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.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 14: Interim special teams coordinator Joe Marciano of the Minnesota Vikings looks on during the game against the Minnesota Vikings on September 14, 2014 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Lions Hire Joe Marciano As Special Teams Coordinator

Marciano had previously worked as special teams coordinator for the Houston Texans from 2002 to 2013.

CBS Detroit–02/17/2015

The roof of the Pontiac Silverdome has been visibly damaged by strong winds. (WWJ Photo/Bill Szumanski)

Investment Group Launches Contest To Redesign Silverdome Site

The winner of the contest will be awarded $3,000, while second place will take home $1,000 and third place will be given $500.

CBS Detroit–02/17/2015

TALLAHASSEE, FL - APRIL 12: Jameis Winston #5 of the Garnet team reacts to a pass against the Gold team during Florida State's Garnet and Gold spring game at Doak Campbell Stadium on April 12, 2014 in Tallahassee, Florida.

Harbaugh Helping Jameis Winston, Bryce Petty Prepare For Combine

Winston and Petty came to get acclimated to the time and weather and throw in an indoor facility before heading to the combine.

CBS Detroit–02/17/2015

SHREVEPORT, LA - DECEMBER 27: Duke Johnson #8 of the Miami Hurricanes runs for yards against the South Carolina Gamecocks during the first quarter of the Duck Commander Independence Bowl at Independence Stadium on December 27, 2014 in Shreveport, Louisiana.  (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Mayock: Lions Could Replace Bush With Ameer Abdullah Or Duke Johnson

With the Detroit Lions low on cap space already and heavily pursuing Ndamukong Suh, many have speculated the Lions could release Bush.

CBS Detroit–02/17/2015

GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 07:  Head coach Mike Babcock of the Detroit Red Wings on the bench during the NHL game against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on February 7, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. The Red Wings defeated the Coyotes 3-1.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Winning Not Dulling Focus Of Red Wings

“I think everybody’s starting to watch the standings every day, to be honest with you,” Kronwall said.

CBS Detroit–02/13/2015

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 08: Nick Fairley #98 of the Detroit Lions sacks quarterback Christian Ponder #7 of the Minnesota Vikings during the fourth quarter of the game at Ford Field on September 8, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Vikings 34-24. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Fairley Found Guilty Of Reckless Driving, Not Guilty Of DUI

If convicted Friday of both charges he faced, Fairley would have faced about a year in jail and almost $3,000 in fines

CBS Detroit–02/13/2015

GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 07:  Goaltender Petr Mrazek #34 of the Detroit Red Wings in action during the NHL game against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on February 7, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. The Red Wings defeated the Coyotes 3-1.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

No Decision Yet On Whether Mrazek Will Go Back To Grand Rapids

Mrazek will stick around for at least one more game, backing up Howard in Saturday’s game against the Winnipeg Jets.

CBS Detroit–02/13/2015

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 05:  Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers bats against the Baltimore Orioles during Game Three of the American League Division Series at Comerica Park on October 5, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Report: Cabrera Could Be Cleared Tuesday

Cabrera played 159 of 162 games in the 2014 season despite the injuries and still turned in a batting average of .313 and 25 homers.

CBS Detroit–02/13/2015

SACRAMENTO, CA - JANUARY 16: Head coach Tyrone Corbin of the Sacramento Kings coaches against the Miami Heat on January 16, 2015 at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California. (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Report: Stan Van Gundy Calls Out Kings For Treatment Of Tyrone Corbin

“Tyrone Corbin is a class act,” Van Gundy said. “He’s being treated very, very poorly.”

CBS Detroit–02/12/2015

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 22: Carl Soderberg #34 of the Boston Bruins shoots the puck during the third period as Jimmy Howard #35 of the Detroit Red Wings makes the save during Game Three of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Joe Louis Arena on April 22, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Bruins defeated the Wings 3-0. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Howard Replaces Mrazek In Loss, Happy To Be Back From Injury

“Even it was only four shots, it’s still four shots I haven’t had in a month,” Howard said.

CBS Detroit–02/12/2015

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