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 - NOVEMBER 16:  Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots scores a touchdown against Vontae Davis #21 of the Indianapolis Colts during the fourth quarter of the game at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 16, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Caldwell On Gronkowski: ‘He Creates All Kinds Of Problems For You’

At 6-feet-6 and 265 pounds, Gronkowski constitutes a matchup nightmare.

CBS Detroit–11/19/2014

GLENDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 16:  The Detroit Lions huddle around quarterback Matthew Stafford #9 during the fourth quarter of 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 Still Confident Offense Will Eventually Click

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford said the shuffling of personnel has likely played a role in Detroit’s offensive struggles.

CBS Detroit–11/19/2014

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - NOVEMBER 16:  Quarterback Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots signals a first down against the Indianapolis Colts during the third quarter of the game at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 16, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Lions Not Intimidated As Tough Test Looms Against Tom Brady-Led Patriots

At the suggestion the Lions might be intimidated by New England’s estimable list of assets, Lions safety James Ihedigbo balked.

CBS Detroit–11/19/2014

CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 14: Joseph Fauria #80 of the Detroit Lions runs the ball against the Carolina Panthers during the game at Bank of America Stadium on September 14, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Fauria Says He Can Be Used Outside Of Red Zone: ‘My Talent Shouldn’t Be Pigeonholed’

“It doesn’t warrant an explanation,” Fauria said of his reduced playing time. “That’s not their job to give me an explanation.”

CBS Detroit–11/18/2014

EAST LANSING, MI - OCTOBER 25:  Michigan State head football coach Mark Dantonio watches the action from the sidelines during the fourth quarter of the game against the Michigan Wolverines at Spartan Stadium on October 25, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. The Wolverines defeated the Spartans 35-11.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Dantonio On Playoff: ‘I Would Love To See A Big Ten Team Play In There’

Only weeks removed from the defeat by Ohio State, Dantonio said he would want the Buckeyes to be included if the Spartans were not.

CBS Detroit–11/18/2014

BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 02:  Max Scherzer #37 of the Detroit Tigers throws a pitch in the first 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 Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Report: Yankees Considering Pursuit Of Scherzer

If the Detroit Tigers want to bring back starting pitcher Max Scherzer, they might have to outbid the New York Yankees to do so.

CBS Detroit–11/18/2014

GLENDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 16:  Quarterback Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions is pressured by defensive end Calais Campbell #93 of the Arizona Cardinals as he throws a pass during the third quarter of the NFL game 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)

Report: Lions Among Teams Inspected For DEA Investigation Into Handling, Distribution Of Prescription Painkillers

“From what I understand they did interview one of our doctors, and I know we were in compliance,” Caldwell said, per WXYZ.

CBS Detroit–11/17/2014

ANN ARBOR, MI - NOVEMBER 09: Frank Clark #57 of the Michigan Wolverines drags down Ameer Abdullah #8 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the first half at Michigan Stadium on November 9, 2013 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Hoke On Domestic Violence: ‘I’ve Told Our Guys Since Day One That It Won’t Be Tolerated’

“I do know we’re doing the right thing for these kids,” Hoke said. “The harsh reality of it is I did the right thing today.”

CBS Detroit–11/17/2014

GLENDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 16:  Head coach Jim Caldwell of the Detroit Lions watches the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals from the sidelines at the University of Phoenix Stadium on November 16, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Caldwell Says Offense Fixable, Explains Why Stafford Only Threw To Tate Twice

Head coach Jim Caldwell noted Monday that there is not one particular area on offense the Lions need to shore up.

CBS Detroit–11/17/2014

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 05:  Trainer Kevin Rand helps Alex Avila #13 of the Detroit Tigers leave the game after he was hit with a foul tip in the sixth inning against the Baltimore Orioles during Game Three of the American League Division Series at Comerica Park on October 5, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. Avila was removed from the game.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Tigers Exercise Option On Avila

Selected as a Gold Glove finalist, Avila turned in a .218 batting average – the lowest of his career – and an on-base percentage of .359.

CBS Detroit–11/17/2014

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