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my name is Ashley Bastock:

Ashley Bastock is a Browns beat reporter with and The Plain Dealer, and has been since October of 2021. She's covered Cleveland area sports for six years, and has been part of coverage for the NBA Finals, MLB All-Star Week, NBA All-Star Weekend, the NFL combine, the NFL Draft and much more.


Ashley focuses primarily on telling unique feature stories in addition to helping with day-to-day news and appearing on's Orange and Brown Talk Podcast. During the Browns' offseason, she also helps with Cavs coverage.


Ashley’s previous journalism stops include: The Akron Beacon Journal (2020-21), where she covered prep sports and assisted with Cavs and Guardians; The Toledo Blade (2018-20), where she was the University of Michigan beat writer and covered primarily football and men's basketball; and NBC News (2015-16), where she worked as a production assistant on Meet the Press after serving as the seventh John Carroll University Tim Russert Fellow. She also worked as a freelance writer (2017-18) with work appearing in Sports Business Journal, the AP, and SB Nation, among others.

Ashley is a 2015 graduate of John Carroll University, where she majored in journalism and received minors in political science and English, as well as a concentration in political communication. Ashley also played varsity women's basketball at JCU. She is a native of Amherst, Ohio. She can be reached via email at

Ashley with Chuck Todd on the set of

Meet the Press.

Ashley covering the 2019 MLB All-Star Game.

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