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.

GLENDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 16:  Tackle LaAdrian Waddle #66 of the Detroit Lions 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)

Waddle Leaves Game On Cart; Caldwell Not Ruling Out Season-Ending Injury

“Obviously any time they get carted off, it’s not good, so we’ll see,” Lions head coach Jim Caldwell said after the game.

CBS Detroit–12/14/2014

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 14: Matt Prater #5 of the Detroit Lions celebrates his game winning field goal with teammates while playing the Minnesota Vikings at Ford Field on December 14, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Detroit Lions win 16-14 over the Minnesota Vikings. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Jason Jones On Possibility Of Winning NFC North: ‘We Can Taste It’

Lions head coach Jim Caldwell has shut down all playoff talk, but the team knows what is at stake.

CBS Detroit–12/14/2014

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 14: Warren Buffett watches the pre-game warms ups prior to the start of the game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on December 14, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Warren Buffett In Attendance For What Could Be Suh’s Final Game At Ford Field

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh had a special guest in attendance for Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings.

CBS Detroit–12/14/2014

CINCINNATI, OH - AUGUST 12: Yoenis Cespedes #52 of the Boston Red Sox follows through on a two-run home run in the eighth inning of the game against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on August 12, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Red Sox won 3-2. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Fire-Breathing Lamborghini Of Yoenis Cespedes Coming To Detroit [VIDEO]

“He’s taking it to Detroit,” Vega said. “It’s definitely going to be in the city of Detroit.”

CBS Detroit–12/12/2014

GLENDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 16:  Tight end Eric Ebron #85 of the Detroit Lions runs with the football under pressure from the Arizona Cardinals defense in the first half at University of Phoenix Stadium on November 16, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

Ebron Plans To Honor Fauria With Touchdown Dance If He Gets The Chance

“I’m not twerking,” Ebron said with conviction Friday.

CBS Detroit–12/12/2014

DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 27: Ndamukong Suh #90 of the Detroit Lions prior to the start of the game against the Chicago Bears at Ford Field on November 27, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

‘Not Out Of The Question’ Suh Could Miss Sunday’s Game, Caldwell Says

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh did not participate in the portion of Friday’s practice open to media.

CBS Detroit–12/12/2014

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 21:  Reggie Bush #21 of the Detroit Lions  reacts to a first down during the fourth quarter of the game against the Green Bay Packers at Ford Field on September 21, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Packers 19-7.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Reggie Bush Says He’s Been ‘Doubted His Whole Life’

Bush said that he has noticed the rumblings about whether age and injuries have rendered him permanently ineffective.

CBS Detroit–12/11/2014

CINCINNATI, OH - SEPTEMBER 27: Alfredo Simon #31 of the Cincinnati Reds throws a pitch during the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Great American Ball Park on September 27, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by John Sommers II/Getty Images)

Tigers Trade Eugenio Suarez, Jonathan Crawford For Alfredo Simon

Simon, 33, made the All-Star Game last season and recorded a 3.44 ERA over 32 starts for the Reds.

CBS Detroit–12/11/2014

Teddy Bridgewater's game-winning 87-yard touchdown pass to Jarius Wright is the signature moment of what has been a fairly solid rookie season. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Caldwell Previews Vikings Game, Says Lions Have Their Hands Full

Caldwell said the progression of rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has aided the team’s turnaround.

CBS Detroit–12/11/2014

CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 31: Rick Porcello #21 of the Detroit Tigers is greeted in the dugout after leaving the game during the seventh inning against the Chicago White Sox on August 31,  2014 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Reports: Tigers Trade Porcello For Cespedes, Have Another Trade Brewing

Porcello nearly received an All-Star bid last season on the heels of back-to-back complete-game shutouts.

CBS Detroit–12/11/2014




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