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 - JANUARY 10: Brandon Jennings #7 of the Detroit Pistons drives up the court against the Brooklyn Nets during the game on January 10, 2015 at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Brandon Jennings Has Surgery To Repair Ruptured Achilles Tendon

“We gotta just keep pushin’ WE (Pistons) worked to hard to get down about anything right now,” Jennings wrote. “We gotta stay focus on the main Goal. Playoffs!”

CBS Detroit–01/27/2015

ANN ARBOR, MI - AUGUST 30:  Justice Hayes #5 of the Michigan Wolverines runs for a first down during the second half of the game against the Appalachian State Mountaineers on August 30, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Wolverines defeated the Mountaineers 52-14.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Justice Hayes Announces He Will Transfer From Michigan For Final Year

“I truly appreciate the offer from Coach Harbaugh to allow me to return for my 5th year,” Hayes wrote.

CBS Detroit–01/27/2015

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 14: Warren Buffett talks with Detroit Lions President Tom Lewand prior to the start of the game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on December 14, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Lewand Speaks At Church On Problem With Alcohol, Redemption Through Faith

Lewand called the night spent in jail for drunk driving one of the worst and one of the best nights of his life.

CBS Detroit–01/26/2015

EAST LANSING, MI - JANUARY 5:  Head coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans gives instructions to his team during the game against the Indiana Hoosiers at the Breslin Center on January 5, 2015 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

Michigan State-Rutgers Game Postponed Due To Weather

“This is a little more concerning,” Izzo said. “We’ve got parents calling and wondering.”

CBS Detroit–01/26/2015

(Photo by Tom Pidgeon/Getty Images)

Dombrowski On Building Team: ‘It’s Not Fantasy Baseball’

“I like our ball club,” Dombrowski said, “and if we can get there, I like our chances.”

CBS Detroit–01/26/2015

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 2:  Catcher Bryan Holaday #50 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates with closing pitcher Joe Nathan #36 after a 4-2 win over the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on September 2, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Nathan Expects Improvement In 2015, Hopes To Reach 400 Saves

Nathan said the work he has done so far this offseason has gone well, from building confidence in his new arm angle to refining pitches.

CBS Detroit–01/26/2015

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 22: New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady talks to the media during a press conference to address the under inflation of footballs used in the AFC championship game at Gillette Stadium on January 22, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Altering Footballs Not The Only Way A Team Can Try To Gain An Edge

“I can’t say this is the case for every guy in the National Football League, but I think the line is whatever you can get away with.”

CBS Detroit–01/23/2015

BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 02:  Max Scherzer #37 of the Detroit Tigers walks to the dugout after being relieved in the eighth inning against the Baltimore Orioles during Game One of the American League Division Series at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on October 2, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Verlander Says Scherzer Deal Good For Baseball

“I think the game is doing well,” Verlander said, “and you see that reflected in player salaries and also what the owners are taking in.”

CBS Detroit–01/23/2015

(credit: George Fox/CBS Detroit)

What’s Miguel Cabrera’s Favorite Prank? David Price Spills To 97.1 The Ticket

Price names Martinez, not Cabrera, as the most difficult batter he has had to face.

CBS Detroit–01/23/2015

BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 03:  Torii Hunter #48 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates after scoring on a double to deep center field hit Victor Martinez #41 against Kevin Gausman #39 of the Baltimore Orioles in the eighth inning during Game Two of the American League Division Series at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on October 3, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

What Will Tigers Chemistry Be Like Following Loss Of Hunter, Scherzer? Ausmus Not Worried

“We’re going to miss those guys and those personalities,” Ausmus said, “but I’m not worried about there being a problem in the clubhouse.”

CBS Detroit–01/23/2015

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