my name is Ashley Bastock:

I am a sports reporter currently covering 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 as a general assignment sports reporter covering high school, college and professional sports.


Prior to Toledo, 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 NBC News' Meet the to pursue a career in sports journalism. As my experience up until this point shows, I am willing to work 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.

Ashley with Chuck Todd on the set of

Meet the Press.

Ashley covering the 2019 MLB All-Star Game.

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