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 - OCTOBER 19:  Reggie Bush #21 of the Detroit Lions rushes against the New Orleans Saints in the second quarter at Ford Field on October 19, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Greg Shamus/Getty Images)

Bush Says He Is Healthy, Just Working Way Back Into Rotation

Bush will not attribute his recent lack of production – including just seven yards Sunday – to injuries he suffered this season.

CBS Detroit–12/18/2014

GLENDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 16:  Tackle LaAdrian Waddle #66 of the Detroit Lions during 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 Place Waddle On Injured Reserve

Waddle suffered a knee injury in Sunday’s win over the Minnesota Vikings.

CBS Detroit–12/17/2014

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 10: A flyover during the national anthem before the game between the Chicago Bears and the Detroit Lions on November 10, 2013 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Detroit Lions defeated the Chicago Bears 21-19. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Lions To Test ‘Indoor Team With Outdoor Mentality’ Mantra In Chicago

Caldwell said weather does not impact games as much as it once did.

CBS Detroit–12/17/2014

DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 27: Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions tries to avoid the tackle by Ryan Mundy #21 of the Chicago Bears in the second quarter at Ford Field on November 27, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Johnson Expects Bears To Adjust After His Dominance In Last Meeting

Johnson often saw single coverage, and he made the Chicago defense – most notably Corey Fuller’s younger brother Kyle Fuller – pay dearly.

CBS Detroit–12/17/2014

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 07:  Ndamukong Suh #90 of the Detroit Lions looks to the sidelines during the third quarter of the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Ford Field on December 7, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Buccaneers 34-17.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Suh, Mosley Talk About ‘Don’t Go, Baby!’ Moment During Minnesota Game

Suh said he has not considered what he has meant to the team and, on a larger scale, to the city over the course of his career.

CBS Detroit–12/17/2014

ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 27:  A general view of Michigan Stadium during the first quarter of the game between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the Michigan Wolverines on September 27, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Golden Gophers defeated the Wolverines 30-14. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

UM CMO Resigns After Comments On Brand As More Important Than Players

Lochmann intimated the brand matters more than the individual players on each team.

CBS Detroit–12/17/2014

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 07: Andre Fluellen #96 and DeAndre Levy #54 of the Detroit Lions reacts to a second quarter fumble while playing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Ford Field on December 07, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Fluellen On His Up-And-Down NFL Journey: ‘It’s Kind Of A Testimony For Other People’

The Lions have signed or re-signed Fluellen eight times. Accordingly, Fluellen has been cut many times; he does not even know how many.

CBS Detroit–12/16/2014

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)

Hollis, Dantonio Weigh In On Idea Of Expanding Playoffs

Mark Hollis said he is not sure whether the playoffs should be expanded, while Mark Dantonio initially said, “Absolutely,” to the idea.

CBS Detroit–12/16/2014

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 05:  Justin Abdelkader #8 of the Detroit Red Wings shoots against Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers during there game at Madison Square Garden on November 5, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Back From Injury, Abdelkader Ready To Pick Up Where He Left Off

As the Red Wings try to snap a three-game losing streak, Abdelkader returns to action after missing seven games with a shoulder injury.

CBS Detroit–12/16/2014

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 14: Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions calls the play in the huddle during the second quarter of the game against the Minnesota Vikings at Ford Field on December 14, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Vikings 16-14. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Caldwell Compares Looking Ahead To Playoffs To Texting And Driving

With the Detroit Lions at 10-4, Caldwell has taken many questions that begin “We know you won’t look ahead to the playoffs, but … “

CBS Detroit–12/15/2014




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