBER 28: Wide receiver Tyler Lockett #16 of the Kansas State Wildcats is unable to catch a the football defended by defensive back Raymon Taylor #6 of the Michigan Wolverines during the third quarter of the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl at Sun Devil Stadium on December 28, 2013 in Tempe, Arizona. The Wildcats defeated the Wolverines 31-14. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

New Football Play-By-Play Announcer For Michigan To Be Named Soon

“We hope to have something announced in a matter of a few days,” Brandon said at WWJ News Radio’s Business of Sports panel on Wednesday.

CBS Detroit–16 hours ago

Detroit Lions president Tom Lewand greets fans. (credit: Ron Dewey/WWJ)

Tom Lewand: ‘My Vision For The Super Bowl Is We Expect To Be Playing In It’

Lewand was asked about his vision for the Super Bowl, which was hosted at Ford Field in 2006.

CBS Detroit–16 hours ago

AUBURN HILLS, MI - FEBRUARY 7: Chauncey Billups #1 of the Detroit Pistons handles the ball against the Brooklyn Nets on February 7, 2014 at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Chauncey Billups Says He Is Ready To Move From Court To Front Office

The question is whether the Pistons, led by Los Angeles-based owner Tom Gores, will give Billups the opportunity.

CBS Detroit–20 hours ago

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 16: Head coach John Beilein of the Michigan Wolverines looks on during the 2014 Big Ten Men's Championship against the Michigan State Spartans at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on March 16, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

John Beilein On What Might Have Been If Players Stayed: ‘I Don’t Even Think About It One Bit’

“We hear a lot of talk, ‘What if we would have stayed?’

CBS Detroit–21 hours ago

ANN ARBOR, MI - NOVEMBER 29: Mitch McGary #4 of the Michigan Wolverines drives to the basket during the second half of the game against the Coppin State Eagles at the Crisler Center on November 29, 2013 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Wolverines defeated the Eagles 87-45.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Robinson Says McGary Is ‘Dominating’ In Workouts, Has Confidence McGary Can Still Impress NBA Personnel

Unlike fellow sophomores Nik Stauskas and Glenn Robinson III, Mitch McGary has not yet decided whether to remain in school or jump to the NBA.

CBS Detroit–04/15/2014

DETROIT, MI - FEBRUARY 03: Zac Dalpe #21 of the Vancouver Canucks moves the puck as Henrik Zetterberg #40 of the Detroit Red Wings gives chase during the first period of the game at Joe Louis Arena on February 3, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Red Wings defeated the Canucks 2-0. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Zetterberg Expects To Be Back For Second Round, Maybe Late First Round

Zetterberg began skating by himself last Tuesday, but Thursday will be the first time he skates with the team.

CBS Detroit–04/15/2014

DETROIT - NOVEMBER 25:  Ndamukong Suh #90 of the Detroit Lions celebrates a first quarter sack next to Kyle Vanden Bosch #93 while playing the New England Patriots on November 25, 2010 at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

With Suh Training Elsewhere, Lewand Praises Allen Park Facility As ‘The Absolute Best Place’ For Detroit Players

The Detroit Lions will not vilify one of their best players, star defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, for skipping voluntary workouts at the team facility to work privately with his chosen trainers in Oregon

CBS Detroit–04/15/2014

DETROIT, MI - JANUARY 15:  Head coach Jim Caldwell of the Detroit Lions is flanked by General Manager Martin Mayhew, left, and President Tom Lewand, right, after being introduced during a news conference at Ford Field on January 15, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Lewand Says NFL Has To Be Careful, Echos Mark Cuban: ‘Hogs Get Slaughtered’

“It’s still about the game of football,” Lewand told season ticket holders Monday night at Ford Field.

CBS Detroit–04/15/2014

DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 28: Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions runs for a third quarter touchdown while playing the Green Bay Packers at Ford Field on November 28, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Lions Looking For ‘Character Factor,’ Players Who Finish Games Well

Sheldon White, the vice president of pro personnel for the Detroit Lions, has an easier job now than he did a few years ago.

CBS Detroit–04/15/2014

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