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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Detroit Lions owner Martha Ford walks with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell at the owners meetings at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix. (Photo by Ashley Dunkak/CBS Detroit)

Lewand Says Martha Ford Full Participant In Owners Meetings, Very Clear About Her Expectations For The Team

“She’s got strong opinions, and she’s extremely sharp,” Lewand said, “and she has a lot of interaction with her peers, with other owners.”

CBS Detroit–03/24/2015

DETROIT, MI - JANUARY 15:  General Manager Martin Mayhew of the Detroit Lions introduces Jim Caldwell as the Lions head coach during a news conference at Ford Field on January 15, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Lions ‘Never Done’ In Free Agency, But Mayhew Says Focus Is Shifting Toward Draft

General manager Martin Mayhew disputes the notion the Lions have been relatively inactive in free agency.

CBS Detroit–03/24/2015

The Texans fell just short in their playoff bid but set a franchise record with 34 takeaways. J.J. Watt, meanwhile, became the first player in NFL history to record multiple 20-sack seasons. With a transcendent player on that side of the ball, Houston will be in the mix for years to come. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Texans Coach Bill O’Brien Gives His Take On Suh, Watt, Deals They Got

While O’Brien said he would not compare the two players, he said he thinks Watt is the best defensive player in the league.

CBS Detroit–03/24/2015

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)

Dolphins Coach Joe Philbin Says Suh’s Days Of Bad Behavior Are Behind Him

“Some of those incidents occurred a long time ago, and obviously players learn from situations, as I think he mentioned,” Philbin said.

CBS Detroit–03/24/2015

(Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

John Harbaugh On Michigan: ‘They’ll Be Contending For The National Championship Shortly’

“There’s no doubt in my mind that they’ll be contending for the national championship shortly,” John Harbaugh said of Michigan.

CBS Detroit–03/24/2015

Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell, defensive tackle Haloti Ngata, and general manager Martin Mayhew stand for a photo op at Ngata's introductory press conference Wednesday, March 11, 2015. (Photo by Ashley Dunkak/CBS Detroit)

John Harbaugh, Chuck Pagano, Mike Tomlin Offer Rave Reviews Of Haloti Ngata

If the reviews from other NFL coaches give any indication, Ngata should help the Lions just as much as they hope he will.

CBS Detroit–03/24/2015

Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell, defensive tackle Haloti Ngata, and general manager Martin Mayhew stand for a photo op at Ngata's introductory press conference Wednesday, March 11, 2015. (Photo by Ashley Dunkak/CBS Detroit)

Mayhew ‘Ecstatic’ To Get Ngata, Says Team Will Talk With Him About Contract Extension

The Lions gave up a pair of 2015 draft picks to get Ngata, and Mayhew said the five-time Pro Bowl selection definitely merited the price.

CBS Detroit–03/23/2015

DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 27: Rob Sims #67 celebrates Joique Bell #35 of the Detroit Lions fourth quarter touchdown against the Chicago Bears at Ford Field on November 27, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Mayhew On Possibility Of Re-Signing Sims: ‘We’ve Been In Contact’

In five seasons for the Detroit Lions, free agent guard Rob Sims did not miss a single regular season game.

CBS Detroit–03/23/2015

GLENDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 16:  Tackle Riley Reiff #71 of the Detroit Lions in the huddle 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 Not Saying Whether They Will Pick Up Fifth-Year Option Of Riley Reiff

“We haven’t made a final determination on how that process is going to go,” Mayhew said Monday.

CBS Detroit–03/23/2015

DETROIT, MI - JANUARY 15:  General Manager Martin Mayhew of the Detroit Lions introduces Jim Caldwell as the Lions head coach during a news conference at Ford Field on January 15, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Mayhew Says, In Hindsight, He Would Do ‘About 1,000 Things’ Differently In Pursuit Of Suh

“You make decisions in real time,” Mayhew said, “and I feel good about every decision that we made every step along the way.”

CBS Detroit–03/23/2015

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