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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KANSAS CITY, MO - MAY 05: Eric Hosmer #35 of the Kansas City Royals hits a triple during the 8th inning of the game against the Cleveland Indians at Kauffman Stadium on May 5, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Hosmer Still Leads Cabrera In Latest All-Star Game Ballot, Which Includes Eight Royals As Starters

First baseman Eric Hosmer still leads Miguel Cabrera by close to half a million votes.

CBS Detroit–06/15/2015

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 26: Bruce Rondon #43 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates a 10-0 win over the Atlanta Braves with Brayan Pena #55 at Comerica Park on April 26, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Tigers Take Bruce Rondon Off Disabled List

While Rondon will be back in action, he will not be playing for the Tigers just yet. Detroit optioned his contract to the Mud Hens.

CBS Detroit–06/15/2015

DETROIT, MI - JUNE 14: Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers hits a solo home run to centerfield in the fourth inning of the game against the Cleveland Indians on June 14, 2015 at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

David Price Writes Letter Imploring Fans To Vote For Miguel Cabrera For All-Star Game

With another All-Star ballot update approaching, the Tigers have pulled out all the stops to reverse the current situation at first base,

CBS Detroit–06/15/2015

LONDON, ON - MAY 23: Anthony Mantha #8 of the Val-d'Or Foreurs hits Henrik Samuelsson #10 of the Edmonton Oil Kings into the boards during the second overtime period during the 2014 Memorial Cup tournament at Budweiser Gardens on May 23, 2014 in London, Ontario, Canada.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Report: Red Wings Willing To Trade Anthony Mantha

Cox reported the Red Wings received interest in Mantha at the trade deadline in 2014 but did not want to move him.

CBS Detroit–06/15/2015

(Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Report: Tigers Had Scout In Attendance For Johnny Cueto’s Latest Start

Over the past five seasons, Cueto has an ERA of 2.73 over 133 games. His record in that span is 65-32.

CBS Detroit–06/15/2015

DETROIT, MI - JUNE 9:  Ian Kinsler #3 and pitcher Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers exchange high-fives before the start of a game against the Chicago Cubs at Comerica Park on June 9, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Verlander Says Higher Velocity In First Start ‘Good Sign Of Things To Come’

“It was nice to see it coming out pretty good there,” Verlander said Saturday, when he hit 96 and 97 on the radar gun in the fifth inning.

CBS Detroit–06/13/2015

Ian Krol #46 of the Detroit Tigers. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Tigers Hoping Krol’s Success In Toledo Translates To Detroit

“He seems like he’s in a good spot,” Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said about Krol on Friday, “so we’re hoping he helps us here.”

CBS Detroit–06/12/2015

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 09:  Shane Greene #61 of the Detroit Tigers throws a second inning pitch while playing the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park on April 9, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Ausmus Says He Would Be Shocked If Greene Does Not Return For Tigers

“We’re hoping he can go back there and regain the form, regain the movement on the sinker, work on the changeup,” manager Brad Ausmus said.

CBS Detroit–06/12/2015

ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 30: Shane Greene #61 of the Detroit Tigers throws a pitch in the first inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on May 30, 2015 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)

Shane Greene Headed To Triple-A Toledo

Over the span of his last three starts, Greene has allowed 16 ER in nine IP. His ERA has ballooned to 5.82, which is 55th among AL pitchers.

CBS Detroit–06/12/2015

ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 30: Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers calls for a challenge to the call on second as Grant Green #10 of the Los Angeles Angels looks on at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on May 30, 2015 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)

After Release Of Latest All-Star Ballot Update, Tigers Step Up Twitter Campaign

A possible reason why is that the team is responding to the latest ballot update, which listed seven Royals – and zero Tigers – as starters.

CBS Detroit–06/12/2015

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