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 - NOVEMBER 09: Dominic Raiola #51 and Travis Swanson #64 of the Detroit Lions celebrates the game winning touchdown during the fourth quarter of the game against the Miami Dolphins at Ford Field on November 09 , 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Dolphins 20-16. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Raiola On His Tenure In Detroit: ‘I’m Sorry That We Couldn’t Be More Successful’

Raiola has yet to decide whether he wants to retire or play one more season elsewhere.

CBS Detroit–01/20/2015

NEWARK, NJ - NOVEMBER 28:  Petr Mrazek #34 of the Detroit Red Wings makes the first period save against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on November 28, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. The Red Wings defeated the Devils 5-4 in the shootout. With the win, the Red Wings recorded their 1000th NHL victory which is the league's all-time high.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Babcock Calls Tuesday’s Game An Opportunity For Mrazek To Bounce Back

In the six games Mrazek has played in January, five times he has limited opponents to two goals or fewer.

CBS Detroit–01/20/2015

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - CIRCA 2011: In this handout image provided by the NFL,  Jim Bob Cooter of the Indianapolis Colts poses for his NFL headshot circa 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by NFL via Getty Images)

Report: Lions Block Bears From Interviewing Quarterbacks Coach Jim Bob Cooter

In Cooter’s first season as a quarterback coach, passer Matthew Stafford increased his accuracy and reduced his turnovers.

CBS Detroit–01/20/2015

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 20: James Shields #33 of the Kansas City Royals speaks to the media during the 2014 World Series Media Day at Kauffman Stadium on October 20, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Analysis: Clearly Intent On Bolstering Rotation, Tigers Smart To Consider Shields

No one knows how long Shields can pitch the way he has the past four years, but his track record and Detroit’s need make him worth a look.

CBS Detroit–01/16/2015

James Shields #33 of the Kansas City Royals walks to the dugout after being pulled from the game in the sixth inning against the Oakland Athletics during the American League Wild Card game at Kauffman Stadium on September 30, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Report: Tigers In Contact With Agent Of James Shields

Dombrowski said the Tigers are not actively pursuing Max Scherzer, but they may be going after the second-best starter on the market.

CBS Detroit–01/16/2015

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 05:  David Price #14 of the Detroit Tigers pitches 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)

Reports: Price, Tigers Settle For One Year, $19.75 Million

Price won the Cy Young in 2012, has a career ERA of 3.21 and becomes a free agent following the 2015 season.

CBS Detroit–01/16/2015

ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 04:  Ndamukong Suh #90 of the Detroit Lions sits on the bench with under a minute left in the fourth quarter during a 24-20 loss against the Dallas Cowboys during their NFC Wild Card Playoff game at AT&T Stadium on January 4, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Report: Due To Injury, Suh Will Not Participate In Pro Bowl

Suh played all 16 games this season and has never missed a game due to injury in his five-year pro career.

CBS Detroit–01/16/2015

GREEN BAY, WI - DECEMBER 28:  Wide receiver Golden Tate #15 of the Detroit Lions receives the football against cornerback Sam Shields #37 of the Green Bay Packers, for a first down in the first quarter of the NFL game at Lambeau Field on December 28, 2014 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Tate Addresses Rumors About Him And Wilson’s Wife, Him And Harvin

Tate said the accusations have changed how he approaches social media, noting he does not post as much as he used to.

CBS Detroit–01/16/2015

BALTIMORE, MD - CIRCA 2011: In this handout image provided by the NFL, Teryl Austin of the Baltimore Ravens poses for his NFL headshot circa 2011 in Baltimore,Maryland. (Photo by NFL via Getty Images)

Report: Teryl Austin Withdraws From Consideration For Denver Job

Three of the four teams with which Austin has interviewed have already made their selections.

CBS Detroit–01/16/2015

ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 04:  Running back Joique Bell #35 of the Detroit Lions runs the ball against middle linebacker Rolando McClain #55 of the Dallas Cowboys in the first half during the NFC Wildcard Playoff Game at AT&T Stadium on January 4, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Joique Bell, LaAdrian Waddle Undergo Surgery

Detroit Lions running back Joique Bell and right tackle LaAdrian Waddle both announced on social media this week that they were undergoing surgery.

CBS Detroit–01/16/2015

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