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.

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

ANN ARBOR, MI - DECEMBER 30:  Fans greet Jim Harbaugh, Michigan's new football coach, after he addressed the fans at Crisler Arena during halftime of the Michigan Wolverines game against the Illinois Fighting Illini on December 30, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Harbaugh Hitting Recruiting Trail Hard, Showing Up At Metro Detroit High Schools

In the in-state recruiting war, Michigan got immeasurably more competitive when it hired alumnus and former 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh.

CBS Detroit–01/15/2015

BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 02:  Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates after hitting a solo home run in the eighth inning against Darren O'Day #56 of the Baltimore Orioles during Game One of the American League Division Series at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on October 2, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Miguel Cabrera Cleared To Ditch Walking Boot

After Cabrera posted the picture, Rand confirmed Cabrera has been cleared to leave the walking boot in the dust.

CBS Detroit–01/15/2015

AUSTIN, TX - SEPTEMBER 6: Malcom Brown #90 of the Texas Longhorns awaits the snap against the BYU Cougars on September 6, 2014 at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Chris Covatta/Getty Images)

Mel Kiper Projects Lions Taking Defensive Tackle Malcolm Brown In First Round

Brown could provide a boost to a unit that will lose talented depth this season even if it does not lose its star.

CBS Detroit–01/15/2015

GAINESVILLE, FL - APRIL 10:  Defensive coordinator Teryl Austin of the Florida Gators during the Orange & Blue game at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on April 10, 2010 in Gainesville, Florida.  (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

Report: Teryl Austin Interviewing With Broncos Friday, Finalist For Atlanta Job

Once Austin speaks to the Broncos, he will have interviewed with five teams.

CBS Detroit–01/15/2015

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)

Olney Says Tigers Have Fifth-Best Lineup In MLB, Sixth-Best Rotation

Not surprisingly, the Tigers were not included in Olney’s ranking of baseball’s top 10 bullpens.

CBS Detroit–01/15/2015

SACRAMENTO, CA - DECEMBER 13: Head coach Stan Van Gundy of the Detroit Pistons coaches against the Sacramento Kings on December 13, 2014 at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Recent Winning May Change What Pistons Do At Upcoming Trade Deadline

“If you’re continuing to play really well, it changes the way you look at it,” Van Gundy said Wednesday.

CBS Detroit–01/14/2015

BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 03:  Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers hits a double in the fourth inning against the Baltimore Orioles during Game Two of the American League Division Series at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on October 3, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Cabrera Posts More Therapy Photos, Likely Will Not Be Ready For Start Of Spring Training

Even limited by the injuries, the two-time MVP turned in a batting average of .313 and smacked 25 home runs and a career-high 52 doubles.

CBS Detroit–01/14/2015

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