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.

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Tigers Baseball Is A Bright Spot As 5-Year-Old Zack Eagen Battles Terminal Illness

An inquisitive blond kindergarten student with glasses and a big smile, Zack danced at the wedding of Jessicah and stepfather Cliff just a year ago. Now Zack dances in his wheelchair, enthusiastically demonstrating moves like the shopping cart, the lasso and the Q-tip.

CBS Detroit–11/11/2014

EAST LANSING, MI - OCTOBER 25:  Michigan State head football coach Mark Dantonio watches the action from the sidelines during the fourth quarter of the game against the Michigan Wolverines at Spartan Stadium on October 25, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. The Wolverines defeated the Spartans 35-11.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Dantonio: ‘Things Happen Good For You If You Win The Next Game’

Michigan State’s chances to make the playoff appear to be miniscule, but Dantonio says the Spartans still have plenty to play for.

CBS Detroit–11/11/2014

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 19: head coach Jim Caldwell of the Detroit Lions looks on during the second quarter while playing the New Orleans Saints at Ford Field on October 19, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Caldwell On Playoff Fever: ‘Our Guys Certainly Aren’t Entertaining That’

Playoff fever has run rampant among Lions fans. Head coach Jim Caldwell has no plans to let it spread throughout the organization.

CBS Detroit–11/10/2014

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 05:  Max Scherzer #37 of the Detroit Tigers watches a replay of Don Kelly #32 being forced out at third during Game Three of the American League Division Series against the Baltimore Orioles at Comerica Park on October 5, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Scherzer, Martinez Decline Qualifying Offers

None of the players given qualifying offers this season will accept, according to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports.

CBS Detroit–11/10/2014

GLENDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 09: Quarterback Carson Palmer #3 of the Arizona Cardinals is taken off the field on a cart after being injured in the fourth quarter of the NFL game against the St. Louis Rams at University of Phoenix Stadium on November 9, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

With Carson Palmer Out, Detroit Will Face Former Lion Drew Stanton

Stanton has completed 49. 5 percent of his passes for 614 yards and three touchdowns, and he has yet to throw an interception.

CBS Detroit–11/10/2014

OAKLAND, CA - AUGUST 15:  Larry Warford #75 of the Detroit Lions stands on the sideline during their game against the Oakland Raiders during their preseason game at Coliseum on August 15, 2014 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Caldwell Says Status Of Warford, Waddle Still Uncertain

Following another bout with the injury bug, the Lions may be playing the Cardinals and the Patriots without Warford and Waddle.

CBS Detroit–11/10/2014

DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 09: Ndamukong Suh #90 of the Detroit Lions sacks Ryan Tannehill #17 of the Miami Dolphins during the first quarter of the game at Ford Field on November 09 , 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Dolphins 20-16. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Suh Continues To Strengthen Case For Monster Contract

Some have suggested Suh wants to be the NFL’s highest-paid defensive player. Midway through the season, it seems like that could happen.

CBS Detroit–11/10/2014

DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 09: Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions passes during the fourth quarter of the game against the Miami Dolphins at Ford Field on November 09 , 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Dolphins 20-16. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Stafford, Lions Explain How They Continue To Thrive Under Pressure

“We’d love to be running four-minute offense and taking knees at the end,” Stafford said, “but we’ll take them how we can get them.”

CBS Detroit–11/09/2014

EAST LANSING, MI - NOVEMBER 8: A group of Ohio State Buckeyes defenders tackle Aaron Burbridge #16 of the Michigan State Spartans in the second half of the game at Spartan Stadium on November 8, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Former Spartan Kyler Elsworth Blasts Michigan State Student Section

Michigan State trailed by one touchdown at halftime, but Ohio State led, 42-24, by the start of the fourth quarter.

CBS Detroit–11/09/2014

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 19: Corey Fuller #10 of the Detroit Lions catches a fourth-quarter touchdown pass against the New Orleans Saints at Ford Field on October 19, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Greg Shamus/Getty Images)

All Day Every Day, Fuller Strives To Emulate Johnson

“The best thing that [Fuller] has done is that he has taken it upon himself to attach himself to Calvin,” Caldwell said Friday.

CBS Detroit–11/07/2014




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