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.

GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 09: Quarterback  Jimmy Clausen #8 of the Chicago Bears motions to the sidelines during the fourth quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on November 9, 2014 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Green Bay Packers defeat the Chicago Bears 55 to 14.(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Trestman On Benching Of Cutler: ‘Jay’s In A Little Bit Of A Batting Slump’

“I just think that right now Jay’s in a little bit of a batting slump,” Trestman said.

CBS Detroit–10 hours ago

FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 23:  Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions passes the ball during the third quarter against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on November 23, 2014 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Turnover-Conscious Approach Key For Stafford, Lions

The Lions rank sixth in the league in turnover margin with eight more takeaways than giveaways.

CBS Detroit–10 hours ago

GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 09: Quarterback  Jimmy Clausen #8 of the Chicago Bears looks to pass in the fourth quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on November 9, 2014 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Green Bay Packers defeat the Chicago Bears 55 to 14. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Caldwell Says Lions Have To End Streak Of Backup QBs Giving Them Trouble

Clausen has played in only three games for the Bears this season, attempting just nine passes and completing three.

CBS Detroit–15 hours ago

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 19:  Reggie Bush #21 of the Detroit Lions rushes against the New Orleans Saints in the second quarter at Ford Field on October 19, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Greg Shamus/Getty Images)

Bush Says He Is Healthy, Just Working Way Back Into Rotation

Bush will not attribute his recent lack of production – including just seven yards Sunday – to injuries he suffered this season.

CBS Detroit–18 hours ago

GLENDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 16:  Tackle LaAdrian Waddle #66 of the Detroit Lions during the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on November 16, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona.  The Cardinals defeated the Lions 14-6.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Lions Place Waddle On Injured Reserve

Waddle suffered a knee injury in Sunday’s win over the Minnesota Vikings.

CBS Detroit–12/17/2014

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 10: A flyover during the national anthem before the game between the Chicago Bears and the Detroit Lions on November 10, 2013 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Detroit Lions defeated the Chicago Bears 21-19. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Lions To Test ‘Indoor Team With Outdoor Mentality’ Mantra In Chicago

Caldwell said weather does not impact games as much as it once did.

CBS Detroit–12/17/2014

DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 27: Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions tries to avoid the tackle by Ryan Mundy #21 of the Chicago Bears in the second quarter at Ford Field on November 27, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Johnson Expects Bears To Adjust After His Dominance In Last Meeting

Johnson often saw single coverage, and he made the Chicago defense – most notably Corey Fuller’s younger brother Kyle Fuller – pay dearly.

CBS Detroit–12/17/2014

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 07:  Ndamukong Suh #90 of the Detroit Lions looks to the sidelines during the third quarter of the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Ford Field on December 7, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Buccaneers 34-17.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Suh, Mosley Talk About ‘Don’t Go, Baby!’ Moment During Minnesota Game

Suh said he has not considered what he has meant to the team and, on a larger scale, to the city over the course of his career.

CBS Detroit–12/17/2014

ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 27:  A general view of Michigan Stadium during the first quarter of the game between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the Michigan Wolverines on September 27, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Golden Gophers defeated the Wolverines 30-14. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

UM CMO Resigns After Comments On Brand As More Important Than Players

Lochmann intimated the brand matters more than the individual players on each team.

CBS Detroit–12/17/2014

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 07: Andre Fluellen #96 and DeAndre Levy #54 of the Detroit Lions reacts to a second quarter fumble while playing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Ford Field on December 07, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Fluellen On His Up-And-Down NFL Journey: ‘It’s Kind Of A Testimony For Other People’

The Lions have signed or re-signed Fluellen eight times. Accordingly, Fluellen has been cut many times; he does not even know how many.

CBS Detroit–12/16/2014

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