Ashley Nickle is a staff writer for The Packer. She started her journalism career while in college, working for three years as the Kansas State football and men’s basketball correspondent for The Associated Press after starting with the school paper. Two weeks after her graduation in 2013, she moved from Olathe, Kan., to Detroit to take a full-time job as a sports writer for CBS Detroit. She covered the Lions, Tigers, Red Wings and Pistons, daily conducting interviews and writing articles while attending practices and games. A native of Olathe, Ashley returned to the Kansas City area in 2015 and did freelance work covering the Chiefs, Royals, and University of Kansas and Kansas State football for the Associated Press, the Kansas City Star and Chiefs Digest. She also worked as a copy editor for The Topeka Capital-Journal.