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.

FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 23:  Head coach Jim Caldwell of the Detroit Lions reacts during the second quarter against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on November 23, 2014 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Caldwell’s Unique Approach Resonating With Lions; ‘If You’re With Me Let’s Roll; If You’re Not, See You Later’

A frequent distributor of quotes and anecdotes, Caldwell said he make an effort to keep their talks relevant and interesting for players.

CBS Detroit–12/11/2014

DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 09: Reggie Bush #21 of the Detroit Lions tries to avoid the tackle by Dion Jordan #95 of the Miami Dolphins in the third quarter at Ford Field on November 09, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Bush Says Wearing ‘I Can’t Breathe’ Shirt Not An Easy Decision

“I even, afterwards, asked my wife, I said, ‘Do you think I did the right thing?'” Bush said to Stoney, Bill and Sara of 97.1 The Ticket.

CBS Detroit–12/11/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - JULY 12:  Rick Porcello #21 of the Detroit Tigers throws in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on July 12, 2014 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Report: Trade Of Porcello For Cespedes Still Possible

Porcello pitched the best he ever has in 2014, recording an ERA of 3.43 over 204 2/3 innings.

CBS Detroit–12/10/2014

DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 27: Ndamukong Suh #90 of the Detroit Lions prior to the start of the game against the Chicago Bears at Ford Field on November 27, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Suh Says Agent Jimmy Sexton Will Decide Where He Goes In Free Agency

“Go speak to Jimmy about that if you really want an answer to that question,” Suh said.

CBS Detroit–12/10/2014

MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 28:  General Manager Dave Dombrowski of the Detroit Tigers watches his team take batting practice prior to playing against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on September 28, 2013 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Opinion: Fans Should Not Put Too Much Stock In Dombrowski’s Denial Of Olney Report

For all Dombrowski’s insistence on characterizing Olney’s report as “inaccurate,” he still did not close the door on re-signing Scherzer. He has left that possibility open all offseason even as he has downplayed it.

CBS Detroit–12/10/2014

PITTSBURGH, PA - NOVEMBER 1: Head coach David Cutcliffe of the Duke Blue Devils looks on in the first half of the game against the Pittsburgh Panthers at Heinz Field on November 1, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Reports: Michigan Reaches Out To LSU’s Les Miles, Duke’s David Cutcliffe

Cutcliffe reportedly turned down an offer from Michigan, while Miles’ response is unknown.

CBS Detroit–12/10/2014

BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 02:  Max Scherzer #37 of the Detroit Tigers throws a pitch in the first inning against 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 Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Report: Scherzer Seeking $200 Million

Only Clayton Kershaw – significantly younger and significantly more productive – has commanded that kind of deal.

CBS Detroit–12/10/2014

COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 29:  Devin Funchess #1 of the Michigan Wolverines catches a 45-yard pass in front of Doran Grant #12 of the Ohio State Buckeyes in the first quarter at Ohio Stadium on November 29, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Funchess Will Forego Senior Year At Michigan, Enter NFL Draft

“It’s always been a dream of mine to play in the NFL, and I am prepared to take the next step in my journey,” Funchess stated.

CBS Detroit–12/09/2014

BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 02:  Max Scherzer #37 of the Detroit Tigers throws a pitch in the first inning against 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 Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Report: Tigers Focused On Retaining Scherzer, Prepared To Spend Big

Since the end of the season, Dombrowski has said Detroit’s odds of signing Scherzer declined precipitously when he became a free agent.

CBS Detroit–12/09/2014

CHARLOTTE, NC - NOVEMBER 16:  Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers warms up before the game againsts the Atlanta Falcons at Bank of America Stadium on November 16, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Frightening Photos, Videos Emerge Of Aftermath Of Cam Newton Car Accident

It is being reported Newton did not suffer serious injury.

CBS Detroit–12/09/2014

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