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.

HOUSTON, TX- AUGUST 16: William Powell #33 of the Houston Texans runs up against Pat Angerer #44 of the Atlanta Falcons in the fourth quarter in a pre-season NFL game on August 16, 2014 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Lions Sign Couplin, Release Powell

Couplin had been cut by the Lions before the team flew to London Monday, while Powell made the seven-hour trip.

CBS Detroit–10/22/2014

EAST LANSING, MI - SEPTEMBER 20:  Michigan State Spartans head football coach Mark Dantonio watches the action during the second half of the game against Eastern Michigan Eagles at Spartan Stadium on September 20, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. Michigan State defeated Eastern Michigan 73-14  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Dantonio On Rivalry: ‘Things Happen Over The Course Of Time That Just Begin To Set You On Edge’

“This is still the most important game on the schedule for me personally and for our program,” Dantonio said.

CBS Detroit–10/21/2014

OAKLAND, CA - AUGUST 15:  Wide receiver Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions looks on during their preseason game against the Oakland Raiders at Coliseum on August 15, 2014 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Calvin Johnson Feeling Better, Running Again

Johnson spoke with NFL Media in London on Tuesday and provided a bit of detail about his ongoing recovery.

CBS Detroit–10/21/2014

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 19:  Darius Slay #23 and Dominic Raiola #51 of the Detroit Lions celebrate with teammates after a 24-23 win over the New Orleans Saints at Ford Field on October 19, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Greg Shamus/Getty Images)

Tate Says Trip To London Will Serve Lions Well In Long Run

Before the Lions won a comeback thriller Sunday, some of them had been less than thrilled about the prospect of playing in London.

CBS Detroit–10/21/2014

PISCATAWAY, NJ - OCTOBER 04:  Head coach Brady Hoke of the Michigan Wolverines jokes with Shane Morris #7 before a game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at High Point Solutions Stadium on October 4, 2014 in Piscataway, New Jersey.  (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Hoke Downplays Significance Of U-M Being 15-Point Underdog Against MSU

Hoke dismissed a question about Michigan’s status as a 15-point underdog, saying only gamblers care about that — and he does not gamble.

CBS Detroit–10/20/2014

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 19:  Glover Quin #27 of the Detroit Lions celebrates after the interception off Dree Brees during the game at Ford Field on October 19, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Saints 24-23. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Quin On NFL Someday Having Team In London: ‘Hopefully I’m Not On That Team’

Asked if the NFL Players Association might have something to say about a team in London, Quin smiled and said, “They might.”

CBS Detroit–10/20/2014

SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 15:   Kellen Davis #81 of the Seattle Seahawks runs the ball against the San Francisco 49ers during their game at Qwest Field on September 15, 2013 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Lions Sign Former Michigan State Tight End Kellen Davis

The Detroit Lions made several personnel moves Monday before leaving for London.

CBS Detroit–10/20/2014

NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 30: Jarryd Hayne of the Eels in action during the round 25 NRL match between the Newcastle Knights and the Parramatta Eels at Hunter Stadium on August 30, 2014 in Newcastle, Australia.  (Photo by Ashley Feder/Getty Images)

Caldwell Addresses Report Of Lions Working Out Rugby Star Jarryd Hayne

Lions head coach Jim Caldwell said he did not know whether the team worked out Hayne.

CBS Detroit–10/20/2014

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 19: head coach Jim Caldwell of the Detroit Lions looks on during the second quarter while playing the New Orleans Saints at Ford Field on October 19, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Caldwell Says Johnson Will Travel To London With Lions

Johnson had said earlier that he seriously doubted the injury would prevent him from making the trip.

CBS Detroit–10/20/2014

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 19:  Matthew Stafford #9 and Golden Tate #15 of the Detroit Lions celebrate a fourth-quarter touchdown pass against the New Orleans Saints at Ford Field on October 19, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions win 24-23. (Photo by Greg Shamus/Getty Images)

In Absence Of Johnson, Tate Stepping Up

Detroit’s stout defense deserves much of the credit for the Lions being 2-0 without Calvin Johnson, and so does wide receiver Golden Tate.

CBS Detroit–10/19/2014




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