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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.

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 02:  Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts gets pressure from Ndamukong Suh #90 and Nick Fairley #98 of the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on December 2, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. The Colts won 35-33  (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

Fairley, Whitehead, Waddle Among Starters For Monday Night Game

The Lions released an updated depth chart Monday, revealing expected starters for their upcoming season opener on Monday Night Football.

CBS Detroit–24 mins ago

ANN ARBOR, MI - AUGUST 30: Devin Funchess #1 of the Michigan Wolverines scores his second touchdown of the first half as Jordan Ford #12 of Appalachian State attempts to make the stop during the first half of the game at Michigan Stadium on August 30, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Gardner, Funchess Steal Show In Michigan’s Season Opener

Gardner completed 13 of 14 passes for 173 yards, and Funchess snagged seven catches for 95 yards. The duo combined for three touchdowns.

CBS Detroit–08/30/2014

ORCHARD PARK, NY - AUGUST 28:  Corey Fuller #10 of the Detroit Lions celebrates a touchdown against the Buffalo Bills during the first half of a preseason game at Ralph Wilson Stadium on August 28, 2014 in Orchard Park, New York.  (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

Lions Finalize 53-Man Roster

For weeks Caldwell has fielded questions about whether the team will carry a third quarterback. For now, the answer is yes.

CBS Detroit–08/30/2014

OAKLAND, CA - AUGUST 15:  Wide receiver Kris Durham #18 of the Detroit Lions catches a touchdown against corner back T.J. Carrie #38 of the Oakland Raiders during their preseason game at O.co Coliseum on August 15, 2014 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Report: Lions Release Kris Durham

After playing in all 16 games for the Detroit Lions in 2013, wide receiver Kris Durham has been released by the team.

CBS Detroit–08/30/2014

ORCHARD PARK, NY - AUGUST 28:  Mikel Leshoure #25 of the Detroit Lions runs to the outside during the second half of a preseason game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium on August 28, 2014 in Orchard Park, New York.  (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

Report: Lions Waive Former Second-Round Draft Pick Mikel Leshoure

Leshoure rushed for 798 yards for the Lions in 2012 but played in only three games last season.

CBS Detroit–08/30/2014

Evan Reed #57 of the Detroit Tigers pitches in the ninth inning of the game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Comerica Park on April 18, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Angles defeated the Tigers 11-6. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Tigers Send Down Kyle Lobstein, Bring Up Evan Reed, Kyle Ryan

Detroit sent down Kyle Lobstein and brought up two other pitchers – reliever Evan Reed and starting pitcher Kyle Ryan.

CBS Detroit–08/28/2014

TEMPE, AZ - DECEMBER 28: Head coach Brady Hoke of the Michigan Wolverines reacts to a non call during the first quarter of the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl against the Kansas State Wildcats at Sun Devil Stadium on December 28, 2013 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Hoke Explains Why Michigan Won’t Have Captains Until ‘Ohio’ Game

“You’ve got really strong leadership there, but at the end of the day, I think you’ve got to earn it,” Hoke said.

CBS Detroit–08/28/2014

DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 27:  David Price #14 of the Detroit Tigers leaves the dugout after being pulled by Manager Brad Ausmus during the third inning of a game against the New York Yankees at Comerica Park on August 27, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. Price gave up eight runs on 12 hits in a 8-4 loss to the Yankees. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

David Price: ‘That’s Probably The Worst Game I’ve Ever Had In My Life’

Price looked simply unrecognizable. He lasted just two innings and allowed eight runs on 12 hits – including nine in a row.

CBS Detroit–08/28/2014

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - AUGUST 19:  J.D. Martinez #28 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates his solo home run with teammate Nick Castellanos #9 as he makes his way back to the dugout during the eighth inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays on August 19, 2014 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

J.D. Martinez On Pitch At His Head: ‘It Just Doesn’t Look Right In That Situation’

“A lot of the veteran guys said I was even a lot cooler than I should have been about it,” J.D. Martinez said Wednesday.

CBS Detroit–08/27/2014

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)

ESPN Predicts Lions Will Go 7-9 Again; Tate Says ‘Only Team That Can Beat Us Is Us’

“We’ve got great people to work with, these men are outstanding, so look for some great things.”

CBS Detroit–08/27/2014

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