Ashley first came to ABC 17 in fall 2013. She started on FOX 22 as a host before being offered a reporting position in the news department.
Since then, she's won awards for investigative reporting. Ashley investigated the Department of Social Services “system glich,” which sparked a legislative investigation into DSS. She won an award from the Kansas City Press Club for the years-long investigation.
Before being named evening anchor in summer 2017, she was a solo anchor for ABC 17 News This Morning.
Notable stories she's covered in the field include the governor's inauguration. She also co-anchored a three-hour special report in the field for the 2017 eclipse. Politics, crime and the opioid epidemic are stories you can expect to see her come off the anchor desk to report on -- she's turned multiple special reports about the opioid epidemic.
Before getting into news, Ashley was a former pageant winner. She was named Miss Missouri USA 2010 before going on to place in the top 10 at Miss USA 2010. She attended the University of Central Missouri and studied political science before switching her major to criminal justice. Ashley worked for state Rep. Jeanie Riddle before Riddle became a state senator and worked at Brent Hemphill & Associates in 2012.
Outside of work she enjoys anything active, whether it's indoors or outdoors. She loves to hike, work out and take her puppy Jack for walks.
Ashley has played sports throughout her life. Basketball and volleyball were her passions, but she figure skated for 10 years. Back when Cindy Stein was the head woman's basketball coach at Mizzou, she won MVP of the Mizzou Elite Basketball Camp.
She's also an avid cook and baker. After a long day at work, you can find her in the kitchen whipping up something delicious for her family!
To keep up on what Ashley is doing you can follow her on Twitter or Instagram or like Ashley Strohmier ABC 17 News on Facebook.