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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BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 03:  Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers throws a pitch in the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles during Game Two of the American League Division Series at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on October 3, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Verlander Feeling Good After 45-Pitch Bullpen, Most Intense One Yet

“Probably getting pretty close to a sim game,” starting pitcher Justin Verlander said Monday after he threw a 45-pitch bullpen at Comerica.

CBS Detroit–05/18/2015

ANN ARBOR, MI - JANUARY 01: Head coach Mike Babcock of the Detroit Red Wings watches the action during the second period of the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium on January 1, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Red Wings Babcock Says Decision On Contract Coming As Soon As Wednesday

In an interview Friday with TSN, Babcock said the decision could come as early as Wednesday.

CBS Detroit–05/18/2015

Rendering of new bridge that will span Detroit River. (Credit MDOT)

Gordie Howe’s Son On Naming Of Bridge: ‘This Is As Big An Honor As He’s Ever Had’

“Bridges are kind of big and powerful like my dad, so it’s kind of fitting in that way,” Gordie Howe’s son Murray said in a phone interview.

CBS Detroit–05/14/2015

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 28: Corey Wootton #99 of the Minnesota Vikings celebrates a sack of Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears during the fourth quarter on December 28, 2014 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

Lions Sign Defensive End Corey Wootton

Wootton played in 15 games for the Vikings last season and totaled 16 tackles. He also recorded a sack.

CBS Detroit–05/14/2015

CLEVELAND, OH - APRIL 11: Right fielder J.D. Martinez #28 of the Detroit Tigers catches a fly ball hit by Mike Aviles #4 of the Cleveland Indians during the first inning at Progressive Field on April 11, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio.(Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Day-To-Day With Low Back Tightness, J.D. Martinez Will Be Designated Hitter Thursday

Victor Martinez, who usually hits behind Miguel Cabrera, is getting a day off.

CBS Detroit–05/14/2015

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - APRIL 27: Joakim Soria #38 and Alex Avila #13 of the Detroit Tigers celebrate a win of the game against the Minnesota Twins on April 27, 2015 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Tigers defeated the Twins 5-4. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Avila Will Avoid Surgery; No Immediate Timetable For Return

“I can’t give you an exact time frame, [but] it’s certainly shorter than what they expect if he’d have had surgery,” Ausmus said.

CBS Detroit–05/14/2015

LINCOLN, NE - OCTOBER 25: Defensive back Anthony Cioffi #31 of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights tries to trip up running back Ameer Abdullah #8 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers during the game at Memorial Stadium on October 25, 2014 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Nebraska defeated Rutgers 42-24. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)

Lions Sign Second-Round Pick Ameer Abdullah

The Lions expect Abdullah to contribute in both the run game and on special teams as a rookie.

CBS Detroit–05/13/2015

ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 20:  Kenneth Scott #2 of the Utah Utes tries to escape the tackle of Blake Countess #2 of the Michigan Wolverines after a first quarter catch on September 20, 2014 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Senior DB Blake Countess Announces He Is Transferring From Michigan

Last season Countess played in 12 games for Michigan, starting 10 of them. He recorded 24 tackles and three pass breakups.

CBS Detroit–05/13/2015

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL - MARCH 06: David Price #14 of the Detroit Tigers reacts during the second inning of the game against the New York Mets at Tradition Field on March 6, 2015 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

Price Feeling Good, Not Worried About Leg

“My last few days have been very, very, very encouraging,” Price said Wednesday at the Detroit Economic Club meeting.

CBS Detroit–05/13/2015

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 01:  Greg Salas #17 of the New York Jets scores a 20 yard touchdown in the first quarter against the Miami Dolphins during their game at MetLife Stadium on December 1, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Lions Sign Wide Receiver Greg Salas, Cornerback Chris Owens

Salas played 10 games for the New York Jets last season and had eight catches for 167 yards.

CBS Detroit–05/13/2015

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