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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Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross walks between meetings Monday at the NFL owners meetings in Phoenix. (Photo by Ashley Dunkak/CBS Detroit)

Dolphins Owner Stephen Ross Says He Hopes To Mentor Suh; Warren Buffett Called Him ‘A Good Kid’

“It was as important [for us to get him] as it was Detroit trying to keep him,” Ross said at the owners meetings.

CBS Detroit–03/23/2015

GREEN BAY, WI - JANUARY 11: Dez Bryant #88 of the Dallas Cowboys waits for a replay on a call late in the fourth quarter against the Green Bay Packers during the 2015 NFC Divisional Playoff game at Lambeau Field on January 11, 2015 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Competition Committee Tweaking Language Of ‘Calvin Johnson Rule’

“It’s really not going to change,” owner John Mara said. “It’s not going to change the Dez Bryant play to a catch or any of the other ones.”

CBS Detroit–03/23/2015

Opinion: David Price Is Right Choice For Tigers Opening Day

Price told reporters Friday that he was so sure Verlander would be starting on Opening Day that Price told his family members to schedule their trip to Detroit for the second game of the season.

CBS Detroit–03/20/2015

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 25: Team Carter defensive end J.J. Watt #99 of the Houston Texans tries to sack Team Irvin quarterback Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions during the second half of the 2015 Pro Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 25, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Kiper’s Re-Draft Of 2009 Class Includes Matthew Stafford, Three Other Lions Players, As First-Round Picks

Just like the Detroit Lions did years ago, Kiper took quarterback Matthew Stafford with the first overall pick.

CBS Detroit–03/20/2015

Rashean Mathis #31 of the Detroit Lions tackles Jerick McKinnon #31 of the Minnesota Vikings during the second quarter of the game on October 12, 2014 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Mathis Confident Defense Can Stay At High Level Despite Losses Of Suh, Fairley

“Familiarity is key,” Mathis said. “Having guys that you’re familiar with, already be in sync, that’s huge.”

CBS Detroit–03/20/2015

EAST LANSING, MI - JANUARY 11: Bryn Forbes #5 and Branden Dawson #22 of the Michigan State Spartans celebrate during the game against the Northwestern Wildcats at the Breslin Center on January 11, 2015 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

Izzo Says Spartans Need Dawson, Trice, Valentine At Another Level In Tournament

Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo needs the team’s trio of leaders – his “three amigos,” as he calls them – to step up their games.

CBS Detroit–03/20/2015

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL - MARCH 06: David Price #14 of the Detroit Tigers pitches 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)

David Price Will Start On Tigers Opening Day

The choice comes as a bit of a surprise considering Justin Verlander has started Opening Day each of the last seven seasons.

CBS Detroit–03/20/2015

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 14:  Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus #7 watches the action from the dugout during the fourth inning of the game against the Cleveland Indians at Comerica Park on September 14, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Indians 6-4.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Verlander, Price Poke Fun At Ausmus ‘Glamour Shots’ On Twitter

The two most venerable starting pitchers for the Tigers had a little Twitter fun at the expense of manager Brad Ausmus on Friday morning.

CBS Detroit–03/20/2015

OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 07:  Latavius Murray #28 of the Oakland Raiders is tackled by Chris Borland #50 of the San Francisco 49ers in the second quarter at Coliseum on December 7, 2014 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Borland’s Surprise Retirement Begs The Question: Will More In The NFL Leave Over Concussion Concerns? Lions Player Weighs In

Mathis believes concern about head trauma might keep some people away from football, but he doubts it will tangibly impact the league.

CBS Detroit–03/19/2015

GREEN BAY, WI - DECEMBER 28:  Rashean Mathis #31 of the Detroit Lions carries a ball that was ruled down after a completion to  Eddie Lacy #27 of the Green Bay Packers in the third quarter at Lambeau Field on December 28, 2014 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Rashean Mathis Keeps Defying Age, Prepared To Again Contribute On The Field And Off

“I don’t think any other team I considered too strongly,” Mathis said. “I wanted to remain in Detroit if I was to play again.”

CBS Detroit–03/19/2015