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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 - AUGUST 30:  Kellen Moore #17 of the Detroit Lions throws a third quarter pass while playing the Buffalo Bills during a pre season game at Ford Field on August 30, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Kellen Moore’s Performance Brings Attention To Backup QB Competition

Matthew Stafford played just one series Saturday night, and to say the offense looked shaky with Dan Orlovsky would be an understatement.

CBS Detroit–08/11/2014

DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 09: Johnny Manziel #2 of the Cleveland Browns throws a third quarter pass under pressure from Kyle Van Noy #95 of the Detroit Lions during a preseason game at Ford Field on August 9, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Manziel Solid In NFL Debut; Caldwell Says Rookie Knows What He Is Doing

Manziel’s initial entrance into the game came with 7:32 remaining in the second quarter.

CBS Detroit–08/10/2014

DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 28:  Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions celebrates after scoring on a 20 yard touchdown pass from Matthew Stafford #9 during the third quarter of the game against the Green Bay Packers at Ford Field on November 28, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan.  The Lions defeated the Packers 40-10.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Calvin Johnson, Ziggy Ansah, TJ Jones Out For Preseason Opener

Johnson, who had surgery on a finger and on a knee in the offseason, has been monitored closely by new Lions head coach Jim Caldwell.

CBS Detroit–08/09/2014

PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 08: Bryce Brown #34 of the Philadelphia Eagles is tackled by Ndamukong Suh #90 of the Detroit Lions on December 8, 2013 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Suh Identified By NFL As One Of 21 ‘At-Risk’ Players

NFL executive vice president of football operations Troy Vincent set out this offseason to visit with all 21 “at-risk” players.

CBS Detroit–08/08/2014

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 29:  Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions is sacked by Jared Allen #69 of the Minnesota Vikings during the third quarter of the game on December 29, 2013 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Lions 14-13. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Stafford Says Lions Fans Should Look Forward To Exciting Offense, Big Plays

Matthew Stafford said fans will definitely notice changes in the offense when the Lions reveal their new look for the first time Saturday.

CBS Detroit–08/08/2014

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 29: Kevin Ogletree #11 of the Detroit Lions carries the ball against Shaun Prater #27 of the Minnesota Vikings during the third quarter of the game on December 29, 2013 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Lions 14-13. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Kevin Ogletree Poised For Larger Role In Lions Offense

Offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi hesitated to label Ogletree definitively as the number three wide receiver, but he spoke highly of him.

CBS Detroit–08/08/2014

BEREA, OH - JULY 26: Rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel #2 of the Cleveland Browns during training camp at the Cleveland Browns training facility on July 26, 2014 in Berea, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Reggie Bush On Johnny Manziel: ‘I’m Looking Forward To Seeing What He’s Going To Do’

Detroit Lions running back and former college sensation Reggie Bush knows what it means to make the jump to the NFL amid an intense frenzy of hype.

CBS Detroit–08/07/2014

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 22: Reggie Bush #21 of the Detroit Lions tries to get around the tackle of Ryan Mundy #21 of the New York Giants during a fourth quarter run at Ford Field on December 22, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. New York won the game in overtime 23-20. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Reggie Bush Says Lions Are Using An Offense That Has Won A Super Bowl

“I’ve seen it win us a Super Bowl, so it works,” Reggie Bush said of the new Lions offense. “It definitely works.”

CBS Detroit–08/07/2014

CHARLOTTE, NC - NOVEMBER 18:  Drayton Florence #29 of the Carolina Panthers during their game at Bank of America Stadium on November 18, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Lions Sign Veteran Cornerback Drayton Florence

Florence played for the Carolina Panthers last season and recorded 26 tackles and two interceptions in 14 games.

CBS Detroit–08/07/2014

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01:  Head coach Mark Dantonio of the Michigan State Spartans answers questions after defeating the Stanford Cardinal 24-20 in the 100th Rose Bowl Game presented by Vizio at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2014 in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Tyriq Thompson Commits To MSU – Even Though Dad Played At Michigan

247Sports reports Thompson also had offers from Nebraska, Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois.

CBS Detroit–08/07/2014

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