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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 - JULY 08: Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers scores on the Torii Hunter #48 (not in photo) single to left field and is congratulated by teammate Nick Castellanos #9 during the seventh inning of the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Comerica Park on July 8, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Tigers Get Huge Boost From Bottom Of Order In Romp Over Dodgers

The Tigers achieved a dramatic and overwhelming comeback Tuesday night largely on the strength of Castellanos, Avila, Suarez and Davis.

CBS Detroit–07/09/2014

DETROIT, MI - JULY 3:  Victor Martinez #41 of the Detroit Tigers singles against the Tampa Bay Rays during the sixth inning at Comerica Park on July 3, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Rays 8-1. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Tigers Continue To Play It Safe, Rest Victor Martinez Again

An issue with Martinez’s back and side has kept him sidelined for five of Detroit’s last seven games.

CBS Detroit–07/08/2014

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 01: Andy Dirks #12 of the Detroit Tigers doubles to deep center field during the third inning of the game against the Cleveland Indians at Comerica Park on September 1, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Tigers Trainer Kevin Rand Discusses Rehab Assignment Of Andy Dirks

Dirks has missed the entire season to this point after undergoing back surgery in March.

CBS Detroit–07/08/2014

DETROIT, MI - JULY 01:  J.D. Martinez #28 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates after hitting a two-run home run to left field scoring Ian Kinsler #3 during the sixth inning of the game against the Oakland Athletics at Comerica Park on July 1, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

J.D. Martinez Discusses Factors In His Recent Success At The Plate

Martinez said his spot in the order has given his production a serious boost.

CBS Detroit–07/02/2014

Quarterback Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions passes down field during the second half against the Baltimore Ravens at Ford Field on December 16, 2013 in Detroit. The Ravens defeated the Lions 18-16. (Credit: Jason Miller/Getty Images)

NFL Insiders Rank Stafford 13th Among Quarterbacks, Place Him In Second Tier

One head coach noted to ESPN, however, that Stafford will need to continue working on his mechanics if he is to make good on all that potential.

CBS Detroit–07/02/2014

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 18:  General manager Dave Dombrowski of the Detroit Tigers celebrates on the field after the Tigers won 8-1 against the New York Yankees during game four of the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park on October 18, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Tigers Sign Prospect Julio Martinez

Martinez, from the Dominican Republic, ranks at No. 19 on’s list of top international prospects.

CBS Detroit–07/02/2014

DETROIT, MI - JULY 01: Rick Porcello #21 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates with pitching coach Jeff Jones #51 after pitching his second complete game shutout against the Oakland Athletics at Comerica Park on July 1, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Athletics 6-4. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Porcello Dominates Oakland, Records Second Straight Complete-Game Shutout

Porcello pitched the entire gem without recording a strikeout. He would have liked to get one, but recently he has not been needing them.

CBS Detroit–07/01/2014

CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 21: Closing pitcher Phil Coke #40 celebrates with Don Kelly #32 of the Detroit Tigers after the Tigers defeated the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on June 21, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Tigers defeated the Indians 5-4 in 10 innings.  (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

After Injury-Riddled 2013, Phil Coke Feels He Has Finally Returned To Form

Detroit Tigers reliever Phil Coke does not want to hear the stats – even the positive ones.

CBS Detroit–07/01/2014

Indianapolis, IN- April 22, 2014 : Cartier Martin #20 of the Atlanta Hawks takes a shot against the Indiana Pacers in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse on April 22, 2014 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Report: Pistons Sign Cartier Martin To One-Year Deal

A career bench player, Martin has played for five teams over six seasons, and last year he averaged 5.6 points and 1.9 rebounds.

CBS Detroit–07/01/2014

INDIANAPOLIS - APRIL 2: Greg Monroe #10 of the Detroit Pistons shoots against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on April 2, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)

Report: Cleveland, Atlanta, Portland, Orlando All Interested In Greg Monroe

Holding onto restricted free agent forward Greg Monroe may be an expensive endeavor for the Detroit Pistons.

CBS Detroit–07/01/2014