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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.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 26: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat reacts during a game against the Indiana Pacers on March 26, 2014 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE  (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

LeBron James Should Not Let Spiteful Dan Gilbert Letter Deter Him From Cleveland [OPINION]

Some people believe James owes Cleveland. I’m not one of those people. Basketball is a business, so James is a businessman. He has no obligation to the Cavs. He should do what he believes is best for him, his family and his career.

CBS Detroit–07/11/2014

DETROIT, MI - JUNE 15:  Rick Porcello #21 of the Detroit Tigers pitches in the fifth inning of the game against the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park on June 15, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Twins 4-3.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Porcello Not Voted Into All-Star Game

Porcello threw back-to-back complete-game shutouts, a remarkable achievement that vaulted him into contention for midseason honors.

CBS Detroit–07/10/2014

DETROIT, MI - JULY 9:  J.D. Martinez #28 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates after scoring against the Los Angeles Dodgers from second base on a single by Nick Castellanos during the four inning of an interleague game at Comerica Park on July 9, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Hunter Has Not Seen A Start Like That Of J.D. Martinez ‘Since Trout And Miguel’

The numbers speak for themselves. Detroit Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez now has 42 hits in his last 30 games.

CBS Detroit–07/10/2014

HOUSTON, TX - JUNE 28:  Joe Nathan #36 of the Detroit Tigers shakes hands with Alex Avila #13 afte the final out against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on June 28, 2014 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

In Up-And-Down Season, Joe Nathan Up Again, Confident Age Is No Factor

Age-related injuries began when Joe Nathan had Tommy John surgery at 35, and Nathan has given Tigers fans reason to wonder again this season.

CBS Detroit–07/10/2014

DETROIT, MI - JULY 9:  Pitcher Max Scherzer #37 of the Detroit Tigers delivers against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the sixth inning of an interleague game at Comerica Park on July 9, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. Scherzer recorded his 11th win in the Tigers 4-1 victory. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Scherzer Seeing Dividends From Tweak He Made After Debacle Against Kansas City

When a Cy Young Award winner gets rocked for 10 runs, everyone takes notice – most of all the pitcher himself.

CBS Detroit–07/09/2014

ARLINGTON, TX - JUNE 26: Nick Castellanos #9 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates with Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers after the Tigers beat the Texas Rangers 6-0 at Globe Life Park in Arlington on June 26, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Ausmus Discusses Day Off For Cabrera, Another Day Off For Victor Martinez

By Ashley Dunkak @AshleyDunkak COMERICA PARK (CBS DETROIT) – The Detroit Tigers have played 86 games this season, and so has superstar first baseman Miguel Cabrera. As the only player on the team who has not [...]

CBS Detroit–07/09/2014

DETROIT, MI - JULY 08: Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers scores on the Torii Hunter #48 (not in photo) single to left field and is congratulated by teammate Nick Castellanos #9 during the seventh inning of the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Comerica Park on July 8, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Tigers Get Huge Boost From Bottom Of Order In Romp Over Dodgers

The Tigers achieved a dramatic and overwhelming comeback Tuesday night largely on the strength of Castellanos, Avila, Suarez and Davis.

CBS Detroit–07/09/2014

DETROIT, MI - JULY 3:  Victor Martinez #41 of the Detroit Tigers singles against the Tampa Bay Rays during the sixth inning at Comerica Park on July 3, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Rays 8-1. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Tigers Continue To Play It Safe, Rest Victor Martinez Again

An issue with Martinez’s back and side has kept him sidelined for five of Detroit’s last seven games.

CBS Detroit–07/08/2014

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 01: Andy Dirks #12 of the Detroit Tigers doubles to deep center field during the third inning of the game against the Cleveland Indians at Comerica Park on September 1, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Tigers Trainer Kevin Rand Discusses Rehab Assignment Of Andy Dirks

Dirks has missed the entire season to this point after undergoing back surgery in March.

CBS Detroit–07/08/2014

DETROIT, MI - JULY 01:  J.D. Martinez #28 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates after hitting a two-run home run to left field scoring Ian Kinsler #3 during the sixth inning of the game against the Oakland Athletics at Comerica Park on July 1, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

J.D. Martinez Discusses Factors In His Recent Success At The Plate

Martinez said his spot in the order has given his production a serious boost.

CBS Detroit–07/02/2014

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