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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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District Detroit Preview Center Gives Sneak Peek At New Red Wings Arena

The preview center is not currently open to the public, but season-ticket holders will be able to go through it at some point in the future.

CBS Detroit–06/29/2015

CLEVELAND, OH -  JUNE 23: Victor Martinez #41 of the Detroit Tigers hits an RBI single during the fifth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on June 23, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Bunt Call, Decision To Pinch-Run For Martinez Prompt Second-Guessing Of Ausmus

“It’s easy to judge from outside, but we’re trying to win ball games,” Victor Martinez said Thursday. “I think that was the best option.”

CBS Detroit–06/25/2015

DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 26:  Nick Castellanos #9 of the Detroit Tigers hits an RBI-single to drive in Victor Martinez in the sixth inning of a game against the New York Yankees at Comerica Park on August 26, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Castellanos Turning The Corner? Ausmus Says Third Baseman Will Be Fine

“There’s so much analysis, video, scrutiny nowadays,” manager Brad Ausmus said Thursday. “I think some players tie themselves in a knot.”

CBS Detroit–06/25/2015

KANSAS CITY, MO - MAY 1:  Eric Hosmer #35 of the Kansas City Royals slides into home as he scores against Alex Avila #13 of the Detroit Tigers in the third inning on May 1, 2015 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Avila Meeting Up With Mud Hens For Rehab Stint

“James McCann’s done an excellent job … but experience is huge when it comes to that position,” Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Thursday.

CBS Detroit–06/25/2015

CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 21: Jeremy Ross #12 of the Detroit Lions celebrates with Reggie Bush #21 after his touchdown during the first quarter of their game against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on December 21, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Reggie Bush Selling Birmingham Home

Bush bought the 8,000-square-foot house for $1.8 million and will list it for $2.49 million this week, per the News.

CBS Detroit–06/24/2015

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 18: Max Scherzer #37 of the Detroit Tigers tips his cap to the fans as he walks back to the dugout after he was taken out of the game in the top of the sixth inning against the New York Yankees during game four of the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park on October 18, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

A Sports Writer’s Farewell To Detroit: Great Coaches, Once-In-A-Generation Players

I have enjoyed countless football, baseball, basketball and hockey games and media availability sessions – Lions, Tigers, Red Wings, Pistons, Wolverines, Spartans.

CBS Detroit–06/24/2015

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 26: Bruce Rondon #43 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates a 10-0 win over the Atlanta Braves with Brayan Pena #55 at Comerica Park on April 26, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Tigers Bringing Up Rondon, Sending Down Farmer

In 13 outings for the Mud Hens, Rondon has a 7.11 ERA. In his past five appearances, however, Rondon has not allowed an earned run.

CBS Detroit–06/24/2015

BRIDGEPORT, CT - JUNE 16:  Former Major League Baseball player Pete Rose looks on during batting practice prior to managing the game for the Bridgeport Bluefish against the Lancaster Barnstormers at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard on June 16, 2014 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

Opinion: Baseball Right To Keep Pete Rose Out Of Hall Of Fame

What Rose did on the field makes him eminently worthy of inclusion, but his gambling on games as a player and manager cannot be excused.

CBS Detroit–06/23/2015

AUBURN HILLS, MI - APRIL 10:  Head coach Stan Van Gundy of the Detroit Pistons during the game against the Indiana Pacers on April 10, 2015 at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Pistons Looking At Draft With Future In Mind

“If you were one or two it might be a little bit different, but at eight, again, we’re looking future,” Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy said.

CBS Detroit–06/23/2015

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 05:  Detroit Tigers fans hold up signs supporting their team during Game Three of the American League Division Series against the Baltimore Orioles at Comerica Park on October 5, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Study: Tigers Fans Among Worst In MLB At Spelling, Grammar

Grammarly came up with those numbers by reviewing 150 comments on the news section of each team’s website.

CBS Detroit–06/23/2015