Ashley with Chuck Todd on the set of
Meet the Press.
Ashley covering the 2019 MLB All-Star Game
my name is Ashley Bastock:
I am a sports reporter currently working the University of Michigan beat for The Toledo Blade in Ohio. I have been on the beat since July of 2019 and primarily cover football and men's basketball. I began working at The Blade in September of 2018, and worked as a general assignment sports reporter covering high school, college and professional sports.
Prior to joining The Blade in September of 2018, I was a freelance journalist and covered the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians and high school sports for the Associated Press, Fear The Sword, NEO Sports Insiders and Metro Networks.
In 2016, I left my job as a production assistant at Meet the Press in order to pursue a career in sports journalism. As my experience up until this point shows, I am willing to do whatever it takes to succeed in this incredibly competitive field.
When I made the decision to leave my job with MTP, I knew I was taking a big, but hopefully rewarding, risk. So far, I have not been disappointed, and am confident that this is the right field for me as I continue to improve my work.
If you're interested in learning more about me, let's talk.