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Ashley Dunkak


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.

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)

Henrik Zetterberg In, Jimmy Howard Out For Red Wings In Game 4

Detroit Red Wings star Henrik Zetterberg made his return from back surgery sooner than expected.

CBS Detroit–5 hours ago

(Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Stafford Learning New Offense, Getting To Know Caldwell, Tate

Despite the significant amount of work required to learn the new system, Stafford says he and his teammates are enjoying the process.

CBS Detroit–8 hours ago

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - FEBRUARY 02:  Wide receiver Golden Tate #81 of the Seattle Seahawks  gestures during Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium on February 2, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Golden Tate Would Be Happy To Have Sammy Watkins: ‘The More The Merrier’

“I don’t see this locker room being a selfish locker room or getting upset that we brought in another great player,” Tate added.

CBS Detroit–04/23/2014

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 22:  Manager Brad Ausmus #7 of the Detroit Tigers gives Miguel Cabrera #24 a pat on the back after a 8-6 win over the Chicago White Sox at Comerica Park on April 22, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. Cabrera hit a two-run home run to help the Tigers to a win. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Makeup Date Announced For Postponed April 15 Tigers Game

That game will begin at 1:08 p.m., while the second game of the doubleheader will start at 7:08 p.m.

CBS Detroit–04/23/2014

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 19: Max Scherzer #37 of the Detroit Tigers pitches in the third inning of the game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Comerica Park on April 19, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Angels 5-2. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Max Scherzer On Cover Of Sports Illustrated [PHOTO]

“Max Scherzer has a Cy Young arm and a beautiful mind to match, but did he make a dumb wager on his future?”

CBS Detroit–04/23/2014

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 22:  Tuukka Rask #40 of the Boston Bruins makes a save during the first period against the Detroit Red Wings during Game Three of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Joe Louis Arena on April 22, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Bruins defeated the Wings 3-0. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Babcock On Performance By Red Wings In Game 3: ‘That’s Unacceptable’

The coach agreed that the team’s lack of experience might have played into the game.

CBS Detroit–04/23/2014

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 10:  Ndamukong Suh #90 of the Detroit Lions rushes against Jordan Mills #67 of the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on November 10, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Lions defeated the Bears 21-19.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Tulloch On Absence Of Suh: ‘We All Would Like Him To Be Here’

Even Detroit Lions owner Martha Ford showed up for the first day of voluntary mini-camp. Lions star defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh did not.

CBS Detroit–04/22/2014

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 18: Tomas Tatar #21 of the Detroit Red Wings battles for the puck against David Krejci #46 of the Boston Bruins in the third period in Game One of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden on April 18, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Red Wings Focusing On Special Teams Going Into Game 3 Against Bruins

Through the first two games of their series against the Boston Bruins, the Detroit Red Wings have failed to convert on any of their six power play opportunities.

CBS Detroit–04/22/2014

ST. LOUIS, MO - JULY 10: J.D. Martinez #14 of the Houston Astros hits an RBI single against the St. Louis Cardinals in the fifth inning at Busch Stadium on July 10, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

New Swing Of J.D. Martinez Could Give Tigers Some Much-Needed Power

Even after smacking 10 home runs in 17 games for the Toledo Mud Hens, the call up to the Detroit Tigers surprised 26-year-old outfielder J.D. Martinez.

CBS Detroit–04/21/2014

CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 16: Joanthan Toews #19 of the Chicago Blackhawks shoots the puck around Jonathan Ericsson #52 of the Detroit Red Wings at the United Center on March 16, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Jonathan Ericsson Still Not Sure When He Will Play

Against the big, belligerent Bruins, the Red Wings could use the services of Jonathan Ericsson. For now, however, he is still unavailable.

CBS Detroit–04/21/2014