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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DETROIT, MI - APRIL 6: Joe Nathan #36 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates the final out during the Opening Day game against the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park on April 6, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Twins 4-0. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Bad News For Joe Nathan: More Tests After Arm ‘Pop’

“I thought he was real close,” Ausmus said. “I think he thought he was close until that one pitch.”

CBS Detroit–04/22/2015

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 07: James Ihedigbo #32 of the Detroit Lions intercepts a second quarter pass against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Ford Field on December 07, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Quin On Ihedigbo Missing Workouts, Seeking New Contract: ‘It Is What It Is’

“He’s got to make a decision for him and his family,” safety Glover Quin said. “It is what it is.”

CBS Detroit–04/22/2015

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Looking At Newly Released Schedule, Glover Quin Envisions 7-1 Start For Lions

After the NFL released the 2015 schedule, Detroit Lions safety Glover Quin did just what many Detroit fans and media members did.

CBS Detroit–04/22/2015

BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 17: Rodney Austin #74 of the Detroit Lions warms up prior to the start of the Lions game against the Baltimore Ravens  at M&T Bank Stadium on August 17, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Rodney Austin’s Agent Pushing For Exoneration, Hopes Lions Will Bring Him Back

“What Martin [Mayhew] told Rodney directly, and to me, was, ‘Go get this fixed, and then we’ll take a look,’” agent Mark Magazu said.

CBS Detroit–04/22/2015

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 21: Justin Abdelkader #8 of the Detroit Red Wings battles for puck control as Victor Hedman #77 of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Ben Bishop #30 defend during the second period in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 21, 2015 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. The Red Wings defeated the Lightning 3-0. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Factors In Red Wings Game 3 Win: Energized Crowd, Penalty Kill, Return Of Abdelkader

The home crowd, of course, loved Abdelkader’s defense of his teammate, and proud chants of “Abby! Abby! Abby! Abby!” filled the arena.

CBS Detroit–04/22/2015

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 6: Alex Avila #13 of the Detroit Tigers and Joe Nathan #36 celebrate a win over the Minnesota Twins on Opening Day at Comerica Park on April 6, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Twins 4-0. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Nathan Hopes To Come Off Disabled List Friday If Rehab Stint Goes Well

“One day, it literally feels like you may never pitch again, and then one day you can,” Detroit Tigers closer Joe Nathan said Tuesday.

CBS Detroit–04/21/2015

CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 21: Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions runs against the Chicago Bears during the second half on December 21, 2014 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Lions defeated the Bears 20-14.  (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Stafford Talks Honeymoon Skydiving, Says ‘Better To Ask Forgiveness’ Than Tell Team First

Stafford said the daredevil antics were not his idea.

CBS Detroit–04/21/2015

ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 04:  Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions scrambles from the pocket as Terrell McClain #97 of the Dallas Cowboys gives chase during the first half of their NFC Wild Card Playoff game at AT&T Stadium on January 4, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Stafford On Opening Up Offense, Taking More Shots This Season: ‘I’m All For It’

Just as there appears to be plenty of room for improvement by the offense, Stafford believes he has yet to hit his ceiling, too.

CBS Detroit–04/21/2015

ANN ARBOR, MI - DECEMBER 6:  Caris LeVert #23 of the Michigan Wolverines drives to the basket against Tim Coleman #2 of the New Jersey Institute of Technology Highlanders during the first half at Crisler Arena on December 6, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Caris LeVert Returning For Senior Year At Michigan

ESPN analyst Chad Ford predicted LeVert would be taken late in the first round if he did declare for the draft.

CBS Detroit–04/21/2015

BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 17: Rodney Austin #74 of the Detroit Lions warms up prior to the start of the Lions game against the Baltimore Ravens  at M&T Bank Stadium on August 17, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Lions Release Guard Rodney Austin After Arrest For Two Assault Charges

Austin has spent most of the last three seasons on the Detroit practice squad.

CBS Detroit–04/21/2015

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