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 16:  Doug Fister #58 of the Detroit Tigers throws the first pitch against the Boston Red Sox in the first inning of Game Four of the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park on October 16, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Dombrowski Says He Does Not Regret Fister Trade, Says ‘Starting Pitching Was Not Our Downfall’

In return for Fister, the Tigers received young starter Robbie Ray, reliever Ian Krol and infielder Steve Lombardozzi (since traded), none of which figured prominently in the outcome of this season.

CBS Detroit–10/14/2014

EAST LANSING, MI - OCTOBER 04: Trae Waynes #15 of the Michigan State Spartans celebrates a fourth quarter interception to seal a 27-22 win over the Nebraska Cornhuskers with teammates Shilique Calhoun #89 and Darian Hicks #2 at Spartan Stadium on October 4, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Dantonio Says Overcoming Fourth-Quarter Issues Strengthens Spartans

Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio made it clear the Spartans have too much to lose to take Indiana lightly.

CBS Detroit–10/14/2014

ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 20:  Kenneth Scott #2 of the Utah Utes tries to battle for extra yards after a first quarter catch between Jeremy Clark #34 and Jabrill Peppers #5 of the Michigan Wolverines on September 20, 2014 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Hoke Addresses Possibility Of Redshirting Jabrill Peppers

Hoke did not dismiss the possibility of redshirting the freshman, who has been a starter for the Wolverines when available.

CBS Detroit–10/14/2014

EAST LANSING, MI - OCTOBER 04:  The Michigan State Spartans celebrate a 27-22 win over the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Spartan Stadium on October 4, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Michigan State The Favorite To Win National Title, Says Vegas Insider

The website lists the Spartans’ odds at 13/2, making MSU the favorite ahead of Florida State, Mississippi State, Alabama and Oklahoma.

CBS Detroit–10/13/2014

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 12: Golden Tate #15 of the Detroit Lions misses a reception during the third quarter of the game against the Minnesota Vikings on October 12, 2014 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Lions defeated the Vikings 17-3. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Caldwell Optimistic About Lions Offense Despite Dismal Numbers

After six weeks, the Lions rank 27th in points per game (19.3) and 23rd in yards per game (330.2).

CBS Detroit–10/13/2014

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 12: Captain Munnerlyn #24 of the Minnesota Vikings looks to tackle Golden Tate #15 of the Detroit Lions during the third quarter of the game on October 12, 2014 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Lions defeated the Vikings 17-3. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Lions-Vikings Announcer Fires Back At Critical Tweets, Expletives Included

Goldberg’s first response to a critical tweet was rather tame: “I hope you never waste my time again.”

CBS Detroit–10/13/2014

ORCHARD PARK, NY - AUGUST 28:  Ryan Broyles #84 of the Detroit Lions is taken down after a reception by Sam Miller #47 of the Buffalo Bills during the second half of a preseason game at Ralph Wilson Stadium on August 28, 2014 in Orchard Park, New York.  (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

Caldwell Says Lions Have To Be ‘Brutally Honest’ With Broyles

Lions head coach Jim Caldwell said that players can come to coaches if they have a problem with how they are being used by the team.

CBS Detroit–10/13/2014

CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 14:  Ndamukong Suh #90 of the Detroit Lions pass rushes against Ryan Kalil #67 of the Carolina Panthers during their game at Bank of America Stadium on September 14, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Panthers won 24-7.  (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Fairley On Lions Defense: ‘We Can Be The Best Ever’

Nick Fairley said Sunday that he believes the Lions defense can be more effective than any other defense in the NFL – past or present.

CBS Detroit–10/13/2014

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 05:  Victor Martinez #41 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates his double in the ninth inning against the Baltimore Orioles during Game Three of the American League Division Series at Comerica Park on October 5, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Report: Tigers Will Get ‘First Crack’ At Free Agent Victor Martinez

Martinez had a career year in 2014, belting 32 home runs and nearly winning the American League batting title with an average of .335.

CBS Detroit–10/13/2014

ANN ARBOR, MI - OCTOBER 11:  Devin Gardner #98 of the Michigan Wolverines throws a fourth quarter pass over Adrian Amos #4 of the Penn State Nittany Lions on October 11, 2014 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Michigan won the game 18-13. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Gardner Shows Grit By Returning To Game, Leading Wolverines To Win

“It’s a team out there that needs me, and they said that they needed me, and it’s much bigger than myself,” quarterback Devin Gardner said.

CBS Detroit–10/12/2014

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