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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FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 8:  Tyler Lockett #16 of the Kansas State Wildcats runs for a 70 yard touchdown catch against the TCU Horned Frogs during the 1st quarter on November 8, 2014 at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas.  (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)

Lockett’s Visit With Lions Included Reviewing Film With Lombardi, Meeting With Marciano

“I think that they really liked me,” Lockett said, “and I really had a great time with them.”

CBS Detroit–04/17/2015

CLEVELAND, OH - APRIL 11: Head athletic trainer Kevin Rand, left, helps Victor Martinez #41 of the Detroit Tigers leave the game after an apparent injury during the seventh inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on April 11, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio.(Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Victor Martinez Held Out Of Lineup, Will Be Back In Saturday

“I just wanted to give him one more day off the left side,” Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Friday morning.

CBS Detroit–04/17/2015

Petr Mrazek #34 of the Detroit Red Wings makes a save on J.T. Brown #23 of the Tampa Bay Lightning as he's defended by Marek Zidlicky #28 in Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on April 16, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Mrazek Shines In First Playoff Game, Helps Red Wings Grab Series Lead

“Tonight’s a good win, and Mrazek stood tall for us,” Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock said.

CBS Detroit–04/17/2015

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 12: Greg Monroe #10 of the Detroit Pistons goes for the dunk against the Charlotte Hornets during the game on April 12, 2015 at The Palace of Auburn in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Van Gundy Encouraged By Improvement Of Team, Organization; Monroe, Jennings Still Big Questions

“We know how we’re going to work, we know how we want to play … That gives us a big step forward going into next year,” Van Gundy said.

CBS Detroit–04/16/2015

ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 01:  Michigan State Spartans head coach Mark Dantonio celebrates after the game winning extra point against the Baylor Bears during the second half of the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic at AT&T Stadium on January 1, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)

Dantonio On Rivalry With Michigan: ‘It Is As It Is’

Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio has never shied away from fanning the rivalry flames between Michigan State and Michigan.

CBS Detroit–04/16/2015

ANN ARBOR, MI - APRIL 04: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines looks on during the Michigan Football Spring Game on April 4, 2015 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Harbaugh Expects ‘Very Good Competition’ From Rudock

Last season, Rudock started 12 games and completed 213 passes for 2,436 yards. He threw for 16 touchdowns and five interceptions.

CBS Detroit–04/16/2015

TALLAHASSEE, FL - NOVEMBER 24:  D.J. Humphries #70 of the Florida Gators waves to the crowd during a game against the Florida State Seminoles at Doak Campbell Stadium on November 24, 2012 in Tallahassee, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Lions Host Florida Left Tackle D.J. Humphries On Pre-Draft Visit

Humphries, who decided to leave Florida after his junior season, started 10 games for the Gators in 2014.

CBS Detroit–04/16/2015

ORLANDO, FL - MARCH 27: Andre Drummond #0 of the Detroit Pistons dunks against the Orlando Magic on March 27, 2015 at Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images)

Pistons Owner Tom Gores Talks Drummond, Monroe, Van Gundy

“Andre is a maximum guy,” Gores said, according to the team. “He’s a maximum guy, and he’s not only a great player, he’s a great person.”

CBS Detroit–04/16/2015

Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers prepares to throw. FILE PHOTO (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Verlander’s Simulated Game Cut Short Due To Fatigue

Verlander told reporters Wednesday that fatigue, not pain, cut the session short.

CBS Detroit–04/15/2015

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 02: Henrik Zetterberg #40 of the Detroit Red Wings tries to control the puck in front of David Krejci #46 of the Boston Bruins during the second period at Joe Louis Arena on April 2, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Babcock On Red Wings Being Labeled Underdogs: ‘I’m Not Too Worried About That’

“It’s not going to be easy,” Detroit forward Darren Helm said of the upcoming series against Tampa Bay, “but that’s the fun part of it.”

CBS Detroit–04/15/2015