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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.

SOUTH BEND, IN - SEPTEMBER 06:  Devin Gardner #98 of the Michigan Wolverines tries to recover his own fumble against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Notre Dame Stadium on September 6, 2014 in South Bend, Indiana.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoke Dislikes Criticism Of Gardner: ‘He’s A Kid … Not A Professional Athlete’

Michigan head coach Brady Hoke does not appreciate the criticism Gardner has received in the wake of the loss to Notre Dame.

CBS Detroit–09/10/2014

TAMPA, FL - SEPTEMBER 7: Running back DeAngelo Williams #34 of the Carolina Panthers against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on September 7, 2014 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Cliff McBride/Getty Images) )

Suh Says Stopping Carolina’s Run Game Will Be Detroit’s First Priority

“Any team that focuses on having that many top guys at the running back position, that’s going to be one of their main focuses,” Suh said.

CBS Detroit–09/10/2014

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 16: Tackle Corey Hilliard #78 of the Detroit Lions hangs hit head on the bench during the final seconds of the second half against the Baltimore Ravens at Ford Field on December 16, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. The Ravens defeated the Lions 18-16. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Out For The Season, Hilliard Made A Lasting Impression In His Only Game

“I wasn’t trying to be heroic or nothing, but we really didn’t have another tackle,” Hilliard said.

CBS Detroit–09/10/2014

TORONTO, CANADA - AUGUST 10: Max Scherzer #37 of the Detroit Tigers looks on from the dugout while wearing a rally cap during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays on August 10, 2014 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Confidence To The Max: Scherzer Locked In As Tigers Charge Toward Playoffs

“Now that I’m able to get through this start,” Scherzer said, “I will be able to give you absolutely everything I’ve got.”

CBS Detroit–09/10/2014

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 8: Joe Nathan #36 of the Detroit Tigers pitches in the ninth inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park on September 8, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers won the game 9-5. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Dramatic Pickoff Move Highlights Stellar Night For Nathan, Tigers

Stakes could not be much higher in a regular season game.

CBS Detroit–09/10/2014

TORONTO, CANADA - AUGUST 9: Joakim Soria #38 of the Detroit Tigers delivers a pitch in the ninth inning during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays on August 9, 2014 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Tigers Activating Joakim Soria From Disabled List

One ugly outing distorted Soria’s ERA: he had allowed just one run between his other five appearances as a Tiger.

CBS Detroit–09/09/2014

GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 15:  Cornerback Bill Bentley #28 of the Detroit Lions is called for pass interference on Wide receiver Andre Roberts #12 of the Arizona Cardinals in the fourth quarter at University of Phoenix Stadium on September 15, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Lions 25-21.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Report: Bill Bentley Out For Season After Tearing ACL On Monday Night

With Bentley out for the year, the Lions will likely be making some acquisition at the position soon.

CBS Detroit–09/09/2014

OWINGS MILLS, MD - MAY 23: Running back Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens addresses a news conference with his wife Janay at the Ravens training center on May 23, 2014 in Owings Mills, Maryland. Rice spoke publicly for the first time since facing felony assault charges stemming from a February incident involving Janay at an Atlantic City casino. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Caldwell Addresses Rice Situation, Says Lions Have Zero Tolerance For Domestic Violence

As far as how the Lions would deal with a player who committed an act of domestic violence, Caldwell implied the player would be released.

CBS Detroit–09/09/2014

(Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Greg Monroe Suspended Two Games For Driving While Impaired

Less than 24 hours after signing a qualifying offer with the Pistons, forward Greg Monroe has been suspended by the NBA for two games.

CBS Detroit–09/09/2014

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 08: Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions scrambles prior to throwing a first quarter touchdown against the New York Giants  at Ford Field on September 8, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Stafford Shows Off Improved Footwork, Decision-Making In Season Debut

Stafford emerged from the game with a 125.3 passer rating, but statistics tell only part of the story.

CBS Detroit–09/09/2014

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